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Never a better time to enjoy exciting city break experiences and attractive rates

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With packages and attractive rates offering great value coupled with a range of interesting and exciting things to do, a break in Dublin makes more sense than ever.

Galway Sinn Féin to hold Easter Rising online commemoration

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The 105th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 will be commemorated online this year as last year by Galway Sinn Féin.

Lack of social distancing aided second phase of ‘Spanish Flu’

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[Week II. Read Part I.] The 1918 General Election on December 14 was the most significant election in modern Irish history. Following the events of World War I, the Easter Rising, and the Conscription Crisis, the whole island was caught up in fierce debate as to its future. The result was a sweeping victory for a radical Sinn Féin, which promised to establish an independent Irish Republic. The moderate Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated the Irish political landscape since the 1880s, was wiped out; while in Ulster the Unionist Party took power.

The killing of Michael Moran - Galway city, 1920

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Sinn Féin’s declaration of an Irish Republic on January 21 1919, along with the killing of two RIC officers in Tipperary by the IRA on the same day, signalled the start of a guerrilla war for Irish independence.

Commemorating the Connaught Rangers mutiny - a century on

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ON SUNDAY June 27 1920, a small group of Connaught Rangers, from C Company of the 1st Battalion, based at Wellington Barracks, Jalandhar, the Punjab, announced they were refusing to obey orders.

‘Shouting and cheering’ welcomes de Valera ‘home’.

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After an initial welcome to New York, where Mellows was feted as a hero of the Rising, it all went sour. Despite warnings from the influential Clan na Gael to tone his rhetoric down, Mellows continued his war against Britain. He was kicked out of Clan na Gael by its leaders, the veteran Fenian John Devoy, and the ambitious Judge Cohalan, when he publicly campaigned against Irish Americans joining the army, to fight with Britain and her allies on the battlefields of France at the climax of World War I. This totally opposed the efforts of Clan na Gael not to isolate itself from mainstream American politics.

Ireland should not fear Brexit, it should embrace it

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Despite the constant Brexit talk on radio and television, and the miles of column inches in the press, one thing is never mentioned – it seems virtually impossible to leave the EU.

Lyra McKee death condemned at Easter Commemorations

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Sinn Féin honoured the Easter Rising of 1916 and those who gave their lives for an Irish Republic by organising a series of Easter Commemorations at the weekend.

Neale man to be honoured by leading Irish community group in New Jersey

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Neale native Oliver Browne is to be honoured by a leading Irish community group in New Jersey, on the night before Mayo play New York in Gaelic Park, New York.

‘The most malignant man in Irish history’

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After the enthusiastic reception at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on June 23 1919, Eamon de Valera was deluged with invitations. For the next 18 months he kept the cause of Ireland before the American public. Criss-crossing the country he addressed public meetings, and state legislatures, receiving on the way a plethora of honorary doctorates, including being adopted as a chief of the Indian Chippewa nation. He quickly won the goodwill of William Randolph Hearst and his chain of newspapers. He was given maximum publicity wherever he appeared, which proved to be an effective answer to British propaganda.

 

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