" 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!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


A 'gift' from Portlaoise Prison, 1999..../ Martin McGuinness - "The IRA has shown continued resourcefulness and capability to strike where and when it wants..."/ If from the path you chance to stray - the bravest of the brave...../ Irish POW, 1923 : "The first time his mother went to visit him the authorities refused to allow to do so. The second time when they allowed her to see her son he was unable to recognise her...."/ 1925 - British 'police' in Ireland mutiny and take their own officers as hostages.../ 'Time flies' , but how can eleven days disappear overnight in Ireland?


Thanks for checking in - do the same again tomorrow....Sharon.