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#OTD in 1974 – Guildford Pub Bombing by the IRA leaves five dead and a further 65 injured.

The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated two 6-pound gelignite bombs at two pubs in Guildford, England. The pubs were targeted because they were popular with British Army personnel. 420 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 2014 – Author and activist, Gerry Conlon dies of cancer, aged 60.

“I have been in prison for something I did not do. I am totally innocent. The Maguire Seven are innocent. Let’s hope the Birmingham Six are freed.” 493 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1994 – Paul Hill, one of the ‘Guildford Four’, won his appeal against a murder conviction in Belfast.

An appeals court overturned a 19-year-old murder conviction against Paul Hill, who spent nearly 15 years in prison for two IRA attacks that he insisted he never committed. 633 more words

Irish History

Mandryk: "Wallidays" need to be thought through

There are any number of reasons why public servants are right to be outraged at Finance Minister Kevin Doherty’s suggestion of “Wallidays” that would require them take one unpaid day off a month. 680 more words


Strong population numbers still secret of Wall's success

Critics of Premier Brad Wall may be right that his wild popularity neatly coincided with Saskatchewan’s best economic years.

This isn’t, however, the whole story of Wall’s success. 666 more words


Time to end Wall's stipend, and big-time political donations

Premier Brad Wall won’t change his policy of taking salary from the Saskatchewan Party for the same reason he won’t change the province’s ludicrous political donation policies. 659 more words