Our West Brit President Declines To Attend The Soloheadbeg Commeration.


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[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.
Dan Breen who supported the Industrial schools.

Scum.
 

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Nope. Section 31.
Ireland A Television History' was broadcast on RTÉ and BBC.


All beside the point.

SF called Breen a failure.

Also they rightly claim Breen and co supported the industrial schools and knew about the abuse going on in them.
 

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The gunning down of 2 policemen by 9 attackers...... it was a shameful dirty little action. Why should President Higgins associate himself with it?
 

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The gunning down of 2 policemen by 9 attackers...... it was a shameful dirty little action. Why should President Higgins associate himself with it?
Dan Breen did very well out of it.

He got loads of ££££££££££ as a TD.

Him and his FF buddies knew about the children staving in the industrial schools.
 

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4 children left without any parents as a result of this unauthorised ambush.....

Constables James McDonnell and Patrick O'Connell (both Irish born Catholics), had been walking with loaded rifles escorting a horse drawn cart containing a load of gelignite from Tipperary Military Barracks for blasting purpose at Soloheadbeg Quarry (located 3 miles from Tipperary). Constable McDonnell, who was about 50 years was from Belmullet, County Mayo. He was a widower with four children. Constable O'Connell, from Coachford, County Cork, was about 30 years and unmarried. According to the page 1 of The Cork Examiner 21 January, 1919 and Robert Kee author of The Green Flag" (London 1972), p.632, both constables were very popular policemen within the community.
http://www.policehistory.com/soloheadbeg.html
 

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About time we stopped lionising ethnic cleansers.
 

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

Soloheadbeg ambush - Wikipedia
In fairness its a good format though, they always show the two sides, listing the belligerents, strength of forces, caualties etc.
Its a simple way of outlining the general situation to a reader who is looking at it for the first time.

IMO Wee Michael would do well to steer clear of this commemoration. Did constables James McDonnell and Patrick O'Connell even get a chance to **** their rifles before they were killed?

Its a bit like the first victims of the 1916 rising.
The first person killed in the 1916 Rising was an unarmed policeman on duty at the Cork Hill entrance to the upper yard of Dublin Castle.
Constable James O’Brien, born in Kilfergus, Co Limerick, in 1868, had 21 years’ service at the time.
He was killed by a public servant, Abbey actor and member of the Irish Citizen Army, Seán Connolly, who was himself shot about an hour later by a British army sniper. Connolly is believed to be the first of the rebels to have died.
There's a very tragic element to all these stories. Which parts of our history do we really want to glorify?
The answer to that changes over time.
 

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

He's the President for the status quo , the Establishment , middle class Red Tories and the FF FG Lab illusion of democracy ...nothing else

Talks a great game about wanting social equality ...but in true irish Labour party fashion Higgins has never done anything about it apart from engage in the usual parish pump cronyism and gombeenism .....all the while stuffing his his deep "socialist" pockets with huge salaries , expenses and pensions.

A marxist landlord and millionaire in a c ountry with underfunded public health and housing with 6 public service pensions amounting to 350,000 a year while still on a salary of 250,000 ...only the Irish are stupid enough to believe it :roll:
 

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The gunning down of 2 policemen by 9 attackers...... it was a shameful dirty little action. Why should President Higgins associate himself with it?
Two armed policemen. Armed by the English government to preserve English rule in Ireland.
 

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The gunning down of 2 policemen by 9 attackers...... it was a shameful dirty little action. Why should President Higgins associate himself with it?
It was war. The policemen were working for the British.
 

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IMO Wee Michael would do well to steer clear of this commemoration. Did constables James McDonnell and Patrick O'Connell even get a chance to **** their rifles before they were killed?
Are you one of those idiots who thinks that war should be fought on the Marquess of Queensbury rules with each side given a fair chance? War and ambushes are nasty, brutal affairs and any threat or potential threat has to be eliminated. They were called upon to surrender and the RIC officers took up firing postions.
 

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Two armed policemen. Armed by the English government to preserve English rule in Ireland.
Neither policeman returned fire. Given Breen’s later expression of regret that they had only killed 2 constables rather than the expected escort of 6, I suspect that both men were repeatedly shot long after it was obvious that they were no threat.
 

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Are you one of those idiots who thinks that war should be fought on the Marquess of Queensbury rules with each side given a fair chance? War and ambushes are nasty, brutal affairs and any threat or potential threat has to be eliminated. They were called upon to surrender and the RIC officers took up firing postions.
By today’s standards this grubby incident would probably warrant investigation as a war crime.
 

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Two armed policemen. Armed by the English government to preserve English rule in Ireland.
Higgins might have an appointment with the Queen of England to grovel and apologise for 1916, Soloheadbeg, and the WoI in his fake "sophisticated" accent.
 

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Neither policeman returned fire. Given Breen’s later expression of regret that they had only killed 2 constables rather than the expected escort of 6, I suspect that both men were repeatedly shot long after it was obvious that they were no threat.
The RIC officers took up firing positions after being called upon to surrender. A threat has to be neutralised and that generally means killing the enemy.
 

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By today’s standards this grubby incident would probably warrant investigation as a war crime.
A war crime? It was an ambush in a war. They weren't shot after surrendering. This was the Irish War of Independence. Who do you think should have investigated it as a war crime? The British?
 

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Hahaha

He's the President for the status quo , the Establishment , middle class Red Tories and the FF FG Lab illusion of democracy ...nothing else
Amazing how the two Labour presidents have proven themselves to be nothing more than gombeens on the make.
 
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