Graves · Ireland · Religion

Investigation team announces the discovery of a “significant” number of human child remains at non-operational home for unwed mothers

March 3, 2017 Tuam, Ireland The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation announces a “significant” amount of human remains had been found at the Mother and Baby Home, a closed home for unwed mothers and their children The Catholic-run Mother and Baby Home operated between 1925 and 1961, taking in unwed mothers and their… Continue reading Investigation team announces the discovery of a “significant” number of human child remains at non-operational home for unwed mothers

Ireland · Political

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)… Continue reading The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

Executions · Famous Last Words · Ireland

FLW: advises executioners to step forward for a better shot

Famous Last Words Erskine Childers Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin, Ireland November 24, 1922 "Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way." Author Robert Erskine Childers was said to have inspired propaganda of the Republican movement in the Irish Civil War. He was arrested for carrying a firearm after the Army Emergency Powers… Continue reading FLW: advises executioners to step forward for a better shot

Ireland · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Remembrance Day bombing

November 8, 1987 Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland A bomb set by the Irish Republican Army explodes near a memorial of British soldiers on Remembrance Day, killing 12 and injuring 63 Of the 12 killed, most were elderly pensioners. The IRA admitted a mistake in the bombing, stating their intended target had been British soldiers… Continue reading Remembrance Day bombing