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Ireland’s Wars: The Donegal Campaign

Having looked at the beginnings of the Irish Civil War in Dublin and in its surrounding areas to the south and north, in this entry I want to commence a look at what Michael Hopkinson dubbed “the war in the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Pigeon Hill Raid

With the end of operations in the west, the attention turned back to the east. The original plan for the Fenian Raids, as envisioned by T.W. Sweeney, was for multiple attacks at different points on the border, as part of … Continue reading

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Donegal: The Last Word

Briefly: Doherty had an easy campaign and was the sure victor for the last two weeks of the process. Will get re-elected when the nation goes to the polls. O’ Domhnaill surprised me with the amount of first preferences he received, but … Continue reading

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The Donegal By-Election: Predictions

For what its worth, here’s my predictions for the Donegal by-election. Voting continues as of time of writing, and the count is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 9AM. No breathtakingly tense coverage this time out, because the result is increasingly beyond … Continue reading

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Donegal Election Candidates On Frontline: Confident, Annoyed, Boring, Better, Realist, Idealist

One more time, here we go. After my last post on the Vincent Browne debate got a favorable reaction, I figured I should cover the next one, this time with Pat Kenny on RTEs Frontline. Unlike Browne, Kenny’s managed to get … Continue reading

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