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Irish America must re-mobilise in defence of the Good Friday Agreement

16 March 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney writes about his recent visit to San Francisco to update Irish Americans on the challenges in the political process and urges Irish American to campaign once again to defend the ethos of the Good Friday Agreement at this critical juncture, 20 years on from the signing of the historic accord. Free article


28 October 2010

Damaged goods: dealing with the legacy of childhood trauma


WHEN we think of children and trauma, we comfort ourselves with a few universal ‘truths’: children are resilient, they develop coping mechanisms, they will ‘get over it’.
Armed with these ‘truths’, adult protagonists, whether to a domestic row or armed warfare, carry on regardless of the impact on... Free article

Fograi Bhais: Ray Buckley

28 October 2010

Composer, musician, patriot and poet but, above all, he was a friend

THE death has occurred in Drogheda at 72 years of age of Sinn Féin member Ray Buckley.
A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ray spent his whole life living and working in his native Drogheda.
A cooper by trade, he was also a skilled musician, playing the saxophone professionally for such local legends as... Free article

Imeachtaí Events

28 October 2010


The Annual Bandon Sinn Féin Manchester Martyrs Weekend is being held a week till November 26th/27th/28th to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Kilmichael.

The weekend includes number of events on the Friday and Saturday, including a tour of historical sites of West Cork. Bus 11am sharp on the Saturday.... Free article


28 October 2010

I nDíl Chuimhne

6 November 1969: Volunteer Liam McPARLAND, Belfast Brigade, 2nd Battalion
6 November 1974: Volunteer  Hugh CONEY, Long Kesh
6 November 1975: Fian Kevin McAULEY, Fianna Éireann
8 November 1974: Volunteer Gerard FENNEL, Belfast Brigade, 1st Battalion
8 November 1982: Jeff McKENNA, Sinn Féin
11 November 1982: Volunteer Eugene TOMAN, Volunteer Gervase McKERR; Volunteer... Free article

Mayor hosts ceremony to commemorate death of Councillor Martin McCaughey

28 October 2010

Tyrone republicans’ tribute to Óglach killed with Volunteer Dessie Grew in SAS ambush

THE Mayor of Dungannon Council, Michelle O’Neill, has hosted a ceremony to commemorate the death of Councillor Martin  McCaughey. Martin was killed on active service with Volunteer Dessie Grew on October 9th 1990.
A framed commemorative portrait of Martin was unveiled in the Mayor’s parlour by... Free article

Comrades commemorate 20th anniversary of Tommy Casey

28 October 2010

THE 20th anniversary of the death of Tyrone Sinn Féin activist and father of 11 children, Tommy Casey, has been marked by republican comrades.
Tommy was shot dead by loyalist gunmen after arriving at a neighbour’s house on October 26th1990.
The Owen McNamee Sinn Féin Cumann, Kildress, organised a series of events, including a graveside candlelit vigil and a display of the... Free article

Seán Treacy Commemoration

28 October 2010

Kilfeacle, County Tipperary

THE annual Seán Treacy Commemoration in Kilfeacle, County Tipperary, last month heard Mid-Ulster Sinn Féin MLA Francie Molloy speak of the pride we republicans have in all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to bring about the total withdraw of British forces from Ireland.
Referring to ongoing media speculation about a possible visit by the head of... Free article


28 October 2010

Martin Ferris is a GAA Dáil Star

MARTIN FERRIS TD features in this just-published book as an Under-21 All-Ireland title winner as “an IRA fugitive on the run”.
We were a bit slow and the tenacious Kerry star got his hands on our review copy and it couldn’t be prised from his steely grip so a full review will have to wait for another day.
Author Conor McMorrow, a Political... Free article

‘Celebrity Bainisteoir’ scores over Wayne Rooney

28 October 2010

I  OBVIOUSLY lead a very sheltered life as prior to watching Celebrity Bainisteoir I had never heard of Breffni Morgan or Gavin Duffy or Mairead Farrell or Derek Burke (although I do confess to having watched Crystal Swing on YouTube).
My ignorance is particularly inexcusable as from time to time Kaniah gets me to trawl through the tabloids for the Sinn Féin Press Office in the... Free article

BOOK REVIEW | ‘Prepare to be inspired by this book and by Donnacha’

28 October 2010

Being Donnacha


I REMEMBER very well the time Anne Rynne told me Donnacha had multiple sclerosis. We were on the phone. It must have been about 15 years ago. Or thereabouts. Donnacha was in his mid-20s. Although she was scared, Anne was very brave about this traumatic development in the life of her son. Donnacha was even braver. They are like that, this mother and... Free article

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