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Today in Irish History - 21 August: Birth of the Word "Quiz" in 1791

Dia dhaoibh ar mardin (Good morning)  Here are some interesting tidbits throughout Irish History that took place on August 21st.

1693 – Death of Patrick Sarsfield (b. 552 more words


Left Archive: Interview with Paddy Bolger (Ard Comhairle Member, Provisional Sinn Féin), from Gralton Magazine, Aug/Sep 1983

To download the above please click on this link: SFDOCGRALTON2

SFDOCGRALTON2This interview dovetails neatly with the one with Proinsias De Rossa posted up recently (and now available in the Archive) and provides an insight into the thinking of Sinn Féin during this period. 40 more words

British Government's history of failure to deal with terrorists


David Cameron’s condemnation of the beheading of a US news reporter by a terrorist from the UK is a reminder of
how the British Government dealt with Irish terrorism. 138 more words

Eamon and Mackey Meet Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Redmond

Little photo of Eamon and Mackey meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas Redmond in Athy the other day. The guys spotted the Palestinian flag that was flying above the Sinn Féin offices and popped in to say hey. 61 more words

Golfin 4 Gaza

1994 - A timeline of Death that led to peace

20 years on it can be hard to recall just how dark things were in Ireland before the peace process. The summer of 1994 that led to the start of the process was a bloody and merciless few months. 1,875 more words

PIRA/Sinn Fein: A Movement Without Morals (Part Three)

Targeting Civilians

Beginning in January, 1975, PIRA/SF renewed their campaign in England. This fresh offensive was characterised by no-warning bombs, gun attacks on pubs and cafes and the indiscriminate murder of civilians. 1,553 more words

Northern Ireland

Day 3 Update

Something of an action-packed today for the boys, as they travel to Kilkenny from Carlow. Travel and time issues meant that the Laois leg of the tour had to be jettisoned, but hopefully that can be rescheduled. 87 more words

Golfin 4 Gaza