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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!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

AN EXPERIMENT IN JAMES STREET : THE DEATH OF NIALL RUSH.......
From 'MAGILL' magazine , September 1984.
By Derek Dunne.

It is thus clear that the Board cannot force the pharmaceutical industry, or the individual testing centres, to submit their proposed trials for scrutiny. The Board estimates that 20% of all trials take place without their being informed but , since the death of Niall Rush , there has been an increase in submissions from testing centres to the Board.

One of the constraints on the Institute is the 'Ethics Committee' , which decides whether or not it is ethically correct to go ahead with a test in a proposed way. This Committee meets about once a month , sometimes twice a month, and pass about two to four protocols each time. Sometimes they turn back a test for alteration or modification and , invariably, the drug company involved will agree to the modifications.

If they don't agree , the Institute just would not do the job for them. The reasons why a protocol might be sent back can vary - the Committee might feel that too many blood samples were being taken , too many injections , the size of the dosage might be considered too large , or too frequent , or they might recommend that 'subjects' be kept for an extra day after their last dosage.......
(MORE LATER).







THE PETER BERRY PAPERS....... The Top Secret Memoirs of Ireland's Most Powerful Civil Servant : Dirty Tricks, Election '69/ Spying on a Unionist Politician/ Keeping the (State) Taoiseach informed/ The Garda Fallon Murder/ Advice to Jack Lynch- 'Fire the pair of them...'/ Vivion De Valera's advice to O'Malley/ Rumours of a Coup D'Etat/ The Internment Plot, November 1970/ Secret Meeting with William Craig.
From 'MAGILL' magazine , June 1980.

" When Deputy Haughey was appointed Parliamentary Secretary he immediately sought blocks of work which he could process and bring to conclusions without having to refer to the Minister as his 'Overlord' , but the Minister was reluctant to let go and I was caught in the cross-fire. At the time and in the preceeding three years I ranked as 'Assistant Secretary' but had to carry the load for the Secretary who had long bouts of ill-health. The Secretary retired prematurely in February 1961 and died within three months.

Throughout 1961 , the Minister expressed uneasiness about his working arrangements with the Parliamentary Secretary whom he felt was undermining him both in his constituency and in the Parliamentary Party. In July 1961 , the Minister told me that it was not his intention to seek re-election , that there would be a general election towards the end of the year and he asked me to ensure that the memorial plot in honour of Kevin Barry , Frank Flood and other patriots who had been executed * in Mountjoy Prison would be ready for unveiling before his retirement.
( * '1169...' Comment : within months of those executions by the British , Fianna Fail , the hypocrites that they were (and are) themselves began the process of executing 77 men like Kevin Barry and Frank Flood.)

The general election was held in September , the memorial plot was unveiled by the President in the presence of political notabilities which included the Taoiseach , the Minister for Justice and the Lord Mayor of Dublin , Alderman Bob Briscoe, on Sunday 8th October and three days later , on the 11th October , the Dail reassembled and Deputy Haughey was appointed Minister for Justice , and held that position until 8th October 1964 when he was appointed Minister for Agriculture within an hour of the resignation of Mr Paddy Smith ....... "
(MORE LATER).








NO NEED FOR THE TEARS.....










..... WE'LL BE BACK ON CHRISTMAS DAY OR THE DAY AFTER!

NOLLAIG SHONA DAR LEITHEOIRI !
UP THE REPUBLIC - OUR DAY WILL COME !
NOLLAIG SHONA DAR LEITHEOIRI !


Ar eagle an dearmaid ….

Ba bhrea an rud e siocháin bhuan bunaithe ar an gceart a bheith againn in Éireann . Is i an bronntanas is fearr a d’fheadfaimis a thabhairt duinn fein agus dar gclann .

Coinniodh an ceart agus an tsiocháin uainn le breis agus ocht gcead bliain , de bharr ionradh , forghabhail agus miriaradh na Sasanach. Socrú ar bith a dheantar in ainm mhuintir na hÉireann agus a ghlacann le riail Shasana agus a dhaingnionn an chriochdheighilt , ni thig leis an ceart na an tsiocháin bhuann a bhunu .

Ni dheanfaidh se ach la na siochána buaine a chur ar an mhear fhada agus an bhunfhadb a thabhairt do ghluin eile . Tharla se seo cheana nuair a siniodh Conradh 1921 agus cuireadh siar ar mhuintir na hÉireann e in ainm na siochána . Is mór ag Sinn Féin Poblachtach Éire a bheith saor agus daonlathach , an cuspoir ceanna a bhi i gceist ag Wolfe Tone agus ag na Poblachtaigh uile anuas go dti 1916 agus an la ata inniu ann .

Rinne a lan fear agus ban croga iobairti mora , thug a mbeatha fiu , ar son na cuise uaisle seo .

CEART . SAOIRSE. DAONLATHAS .


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A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS TO OUR READERS !

Least we forget ….

A just and permanent peace in Ireland is most desirable . It is the greatest gift we could give to ourselves and our children . We have been denied justice and peace for more than eight centuries , because of English invasion , occupation and misrule of our country .

Any arrangement which , in the name of the Irish people , accepts English rule and copperfastens the Border , will not bring justice and lasting peace . It will only postpone the day of permanent peace , handing over the basic problem to another generation .

This happened before when the Treaty of 1921 was signed and was forced on the Irish people in the name of peace . Republican Sinn Féin cherishes the objective of a free , democratic Ireland , as envisaged by Wolfe Tone and all Republicans down to 1916 and our own day . Many brave men and women sacrificed a lot , even their lives , for this noble Cause .

