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Leinster Leader 1916 Editorials 2017-03-26T21:53:48+00:00

NAAS, EDITORIALS FOR THE YEAR 1916

Galway-born brothers, Séumas and Michael O’Kelly, were both editors of the Leinster Leader during Ireland’s revolutionary period.  Séumas was editor from 1906-1912, while Michael replaced his brother as editor when Séumas moved to Dublin.

Michael O’Kelly was also Officer Commanding the Irish Volunteers in Naas. His editorials should prove an interesting insight into the political scene through the eyes of an active Irish Nationalist and literary figure in the county during this seminal year in our history

Michael was interned, in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, Séumas briefly replaced him until Michael was released from custody a few weeks later.

Every week we are republishing the Leinster Leader editorials of the O’Kelly Brotheres for the entire year of 1916.

Editorials of 1916

LEINSTER LEADER EDITORIAL 22 APRIL 1916

NAAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1916. PEACE, AND TRADE POSSIBILITIES Although peace is not yet within sight, indications are not wanting that a termination of hostilities is not [...]

April 22nd, 1916|

LEINSTER LEADER EDITORIAL 1 APRIL 1916

NAAS, SATURDAY,  APRIL 1, 1916. AGITATION AGAINST OVER-TAXATION The agitation against the further taxation of Ireland inaugurated at the great meeting held in the Dublin [...]

April 1st, 1916|

LEINSTER LEADER EDITORIAL 5 FEBRUARY 1916

NAAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1916. ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL ASPECTS OF THE WAR. The latest decision of the Coalition Government in conserving the supplies and resources [...]

February 5th, 1916|

Séumas O’Kelly

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