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1 July 2014 Edition

Centenary of the Howth and Kilcoole gun-running

1 July 2014

SUMMER 1914: Ireland was like an armed camp but the largest military body in the country, the Irish Volunteers, were mostly unarmed. The country was occupied by the British Army and the Royal Irish Constabulary, both heavily armed with modern weaponry. The unionist Ulster Volunteer Force was equipped with 35,000 new rifles and three million rounds of ammunition brought into Larne, County Antrim, on the night of 24 April. Premium service article

Fermanagh & South Tyrone – crossroads in history

1 July 2014

“SANDS, BOBBY . . . Anti H-Block Armagh Political Prisoner . . . Thirty thousand, four hundred and ninety-two,” said the returning officer as he announced the result of the Fermanagh & South Tyrone by-election held on 9 April 1981. Premium service article

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