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Video - Opposition walkout of Dáil as Garda malpractice debate cancelled

28 January 2015

Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and other parties storm out of Dáil after debate on Guerin report into allegations that serious crimes were not investigated properly by gardaí is cancelled Free article

Death of Jack Layton, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party

9 September 2011

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his sadness on learning the news of the death of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
The Sinn Féin leader extended his deepest sympathy and condolences to Mr. Layton’s family, and his many friends and colleagues.
“I met Jack Layton in Toronto four years ago. He was a friend to the Irish Peace Process and even... Free article


9 September 2011

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 September 1973: Volunteer Anne Marie PETTICREW, Cumann na mBan, Belfast.
4 September 1970: Volunteer Michael KANE, Belfast Brigade, 3rd Battalion.
9 September 1973: Volunteer Francis DODDS, Long Kesh.
9 September 1985: Volunteer Raymond McLAUGHLIN, Donegal Brigade.
12 September 1989: Volunteer Seamus TWOMEY, GHQ Staff.
14 September 1986: Volunteer Jim McKERNAN,... 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

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Irish Volunteer Vol 2

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