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Kieran Doherty TD – Died on 2 August 1981 after 73 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

2 August 2015

IRA Volunteer Kieran Doherty, TD for Cavan/Monaghan, died at 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August 1981, the day after Kevin Lynch’s death. Kieran had joined the hunger strike one day before Kevin Lynch and survived one day longer. Free article

Is a ‘Twelfth’ free from sectarianism possible?

16 July 2015

A real question arises as to whether and when what has come to be known as the Twelfth can and will become free from the actuality and connotations of sectarian and racist hatred, says Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney Free article

Fine Gael/Labour Government should ensure NAMA co-operates with Stormont probe, says inquiry Chair

16 July 2015

Sinn Féin MLA and Assembly Finance Committee Chair Daithí McKay is to write to Finance Minister Michael Noonan as Stormont investigates claims by Mick Wallace TD Free article

The Alternative Voice to the Fine Gael/Labour Government

16 July 2015

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD and Peadar Tóibín TD at the National Economic Dialogue conference in Dublin Castle Free article

Tánaiste's Dáil distortion of facts about Ballymurphy Massacre

16 July 2015

How can we take Government's assurance to families seriously? Free article

Government challenged to stand up for victims of Ballymurphy massacre

15 July 2015

Families of 11 people murdered in British Army shooting rampage of 1971 in Leinster House to demand justice Free article

Government's water charges plan "in tatters" as public reject tax

15 July 2015

Barrage of boos from Fine Gael and Labour backbenchers attempts to drown-out Mary Lou McDonald as she confronts Taoiseach over unfair tax Free article

Coalition for reconciliation is essential, Declan Kearney tells Westminster audience

14 July 2015

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney addressed a major reconciliation event in Westminster Free article

Irish Government ministers seek to rewrite history on Greek referendum – Senator David Cullinane

14 July 2015

The Sinn Féin senator said the mistake was on the part of the Irish Government who sided with the big power bloc in Europe and not the Greek people Free article

Orange and unionist leaders abdicate responsibility after fuelling tensions over parades rulings on Twelfth

14 July 2015

16-year-old woman hit by car and dozens of PSNI officers injured by unionist rioters Free article

Martin Hurson — Died on 13 July 1981 after 46 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

13 July 2015

THE death of IRA Volunteer Martin Hurson on 13 July 1981, after 46 days on the Hunger Strike, was unexpected. The suddenness of his death, coming only five days after that of Joe McDonnell, came as a shock since two other Hunger Strikers – Kieran Doherty and Kevin Lynch – had been almost a week on hunger strike ahead of Martin. Free article

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