Tag Archive: Irish War of Independence

Jan 21

The first Dáil Éireann, the North Dock and Phil Shanahan TD

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“We declare that we desire our country to be ruled in accordance with the principles of Liberty, Equality, and Justice for all, which alone can secure permanence of Government in the willing adhesion of the people.” It was on the 21st January 1919 that the first Dáil Éireann assembled at the Mansion House, Dublin. The …

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Apr 14

1917 – James O’Neill, The Irish Citizen Army, and reorganization in the Docklands.

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 It is a Dublin Tradition that crowds gather for the midnight bells at Christ Church Cathedral to ring in the New Year. As the historic year of 1916 was passing into 1917 why should things be any different? Earlier in the week British Army Recruitment posters had been ripped from the railings and the Dublin …

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