" 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!

Saturday, June 09, 2012


This is our wee tribute to a Lady , her family and her many camp followers throughout the world , on which the sun never sets , in appreciation of the many centuries that she , and they , have kept one on their toes.....
"One appreciates that the interweb is rather populated with one's photoprints but , as Charles is fond of saying , there is always room for one more...."

There is soooooo much more we would like to write about this woman and her 'clan' , but we are in the process of organising a 650-ticket CABHAIR raffle , to be held tomorrow (Sunday 10th June 2012) , the objective of which is to raise funds for the families of imprisoned political colleagues , that we just don't have the time. Priorities and all that , what......

Thanks for reading,