" 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, May 02, 2016

BRITISH GOVERNMENT MEMO RE IRA PRISONERS...

BRITISH GOVERNMENT MEMO RE IRA PRISONERS...

..marked 'Confidential' and released, internally, in the late 1970's, this memo confirms that a television camera crew can have permission to film inside Long Kesh prison to record the 'Dirty Protest' and to interview a named IRA prisoner, the result of which will be used by Westminster as "effective propaganda" against the struggle, but first that IRA prisoner will be cleaned up, by force, if need be...

Check back with us here on Wednesday, 4th May 2016. Thanks for the visit, Sharon.