Working within British 'law' with a vow NOT to use force against the British....... :
DANIEL O'CONNELL -1843 ;
THE PROVISIONALS -1994 TO DATE .
.......with only 24 hours notice , the British had banned the 'Monster Meeting' planned for Sunday 8th October 1843 , in Clontarf , Dublin . Daniel O'Connell backed down , and issued the following poster in reply to the British banning .......
WHEREAS there has appeared , under the Signatures of " E.B. SUGDEN , C. DONOUGHMORE , ELIOT F BLACKBURN , E. BLAKENEY , FRED SHAW , T.B.C. SMITH , " a paper being , or purporting to be , a PROCLAMATION , drawn up in very loose and inaccurate terms , and manifestly misrepresenting known facts ; the objects of which appear to be , to prevent the PUBLIC MEETING , intended to be held TO-MORROW , the 8th instant , at CLONTARF , TO PETITION PARLIAMENT for the REPEAL of the baleful and destructive measure of the LEGISLATIVE UNION .
AND WHEREAS , such Proclamation has not appeared until LATE IN THE AFTERNOON OF THIS SATURDAY , THE 7th , so that it is utterly impossible that the knowledge of its existence could be communicated in the usual Official Channels , or by the Post , in time to have its contents known to the Persons intending to meet at CLONTARF , for the purpose of Petitioning , as aforesaid , whereby ill-disposed Persons may have an opportunity , under cover of said Proclamation , to provoke Breaches of the Peace , or to commit Violence on Persons intending to proceed peaceably and legally to the said Meeting .
WE , therefore , the COMMITTEE of the LOYAL NATIONAL REPEAL ASSOCIATION , do most earnestly request and entreat , that all well-disposed persons will , IMMEDIATELY on receiving this intimation , repair to their own dwellings , and not place themselves in peril of any collision , or of receiving any ill-treatment whatsoever . And we do further inform all such persons , that without yielding in any thing to the unfounded allegations in said alleged Proclamation , we deem it prudent and wise , and above all things humane , to declare that said
MEETING IS ABANDONED, AND IS NOT TO BE HELD.
SIGNED BY ORDER ,
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE .
T. M. RAY , Secretary .
SATURDAY , 7 th OCTOBER , 1843 .
3 O 'CLOCK P.M.
RESOLVED - That the above Cautionary Notice be immediately transmitted by Express to the Very Reverend and Reverend Gentlemen who signed the Requisition for the CLONTARF MEETING , and to all adjacent Districts , SO AS TO PREVENT the influx of Persons coming to the intended Meeting .
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN .
Browne,Printer, 36 Nassau Street.
WHERE MOUNTAINY MEN HAVE SOWN :
war and peace in rebel Cork ,
in the turbulent years 1916-21.
By Micheal O'Suilleabhain : published 1965.
".......two of our men , Con Sean Jer and Paddy Riordan , were nearly shot dead by the British as they were in the process of burning the RIC Barracks in Ballyvourney ......."
" We burned no house occupied by a civilian , loyalist or otherwise . The enemy burned nothing but private houses and property ; in other areas , it is true that the IRA reacted to this destruction by burning loyalist houses in an effort to halt it . The enemy's burnings were invariably carried out as a reprisal for an attack upon them . They were both senseless and cruel - the victims were generally the occupants of the houses nearest to the scene of the action . Whether or not they were sympathetic to the IRA did not matter .
They were ordered out of their homes and the torch applied - by this means the British hoped to terrorise the people and demoralise them to such an extent that they would inform on the IRA . It had the opposite effect . The people would not think of betraying the IRA though the enemy did his best to provide them with easy means of doing so ...
...the following is a copy of one of the leaflets posted up in public places by the British....... "
THE CIA : REAGAN'S SECRET ARMY .......
Since 1947 , the CIA has been a powerful force in covertly executing American internal and foreign policy . A major book detailing the workings , methods and sometimes incompetence of the secret service - 'The Agency ; The Rise and Decline of The CIA ' , by John Ranelagh , has recently been published .
Gene Kerrigan examines the books findings and assesses the importance of 'The Agency' and the role it has played over the last 39 years .
First published in 'The Sunday Tribune' newspaper , Dublin , 24th August 1986 , page 11.
Re-produced here in 21 parts .
(12 of 21).
In 1964 , the CIA spent $4 million dollars securing the election of the Christian Democrats in Chile and heading off the challenge of the socialist Salvador Allende ; in 1970 , Allende looked like winning . " I don't see why , " said Henry Kissinger , " we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people . "
The CIA went into action ; the American companies ITT and Anaconda Copper offered the CIA $1,500,000 between them to stop Salvador Allende - the CIA told them to use the money in their own campaigns , as they had enough money . It all failed ...
...on 4th September 1970 , Allende got the biggest popular vote ; his election was due for confirmation on 24th October 1970 by the Chilean Congress . The CIA set up a task force and spent $250,000 trying to influence the Chilean Congress . But it did'nt work .......