Er ... are any of the old boys of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers still alive? I would think the youngest would be about 106.
There used to be a loophole where it wasn't illegal to use Green diesel in the UK, only Red. They changed the law to ban Green too a few years ago. Up until then pretty much every diesel car in Tyrone and Fermanagh was running on Green.To be honest I thought it was Red on both sides of the border.
What happens if your caught with Green Diesel in NI or vis a versa?
The late Martin Corry TD spoke of 'offing' around 60 when he was the chief executioner for the Cork IRA during the war of Independence. But the did the deed locally rather than at Kilmainham.Does HMS Belfast, for example, say how many people they killed on D Day or in Korea? Just saying
Specifically in Kilmainham:
Between 1796 and 1910 - 180
1916 - 14
Irish Civil War - 4
There was a lot of unofficial executions in both the War of Independence and Civil War (elsewhere in the country).
@Kinch Martin Corry TD - there's not many know about him - but wrong thread. I do want to hear any gen you have about the old monster but better keep it for the WoI & CW threads.The late Martin Corry TD spoke of 'offing' around 60 when he was the chief executioner for the Cork IRA during the war of Independence. But the did the deed locally rather than at Kilmainham.
That said, love Dublin - beautiful city on so many levels. Must visit Cork.
I spent a bit of time in hospital last year and one eveneing a youngish 25 yr old was brought in who had a distinct 'traveller' accent - an 'Irishesque' put on so distinctive of 'English' wannabee pikeys. Nevertheless, I decided to humour him - "what part of Ireland are you from" I asked................Hartlepool came the reply............'have you by any chance got a spare sandwich'?There are many regional Irish accents. Most of us can identify which county a person is from by their accent. There isn't even one Dublin accent, or one Cork accent for that matter. @irlsgt can probably identify which area of Dublin city or county an individual comes from by accent.
As an added bonus we can identify Travellers by accent as well.
Correct on both counts, though the justification was my response to the quoted remark about many more IRA killings having taken place in 'other parts of the country'. I will raise the issue and the man in a more appropriate thread should an opportunity arise.
@KinchCorrect on both counts, though the justification was my response to the quoted remark about many more IRA killings having taken place in 'other parts of the country'. I will raise the issue and the man in a more appropriate thread should an opportunity arise.
Take a look at the Irish Examiner or the link to it on Maloney's 'Broken Elbow blog'.
Which no doubt was one of the main considerations when considering if and how much.And our biggest trading partner is.... the U.K..... so a lot of what we borrowed was spent in the UK
No exactly there was about 200'000 who couldn't make the GPO get together as they were prior engaged in Northern France/Southern Belgium and the Mediterranean.Thanks for all the advice on looking on google maps for the GPO guys.
I have looked at google maps and google images - The GPO is really big isn't it.
Apparently it had to be.
With everyone in the Republic having a grandad/great grandad, Great uncle who was there in 1916 with the Irish Volunteers and the IRB, it would have been standing room only.