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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.)

IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - ooops! It seems that our entry application was "not completed in time to be considered.." (?) and, as such, we are not now in the running. But we wish all the best to the successful entrants and to the organisers, and we hope all goes well for them on the day!

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.