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Housing Minister must rescue Longboat Quay residents from €2million safety bill

2 October 2015

Emergency motion tabled to Monday's meeting of Dublin City Council Free article

40th anniversary of Franco’s last executions – Day of the Basque Soldier

28 September 2015

40th anniversary occurred at the weekend of the last firing squads of Franco’s fascist regime Free article

Catalonia votes 'Yes to independence'

28 September 2015

Pro-independence parties say Catalan regional election results give them mandate to declare independence from Spain Free article

New Loughgall inquests despite British Government bids to block them

25 September 2015

Eight IRA Volunteers and a civilian were wiped out in an unremitting onslaught in an SAS ambush operation Free article

The First Hunger Striker – Thomas Ashe

25 September 2015

Thomas Ashe was rearrested for sedition and incitement of the population on 15 July 1917 and sent to Mountjoy Jail. He demanded that he be given Prisoner of War status, including the right to wear his own clothes and associate with his fellow inmates Free article

The Great Escape from the H-Blocks of Long Kesh – 25 September 1983

25 September 2015

Two years after the epic 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike in which ten young republicans died, there was another epic event at Long Kesh that dealt a huge blow to the Thatcher regime in Ireland. This was the escape of 38 IRA prisoners from H-Block 7 on Sunday 25 September 1983. Free article

The Irish Volunteer - Óglach na hÉireann, Volume 2 - Number 42

25 September 2015

Series by Mícheál Mac Donncha chronicling the road to the 1916 Rising as seen through the pages of An tÓglach – The Irish Volunteer from 24 April 1915 to 22 April 1916 Free article

Colombian and FARC leaders pledge end to 50 years of civil war

25 September 2015

Announcement hailed as "historic" as Colombian President and rebel leader shake hands in Havana Free article

Charlie McGlade Commemoration held in Dublin

24 September 2015

33rd anniversary of the death of Volunteer Charlie McGlade held in Drimnagh Free article

Unionist councillors oppose moves to help refugees

23 September 2015

Anger as unionist parties in Antrim block motion aimed at aiding refugees fleeing Syria Free article

Uncomfortable Conversations happening in Scotland

22 September 2015

PLAINS is a small, quiet village in north Lanarkshire, close to the larger centres of Airdrie and Coatbridge.

The west of Scotland is marked by sectarian geography not unlike the segregation seen in the North of Ireland – Plains is regarded as a Catholic village, as is the town of Coatbridge, while Airdrie is seen as strongly loyalist, with the suburb of Clarkston, the... Free article

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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