Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Francis Sheehy Skeffington 1915

 Nearly a year before his murder by Captain Bowen Colthurst during the Easter Rising, Francis Sheehy Skeffington was on trial for speaking out against conscription. The following link is to a document outlining his speech made during his trial

Francis Sheehy Skeffington speech June 1915

He rightly points out the hypocrisy surrounding the appointment of law breaker Sir Edward Carson to the British Cabinet.

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