When I post a photo like this on FB, many ask questions about the content of the photo; What's TAL?, How does 26 + 6 = 1?, Why include the socialist fist?, etc. So for those who don't know, I'll explain so that you have a better understanding. To myself & many others, the fist represents the fight for Irish freedom. "TAL" on the wrist is short for "Tiocfaidh ár lá", which means "Our day will come". The "26 + 6 = 1" stands for 26 free counties plus 6 occupied counties equals 1 united Ireland.