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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!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

IRELAND 1921 : HANGED BY THE BRITISH TO DELIVER A MESSAGE - 'DESIST' .

IRELAND 1921 : INNOCENT OF THE CHARGE MADE AGAINST HIM, BUT HANGED BY THE BRITISH ANYWAY.

Ireland, 1921 - an IRA man that the British 'authorities' already had their eye on was rounded-up and charged with an incident which one of their own , an RIC man, stated that he could not possibly have been involved in. As, indeed, did sixteen other witnesses. He had an opportunity to escape but declined as he believed the British 'court' would declare him to be innocent of the charge. He was wrong, and paid for his mistake with his life at the end of a British rope....

(MORE LATER....on Wednesday 18th February 2015.)