" 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.)

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!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aitheasc an Uachtaráin Ruairí Ó Brádaigh don 85ú Ard-Fheis de Shinn Féin in Óstlann an Spa , Leamhcán , Co. Atha Cliath , 21ú agus 22ú Deireadh Fómhair , 1989 /
Presidential Address of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh to the 85th Ard-Fheis of Sinn Féin in the Spa Hotel , Lucan , County Dublin , 21st and 22nd October 1989.....

" We note the developments in the USA where those who did not recognise the abandonment of principle in 1986 are now seeing it and acting upon it.

The opportunity should also be taken to congratulate the National Graves Association on their stalwart stand. They have clarified their position as a basically Republican organisation as asked by our Ard Fheis two years ago in 1987. And despite the abuse of their name by those who ask permission from British Crown Forces to march and honour Irish men and Irish women whom the same Crown Forces have killed !

This year , 1989, also marks twenty years of British troops on our streets and countryside, guaranteeing imperialist rule at the point of a gun. They are Britain's 'official' terrorists in Ireland and they remain here to hold the Six Counties by physical force in the face of the popular struggle for freedom....."


(* '1169...' Comment - their word, not ours.)
From 'MAGILL' magazine, December 1997. By Ursula Halligan.

It was put to Seán O' Callaghan that a senior garda source had said that they were unable to contact him and that he was not making himself available for questioning , but he denied that was the case , saying that there was no question about his availability to gardaí and that he was unaware of any attempt by them to talk to him - " If the gardaí want to talk to me , it's not a state secret. Any amount of people have my mobile-phone number," he said.

O'Callaghan has travelled from being an IRA killer to friend of the 'union'.......

In the 12th in the 10 , the 34th will be held on the 25th...
(An explanation will be posted here in the near future...)