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Moderate United Irelander. #Think32 #SharedIsland He/Him
🚛🚛🚛 Operation Brock is back One of the least popular elements of nodeal prep last time around. This wasn't so much "shelved" last time as dismantled overnight due to being very unpopular and apparently leading to accidents /1 https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit-operation-brock-coming-back-amid-risk-of-no-uk-eu-trade-deal-...
"Most sensible people will have turned away from what politicians and respected commentators call the peace process". Lest we forget Eamon Dunphy @Dunphy_Official on John Hume week after week.
@Ed Brophy If Hume was on the right side of history it's surprising that all the people who who are trying to co-opt him today were putting so much effort into derailing the Hume-Adams talks. He was relentlessly smeared & vilified by the same people who are praising him today.
Swedish singer Zara Larsson announced Tuesday that she had ended her collaboration with China's Huawei to promote its smartphones, saying China "is not a nice state" http://u.afp.com/3XTi
Disturbing footage on social media of homeless Irishman being terrorised by youth - https://theliberal.ie/__trashed/
#OTF The Battle of Lochmaben Fair was an engagement in Lochmaben, Scotland, on 22 July 1484 between Scottish loyalists to James III of Scotland v Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas, leading cavalry from England.The loyalists took the day.
#OTD July 23rd 1803 - The failed Emmet Uprising. Veterans of the 1798 Rebellion marched on Dublin but poor leadership, confusion and quick military action prevented any successful takeover by the insurgents. Several casualties recorded on our database.
#Otd 1750: Birth in #Newmarket, Co #Cork John Philpot Curran. Orator, MP, wit, lawyer, judge, Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Defender of U.I. but against daughter's romance with R Emmet! @Midleton College @TCD Law School @King's Inns @Middle Temple. 🪦Glasnevin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Philpot_Curran
#Otd - 26 July - in 1575, English naval hero, Sir Francis Drake massacred every man, woman & child on Rathlin Island. Up to 600 Scots and Irish perished that day.