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On this day 30 years ago the British government introduced the controversial broadcasting ban preventing Sinn Féin representatives from being heard on TV and radio. Free article


6 December 2010

Showing political leadership

Chairperson, West Belfast Sinn Féin

ON behalf of West Belfast Sinn Féin I would like to pay tribute to the work Gerry Adams has done in representing this constituency. The enormous contribution that Gerry has made towards advancing the rights of the west Belfast community - and advancing Irish republicanism - over more than four... Free article


6 December 2010

Gerry Adams declares for Louth

GERRY ADAMS announced his decision to put his name forward for the Sinn Féin nomination for the Louth constituency at the next general election as part of his address at the Edentubber Commemoration in County Louth on November 14th.
This is what Gerry said in a dramatic initiative by Sinn Féin as an all-Ireland party facing up to the challenges of... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

6 December 2010

THE very day that the IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission officials descended on Dublin was the day that the National Library of Ireland launched its exhibition ‘Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival’.
I travelled by train from Newry and was pleased to witness the new bilingual emphasis at Newry Railway Station, thanks to Conor Murphy, the Sinn Féin Regional... Free article


6 December 2010

Scrabble as Gaeilge

AGUS rudaí i bhfad níos tromchúisí ná caitheamh aimsire ar intinn daoine na laethanta seo is dócha go bhfuil mé ag dul sa seans libh ag scríobh faoi fhiontar úr i saol na Gaeilge le cúpla seachtain anuas: Scrabble as Gaeilge.
Is  é Glór na nGael atá i ndiaidh an chluiche atá aitheanta go hidirnáisiúnta a fhoilsiú don chéad uair i nGaeilge mar chuid dá... Free article

Pat Sheehan, the H-Blocks Hunger Striker who takes over from Gerry Adams as MLA

6 December 2010

PAT SHEEHAN, a 52-year-old Gaeilgeoir, is a republican former Hunger Striker from the Falls Road in west Belfast. He is the widower of Sinn Féin activist Siobhan O’Hanlon, who passed away from cancer in 2006. Pat is the father of their 11-year-old son.
In 1978, when Pat was 19, he was sentenced to 15 years in jail for IRA activity and entered the H-Blocks in Long Kesh. He... Free article

‘Still Imprisoned Project’ – working with republican ex-prisoners

6 December 2010


“THE ‘Still Imprisoned Project’ is carrying out really important work and catering for the needs of republican former prisoners and their families,” Joe Austin has told An Phoblacht.
Austin, a founding member of the ‘Still Imprisoned Project’ (SIP) was speaking to An Phoblacht after a conference in Belfast which outlined the breadth of work that is carried out... Free article

The Bobby Sands Sierra Maestra Trek | Sinn Féin solidarity in Cuba

6 December 2010

In the footsteps of revolutionary heroes

A DELEGATION of Sinn Féin activists travelled to Cuba in October/November for the inaugural ‘Bobby Sands Sierra Maestra Trek’. It is hoped that this will become an annual event during which Irish republicans will get the opportunity to travel to Cuba, meet with activists and other citizens across Cuba, and learn from and exchange views... Free article

Christmas presents with a message

6 December 2010


BUYING a present that’s different or means something can be the toughest part of Christmas for some and this year people are particularly hard-pressed to find value.
Look no further than the Dublin City Centre Sinn Féin Bookshop & Coffee Shop at 58 Parnell Square at the top of O’Connell Street.
If you’re up shopping in Dublin, drop in to enjoy the terrific full... Free article

BOOK REVIEW | 2016: A New Proclamation for a New Generation, by Gerard O’Neill

6 December 2010

Looking at the Proclamation

‘World by Storm’ is the moderator for the left-wing blog Cedar Lounge Revolution

‘World by Storm’ is the moderator for the
left-wing blog Cedar Lounge Revolution

THE title of this book in a way encapsulates what is an accessible, thoughtful and often... Free article

Martin McGuinness pays tribute to Scotland supporters

6 December 2010


ON SATURDAY 13th November, Martin McGuinness flew into Glasgow Airport to a completely different kind of welcome that Gerry Adams received on his arrival in Glasgow back in 1995. Back then, Gerry, was greeted at the airport by a baying crowd of Scottish loyalists. This time, the only people who reacted were one or two among the plane-load of Rangers... Free article

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