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Death of Ian Paisley Snr – 'Once political opponents, I have lost a friend,' says Martin McGuinness

12 September 2014

Former First Minister and Peter Robinson’s predecessor as leader of Democratic Unionist Party passes away at age of 88 Free article


12 May 2011

Electoral growth continues

TWENTY-NINE seats and a 26.9% share of first-preferences were just two of the critical markers for Sinn Féin in the 2011 Assembly election. It is not easy taking the responsibilities of power and it is even more difficult in the face of an ongoing economic crisis yet Sinn Féin’s performance in this election demonstrates a growing trust with the... Free article


12 May 2011

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 May 1993 Alan LUNDY, Sinn Féin.
2 May 1987 Volunteer Finbarr McKENNA, Belfast Brigade, 2nd Battalion.
3 May 1974: Volunteer Teddy CAMPBELL, Long Kesh.
5 May 1981: Volunteer Bobby SANDS, H-Block Martyrs.
5 May 1992: Volunteer Christy HARFORD, Dublin Brigade.
6 May 1988: Volunteer Hugh HEHIR, Clare Brigade.
7 May 1974: Volunteer Frederick LEONARD, Belfast Brigade,... Free article

Hunger Strike | 30th anniversary events

12 May 2011

HERE are the events that the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee knows of to mark the 30th anniversary of the heroic 1980/1981 Hunger Strikes.
Updates can be got from Maureen or Deirdre at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee at 028 9034 7350 or or local Sinn Féin contacts in your area.
The An Phoblacht website will also list... Free article

Nelson Inquiry report to be published May 23rd

12 May 2011

THE findings of the public inquiry into the murder of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson will be made public on May 23rd.
Secretary of State Owen Paterson said the report will be shown to the Nelson family before it is published in full.
Rosemary Nelson died on March 15th 1999 after a booby-trap bomb placed under her car exploded. Before she died, Rosemary, a human rights lawyer,... Free article

Cloned meat on your dinner plate?

12 May 2011

THE European Parliament has been in Strasbourg for its plenary session this week (9th to12th May). Topics on the agenda included cloning, lobbying, and shipments of toxic waste.
Talks on new EU rules on ‘novel foods’ - GMOs and food from cloned animals - remain at an impasse after a breakdown in negotiations between MEPs and member states last month.
The main point of disagreement... Free article

The Problem with the euro

12 May 2011

IN RUAIRÍ QUINN’S autobiography, Straight Left, he argued that during the 1990s the then Fine Gael/Labour Government made southern Irish state membership of the euro a key strategic imperative. He argued that membership would bring “solidarity” from other member-states and “low interest rates” to Irish borrowers, both of which would be key to our future economic development.
I... Free article

Events to coincide with British queen’s state visit

12 May 2011

DURING the state visit of the British queen to the 26 Counties from May 17th, Sinn Féin is staging a number of events around her itinerary.
It is also supporting ceremonies held by victims group Justice for the Forgotten calling for full co-operation by Queen Elizabeth’s government into the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
The British queen arrives in Dublin on the exact anniversary of... Free article

Óglach Seamus McElwain

12 May 2011

Knockatallon, County Monaghan

A LARGE CROWD of republicans gathered in Knockatallon, County Monaghan, on Saturday evening, 23rd April, to remember “one of Ireland’s most fearless and dedicated soldiers”, Óglach Seamus McElwain on the 25th anniversary of his execution by the British Army’s SAS.
The commemoration was led by a republican colour party and there were two bands... Free article

Remembering the Past

12 May 2011

The ‘Partition Election’ and the Second Dáil Éireann

BY MAY 1921, the war in Ireland was at its most intense. The country was under British military rule with crown forces carrying out widespread murder, maiming, burning and looting. The resistance of the IRA had been stepped up with flying columns operating successfully in several parts of the country. British forces were under... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

12 May 2011

AREN’T elections a serious handlin’, Enda? Candidate-itis afflicts even the most guaranteed election runner going forward. The party managers have cut their territory back to the bone and there is no quota left in the quarter of a field that they are expected to plough.
You meet all kinds of hardliners who never threw a stone in anger. We tell them that, whatever day Ireland is... Free article

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The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.

Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.

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