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ON THIS DATE (26TH JULY) 103 YEARS AGO : HOWTH GUNS AND A BRITISH MASSACRE ON THE DUBLIN QUAYS. ‘A nationalist depiction of the shootings at Bachelor’s Walk, in which British troops killed three civilians…’ (from here.) In the early … Continue reading

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PROSE AND CONS. By prisoners from E1 Landing, Portlaoise Prison, 1999. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS : Grateful thanks to the following for their help, support, assistance and encouragement, and all those who helped with the typing and word processing over the past few … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER PAT CANNON COMMEMORATION, WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY 2017, DUBLIN. Pat Cannon (left), Dublin, and Peter McElchar, Donegal. At 2.15pm on Saturday, 17th July 1976, two IRA Volunteers on active service – Patrick Cannon from Dublin and Peter McElchar from Donegal … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (5TH JULY) 77 YEARS AGO : THOMAS ÓG MacCURTAIN’S LAST DAY ON EARTH… Tomás Óg MacCurtain, left, 33 years of age, pictured in Cork in 1948 (thanks to Brendan O’Neill for the pic!). In Cork, in 1920, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (28TH JUNE) 95 YEARS AGO : FREE STATERS USE BORROWED WEAPONS FROM WESTMINSTER AGAINST THEIR OLD COMRADES. “For a little while on the morning of the attack on IRA Headquarters, Four Courts, Dublin, 28th June 1922 (95 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (21ST JUNE) 44 YEARS AGO : “FASCIST MURDER SQUAD” STRIKE AGAIN. “The Belfast Brigade denied any involvement in the murder of the young protestant whose body was found in the Lower Falls area. They say that it … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH JUNE) 96 YEARS AGO : TWO IRA MEN EXECUTED BY WESTMINSTER. Patrick Maher (left), executed by the British on the 7th of June 1921 – 96 years ago on this date. Ned Foley, executed by the … Continue reading

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