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The two significant Sinn Féin and royal meetings will promote reconciliation and healing

22 May 2015

Substantive and historic events have occurred this week to assist us all in moving forward. They should not be squandered – they should be built upon Free article

The Irish Volunteer - Óglach na hÉireann Volume 2 - Number 24

22 May 2015

Series by Mícheál Mac Donncha chronicling the road to the 1916 Rising as seen through the pages of An tÓglach – the Irish Volunteer from 24 April 1915 to 22 April 1916 Free article

A slow-burning fuse (Written after the deaths of H-Blocks Hunger Strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara)

21 May 2015

'The deaths of Hunger Strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara in the H-Blocks, in quick succession on top of the deaths of Bobby Sands and Francis Hughes, has almost certainly touched off a slow-burning fuse' Free article

Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara – Died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, 21 May 1981

21 May 2015

THURSDAY, 21 MAY 1981, witnessed the deaths of two more Hunger Strikers. Raymond McCreesh passed away at 2:30am. That evening, Patsy O’Hara died. The deaths of Raymond and Patsy – who had started the strike on the same day, died on the same day and were born within a fortnight of each other in February 1957 – marked a critical escalation in the prison struggle as well as the struggle outside the prisons walls. Free article

Prince Charles speech 'an important contribution to peace' says father of IRA Volunteer

20 May 2015

Sligo Councillor Seán MacManus welcomes speech by Britain's Prince Charles on reconciliation Free article

'Europe’s moment of truth,' says SYRIZA in appeal for acts of international solidarity

20 May 2015

SYRIZA appeals for acts of social and political solidarity from rallies and awareness campaigns across Europe to initiatives in local, regional and national parliaments and personal or collective statements of support Free article

Ballymurphy Massacre families protest Prince Charles's visit

19 May 2015

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey joins Ballymurphy families in their protest to show Sinn Féin's ongoing support for their long campaign for truth and justice Free article

Meeting with Prince Charles 'significant symbolic and practical step forward in process of healing and reconciliation' – Gerry Adams TD

19 May 2015

'There is now a peaceful way to end partition and the Union. All who want a united Ireland have a duty to embrace this and to make friends with our neighbours' Free article

Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers honoured by Dublin City

19 May 2015

Plaque unveiled on Dublin's Henry Street recalls epic three-year strike by Dunnes Stores workers which changed Irish Government policy to apartheid South Africa and won the praise of Mandela, who invited the strikers to democratic South Africa Free article

By-election a three-horse race between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

18 May 2015

Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion in strong challenge to Establishment parties Free article

The funeral of Francis Hughes

16 May 2015

The harassment of Francis Hughes in life (one of the reasons why he joined the IRA) continued even with his death and the hijacking of his body by the RUC Free article

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