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The heroes of 1916

November 13, 2015 History, News

The heroes of 1916 were economically clueless and the nation paid for it by David McWilliams As we are about to embark on a year of celebrating 1916 and the birth of the nation, maybe it’s a good idea to stand back and ask what 1916 did for the economy. The last time I checked, you […]

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Easter 1916 rebels did not care

November 13, 2015 History, News

Easter 1916 rebels did not care for mandates or shirk from violence by David Hume THE Easter Proclamation of 1916 was signed by seven men. The Ulster Covenant of 1912 and the Women’s Declaration attached to it were signed by 471,717 men and women. For me the figures stack up.  While the Covenant was a […]

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Dublin Orangemen Criticised

November 10, 2015 News

Dublin Orangemen criticised for Easter Rising comments John Monaghan AN ORANGE Lodge in Dublin has been criticised after referring to the Easter Rising as a rebellion “aimed at replacing civic peace and harmony with rape and murder of life and property.” In a social media post hours after holding a Remembrance Day commemoration on Mount […]

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Remembrance Sunday 2015

November 9, 2015 News

Remembrance Sunday: Orange Order in historic Dublin wreath ceremony By Lyra McKee On Saturday, around 15 or so people gathered in the rain on Dublin’s Mount Street Bridge to lay a wreath of poppies in what is believed to have been the Orange Order’s first public event in Dublin since 1936. The commemoration had been […]

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1916 Deaths Can’t Be Justified By Politicians

September 22, 2015 News

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sulllivan, and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, recently launched the programme to commemorate 1916 by presenting children in St Patrick’s NS in Castlebar, with the tricolour flag and a copy of the Proclamation. Perhaps our children in the 3,200 national schools […]

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LOL1914 National Memorial Arboretum

September 14, 2015 News

National Memorial Arboretum The National Memorial Arboretum is situated in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It is recognised as the UKs  year round centre of remembrance. it honours the fallen , recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of the Royal British Legion family of charities. Within the Arboretum there are […]

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COI Gazette – 28th August 2015

September 8, 2015 News

Orange Order audit ‘deserves to be read and reflected upon’ – Bishop of Clogher Stuart Brooker (centre) presents a copy of Audit, Good Relations Strategy & Action Plan to the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP. Looking on are officers from the Co. Fermanagh Grand Orange Lodge (from left) Robert Dane, Tom Elliott […]

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First Qualifications of an Orange man drafted 1798

July 1, 2015 History, News

First Qualifications of an Orange man drafted 1798 “Confident pride, rather than an insecure vanity” On the 9th April 1978 the first meeting of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland was held in Dublin’s Dawson St.  On the 20th November 1798 the original hand written minutes contain, “qualifications requisite for an Orange man”, which read […]

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