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Silence of The Bonfires [Dubliner, 02/01]

This column originally appeared in the first issue of The Dubliner in February 2001. 191 “Big Houses” were burnt in Ireland between 1919 and 1923.* Mine survived. I can’t think why. Tom McClintock Bunbury, the man on the throne during the Troubles, did not have the sort of CV that people of a Republican nature […]
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