an phoblacht July 2014

Irish Peace Process template applies to Gaza/Israel

24 July 2014

The corollary of the US and British positions on MH17 should be to support robust diplomatic sanctions against Israel until it unambiguously commits to binding negotiations, based upon an acceptance of the Palestinian people’s right to their own state alongside Israel – the two-state solution Free article

GUE/NGL will not back EU 2020’s anti-social policies

4 March 2011

THE European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group in the European Parliament – of which Bairbre de Brún is a member – has criticised the European Union’s 2020 strategy as the sort of “anti-social policies” that have contributed to the crisis rather than solutions.
GUE/NGL President Lothar Bisky (Germany) was critical of the strategy:
“Clearly it had not come up with... Free article

Now this election is over

4 March 2011

BY THE TIME you read this article, the election will be over, the posters will be down and the negotiations for the next government well under way.
Whatever the overall result, Sinn Féin will have had a good election. We will have increased our vote across the state. We will have a stronger Dáil team determined to hold Enda Kenny’s austerity government to account.

Progressive London conference hears Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin

4 March 2011

DESCRIBED by some media as “a Who’s Who of Left-leaning Londoners” opposing the Conservative/Lib-Dem Govern-ment’s Budget cuts, the 2011 Progressive London conference on Saturday 19th February was launched by “‘once and future Mayor” Ken Livingstone and heard Sinn Féin Assembly Economy spokesperson Mitchel McLaughlin.
They were joined by over a quarter of London’s Assembly... Free article

SDLP’s ‘Hokey Cokey’ politicking over Assembly Draft Budget

4 March 2011

MITCHEL McLAUGHLIN has hit back at SDLP criticism of the Assembly Draft Budget, accusing it of being “devoid of imaginative thinking”.
“The only manifestation of the SDLP’s ‘Hokey Cokey’ relationship with the Executive that is visible so far is it is increasingly identified as an ally of the UUP/Tory Party,” Mitchel McLaughlin said.
He added:
“The SDLP’s spokespersons seem to... Free article

Release of the Birmingham Six

4 March 2011

IN the late 1980s, the British police and judicial system came under intense national and international scrutiny as the framing of Irish people for offences they did not commit was exposed in the media and in the courts. The best-known of these frame-up victims were the Birmingham Six.
Irishmen Billy Power, Paddy Hill, John Walker, Gerry Hunter, Hugh Callaghan and Richard... Free article

The Two Sisters

4 March 2011

BY DANNY MORRISON

MEN would arrive late at night, on foot or on bicycle. They stayed for a couple of nights, were fed and rested. Someone would come out from Derry and rendezvous with them, bringing them a message of when it was safe to travel.
Among the fugitives were escapees from Crumlin Road Jail, including former IRA Chief of Staff Hugh McAteer. Hugh had been sentenced to... Free article

Imeachtaí

4 March 2011

MEATH

Sinn Féin na Mí – 6th Annual Dinner Dance

This years Annual Dinner Dance will take place in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan, County Meath on March 16th 2011. Speaker: Martin Ferris TD. Honouree:  Celine Collins. Táille inteach €35. Music by Setanta. For ticket or more information contact: Eileen Shiels 00 353 86 816 8675

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Notices

4 March 2011

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 March 1983: Volunteer Eddie DYNES, North Armagh Brigade.
3 March 1991: Volunteer Malcolm NUGENT, Volunteer Dwayne O’DONNELL, Volunteer John QUINN, Volunteer Noel WILKINSON, Tyrone Brigade.
4 March 1972: Volunteer Albert KAVANAGH, Belfast Brigade, 2nd Battalion.
6 March 1988: Volunteer Mairéad FARRELL; Volunteer Dan McCANN; Volunteer Seán SAVAGE, GHQ Staff.
7... Free article

Merseysider who fell in ‘The Lonely Woods of Upton’

4 March 2011

LIVERPOOL’S Irish community has paid tribute to one its sons who fell in the ambush immortalised in the ballad The Lonely Woods of Upton on February 15th 1921.
Seán Phelan hailed from Evelyn Street in the Kirkdale area of the city but travelled to Ireland to take up work as a teacher in Cork. He also became a staff officer in one of the IRA’s most active columns in the Tan War,... Free article

Michael McGillian

4 March 2011

A dedicated Tyrone Volunteer

MICHAEL McGILLIAN passed away on Christmas Day 2010. Michael’s family has asked An Phoblacht to print the oration given at Michael’s funeral by his lifelong friend, Liam McElhinney.

ONCE AGAIN the sad duty falls on me to pay a final tribute to an old comrade and fellow Volunteer of the old Strabane unit, Óglaigh na hÉireann, veteran republican... Free article

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