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‘What the hell is going on?’

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‘What the hell is going on?’ appears to be what the British Prime Minister Herbert H Asquith, is thinking as he disembarks at Dun Laoghaire on May 12 1916, almost three weeks after the Easter Rising. Following six days of intensive fighting, Dublin city centre was unrecogniseable. Practically all its main buildings were destroyed either by artillery fire or burnt out. The list of casualities was horrendous. One hundred and sixteen army dead, 368 wounded, and nine missing. Sixteen policemen died, and 29 wounded. And this at a time when Britain was fighting an appalling war in France, which seemed unending, and its mounting causalities were not only threatening his government’s survival, but had filled the British people with dread and alarm.

Bankruptcy Bill, Willie Penrose, and other matters political

Well, it has been a busy week all round, particularly in politics. Firstly, we had the Bankruptcy Bill which was brought forward by Willie Penrose, Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

Bankruptcy Bill, Willie Penrose, and other matters political

Well, it has been a busy week all round, particularly in politics. Firstly, we had the Bankruptcy Bill which was brought forward by Willie Penrose, Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

A time when the Irish were not welcome

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Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.

The Fureys to play Town Hall

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THE FUREYS, one of the great families and bands of Irish folk music, are coming back to Galway to play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday October 10 at 8pm, for what will be their 13th concert in the venue.

 

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