" 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, February 01, 2016



HM Prison Gartree, HM Prison Long Lartin and HM Prison Durham - names and numbers of Irish republican prisoners detained there...this is the 'key' to a better cake - one which will open doors for you. But beware of where exactly it is that those doors lead to...this famous lady, a mother of an Irish 'celebrity', died while her son was in prison but he was refused compassionate parole and, to make matters worse, there was no money for a proper burial - her remains were placed, without a headstone, 'anonymously in common ground'......this Irish hero witnessed his family being evicted and their dwelling destroyed and, forced to work to sustain his now-homeless clan, he lost an arm in an industrial action - all before he reached his teenage years. But that didn't stop him campaigning against British interference in Irish affairs....

MORE on Wednesday 3rd February 2016.