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Four weddings and a mutiny – India 1920

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On 28 June 1920, members of the Connaught Rangers Regiment stationed at Wellington Barracks, Jullundur in Punjab, mutinied in protest against the activities of the British Army in Ireland. The irony of their stance as members of a colonial occupying army was, it would seem, lost on them. Two men took the protest to the Connaught Rangers company at Solon Barracks the next day. On the evening of 1 July, a group armed with bayonets attempted to take weapons from the magazine fort at Solon. The guard opened fire, killing a mutineer and an innocent man. The protest started peacefully at both locations—orders were ignored, tricolours were flown, Sinn Féin rosettes were worn, and rebel songs were sung. Sixty-one men were convicted of mutiny. Fourteen were sentenced to death, but only one, James Joseph Daly, was executed. Those imprisoned were released in 1923. Ballina man James J. Devers, one of the Solon mutineers, was among those released. Devers enlisted in 1918.

Galway camogie girls produce convincing display

By Sarah Gaughran

Galway legal firm nominated in four categories in Irish Law Awards

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The annual Irish law awards event is due to take place on June 9 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. The awards, sponsored by Dye & Durham Corporation, seek to identify, honour and publicise the outstanding achievements of lawyers regionally and nationally.

Solicitor from Galway establishes Solicitor’s firm in Castletroy, Limerick

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Communities united in grief after teenagers die in Headford crash

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The communities of Headford and Corrandulla will be joined in grief this evening (Thursday) for the first of the funerals of two local teenagers who died in a road collision near Headford early on Monday morning.

‘Ghosts should be laid peacefully to rest, and wrongs righted’

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Week VI

Clutching a candle, Tom Casey withdraws his evidence

The horrific Maamtrasna murders, the arrest of 10 men, the rush to ‘justice’, the evidence of the Cappanacrehas (known to be bitter enemies of the murdered Joyces), the two informers Anthony Philbin and Thomas Casey (whose false evidence led to penal servitude for life for five innocent men, and the execution of one innocent man), was followed in minute detail not only throughout Ireland, but in Britain and among the Irish communities in America. Yet nowhere did it impact more than on the mountainside community of Maamtrasna .

Gardai looking for witnesses to serious incidents in Doughiska

Gardaí investigating a number of serious incidents which took place in Doughiska on Sunday March 26 are appealing for witnesses.

The police were told ‘an astonishing tale’

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Then on August 17 the so called Maamtrasna Murders were committed. It was a crime that the local police dreaded not only because of its horrific nature, but because of the unlikelihood that the perpetrators would ever be found. Usually in a closeknit community, such as at Maamtrasna , the murderers would never be revealed, at least never to the police.

Sentencing of former Christian Brother represents ‘end of 50-year journey’ for city businessman

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A 77-year-old former Christian Brother has been sentenced to 27 months in prison with the final seven months suspended after being convicted of the abuse of a schoolboy 50 years ago.


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