Our West Brit President Declines To Attend The Soloheadbeg Commeration.


TruthInTheNews

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Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration on January 21st. No explanation given. The is the same President who eulogised over the wanton slaughter of thousands of Irishmen on the Western Front in the cause of British imperialism. No doubt Higgins will get a pat on the back from the Brits for this like the good dog he is.

From the Sunday Business Post...........

Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush.

President Michael D. Higgins has turned down an invitation to attend the 100th anniversary of the IRA ambush which started the War of Independence........

..... Higgins has turned down the invite to the event which was sent to him by the Soloheadbeg Parish Centenary Commemoration Committee. The Committee's souvenir booklet editor, Michael Ryan, said they were "a bit peeved" at the President's decision. "We went to a lot of great lengths in our invitation to explain that the Commemoration would be broad based......".
 
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Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration on January 21st. No explanation given. The is the same President who eulogised over the wanton slaughter of thousands of Irishmen on the Western Front in the cause of British imperialism. No doubt Higgins will get a pat on the back from the Brits for this like the good dog he is.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I was beginning to think that the term "west brit" had been outlawed here.

Nostalgic sigh :wink:
 

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I thought he was supposed to be a President for all the people, human scum more like :mad2:
 

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i like the way wiki summary is like a football result :roflmao:

Soloheadbeg ambush - Wikipedia

Date 21 January 1919
Location
near Soloheadbeg, County Tipperary, Ireland

52.52°N 8.16°WCoordinates: 52.52°N 8.16°W
Result IRA victory
IRA seize large amounts of gelignite
 

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I see Charlie Flanagan is going. Probably given his orders by Leo. I wonder if Flanagan will be able to contain himself or will he come out some "ahistorical b_u_l_l_s_h_i_t" such as the Brits would have granted us independence without a shot being fired.

Leo is doing a reasonable job keeping the FG West Brits in line. Perhaps he ought to make a beeline for the Park and knock some sense into Higgins.
 

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Very poor show from the President, if this is the case. As TruthInTheNews said, Soloheadbeg was a seminal moment in our history, that the President might not be there is bizarre, to put it charitably.

If Charlie Flanagan is going, that is some sort of cosmic joke, but at least he is doing his duty. It will be interesting to see if he can shove down his natural feelings on the matter for a few hours and not embarrass the nation altogether.
 

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Dan Breen was a big supporter of the industrial schools.

He was a FF TD.
 

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Will the Shinners go?

They called Dan Breen a failure on national TV in the 80s.

It's on YouTube.
 

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Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration on January 21st. No explanation given. The is the same President who eulogised over the wanton slaughter of thousands of Irishmen on the Western Front in the cause of British imperialism. No doubt Higgins will get a pat on the back from the Brits for this like the good dog he is.
Will the Shinners go?

They called Dan Breen a failure on national TV in the 80s.

It's on YouTube.
Got a link?
 

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By Eoghan Harris and his little gang of Stickies?
Nope. Danny Morrison who was a member of SF at the time.

Vinny Byrne of the old IRA called PIRA scum on the same show.


[video=youtube;PmKj7tZnT34]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmKj7tZnT34&t=261s[/video]


@4.10 SF call Dan Breen a failure.
 

mangaire1

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Will the Shinners go?

They called Dan Breen a failure on national TV in the 80s.

It's on YouTube.
[video=youtube;znrDWkDhYXM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znrDWkDhYXM[/video]

yeah - fake PBP voter.
this is the great Dan Breen.
no doubt, he's one of your heroes.
 
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