Liam Sutcliffe RIP

Levellers

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The death has occurred of Liam Sutcliffe, veteran IRA man who was responsible for the destruction of Nelson's Column on 8th March 1966.



[video=youtube;XqqRgIdBDAM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqqRgIdBDAM[/video]

50 years ago today
 


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Well that's ruined the weekend.
 

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For all the yay! and songs by the Dubliners etc, this reinforced the feeling in Loyalism that the end of the Border Campaign was just a period of regrouping and planning for a resumption of the attack on the Union. No coincidence that the Column was blown up in March and that the UVF launched their attacks at the beginning of May.
 

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What is it in the Irish psyche to want to burn, blow up and demolish as much of our heritage as we can? The big houses, the public records office, mediaeval Dublin, Georgian Dublin, Nelson's Pillar...
 

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The easter rebels tried to blow up nelsons pillar during the rising but failed. Sutcliffe was just carrying on their work.
 

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For all the yay! and songs by the Dubliners etc, this reinforced the feeling in Loyalism that the end of the Border Campaign was just a period of regrouping and planning for a resumption of the attack on the Union. No coincidence that the Column was blown up in March and that the UVF launched their attacks at the beginning of May.
please explain why someone would respond to the blowing up of a statue in another state by intimidating and hurting catholics. Good look with that.
 

Jimmy Two Times

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For all the yay! and songs by the Dubliners etc, this reinforced the feeling in Loyalism that the end of the Border Campaign was just a period of regrouping and planning for a resumption of the attack on the Union. No coincidence that the Column was blown up in March and that the UVF launched their attacks at the beginning of May.
You make it sound like blowing up the pillar was bad thing. The Loyalists were going to carry out their agenda regardless and were facilitated by the British government. Blowing up the pillar was excellent.
 

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Apart from all the things he blew up / destroyed, did he do anything constructive with his life?
 

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What is it in the Irish psyche to want to burn, blow up and demolish as much of our heritage as we can? The big houses, the public records office, mediaeval Dublin, Georgian Dublin, Nelson's Pillar...
Loss of records and such was unfortunate. Nelson's pillar has nothing to do with our heritage, don't be ridiculous. It should've been removed by the Irish government.
 

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You make it sound like blowing up the pillar was bad thing. The Loyalists were going to carry out their agenda regardless and were facilitated by the British government. Blowing up the pillar was excellent.
Cruimh as a will use any excuse to condone the actions of loyalist paramilitarys because despite what he tries to portray here that is his background
 

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For all the yay! and songs by the Dubliners etc, this reinforced the feeling in Loyalism that the end of the Border Campaign was just a period of regrouping and planning for a resumption of the attack on the Union. No coincidence that the Column was blown up in March and that the UVF launched their attacks at the beginning of May.
I think you mean the Wolfe Tones, Cruimh. The Dubliners did much less of the craw thumping, wrap-the-green-flag-around-me stuff.

[video=youtube;2wQYdmqK6Tk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQYdmqK6Tk[/video]

RIP.
 

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What is it in the Irish psyche to want to burn, blow up and demolish as much of our heritage as we can? The big houses, the public records office, mediaeval Dublin, Georgian Dublin, Nelson's Pillar...
Do you want the big houses back? Do you want the return of Anglo Irish landlords? Do you want the land returned to them? Because without the land and the serfs, they couldn't survive. There are still over 600 in existence today, many as private homes improvishing the owners, and the rest are hotels.

Georgian Dublin was a kip. The houses were slums. Many are still empty today because they are unaffordable to live in.

Medieval Dublin was destroyed in the 1700s and the population ousted to make way for Georgian Dublin.
 

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Apart from all the things he blew up / destroyed, did he do anything constructive with his life?
He was the original bassist in The Beatles, I think.
 


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