" 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...!


Wednesday, August 18, 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.....


" In the 20 years since 1969 the Dublin administration has been drawn into the British war machine to the position since the 1985 Hillsborough Security Pact where it is now the main pillar of support for British rule in Ireland.

Two separate events within the last few months demonstrate where the politics of collaboration have led Mr Haughey: first , he refused last March to support the case being taken by the Birmingham Six to the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg , then, in August , there was a deafening silence from him when 15-year-old Séamus Duffy was killed on the streets of Belfast by a plastic-bullet wielding terrorist in an RUC uniform.

To collaborate with British rule means accepting responsibility for its actions , and for Mr. Haughey apparently there is no limit to the amount of humiliation and suffering he will turn his back on , as long as it is suffered by other people, in their own country....."

(MORE LATER).






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




From IRA killer to friend of the 'union' : Seán O'Callaghan , from Tralee , County Kerry, joined the IRA in the early 1970's and was on active service in the North , where he took part in the murder* of two RUC members. In 1975, he became disillusioned with the IRA and left to live in England , but rejoined the IRA in 1979, this time as an undercover garda informer , allegedly determined to destroy the IRA from within.

Over the following six years, he leaked information that led to the capture of the IRA gun-running ship, the 'Marita Ann' , to the frustration of an alleged IRA attempt in 1983 to kill British 'Prince' Charles and 'Princess' Diana , and to the kidnapped Don Tidey. He either personally shot dead John Corcoran in 1985 or played a major part in his murder*.

Shortly afterwards , O'Callaghan left the IRA again and then , in 1988 , he handed himself over to the British police.......
(MORE LATER).







SOME UP-COMING REPUBLICAN EVENTS :












29TH ANNUAL HUNGER-STRIKE COMMEMORATION , BUNDORAN , COUNTY DONEGAL , 3 PM ,SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST 2010.
Speakers:

Des Dalton, RSF President,
Leo Martin, Belfast,
Bob Loughman, Emerald Society Police Band.


Chairperson:
Brendan Casey, Ballyshannon.

Bands:
Pride of Eirn,Portadown.
Glens of Antrim Accordion Band.
New York Emerald Society Police Band.
Glens of Antrim Pipe and Drum Band.
Kevin Lynch Flute Band, Dungiven.
Piper from the Glen.


Functions:
Friday 27th 9:00pm Upstairs in the Emerald Bar Bundoran,
music by Póg Mo Thóin, Derry.

Saturday 28th 9:00pm Upstairs in the Emerald Bar, Bundoran,
music by Olta,Lurgan.


Raffle: Saturday 28th at the Function ; prizes on offer -
1st Bronze H-Block Martyrs Plaque,
2nd H-Block Martyrs Mirror.
3rd H-Block Martyrs Bodhron.
4th Irish Turf Celtic Cross.








PICKET FOR POLITICAL STATUS:
This will be held at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday 11th September 2010 from 12.45PM to 1.45PM.



1798 REMEMBRANCE DAY:
This will be held at the Fordtown Memorial Site in County Meath on Sunday 12th September 2010 - assemble in Fordtown at 3PM. For details 'phone 086-7326922.



ANNUAL BOBBY SANDS LECTURE:
This will be held on Monday 13th September 2010 at 7PM in Wynns Hotel in Abbey Street , Dublin. Free Admission, all welcome!