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Video – Give FG/Labour Government a clear message that water charges must be scrapped

19 November 2014

'Peaceful, colourful, family-friendly and determined' – Sinn Féin calls on public to join Right2Water campaign's national demonstration on 10 December 1pm at Leinster House Free article

Clonmel marks the Hunger Strike

9 September 2011

THE 30th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike was marked in Clonmel, County Tipperary, on 20th August, with a march through the town centre to the Manchester Martyrs monument on the Quay, where a wreath was laid.

2011 Brian Keenan Challenge honours republican legend

9 September 2011

BRIAN KEENAN’S daughter, Chrissie, joined Bobby Storey in making the presentations at the 4th Annual Brian Keenan Mountain Challenge, a 15-mile trek over the Cooley Mountains to pay tribute to the republican legend and raise money for Sinn Féin, at the end of August. Brian’s wife, also Chrissie, was also at the event.
IRA leader Brian Keenan passed away in 2008 and comrades... Free article

Derry and Antrim remember Tommy Donaghy

9 September 2011

SOUTH DERRY republican Tommy Donaghy was remembered on Sunday 21st August when hundreds of republicans from across Counties Derry and Antrim marched through Kilrea and along the Drumagarner Road to his graveside at St Mary’s Chapel. They were led by a colour party from the South Derry Martyrs Band.
Kilrea was a once-renowned bastion of staunch unionism and on the day of Tommy’s... Free article

Atlas of Stateless Nations in Europe

9 September 2011

By Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez
Y Lolfa Publications,
Aberystwyth, Wales. Price: £14.95

Reviewed by Mark Moloney

THE ‘Atlas of Stateless Nations in Europe’ by Breton author Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez is an informative introduction to the various ethnic, linguistic and cultural minorities striving for autonomy and independence throughout this continent.
The book provides the reader with a... Free article

The Fall of Dublin

9 September 2011

By Liz Gillis
Mercier Press, Dublin. Price €11.69

Reviewed by Pat Finlay
Rebel Tour of Dublin

MERCIER PRESS has added to its ‘Military History of the Irish Civil War’ series with the publication of ‘The Fall of Dublin’ by Liz Gillis, joining titles such as ‘Battle for Limerick City’ by  Pádraig Óg Ó’Ruairc and ‘Summer Campaign in Kerry’ by Tom Doyle.
Liz Gillis is from Dublin... Free article

‘John Lennon’s Dead’: Stories of Protest, Hunger Strikes & Resistance

9 September 2011

By Síle Darragh
Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast. Price €12

Reviewed by Laurence McKeown
Former H-Blocks prisoner

THE FIRST THING I like about this book is its wonderful title. It’s original. It’s thought-provoking. You wonder what exactly John Lennon’s death has to do with republican prisoner activities of protest, hunger strikes, and general acts of resistance – but... Free article

2011 Desmond Greaves School - This weekend in Dublin

9 September 2011

23rd Desmond Greaves Summer School

THE 23rd Desmond Greaves Summer School will be held at the Pearse Centre in Dublin over the weekend 9 to 11 September 2011. Desmond Greaves was a historian and a Marxist, who wrote extensively on Irish labour history. He wrote important books on James Connolly, Liam Mellows, and the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. The School is... Free article

Cork Fianna Fáil former TD turns on Mícheál Martin

2 September 2011

ONE OF FIANNA FÁIL’S most outspoken TDs has said leader Mícheál Martin decided against running a party candidate in the Presidential election because planning tribunal reports on corrupt payments to politicians expected to be released during the campaign are likely to be damaging to Fianna Fáil.

Noel O’Flynn, who was a high-profile and vocal TD for Cork North Central... Free article

Sinn Féin and SIPTU lash ESRI's harsher austerity and cuts plan

1 September 2011

SINN FÉIN and SIPTU have both hit out at today’s call by the Economic and Social Research Institute for an accelerated austerity policy that will impose more pain on a public already under pressure paying the debts of the bankers, speculators and gamblers.

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said the ESRI was recommending a more right-wing approach to the economy than even the... Free article

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