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Kieran Doherty TD – Died on 2 August 1981 after 73 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

2 August 2015

IRA Volunteer Kieran Doherty, TD for Cavan/Monaghan, died at 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August 1981, the day after Kevin Lynch’s death. Kieran had joined the hunger strike one day before Kevin Lynch and survived one day longer. Free article

La Senza women make a stand for all workers

6 February 2012

OCCUPATION SPOKESPERSON TALKS TO AN PHOBLACHT | SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH FROM SO MANY PEOPLE

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald talks to La Senza staff members Tara Keane

ON MONDAY 9 JANUARY 2011, a group of women workers from the La Senza lingerie chain occupied the company’s store in Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, west Dublin, after the company had sacked them and withheld their... Free article

Sectarian attackers leave Catholic youth for dead

6 February 2012

LOYALIST MOB CHASES TEEN THROUGH HOUSE AFTER FILM CREW CAR SMASHED UP

18-year-old James Turley was working as an extra on the film ‘The Good Man’ when he was attacked

» BY PEADAR WHELAN

JAMES TURLEY thought he would die at the hands of the sectarian gang that attacked him as he worked as a film extra in the loyalist Village area of South Belfast.

The 18-year-old... Free article

A referendum the right thing to do

6 February 2012

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY insists that he is not afraid to hold a referendum on the EU austerity treaty, what Brussels calls the fiscal compact.
If Enda Kenny is truly not afraid then he should allow a referendum, whether the Attorney General thinks it is necessary or not.
Pearse Doherty has reminded people that the Attorney General told the last government it did not have to hold the... Free article

A dissenting view full of contradictions

6 February 2012

‘THE PROVISIONAL IRA: FROM INSURRECTION TO PARLIAMENT’ (PLUTO PRESS), BY TOMMY McKEARNEY

REVIEW BY DANNY MORRISON

TOMMY McKEARNEY is probably the most articulate of all those activists who left the mainstream Republican Movement. He is deeply committed, thoughtful, without bile or bitterness — more a dissenter than a dissident (to use that unfortunate, pejorative word which... Free article

Gerry McGeough should be freed

6 February 2012

SINN FÉIN STATEMENT ON CONTROVERSIAL CASE |  WESTON PARK AGREEMENT WAS BROKEN BY BRITISH

BY GERRY KELLY MLA

Sinn Féin Assembly spokesperson on Policing & Justice

WHEN Gerry McGeough was first arrested in March 2007, Sinn Féin called for his immediate release. We believed then, as we believe now, that he should not have been arrested and charged and that he should not have been... Free article

Power of Scotland

6 February 2012

THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM | A QUESTION OF FREEDOM

BY MARY STEPHENS IN GLASGOW

Alex Salmond, SNP leader

THE issue of a referendum over Scottish independence has fired a debate not just the length and breadth of Scotland but right through the Westminster Parliament and beyond.

The prospect of a poll follows the Scottish Parliament elections in 2011, which saw... Free article

Stephen Lawrence and Robert Hamill cases - Getting away with murder?

6 February 2012

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN LONDON’S METROPLITAN POLICE | INSTITUTIONAL SECTARIANISM IN THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY

» BY PEADAR WHELAN


Stephen Lawrence and Robert Hamill

AFTER nearly 19 years of campaigning, the family of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, stabbed to death in an attack by a gang of racist white youths in south London in 1993, have, at long last, won some... Free article

Dublin bin privatisation debacle

6 February 2012

CHAOS MARKS SWITCH FOR RUBBISH COLLECTIONS | BIG CHANGES FACE HOUSEHOLDS

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA, DUBLIN SINN FÉIN COUNCILLOR

THE DOMINANT Fine Gael and Labour groups on Dublin City Council cannot wash their hands of the debacle of bin privatisation in the city as their parties in Government are following a privatisation agenda.
There was widespread disruption and confusion... Free article

Bloody Sunday in the British media

6 February 2012

Remembering the Past

BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

IN IRELAND and throughout the world, the British Army’s murders in Derry on Bloody Sunday 1972 brought condemnation of the British Government on a scale not seen since the ravages of the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries in Ireland 50 years earlier. However, in Britain itself the British Government was shielded from the worst of the... Free article

‘Fit for work’ test not fit for purpose

6 February 2012

REPORT RAISES MAJOR QUESTIONS OVER BENEFITS CHECKS FUNDAMENTAL FAILURES IN NEW SCHEME

THE British Government should suspend the Work Capability Assessment until it can be shown to be fit for purpose, says Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney after a report by the Citizens’ Advice Bureau raised serious questions over its efficiency and results.

The study, ‘Right First Time’, was... Free article

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