THE IRISH REPUBLIC
ANOTHER BRITISH BOMBING
A violent explosion damaged the front of. the -
Town Hall of the west coast resort. of Blackpool
carly to-day . Police. reported that before the
Blackpool blast, bombs had been discovered in a
dust bin on the promenade and in the gardens out-
side the constable’s office.
In London a special police guard was. placed over
buildings, after Scotland Yard received reports of
an’ alleged Irish Republican Army plot to make a
concerted attack on government buildings.
What is supposed to be a dump of the I. R. A.
exploded ‘in Conventry on Friday night, 25th of
August. Five persons were killed and about fifty
injured. .'These unfortunate accidents are regretted
by the I. R. A. but war is war. Though this war |
up to now has been against property and though
the accidental deaths resulting from it are greater on
the side of the I. R. A. than on England’s ‘side the
war will still continue against English property and ,
public services with every precaution taken to avoid
accidental deaths even to the extent of passing a
target up until other times.
SIR SAMUEL HOARE
SPEAKS IN PARLIAMENT
Sic Samuel said that all the incidents which ‘had
happened since January as far as he could gather were
based on.the plan (Plan S).
Since January he continued there had being no
fewer than 127 outrages . ...57 in London and 70
in the provinces. It was true that so far there was .
a very limited loss of life. Indeed from the docu-
ments that had come into the governments hands, -
it was clear that in the early chapters of the cam- |
paign the attempt was intended against property and ;
. In the first place those —
not against human life . .
responsible were becoming more astute. They were
careful now not to be caught with arms or explosives ©
on them. They moved quickly from place to place.
As a rule they left no written instructions, they gave
their orders by word of mouth.
(We have yet to hear that the radio was captured,
Sir Samuel !—Ed.) Irish Bulletin 8-12-39
TWO BOMBS IN LIVERPOOL
Liverpool, Aug. -26—Two bomb explosions —oc-
curred here tonight. No one was injured.
Part of the front of a sub-Post Office was blown
out by the first explosion. The second occurred in
the shopping center.
VISITORS TO IRELAND
Among the distinguished visitors in Ireland dur-
ing the past month were Joe McGarrity of Philadel-
phia. Judge Robert Bolger and Congressman J. P.
McGranery to whom so much credit is due for hav-
ing completely deflated-the English Royal visit here
last June. It is hardly necessary to add that on show-
ing his nose in his native County Tyrone, Joe Mc-
Garrity was searched by England’s minions in that
70% Nationalist county and served with an Ex-
Time and again the English Parliament and Press
state that the I. R. A. are aided financially by “for-
eign associations.” Time and again the I. R. A. reply
that the foreign associations are the Organizations
of Ireland’s exiles, principally in America. No one
in Ireland looks upon any organization of Irishmen
in America as a “foreign association” but of course
to an Englishman they are. We can assure England
that we Irish exiles will send all the spare cash we
have or can collect to aid the I. R. A. until they
havd crowned: our’ native Isle—our country—with
the bright diadem of Liberty—free from any actual
or pretended or symbolical sovereignty by the Eng-
lish Government or by the King of England. Thanks
fingland for recognizing us as foreigners. Recognize
our brothers in Ireland as the same. Your troubles
Our readers are fully aware of the prisoners in
gaols in England and in Belfast. From here we can
not do much to help the prisoners personally, but
each of them must suffer through the natural worry
they feel for their loved ones — wives, children,
mothers, fathers, dependent brothers or sisters. These
must live. The Irish Prisoners National Aid Society
are taking care to the best of their financial ability
of these dependents. As time goes on these will in-
crease’ in numbers, so too, must grow the ability of
the National Aid Society, to meet the demand. Send |
subscriptions to Joseph Clarke, Secretary, Irish
Prisoners National Aid Society, 68 Upper O'Connell
St., Dublin or to Irish Prisoners National Aid Society,
c/o Clan na Gael 537 West 125th St., N. Y. C.
There were 700 “Irish Enemies” on the list for the
big round-up (deportation) (one paper said 5,000.)
Scotland Yard raided houses everywhere, they held
up people in the street, they questioned and bullied
and blustered, they confiscated property, they travel-
led on, the boats to Ireland, they stayed in Dublin
Hotels and at the end of the week, the big round-up
netted 25 persons. Some of these were badly beaten
up by Scotland Yard men, and had to receive hospi-
tal treatment on arrival in Dublin. Many readers
will remember the beatings they received from the
Black and Tans. Rally around the I. R. A. boys,
and help them to bring a speedy end the English
For Ireland is Ireland, through joy and through tears
Hope never dies through the long weary years.
Each age has seemed countless, brave hearts pass away
But their spirit still lives on in the Men of Today.