26 thoughts on “Behind the Wire

    1. Pat Harding

      Funny you mention that I know more than a few Sinn Fein members who refer to themselves as Shinners as well as Republicans. Some Irish people have a sense of humour…which thankfully makes up for the snarly, pain-in-the-face types who don’t!

        1. millie st murderlark

          Because it’s disgraceful carry on and whatever muppet thought it was a good idea deserves a good clatter with the broom handle

    1. Mattress Pat

      The official one is in the Mansion House – where the first Dail met – Shinners of course had to have their own.

  1. Pat Harding

    Funny you mention that I know more than a few Sinn Fein members who refer to themselves as Shinners as well as Republicans. Some Irish people have a sense of humour…which thankfully makes up for the snarly, pain-in-the-face types who don’t!

  2. RuilleBuille

    If they were alive in 1919 the leaders of FG, FF, Lab, Greens, Solidarity would not have had the courage to attend the First Dail.

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