Your Iconic Irish Photograph



HereWeGoAgain

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 2, 2012
Messages
14,578
Lads, I'm waving the i pic rule per customer, you seem to be ignoring it any way!
Guilty as charged but this one is an absolute must:



Iconic image of the scourge of forced migration in search of employment; an image of emigrant Irish men - working in construction - taken in 1932 (Photographer unknown). Depicting eleven workers with their boots dangling sit side by side on a steel beam eating lunch – Central Park and the misty Manhattan skyline stretching out behind them.

The man on the far right holding the bottle was Sonny Glynn, and the man on the far left was Matty O’Shaughnessy both from Shanaglish, County Galway.

Additional images and related text, available via link below
Column: The untold story of two Irish workers
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Mature recollection:

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Miami Showband:

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
The Troubles visit Dublin:

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Before:



After:

 

Herr Rommel

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
9,067
George Seawright. He was an iconic Loyalist of the 1980s who believed a lot of incredibly strange things and managed to get kicked out of the DUP as it was back than for sectarianism. He would still be regarded today as a hero among strands of Loyalism. He was killed by the IPLO in a hit that probably involved also the UK Deep State.

Loyalist

George Seawright
He would have been a major hurdle in the peace process.
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Banrion Eilish:

 

HereWeGoAgain

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 2, 2012
Messages
14,578



The women from the Magdalene Laundry in Seán McDermott Street run by Sisters of Our Lady of Charity the being marched under police guard.
 

Zapped(CAPITALISMROTS)

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 7, 2015
Messages
6,493
Twitter
daxxdrake
No Photo ( even fuzzy or unfocused) to be found on the net.....:shock2: But a little bit of the history none the less....:mad:

When Ben Dunne Jr was arrested in a Florida hotel in 1992 not only did it open up a window on his lifestyle, which included cocaine and buying sex, but kick-started a battle with his siblings for control of the Dunnes empire which spilled secrets on political corruption and resulted in a tribunal of investigation.

This tribunal revealed that Ben Dunne had made more than 1.3 million pounds in secret payments to soon-to-be disgraced Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Charles Haughey.

What is remembered by the whole country is the exchange between Dunne and Haughey about a payment made on top of the 1.3 million pounds which later was recounted at the tribunal: “Here’s something for yourself” (Dunne), “Thanks, big fella” (Haughey).

What’s less well remembered is the fact that Haughey arranged meetings for Dunne and his tax advisor with the then Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners Seamus Parcéir to discuss the Dunne family trust tax assessment.
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Brendan Smyth:

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
39,552
Christopher Ewart-Biggs was in this car:



He was, of course, the British Ambassador.
 

Deadlock

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 4, 2011
Messages
6,170
No Photo ( even fuzzy or unfocused) to be found on the net.....:shock2: But a little bit of the history none the less....:mad:

When Ben Dunne Jr was arrested in a Florida hotel in 1992 not only did it open up a window on his lifestyle, which included cocaine and buying sex, but kick-started a battle with his siblings for control of the Dunnes empire which spilled secrets on political corruption and resulted in a tribunal of investigation.

This tribunal revealed that Ben Dunne had made more than 1.3 million pounds in secret payments to soon-to-be disgraced Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Charles Haughey.

What is remembered by the whole country is the exchange between Dunne and Haughey about a payment made on top of the 1.3 million pounds which later was recounted at the tribunal: “Here’s something for yourself” (Dunne), “Thanks, big fella” (Haughey).

What’s less well remembered is the fact that Haughey arranged meetings for Dunne and his tax advisor with the then Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners Seamus Parcéir to discuss the Dunne family trust tax assessment.
Urban myth has it that once her faction wrestled control of the Dunne group, Margaret Heffernan turned up at Kinsealy demanding her money back. Pity theres no photos to confirm or deny that either ...I'd have loved to see that moment immortalised!
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top