Our West Brit President Declines To Attend The Soloheadbeg Commeration.


bang bang

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it was cowardice which brought both sides to the table

the brits didn't want to answer for what they did , the IRA didn't want to answer for what they did

the GFA was a get out of jail card for IRA excrement and a stay out of jail card for British soldiers
Yawn............Yawn........................
 

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No doubt, you'd rather have Papa Smurf celebrate King Henry II of England invasion of our country in 1171, ya pleb.
You're dealing with the worst type of scum here TB, a total shoneen and a disgrace to his family in Listowel, so I hear. Apparently in his typical cowardly west Brit ways offers to buy Martin a pint anytime he runs into him in any of Listowels many watering holes. Poor sad little Shinner obsessed Towel Man, more to be pitied than laughed at.
 

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ambush :
a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
make a surprise attack on (someone) from a concealed position

do you really expect Michael D Higgins to celebrate that ?
The little bollix is supposed to represent the Irish people who won freedom from the Brit empire by armed struggle.
 

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RTE (Nationwide) just did a hatchet job on the Soloheadbeg ambush - stating neither Sinn Fein nor the IRA had a mandate for war.

How stupid do people need to be to get a job in RTE????
Poxy rte only exist bc the IRA won our freedom from the barrel of a gun.
 

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What do mean link fool??? Only west-brit lickspittles wanted England to win.

That was the de-facto feeling of the people in the country during WW2 - the majority of Irish people wanted the Germans to beat the sh1t out of England - particularly in the first years of the war.

Are you seriously attempting to dispute this???
We have our very own Nazi lover and therefore a hater of the Irish.
Nazi's classed the Irish as sub human and to be worked to death. But at least they were to be murdered in a united Ireland.

Good old Talk Back through your ar$e.

"Lickspittle" last time I heard that used was on "Give My Head Peace" when a Nasho gobsh!te up from the South was talking a good fight.
 

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Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration //

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..... 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......".


So in April 1945 dan breen sent his best birthday wishes to Adolf Hitler, but I didn't see any of the hitler family being invited to this event?

Not that broad based, at all, at all.
 

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We only have Nazi-lover and murderer Dan Breen's account as to
what actually happened at Soloheadbeg..... :sick:
 

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A monument and memorial to the murdering scumbags who carried out
the killings.

No such memorial for the murdered Irish policemen. :rolleyes2:
 

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A monument and memorial to the murdering scumbags who carried out
the killings.

No such memorial for the murdered Irish policemen. :rolleyes2:
Frankly, they deserve nothing but contempt.
 

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Good article here with two points that I wasn’t aware of before...

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0119/1024278-soloheadbeg/

From Seamus Robinson’s account of the attack...

In a flash their rifles were brought up, the bolts worked and triggers pressed two shots rang out, but not from the carbines: the cut-off had been overlooked: The two shots came from Treacy and Tim Crowe. Those shots were the signal for general firing. At the inquest the fatal wounds were ;caused by small-calibre bullets
Does anyone know what was a ‘cut off’? I guess it’s an earlier form of a safety catch but I’ve never heard of it before.

No mention is made of the two constables who died at either of the two marked sites associated with the ambush.

For one of Constable O’Connell’s family, the anniversary has made for sad reflection. One relative, Josephine O'Connell, says she does not believe the policemen were ever given "a fair chance" at Soloheadbeg. She points out that Paddy O'Connell's family could not attend his funeral because of fear of further attacks and that his fiancée became a nun after his death.

"She too was a victim," she says.
I thought that the constables names were included on at least on the the memorials.
 

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"In a flash their rifles were brought up, the bolts worked and triggers pressed two shots rang out, but not from the carbines: the cut-off had been overlooked: The two shots came from Treacy and Tim Crowe. Those shots were the signal for general firing. At the inquest the fatal wounds were ;caused by small-calibre bullets "

Does anyone know what was a ‘cut off’? I guess it’s an earlier form of a safety catch but I’ve never heard of it before.
Terms change over the years and this ambush was quite dangerous for the attackers.

1. The RIC escorted convoy was stopped and called upon to surrender.
2. The RIC men brought up their rifles, worked the bolts and pulled the triggers. Nothing happened because the safeties were still on.
3. Tracy and Crowe fired signal shots to indicate that firing should commence.
4. The two RIC men were shot before they could rectify their errors and kill the IRA men.

In this account, the RIC men tried to fire first but failed. Had the safeties been off on their weapons, it is likely that the some of the IRA would have been casualties. Calling upon them to surrender was not exactly the kind of thing that is done in an ambush. The RIC men were called upon to surrender and raised their weapons, tried to fire. It wasn't as much an ambush as a hold-up. On the evidence above, the RIC men tried to fire first despite being given a chance to surrender.
 

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Frankly, they deserve nothing but contempt.
An RIC job at the time was highly sought after by the vast majority of the Irish. Full time and pensionable (but crap pay).
Any Irish mother who was told her son was going for an interview would light a candle that he would get it.

Another SF draft dodger Judging the Irish from an Ireland 100 years ago from the bar stool.
 

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An RIC job at the time was highly sought after by the vast majority of the Irish. Full time and pensionable (but crap pay).
Any Irish mother who was told her son was going for an interview would light a candle that he would get it.

Another SF draft dodger Judging the Irish from an Ireland 100 years ago from the bar stool.


Hi sweetcheeks, did you enjoy the holidays?
 

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An RIC job at the time was highly sought after by the vast majority of the Irish. Full time and pensionable (but crap pay).
Any Irish mother who was told her son was going for an interview would light a candle that he would get it.

Another SF draft dodger Judging the Irish from an Ireland 100 years ago from the bar stool.
100 years ago he would be getting pissed in the local boozer while telling stories of his heroics in Flanders or maybe calling down to visit his sister in Monto
 
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