" 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...!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Not to make light of the actual subject matter (...but just to have a wee bit of craic with this 'teaser' for same!) on Wednesday 21st November next we will be posting about an ex-IRA gunman , who was so highly thought off by the Republican leadership that he was one of an elite team that were hand-picked to take part in one of the most famous operations to date , during which he was captured by the British , court martialed, sentenced to hang and held at Kilmainham Jail ,Dublin, from which he escaped with other high-profile Irish Republicans. However, after he became a 'poacher-turned-gamekeeper' , he lost the plot over a pound of tomatoes and became such a liability to his new Free State 'friends' that they wanted rid of him and put a price on his head , using some of the funds that were to go to the State 'Secret Service' to solve their problem. But the man confounded his enemies , old and new, and lived to see his 77th year in 1976....(MORE ON WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2012).

Thanks for visiting, Sharon.