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DUP's Jim Wells resigns as Health Minister following attack on LGBT couples

27 April 2015

Jim Wells has resigned as Health Minister in the North amid ongoing controversy over anti-LGBT comments Free article

FEARGAL O’HANLON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2011

3 November 2011

Seán Cronin - IRA strategist, historian and journalist

THE 2011 Annual Feargal O’Hanlon Memorial Lecture was a tribute to the late Seán Cronin, who was the strategist of the IRA’s Operation Harvest – the Border Campaign – as well as a distinguished author, historian and journalist. Seán Cronin died in March of this year in the United States, where he spent much of his life. His... Free article

FADY ABUSIDU OF FATAH’S FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMISSION AT THE SINN FÉIN ARD FHEIS

3 November 2011

Palestinian leader speaks to An Phoblacht

ON the historic occasion of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis held in Belfast in September for the first in its history, An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN spoke to FADY ABUSIDU of Fatah’s Foreign Relations Commission.
Peadar began by welcoming the London-based representative to the Ard Fheis and expressed how honoured we as republicans were to have a... Free article

CUBAN ANTI-TERRORIST AGENTS IN JAIL | PAROLED PRISONER MADE TO STAY IN FLORIDA

3 November 2011

Miami Five still fighting for justice 14 years on

BY SIMON McGUINNESS
National Co-ordinator,
Cuba Support Group Ireland

ON OCTOBER 7th, René González, one of the five men known as the Miami Five or Cuban Five, was released from a federal prison in Florida after more than 13 years in prison. The remaining four members of the Miami Five have just begun their 14th year of unjust... Free article

‘Soviet Soccer Saturday’

3 November 2011

HOSE OF US of a certain vintage and who used to go to dodgy parties with people who had congealed Guinness foam in their beards will recall the sort of sing-songs that Dublin republicans and lefties used to have before they started to go to late-night wine bars and eat tofu.
If there were Stalinists present then you were certain to hear Red Fly the Banners, O! It is one of those... Free article

EU governments delaying more maternity leave

3 November 2011

ONE YEAR AGO, the European Parliament adopted a very clear position on the revision of the Maternity Leave Directive. MEPs voted to increase the minimum period of maternity leave from the current 14 weeks to 20 weeks fully paid and also introduced two weeks’ fully paid leave for fathers.
We sought more, of course, but welcomed the vote at the time as “a boost for mothers and... Free article

As an gheibheann, isteach sa Facebook

3 November 2011

CÉ GUR gheall mé cúpla uair go raibh mé chun éirí as an nós, tá mé fós ar Facebook agus ag caitheamh cuid de m’ama luachmhaire gach lá ag féachaint ar cad atá daoine eile ag déanamh (nó ag rá go bhfuil siad ag déanamh) agus ag smaoineamh (nó ag rá go bhfuil siad ag smaoineamh). ‘Sé an rud a bhí ag cur as dom ná na céadta tagairtí do dhaoine ag bailiú ainmhithe agus féir ar... Free article

CAMPAIGN TO COMMEMORATE CORK TRADE UNION AND REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST

3 November 2011

‘Tadhg Barry Remembered’

» BY TREVOR QUINN
SIPTU, Cork

TADHG BARRY was to have the ominous distinction as one of the last people killed by the British forces in the revolutionary years. Just some three weeks before the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921, he was shot through the heart on November 15th by a British sentry at Ballykinlar internment camp in County Down.
Born... Free article

The Compton Report – a whitewash for torture

3 November 2011

TORTURE of detainees by NATO forces has been widespread during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Forty years ago, torture by the government of a supposedly liberal ‘Western democracy’ required a hasty cover-up. The government in question was ‘Her Majesty’s Government’ in London and the torture victims were Irish citizens detained without trial in the Six Counties.
Internment... Free article

ETA ENDS ARMED STRUGGLE | GERRY ADAMS ON SINN FÉIN’S ROLE IN DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENTS IN BASQUE PEACE PROCESS

3 November 2011

A good day for peace

» BY GERRY ADAMS TD
President of Sinn Féin

THE decisive and positive terms of ETA’s response on October 20th to the ‘Declaration’ in Donostia-San Sebastian by the International Conference Group in October is to be welcomed, as is the response of the Spanish Government and others.
It has taken many years of patient work to get to this point and every effort... Free article

Fógraí Bháis

3 November 2011

The obituaries of Peter John Caraher, Rose Doyle and Seamus Loughran

Peter John Caraher
South Armagh

THE lanes and hills of Cullyhanna came to a standstill on Wednesday 12th October when South Armagh said ‘slán abhaile’ to one of its most well-respected leaders, a giant in the republican community, Peter John Caraher, who died the previous Monday morning.
The wake and funeral... Free article

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