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#OTD in 1918 – Seventy-three Sinn Féin prisoners are shipped to Britain, after being arrested on 17 May by police and military authorities.
The arrests caused a public sensation; newspapers were snapped up by those eager for details of what happened.
It is understood that twenty-four of the arrests took place in Dublin, the most recent of them involving Maud Gonne MacBride, who was seized while returning from a visit to George Russell. 396 more words
#OTD in 1994 – Death of Martin 'Doco' Doherty, a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army, who was shot dead while attempting to prevent a bombing by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) at the Widow Scallans pub in Dublin.
Martin Doherty was born on 11 July 1958 in the Finglas area of Dublin, into a family of five brothers and six sisters. He played soccer for a club in Dunsink, in addition to Gaelic football. 797 more words
Sinn Fein TD John Brady told to ‘leave old grudges in the past’ after he slams RTE for showing coverage of the Royal Wedding
SINN FEIN TD John Brady has slammed RTE for showing coverage of the Royal Wedding. The Wicklow based politician posted a message to his Facebook page in protest of the broadcast on RTE One. 28 more words
#OTD in 1916 – During the House of Commons debate on the Irish crises, John Dillon urges the cessation of executions.
‘This series of executions is doing more harm than any Englishman in this House can possibly fathom.’
‘Horrible rumours which are current in Dublin, and which are doing untold and indescribable mischief, maddening the population of Dublin, who were your friends and loyal allies against this insurrection last week and who are rapidly becoming embittered by the sotires afloat and these executions…’ 799 more words