" 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!

Monday, October 05, 2015



"The police take me to the military prosecutor's office and tell me that I'm being moved to their barracks because the political police have gone to get reinforcements to take me from the hospital by force. They say that they are saving me, because the political police have the habit of blaming them for all the murders they commit themselves..."

This man had gathered crowds of hundreds of thousands to support him yet backed down immediately when instructed by the British to do so....these three young lads were lifted off the street by the Free Staters and their bodies were found later that same day - each had been shot in the head.... see 1169 blog, Wednesday 7th October 2015.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon.