One-hundred and one years ago, Irish Nationalists seized the GPO in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic. They held out for five days before being forced to surrender by British Army troops. 115 more words
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With the deadline for the upcoming Westminster election set for the 8th of June, it is crucial that you have a vote and that your vote is counted. 630 more words
This is the stone that legendary Ulster warrior Cù Chulainn tied himself to as he died. Tricked by Queen Medb into breaking one of his geiss (a religious taboo), he was weakened before his final battle. 512 more words
#OTD in 1920 – The inquest into the death of Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, killed by policemen in disguise on 20 March, returned a verdict of wilful murder against the RIC, and indicted Lloyd George and the British government.
Tomás Mac Curtain was shot dead at his home at Thomas Davis St, Blackpool between 12.10 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on 20 March 1920. It was the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday. 281 more words