Annual Christmas Card Appeal for Irish Republican Prisoners

Coming a bit late this year with the annual  Appeal for Christmas Cards for Irish Republican prisoners.

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Here’s the list
Portlaoise Gaol
E3 & E4, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Republican prisoners from Dublin:
Tallaght:      Dean Byrne  Edward McGrath  Kevin Braney
Clondalkin: Patrick Brennan
Ballymun:   Stephen Hendrick  David Nooney
Finglas:       David Murray  Ciaran Maguire  Eddie O’Brien
Cabra:        Bob Day
Raheny:      Dean Evans
Killester:     Donal O’Coisdealbha
Goatstown: Connor Hughes
Ballybrack:  Darren Fox

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Republican prisoner from Louth: Conan Murphy

Republican prisoner from Carlow: James Smithers

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Republican prisoners from Cork: Joe Walsh  Sean Walsh  Mick Gilmartin  Martin McHale

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Republican prisoner from Tipperary:     Dylan Cahill
Republican prisoner from Monaghan:   Jim Smyth
Republican prisoners from Mayo:          Colin Mannion    Brian Mannion
Republican prisoner from Sligo:             Julian Flohr

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Republican prisoners from Belfast:     Sean Hannaway    Kevin Hannaway

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Address: Dóchas Centre
N Circular Rd, Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Republican prisoner from Belfast:
Eva Shannon

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Roe 4, Maghaberry Prison, Old Road Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn BT28 2PT

Republican prisoners from Armagh:       Brendan McConville     Sean McVeigh
Republican prisoners from Belfast:          Matt Johnston        Gerard Burleigh
Republican prisoner from Fermanagh:    Barry Petticrew (Held on a non – political wing)
Republican prisoner from Meath:            Darren Poleon
Republican prisoner from Tyrone:            Gavin Coyle

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Which prisoner should I chose?
Whoever you want – maybe somebody from an area you know in Ireland.
Or where your ancestors came from.
Or some place you’d like to visit
Or just a name you like the sound of

Or somebody whose name you’ve seen in the press and on TV

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What should I do?
Just send them a card with a little note in it.

Should I just send a Christmas card or a letter?
Whichever you are happiest with.

It’s a gesture to to show solidarity at this time of year

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Should I enclose my address?
That’s entirely up to you.

You can enclose your address or not as you wish.
If you do, you may set up a sorta penpal friendship
If you don’t – it’s the thought and the card that count

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Any suggestions on topics to write about?
Just write and let them know who you are, that you’re thinking of them
For example:  I’m XY from . . .. .

I’m writing to send Christmas wishes and hoping you are doing OK in gaol
My thoughts are with you during the festive season as you are far from your family and friends

If you want to start up a correspondence, ask them for some news about themselves
“Let me know how you are keeping and getting on”

And include your address

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Remember: Just the cost of a card and a stamp and

a few minutes of your time will make a big difference to a prisoner


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UK Government mulling ban on possession and distribution of pure ‘Fact’ after Brexit

loved this satirical post by Tom Pride. Post- Brexit be ready for UK nationwide shortages in facts, truth, critical thinking, stats  and so forth

You can read the rest here

Pride's Purge


MPs and activists have launched a drive for a post-Brexit ban on the distribution and import of pure varieties of ‘fact‘ after the UK leaves the EU next year.

Campaigners believe Brexit will be an opportunity to close the door on the problem of the widespread use of what is commonly known on the street as “truth” – now available in quantities so pure that it is set to become illegal to produce in Britain.

A Tory MP at the forefront of the new campaign says he believes there is “a very good chance” of making Britain fact-free once Britain is no longer a member of the EU.

Michael Gove, the environment secretary and Brexiteer, has signalled he is open to halting imports and possession of ‘fact‘ after Brexit, including those sold under the street names of ‘critical thinking‘, ‘free will

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the rocky road to Dublin – the way we were

Good evening boys and girls, ladies and gents
I’m back
Summer’s drawing to a close

Time for a film as the Pope is visiting part of Ireland

He’s begging for forgiveness and pardon for clerical “sins” –

Crimes to you and me!

The numbers of children and women who were tortured by the church and state is almost too immense to fathom.
For decades Irish  governments sent babies, children and women into incarceration which they knew was brutal and horrific.

Doctors, Gardai, teachers, mothers, sports organisations, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, friends, neighbours and the clergy knew what has happening and the majority stayed silent or deliberately covered up.

Similar crimes happened in Scotland as we saw nuns arrested just this week

What is the Church doing?

Pope Francis is not handing anybody over to the police

He’s not offering compensation to the victims

I don’t see any sign of the Vatican cheque book handy,

to pay up for all the damages.

The Pope’s in Silent prayer….

That’ll certainly help the Survivors.

How about  turning in those Churchmen that allowed/facilitated this and covered up for their criminal colleagues?


So we come to tonight’s film

It’s hard watching

Shows how gullible we were, how trusting and naive, ripe for the plucking

Let’s hope we have wised up by now – at least enough to look after ourselves!