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"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


The theme for this years Bobby Sands Lecture is 'The Fenians and the Manchester Martyrs' .
The main Speaker will be Peig Galligan, and the event will be held on Monday September 24 2007 , in Wynn's Hotel,Lower Abbey Street,Dublin, from 7pm to 9.30pm .

Please Note : as usual , there is no Admittance Charge , although a collection for financial contributions will be held on the way out to help towards the cost of hiring the room.
Thank You ,

Blowing our own trumpet...

A big 'Thank You' to Mick for including our wee blog in his choice of 'Top 20 Irish Political Blogs' , which he recently compiled for Iain Dale's forthcoming book.
The question now is who will play little old me in the film based on the book.....