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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!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015



The words 'to hell and back' were actually used by these Republican Sinn Féin members in connection with the 'ordeal' they volunteered for - as RSF members - and the above quotes ("unbelievable...poorly planned...rip good people off..") were uttered, loudly, by those who know what the RSF members in question went through and will go through, having experienced same themselves. Those 'whistleblowers' also used the words "toughest thing I've ever done...I'd never do it again....tough..." in connection with this dirty, exhausting and muddy episode. Tomorrow, Wednesday 9th September 2015, this blog will blow the whistle and expose, in all its ups and downs and ins and outs, the full story behind this tale of muddy bootprints and we will supply contact details where you can verify our piece and offer support, if you wish, to the RSF people mentioned. All we will say for now is that the members in question are not based in Dublin and that they welcome this publicity.

Check back with us tomorrow for the full story....