October 2016 Web front 200

Tom Hayden RIP – An incalculable loss to the struggle for civil rights, justice and freedom

25 October 2016

Tom Hayden’s involvement in the civil rights movement in the US is legendary: his was the voice of a new generation which opposed the war in Vietnam and espoused radical politics and challenged prejudice, discrimination and justice, both domestically and internationally Free article

Ex-internees to meet for legal and welfare updates after Belfast court ruling

21 October 2016

British Government told to hand over documents in internment case Free article

The ‘centre ground’ and the politics of Tweedledee and Tweedledum – Gerry Adams

20 October 2016

Nothing new about Fine Gael’s and Fianna Fáil’s ‘new politics’ – it’s about sustaining the status quo, says Sinn Féin leader Free article

Remembering Sheena Campbell

16 October 2016

Sheena’s plan for the by-election became known as ‘The Torrent Strategy’ and it changed the way Sinn Féin approached election work Free article

British police spy at Shell to Sea in Mayo – MEP wants Justice Minister to get answers from counterpart

14 October 2016

Lynn Boylan says Frances Fitzgerald has ‘perfect opportunity’ to find out who was responsible Free article

Budget Bingo’s fiver a week for all

13 October 2016

There was no bad news in the Budget, says spin doctor Terry Prone Free article

Westminster’s Brexit policy ‘all over the place’

12 October 2016

Uncertainty is thwarting investment and jobs. Brexit is already affecting household budgets, says John O’Dowd MLA Free article

1916 leader Éamonn Ceannt’s grand-nephew joins Felons’ Club celebration in Belfast

12 October 2016

David Ceannt thanked the Felons’ Association for making all the families of the executed 1916 leaders honorary members Free article

Martin McGuinness meets European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels

12 October 2016

North’s deputy First Minister meets senior MEPs and leaders of the European Parliament’s political groupings Free article

On This Day, 1984 – IRA bombs British Government at Brighton

12 October 2016

Audacious IRA attack in England during the conflict Free article

‘Bullish’ Michael Noonan turns tail and runs from TV Budget showdown with Pearse Doherty

11 October 2016

Fine Gael Finance Minister pulls out of live head-to-head just hours before ‘Prime Time’ face-off Free article

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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