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20 years after the IRA’s unilateral cessation, Colin Parry inspires reconciliation

30 July 2014

Colin Parry exemplifies that remarkable human quality, synonymous with Nelson Mandela, of reaching out to make friends with past enemies Free article

Green Cross appeal to help families of fallen Volunteers

14 December 2011

It’s important that republicans remember the families of fallen Volunteers, especially in the run-up to Christmas

THE work of supporting the families of republican activists imprisoned or killed defending their republican beliefs and principles has been carried on down through the decades by very committed people. Today that work is being continued by the Green Cross... Free article

Maghaberry prison ‘tense’ – implement agreement, say Sinn Féin MLAs

9 December 2011

THE SITUATION in Maghaberry Prison is tense, making the need for the prison administration to resolve outstanding issues in the jail for the benefit of prisoners and staff even more urgent, Sinn Féin MLAs said after visiting there on Thursday.

Sinn Féin MLAs Raymond McCartney (Foyle) and Jennifer McCann (West Belfast) visited Hydebank Young Offenders’ Centre and Women’s Prison as... Free article

Pat Finucane's family launches legal action against British Government

7 December 2011

THE FAMILY of Pat Finucane has announced it is to take legal action challenging the British Government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the assassination of the defence lawyer at his Belfast home in front of his family in 1989.

The killing is engulfed by widespread suspicion that British Government security services, the British Army or the RUC – or all three – and... Free article

How can Labour support this Budget?

6 December 2011

By Paul Hayes, West Cork

I WONDER did the people of Cork and across the country really think that when they voted for Labour candidates last February that a short nine months later their Dáil deputies would support such a savage attack on the most vulnerable in our society?

People have come to expect that Fine Gael would always side with the more-well-off in society and protect... Free article

Treoir: Cumulative changes add up to hardship for unmarried parents

6 December 2011

By Treoir

THE Budget introduced a range of significant reductions that will affect unmarried parents. Treoir is concerned that the amount of earnings disregard for the purposes of One-Parent Family Payment is to be reduced from €146.50 to €130 per week in January 2012 for existing as well as new recipients.

In addition, further reductions will be introduced over the following... Free article


5 December 2011

‘IMF clowns’ in Dublin demo



THE European Commission building on Dublin’s busy Dawson Street was shut down by EC officials when a large number of Sinn Féin activists dressed as ‘IMF clowns’ staged a noisy and colourful protest on Monday 21st November to mark the first anniversary of the IMF bail-out.
A large ‘Grim Reaper’ pulling along an Irish... Free article


5 December 2011

Gerry Kelly wins libel action against Sunday World

THE Sunday World has suffered a significant and humiliating double defeat at the hands of a senior Sinn Féin figure in the Dublin High Court, losing a libel action taken against the sensationalist tabloid by North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly.
The Sunday World had to read an apology in open court to Gerry Kelly on Thursday 10th... Free article

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The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.

Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.

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