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Ulster Unionist icon quoted by Gerry Adams at North Belfast community engagement meeting

28 November 2014

‘In this island we cannot live always separated from one another. We are too small to be apart or for the Border to be there for all time. The change will not come in my time but it will come’ – James Craig, Stormont Prime Minister, 1921-1940 Free article

New plaque unveiled to Fian Tobias Molloy

18 August 2011

A LARGE NUMBER of republicans from Strabane and Lifford gathered at midday on Saturday 16th July at the unveiling of a new memorial plaque to mark the 39th anniversary of the death of Fianna Éireann member Tobias Molloy, killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army at the ‘Camel’s Hump’ checkpoint on 16th July 1972.
In a ceremony jointly organised by Ógra Shinn Féin and... Free article

Volunteer Patrick Cannon remembered

18 August 2011

REPUBLICANS from across Ireland gathered in Balgriffin Cemetery in north Dublin on Saturday 16th July to remember IRA Volunteer Patrick Cannon (20), from Edenmore in Raheny, who died in a premature explosion on the Donegal/Tyrone border along with his comrade Volunteer Peter McElcar (19) on 17th July 1976.
Pat’s nephew, Conor O’Moore, read the Dublin Brigade Roll of Honour and... Free article

Le Chéile 2011 - Show your support and solidarity

18 August 2011

LE CHÉILE, the event at which people’s contribution to the struggle for Irish freedom is honoured by the republican family, takes place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Saturday 10th September, the weekend of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in the city for the very first time.
A special brochure containing profiles of the six honourees and messages of support and solidarity from their... Free article

Hunger Strike | 30th anniversary events

18 August 2011

Cavan/Monaghan pays tribute to Kieran Doherty TD

THE 30th anniversary Kieran Doherty TD Commemoration was held in Cavan Town on Sunday 31st July by Cavan Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair.
Colour parties, bands, elected representatives and supporters made their way through Main Street, College Street and around to the monument at Cavan Courthouse where the Kieran Doherty Sinn Féin... Free article

2011 Poc Fada Stormont

18 August 2011

BBC broadcaster Mark Sidebottom is presented with the Edward Carson Trophy, named after the unionist icon who was a keen hurler, by Francie Molloy

What a wedding party!

18 August 2011

THERE IS a scene in the ‘Michael Collins’ film where Liam Neeson is pacing a darkened room in brooding silence. Julia Roberts, as Kitty Kiernan, senses that something is up and says to him, “You’ve sent your boys out tonight, haven’t you?”
There were several of us of a similar demeanour at my sister’s wedding in Tullamore last Saturday as 7 o’clock approached and we realised... Free article


18 August 2011

Man shot in back by British Army was ‘innocent’

FOUR DECADES to the day an unarmed Belfast man was shot in the back and killed by the British Army in 1971, the Historical Enquiries Team declared he was “innocent” of any wrongdoing. The British Army had consistently argued that Billy McKavanagh was an armed IRA activist.
British soldiers came upon the 21-year-old Markets man near... Free article

TUV leader's 'Terrorfest' youth camp fantasy is traditional fare

17 August 2011


JIM ALLISTER MLA was traditionally ranting and raving this weekend, screaming to the media that an Ógra Shinn Féin youthcamp last weekend was a "Terrorfest".

The well-attended weekend included political debates, lectures, a hunger strike exhibition, a historical tour of south Armagh, a talk on the Basque Country and the National Hunger Strike Commemoration on... Free article


14 July 2011

Enda Kenny’s hospital emergency

IF Sunday Business Post reporter Niamh Connolly had erased her old election campaign recordings, it may not have been possible to prove that Enda Kenny gave an unequivocal pledge to the people of Roscommon that Fine Gael in government would keep the accident and emergency services in Roscommon County Hospital. Now he’s safely in power, Enda Kenny... Free article

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