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‘HOLIDAY’ BOOKED, PROPER ONE NEEDED… We must be suckers for punishment, ’cause we’re doing it again : a few months ago, about 15 of us ‘holidayed’ in Dublin, Wicklow and Meath – myself and four other young wans were the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (10TH JULY) 92 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE MINISTER FOR ‘JUSTICE’ EXECUTED BY THE IRA. Kevin Christopher O’Higgins (Caoimhghín Críostóir Ó hUigín, pictured) was 23 years young when he joined the Republican Movement in 1915, and proved … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (3RD JULY) 128 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF THE IRISH ‘MRS HITLER’! ‘Bridget Dowling (pictured) was born in Dublin on this day in 1891. She is noteworthy in history because she married the brother of Adolf Hitler. … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH JUNE) 97 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE GENERAL KIDNAPPED ON THE EVE OF CIVIL WAR. On the 26th June, 1922, Leo Henderson and a group of ‘Irregulars/Dissidents’ left the then republican-occupied Four Courts (which had been … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH JUNE) 84 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A SOCIALLY-CONSCIENCED JOURNALIST. It says a lot about the state-of-play in this corrupt State when a journalist that does his/her job stands out from among a crowded workplace for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (5TH JUNE) SIX YEARS AGO – DEATH OF A STAUNCH IRISH REPUBLICAN. “A national security threat, a dedicated revolutionary, undeterred by threat or personal risk..” – FBI description of Peter Roger Casement Brady / Ruairi Ó Brádaigh … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (29TH MAY) 297 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A LEINSTER HOUSE MAN! ‘Kildare House’, pictured, left (now known as ‘Leinster House’, and used as an administrative building by Free State political regimes), was built between 1745 and … Continue reading

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