" 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, June 01, 2015



In 1921, in Ireland, a British attempt at 'normalising' its military and political presence in Ireland did not go unanswered by the IRA - but, in doing so, the IRA launched a reckless operation which resulted in two civilians being shot, one of whom died later. There were no British military casualties as a result of that operation, although media headlines were achieved. But mainly for the wrong reason....

(More on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015.)