" 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, December 22, 2015

39TH ON THE 25TH FOR THE 32 AT THE 3RD....

FORT RAIDERS IN IRELAND IN 1916 AND 1939...

39th on the 25th for the 32 at the 3rd - this event has been held since 1976 and will celebrate its 40th 'birthday' next year....death of a wee kitten - from Portlaoise, 1999....INLA a proxy, 'licensed' by the IRA?....social life was viciously suppressed in the Free State, where literature, film, sexual expression and even dancing were the target of repressive laws....a gratuitously violent attack on a funeral by the RUC...British PM calls for peace in Ireland but ignores his country's 'contribution' to political violence here...British/Free State Fort raided for arms twice by republicans...Liam Mellows on a change of masters and domestic tyranny...this blog, this Wednesday (23rd December 2015)...

Sharon.