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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, January 19, 2016

IRISH REPUBLICAN VOLUNTEERS PULLED FROM THEIR CELLS AND EXECUTED.

A MURDEROUS DAY FOR REPUBLICAN IRELAND...

EXCLUSIVE! We have details of a split between RSF members in Dublin Mid-West that will take place over this coming weekend. We'll give a no-holds-barred account of the reason for the split and we'll detail where both 'factions' will end up...PLUS - an article on how (and when) Free State forces removed a number of IRA prisoners they were holding, from their cells, and executed each one of them. Sixteen months previous to executing those men, Leinster House politicians had signalled their intent to do so in order to secure their own positions in the new Free State, declaring that those IRA men were fighting against what they described as 'a legitimate Irish authority..' About a year before that murderous day, those Free State executioners would have fought on the same side, in the fight against Westminster, as those they executed on that day...PLUS - stone the crows in Portlaoise....PLUS - Sackville Place in Dublin bombed twice in seven weeks by anti-republican elements...PLUS - 37 local IRA Volunteers lay in ambush for a Black and Tan/RIC patrol...PLUS - this captured IRA man was being interrogated by his British Army jailers but wouldn't give them the information they wanted. They produced a bayonet...PLUS - a republican connection between two Dublin landmarks ; Hanlon's Pub and Wynn's Hotel...

(MORE LATER - ON WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY 2016.)