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Secret report reveals Irish Republican Army DID bring down army helicopter over south Armagh

24 January 2015

More than 30 years later, Whitehall files reveal British Army knowingly lied about success of IRA attack Free article

THE BOSTON COLLEGE TAPES | BIZARRE TWIST AS PEACE PROCESS CRITICS CHANGE TACK

9 September 2011

Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre ‘fear for Peace Process’

BY JOHN HEDGES

» BY JOHN HEDGES

THE US COURT-ROOM BID to seize ‘confidential’ interviews with former IRA members in the Boston College project headed by Ed Moloney and ‘dissident republican’ Anthony McIntyre has taken a bizarre turn with the arch-critics of the Peace Process saying they now fear their work could threaten... Free article

1981 HUNGER STRIKE | 30th ANNIVERSARY

9 September 2011

SEPTEMBER
The last weeks of the Hunger Strike

WHILE Michael Devine would be the last Hunger Striker to die, on 20th August 1981, the Hunger Strike itself would continue on.
On 31st August, Gerard Carville (25), an IRA Volunteer from Greencastle in County Down, became the twentieth person to join the Hunger Strike. An enthusiastic GAA footballer and fisherman, Gerard was active... Free article

First Derry Volunteer to be killed by Crown forces, 1971

9 September 2011

ÓGLACH EAMONN LAFFERTY MEMORIAL LECTURE, 40th ANNIVERSARY | BY MARTIN McGUINNESS MP, MLA

"EAMONN LAFFERTY was the first IRA Volunteer to be killed by crown forces in Derry in the recent phase of our struggle, on 18th August 1971. Coming in the immediate aftermath of the introduction of internment and inside the perimeter of what was at that time ‘Free Derry’, it had an indelible... Free article

Tyrone’s fighting story brought to book

9 September 2011

‘TYRONE’S STRUGGLE FOR IRISH FREEDOM’

GERARD MAGEE AND TYRONE SINN FÉIN COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE

BRUNSWICK PRESS, DUBLIN, PRICE £25/€35

‘AN PHOBLACHT’S’ backroom production staff have been working with GERARD MAGEE in helping him to produce ‘Tyrone’s Struggle for Irish Freedom’, a monumental labour of love that has materialised in a full-colour, 230mm x 297mm hard back with... Free article

'NO FAMILY TAXES' CAMPAIGN – UNIVERSAL SOCIAL CHARGE | HOUSEHOLD CHARGE | WATER CHARGES

9 September 2011

Campaign Fightback: NO Family Taxes

‘The Universal Social Charge has taken significant money out of take-home pay which has considerably reduced people’s ability to spend locally. The proposed household and water taxes on top of this will push many over the edge’

Paul Donnelly
Dublin Sinn Féin Chairperson

» BY MARK MOLONEY

SINN FÉIN will fight tooth and nail against the... Free article

Sluaite móra amuigh i gConamara

9 September 2011

Uisce faoi Thalamh

‘Móin’ agus ‘múin’ an dá ábhar is mó atá ag tarraingt cainte i gConamara le cúpla seachtain. Tá an pobal dúisithe agus sluaite móra tar éis freastal ar chruinnithe poiblí a bhaineann leis na costais bhreise atá dhá bhagairt ar dhabhachanna séarachais agus leagan amach na ceantair nua speisialta cosanta nó na ‘SPAs’ (Special Areas of Conservation) a thugann... Free article

DUBLIN VOLUNTEERS DINNER DANCE 2011 HONOUREE | ROSE DUGDALE

9 September 2011

From Chelsea debutante to the IRA

ROSE DUGDALE came from a wealthy English background and her journey into the Irish republican struggle stems from her inherent interest in the world around her. From her idyllic childhood on a farm in Devon, to her nine-year prison sentence and finally her progression into Sinn Féin, Rose’s contribution to republicanism is being honoured at this... Free article

SWITZERLAND: MORE TO IT THAN ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ AND YODELLING

9 September 2011

Power to the People! Direct democracy in action

“POWER TO THE PEOPLE!” cried Wolfie Smith, the 1970s BBC sitcom bedsit revolutionary of the ‘Tooting Popular Front’, to a chuckling but otherwise indifferent audience. But isn’t that what democracy is meant to be about? If the people are to be sovereign, then how do we organise politics to allow that?
Direct democracy is the idea... Free article

American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier – 35 years in prison

9 September 2011

Leonard Peltier: 35 years in prison

AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT (AIM) activist Leonard Peltier has been held in solitary confinement under oppressively hot conditions since 27th June for minor prison disciplinary violations which his attorney maintains he did not commit.
Peltier, age 66 and in declining health, was held in what he describes as “a steel and concrete box with no... Free article

Le Chéile 2011 Honourees

9 September 2011

SIX REPUBLICANS who have given outstanding service to the cause of Irish freedom are being honoured at the 2011 Le Chéile celebration being held around the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.

ANNIE CAHILL

ANNIE CAHILL was born 10th April 1935 at Whiterock Drive, Belfast. She was one of nine children born to Edward and Ethel Magee.
It was on Bodenstown Sunday in 1953 that Annie first met Joe... Free article

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