1976 – Máire Drumm was the vice president of Sinn Féin and a commander in Cumann na mBan. She was assassinated by loyalists while recovering in Belfast’s Mater Hospital.

‘The only people worthy of freedom are those who are prepared to go out and fight for it every day, and die if necessary.’ –Máire Drumm Máire Drumm was the vice president of Sinn Féin and a commander in Cumann na mBan. She was killed by Ulster loyalists while recovering from an eye operation in […]

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1989 – Patrick Finucane is murdered by Unionist assassins.

Pat Finucane, who acted as solicitor for republican hunger striker, Bobby Sands, was shot dead at his north Belfast home in front of his wife and children. The De Silva report into the brutal murder of Pat Finucane, coupled with the prime minister’s searing confession to parliament, revealed probably the worst atrocity by the British […]

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1976 – Máire Drumm was the vice president of Sinn Féin and a commander in Cumann na mBan. She was assassinated by loyalists while recovering in Belfast’s Mater Hospital.

“The only people worthy of freedom are those who are prepared to go out and fight for it every day, and die if necessary.” –Máire Drumm Máire Drumm was the vice president of Sinn Féin and a commander in Cumann na mBan. She was killed by Ulster loyalists while recovering from an eye operation in […]

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1921 – Sir Arthur Vicars was assassinated in Kilmorna, County Kerry by IRA.

Sir Arthur Vicars is executed by the IRA in Kerry. Vicars, who played a pivotal (and probably negligent) role in the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels in 1907, was executed by the IRA. Born in England, Vicars spent most of his life in Ireland where he was Custodian of the Irish Crown Jewels at […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 12 March:

1295 – Richard de Burgh is released by the council in parliament at Kilkenny. 1672 – Birth of Sir Richard Steele, an Irish writer and politician, remembered, along with his friend, Joseph Addison, as co-founder of The Spectator magazine in 1711. 1685 – George Berkeley, philosopher, physicist, mathematician, Dean of Derry and Bishop of Cloyne, […]

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