Who is Robert Clifford?

Robert Clifford is the current Treasurer of the Celtic Club. We found that out when he turned up at the last AGM. Of course he resigned on 30.6.19! Another one who didn’t last very long. We know very little about him, but we can take it that he either knows nothing of the fate of the …

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Maguire Seven

Older readers will no doubt recall the story of the Maguire Seven. After Paul Hill and Gerard Conlon were forced to sign false confessions, they were tortured into accusing other Irish living in London at the time. The Maguire family, except the youngest boy, were wrongfully convicted of terrorism as a result. Patrick Maguire was …

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Annual Report troubles

It’s not easy to vote for motions and discuss important questions facing the Club when you don’t know anything about the reasons for them. That’s why the Annual Report – with the financial information – should be sent out to all members in good time. Considering that the Club is now paying the son of …

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President’s Update Analysed

These days many members just delete messages from their nonexistent club but the 19th September 2018 President’s update is worth reading in depth. The President’s update implies that the Committee has been beavering away perfecting its deal with Beulah, but he doesn’t give any exact dates. Shame really because there is more than a suspicion that …

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A tale of two hotels

As we should all know by now, the Celtic Club’s new home is at the Metropolitan Hotel, North Melbourne.  Not a very happy home by the looks of it. We know it’s not open early for breakfast, but an enquiring member wondered what the Celtic Club after dark was doing. Not a whole lot really. …

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