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Dixie Elliott on why he supports Richard O’Rawe: I owe it to six brave men who had the courage that I lacked

It was the winter of 1978 and Christmas was about a week away, Big Tom McElwee and I waited and listened as the screws got closer. On up the wing locks rattled, doors flung open and we listened as bare feet scurried on the corridor as those before us tried to escape the heavier sounding… Continue reading Dixie Elliott on why he supports Richard O’Rawe: I owe it to six brave men who had the courage that I lacked

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Fr. Michael O’Flanagan: Republican, Activist, Gaelic Scholar

  INTRODUCTION When Father Michael O’Flanagan came into the office of the Connolly Association in 1939 and saw a group of unemployed workers struggling against limitations of space and finance he was deeply moved. “Ye are doing the work of the humble Nazarene,” he said, and thereupon became an honorary member of the Association. What… Continue reading Fr. Michael O’Flanagan: Republican, Activist, Gaelic Scholar