" A wealth of information..."

"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.)

IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - we made it to the finalists page last year but never got to the stage :- ( 'cause not enough of ye feckers out there voted for us! So we're gonna give ya a second chance - the blog awards this year will be held on Thursday, October 5th (2017) in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre, and we would appreciate if you could keep an eye here and give us a vote when ya can. Or else we'll get our 'Junior' to put up a pay wall and then ye will be sorry...!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

(UPDATE re picket on HMS Mersey : 3 hours on a Dublin Quay - 40 protestors , 14 State security operatives , a 'missing' Captain and a blocked gangplank . Details here! )

British warship 'HMS Mersey' , docked in Dublin at John Rogersons Quay and will be there untill Thursday - a Republican picket as close as possible to the ship will be held on Wednesday 19 August 2009 , beginning at One pm.

This ship , which boasts of Armaments consisting of one 20mm British Manufacturing and Research Company (BMARC) KAA Gun and two General Purpose Machine Guns also carries a complement of 30, plus a Royal Marine boarding party. It takes its military orders from the same institution (Westminster) which continues to claim jurisdiction over six Irish counties and , as such , it is not welcome.

A picket against this ship and what it represents....

...will be held as close as possible to it , on Wednesday 19th August 2009, at One pm.

All Welcome!