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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!

Friday, June 22, 2012



The Provisional Sinn Féin leadership agreed today that one of its British Ministers should officially 'meet and greet' a British 'queen' on Irish soil : an '1169...' photographer was present at the meeting which was held behind locked doors and took this HISTORIC !!! and EXCLUSIVE !!! picture of the PSF Ard Chomhairle , just as the 'historic decision' was made -

Much laughter ensued when Lord McGuinness asked if he would be expected to courtesy before or after he kisses her hand , and he was given a second copy of the protocol involved - his first such copy was rendered useless as someone had dribbled uncontrollably over it.....

To properly mark this latest honour , Lord McGuinness has formally requested that he be granted the title 'Lord MacGilpatrick' , after a man he regards as a hero , and it is expected that his request will be granted , as he is known to be 'well got' with the 'In Crowd'.

Elsewhere in 'New Reality Land' , a close colleague of Lord MacGilPatrick , Norman Tebbit , who used to restore old buildings for a living , congratulated his friend , following which both men condemned what they called "...those Bastard Republicans , those with no property and no stake or interest in our new way forward..." - unfortunately , the remainder of their comment was drowned out by the seriously loud spinning noise which rose at that exact time from each and every Republican grave in Ireland....

Thanks for reading, Sharon.