an phoblacht July 2014

Running the guns

26 July 2014

From 'War by the Irish', by John McCann Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin join Corsica international youth solidarity festival

16 March 2011

ÓGRA SHINN FÉIN activists attended the 7th Scontri internaziunali in Corsica last week. The week-long event comprised of discussions on the role of music and liberation struggles and tourism as well as cultural events and tours.

Ógra Shinn Féin has a record of participating in this annual event organised by the youth movement Ghjuventú Indipendentista.

This year, ÓSF was... Free article

European Court rules against Spain on Otegi ‘slandering’ king

15 March 2011

THE European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Spain violated jailed pro-Basque independence leader Arnaldo Otegi's freedom of expression by convicting him of slandering King Juan Carlos by calling him the chief of torturers.

The court also ordered Spain to pay Arnaldo Otegi €20,000 in compensation.

Otegi was sentenced to a year in jail by Spain's Supreme Court in the case... Free article


15 March 2011

SINN FÉIN is urging everyone of eligible voting age to make sure they can exercise their right to vote in the Assembly and council elections being held on Thursday 5th May and in the referendum being held on the same day.

Sinn Féin West Tyrone Assembly candidate Michaela Boyle has asked everyone to first ensure that they are on the Electoral Register.

The cut-off date to... Free article

Peadar Tóibín TD ag tacú le Gaelscoileanna ag Teach Laighean

15 March 2011

THUG Teachtaí Dála Shinn Féin tacaíocht d'agóid eagraithe ag Gaelscoileanna i gcoinne an mholta le cóimheas daltaí le múinteoir sna gaelscoileanna a mhéadú ar aonchéim leis na scoileanna Béarla.

Ghair an t-úrlabhraí Peadar Tóibín ar an Aire Oideachais nua Ruairí Quinn a sheas suas agus a chinntiú go gcuireann sé bac leis an moladh seo.

Ag caint ón agóid dúirt an Teachta... Free article

All-whites row at Midsomer Murders scenes – TV for the BNP?

15 March 2011

THE PRODUCER of the long-running ITV detective series Midsomer Murders has been suspended after he told the Radio Times that the show's appeal is an all-white cast with no ethnic minorities, saying:

We're the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.

Midsomer Murders is set in a rural area of the south of England. The series returns this week with a new... Free article

Monitoring Commission will not be missed as final report heralds closure

14 March 2011

THERE should be no “golden handshakes” on top of wasted millions spent for the members of the so-called Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC), which presented its final report to the British and Irish governments on Monday, Sinn Féin has said.

The IMC was set up in 2004 to report on activity by non-state armed groups but has been roundly opposed by republicans for having... Free article

Gerry Adams expresses ‘deep sadness’ on death of journalist Gerald Barry

14 March 2011

SINN Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his “deep sadness” at the news of the death of journalist and RTÉ broadcaster Gerald Barry. Gerry Adams said:

Gerald Barry’s distinctive voice and incisive and probing interview style were sadly missing during the recent election campaign.

Gerald was a thoughtful and fair journalist and broadcaster.

His death is a deep... Free article

RIP 'Cormac' – Brian Moore – cartoonist with An Phoblacht/Republican News

13 March 2011

BRIAN MOORE, the political and social cartoonist better known to and loved by readers of Republican News and An Phoblacht/Republican News as ‘Cormac’, passed away on Saturday night.

Brian was a republican and a socialist. He supported the struggle for freedom and the Peace Process.

His cartoons were incisive and funny. And for many readers the back page was the first they... Free article

Danny Morrison to launch Hunger Strike exhibition in Omagh on Monday

13 March 2011

THE former Assembly member for Mid-Ulster and current Secretary of the Bobby Sands Trust, Danny Morrison, will officially launch the National Hunger Strike Exhibition in the Strule Arts Centre on Monday evening at 8pm.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Danny said:

The Hunger Strikes of 1980 and 1981 were defining moments in recent Irish history. As one of the negotiators at that... Free article

Dúirt Siad > Joan Burton/Susan McKay, Celia Larkin, Gerry Adams

13 March 2011

Joan Burton should have been made Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. She was not. Why? Because a man wanted the job. Not a better qualified man. Not even an equally qualified man. Burton, an accountant, has been Labour’s finance spokeswoman for nine years. She is tough, not least because she’s taken part in far too many meetings at which she was the only woman. Brendan... Free article

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