JUSTICE . FREEDOM . DEMOCRACY .

(From the ‘1169…’ Crew , December 2010. PLEASE NOTE : we are on a short break from normal posting , although we will post details of how the CABHAIR swim went and possibly a few other posts. We will return to ‘normal’ early in the New Year. Go raibh maith agat! Sharon.)






Sunday, December 12, 2010

NUMBERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU MONEY - AND NUMBERS THAT COST YOU MONEY....






GOOD NUMBERS....
We were present today in a hotel on the Dublin/Kildare border for the 'Monthly Raffle' , for which , as usual, over 600 tickets had been sold , with all profits going directly to the CABHAIR organisation.. The venue we were in was also hosting a golf club presentation and a local GAA Club 'Award Ceremony' , both of which would have been 'good for business' had there been any CABHAIR tickets left to be sold - but there wasn't ! Two of the CABHAIR Raffle organisers , Matt and Robbie , told me that they could have sold an extra fifty tickets 'in house' , had they got them to sell ! Victims of your own success , lads ;-) !
Anyway : congrats to the eight winners - Cathy , with ticket number 140 , Danielle (284) , Jay (579) , JQ (540) , Cóilín (444) , Paul (who won twice - 66 and 65!) and Gary (340). A nice wee bit of extra cash for Christmas but before ye think of spending it all on yourselves just be aware that we have notified all your partners.....!
Thanks to Matt and Robbie , Anto , Trev , Pat , Lucy , Maire and Breda for making us feel at home (and for the few pints!) and the next raffle will be held in the same venue on Sunday 9th January 2011 - and more than 400 tickets for same have already been distributed!




.....AND BAD NUMBERS -
This is the list that has been distributed to certain trade union members , by a trade union , with a request that the people named be lobbied in connection with the minimum wage cut and other such cutbacks. Mind you , it is also possible , of course , to ring them and wish them a 'Happy Christmas' , or whatever, if you want to :
Alan Kelly MEP - 087 6792859
Barry Andrews - 086 8361396
Batt O'Keeffe - 087 2508242
Billy Kelleher - 087 2580521
Brendan Howlin - 087 2314671
Brendan Smith - 087 9109452
Brian Lenihan - 086 2757358
Brian O'Shea - 087 2943292
Christy O'Sullivan - 086 8565582
Ciaran Cuffe - 087 2652075
Ciaran Lynch - 086 6033923/086 8562600
Conor Lenihan - 086 8145092
Dan Neville - 086 2435536
Dara Calleary - 086 2238810
Darragh O'Brien - 086 2519893
Deirdre Clune - 087 2447027
Dermot Ahern - 087 7788832
Dick Roche TD - 087 9978110
Dr James Reilly - 087 1200889
Eamon Gilmore - 087 2200495
Eamon O'Cuiv - 087 7711161/087 1251000
Eamon Ryan - 086 3886529
Eamon Scanlon - 087 6803660
Emmet Stagg - 087 6728555
Finian McGrath - 087 6738041
Jack Wall - 087 2570275
Jan O'Sullivan - 087 2430299
Jim O'Keeffe - 087 2591694
Joan Burton - 087 2369485
Joanna Tuffy - 087 6339077
Joe Costello - 087 2450777
John Browne - 087 2469234
John Cregan - 087 2679453
John Curran - 087 2501980
John Gormley - 087 2756135
John Maloney - 087 7563884
John McGuinness - 087 2855834
Kathleen Lynch - 087 2502035
Liz McManus - 087 2357369
Martin Ferris - 087 6380301
Martin Mansergh - 086 2239022
Mary Coughlan - 086 8330202
Mary Hanafin - 087 2855857
Mary Harney - 087 9417779
Mary Upton - 087 2456968
Mary White - 087 2707189
Michael Creed - 087 2424631
Michael D Higgins - 087 2774109
Michael Finneran - 087 2535993
Michael Kennedy - 087 2432995
Michael McGrath - 086 8393304
Michael Moynihan - 087 2745810
Micheal Martin - 087 2423322
Nessa Childers MEP - 087 2396396
Niall Collins - 087 2749659
Noel Dempsey - 087 6275888
Pat Carey - 087 2574393
Pat Rabbitte - 086 8178773
Peter Power - 087 2535993
Prionsias De Rossa - 087 2544644
Roisin Shortall - 087 2333580
Ruairi Quinn - 087 2621946
Sean Connick - 087 2564576
Sean Haughey - 087 9874676
Sean Sherlock - 087 7402057
Seantor Brendan Ryan - 086 8216176
Sen. Alex White - 087 2208533
Sen. Dominic Hannigan - 087 6418960
Sen. Ivana Bacik - 086 8133751
Sen. Michael McCarthy - 087 6481004
Sen. Phil Prendergast - 086 8555472
Senator Lisa McDonald - 087 9184034
Simon Coveney - 087 8321755
Tom Hayes - 087 8105016
Tom Kitt - 087 2431074
Tom McEllistrim - 086 1733487
Tom Sheahan - 087 2021661
Tommy Broughan - 087 2880777
Tony Killeen - 087 2525304
Trevor Sargent - 01 8900360
Willie O'Dea - 087 9193666
Willie Penrose - 087 8241933.


Tell them Sharon sent you....!
Thanks,
Sharon.