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"I think we'll just have to disagree Neil. The SDLP, headed first by Gerry Fitt and then by John Hume, was a natural successor to the civil rights movement (CRM). Granted there was an overlap but in effect the SDLP, set up in August 1970,…"
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Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Colm I think you are giving too much credit to devious intelligence for what can more simply be attributed as callous arrogance.  As to the civil rights movement, it transformed just as the home rule movement transformed from 1912-1916. …"
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Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"To Neil F. Cosgrove: Great quotes from Saul Bellow and Woodham Smith, Neil. I was in Rossville Street during the Bloody Sunday slaughter and will never forget what I saw. In my opinion Bloody Sunday was arranged by Peter (Lord!)…"
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Noel Regan commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Many thanks Colm, Interesting stuff I wasn't aware of this but I'll do a bit more reading on this episode. Cheers"
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Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"To Noel Regan: The IRA (later known as the Official IRA or simply the Officials) were not in evidence during the pogrom of August 15 in Belfast and this caused a lot of ill-feeling among many Catholics in the north. The Officials had a fairly large…"
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michael dunne commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Neil F Cosgrove. "To worship according to his faith, the Catholic must attend illegal meetings; to protect his priest, he must be secret, cunning, and a concealer of the truth.These were dangerous lessons for any government to compel its…"
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Noel Regan commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
""....the Provisional IRA was slowly being formed. Guns were secretly sent to them by the Irish government in Dublin on the understanding that they would be used only to protect Catholic lives." Can you elaborate on this bit please? "
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Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Ms. Edwards overlooks that many good people went to the Widgery Commission to give testimony in full belief of obtaining justice by lawful, judicial means only to be completely disillusioned by one of the greatest mockeries of justice in the…"
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Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Great information Michael. You're a fount of knowledge, eye and ear always ready to see and listen, interpret and impart. Thanks!"
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3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery

Shortly after the death of Martin McGuinness, I listened to a radio discussion about the Provisional IRA and its origins. Among the contributors was Ruth Dudley Edwards, the self-professed revisionist historian. At one stage in the programme, I heard her say, “I can understand why people went out on civil rights marches – because…See More
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"Agreed Colm. In a recent radio programme, I heard it discussed how there was a lot of Viking blood in our ancestry and which was deliberately played down/overlooked in preference to the Cambro Normans. (an oversight, as the same Normans were…"
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3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

Shortly after the death of Martin McGuinness, I listened to a radio discussion about the Provisional IRA and its origins. Among the contributors was Ruth Dudley Edwards, the self-professed revisionist historian. At one stage in the programme, I heard her say, “I…

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Francis Stuart: Nazi Sympathizer? Man Of Integrity? Or Fool?

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

In 1961 a great Irish writer called Francis Stuart wrote a novel the like of which had not been seen before. It was entitled Black List Section H, and it didn’t find a publisher for eight years because Stuart had been banished from the literary world. In 1939, shortly before the…

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My First Love

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

The first time I fell in love was in the children’s section of Brooke Park library. I was 11 and she was 10, and her name was Josephine and she had so many freckles on her face that she was a haze of delight.

It didn’t take long for me to work out that she changed…

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Summer of '73

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:00pm 10 Comments

I still remember the whole thing like it was yesterday. Summer of '73 and me standing on the kitchen table in my Uncle Dan’s house in Forest Park singing Bad, Bad Leroy…

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At 1:11pm on August 21, 2016, Claire Fullerton said…

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