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Prominent nationalists urge Taoiseach to defend rights

11 December 2017

Hundreds of prominent nationalists from across civic society in the north have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him to defend the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Free article

The Springhill Massacre, 1972

1 October 2010

g  BY LAURA FRIEL

ACQUELINE BUTLER was only a toddler, the youngest of six children, when her father, Paddy, was shot dead by British paratroopers in what has come to be known as ‘The Forgotten Massacre’.
“I was only 18 months old when Daddy was killed. I never knew him, only through stories and photographs.
“Mum had five other children all under 15. All she ever said was that he... Free article

Ógra cumann renamed after much-loved young republican Pádraig Barton

1 October 2010

MARTIN McGUINNESS was the guest speaker at the renaming of the Derry City Ógra Shinn Féin cumann in honour of Pádraig Barton, an Ógra member who tragically lost his life in a traffic accident in June.
It is now the Na Fianna Martyrs and Pádraig Barton Cumann.
At a packed event in the Gasyard in the Bogside, a new banner was unfurled in tribute to Pádraig.
Chaired by Ógra members... Free article

Fermanagh Ógra host suicide prevention programme

1 October 2010

FERMANAGH Ógra Shinn Féin have worked in conjunction with PIPS to deliver a suicide prevention training programme to a group of local people to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in September.
The suicide prevention training programme was delivered on Saturday 11th September in Enniskillen to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Commenting on a very productive day, event organiser... Free article

INTERVIEW | PAT SHEEHAN, H-BLOCKS HUNGER STRIKER

1 October 2010

‘Organise and honour the Hunger Strikers’

BY PEADAR WHELAN

PAT SHEEHAN was 23 years old when he became the seventeenth H-Block prisoner to join the Hunger Strike on August 10th 1981. When the fast ended in October that year, Pat had gone 55 days without food. He now works for the republican ex-prisoners organisation, Coiste na n-Iarchími.
Today, Pat Sheehan is calling on... Free article

THE ECONOMY AND JOBS | DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER IN WATERFORD, CARLOW AND KILKENNY

1 October 2010

Martin McGuinness meets community leaders about jobs in the South-East

MARTIN McGUINNESS, the Sinn Féin deputy First Minister, has completed a series of high-profile and well-received engagements with trade unions, workers, employers, councils, mayors, and development and community groups throughout the South-East, talking to people at the coalface of the recession Sinn Féin’s... Free article

INTERNATIONAL | MIAMI FIVE APPEAL SIGNED BY EX-PRESIDENT MARY ROBINSON AND 47 TDS AND SENATORS

1 October 2010

Cuban/Miami Five begin 13th year in US jails

BY EMMA CLANCY

AS THE Cuban Five enter their 13th year behind bars in US jails, the international campaign for their release marked the anniversary of their imprisonment in September 1998 with demonstrations and vigils around the world, including in Ireland.
René González, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labanino and... Free article

A different game now

1 October 2010

AN EDITORIAL in The Guardian in London is possibly the last place you might expect to find praise of the GAA but, yes, there it was on Tuesday morning: a fulsome piece lauding the All-Ireland Football Final.
Amateurism, the mixing of supporters and so on are unremarkable for any Irish person but one can see why they attract comment from people beyond these shores.
Particularly... Free article

INTERNATIONAL THE ETA CEASEFIRE

1 October 2010

An opportunity for peace in the Basque Country

BY EOIN Ó BROIN

ON September 5th, ETA declared an end to “offensive armed actions”. In its statement, the Basque independence organisation said “the Basque Country is at a crossroads [and] can now take the road to independence”.
The armed group confirmed its “commitment to finding a democratic solution to the conflict... to a... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

1 October 2010

HOW are things, Taoiseach after the Fianna Fáil drink-in - sorry, think-in?
Did you see Michael McDowell on ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ on RTÉ? His great man is none other than Michael Collins but this has not impressed our North Belfast Councillor Conor Maskey who tweeted afterwards “Michael McDowell will always exist as an inconsistent, weak-willed and revisionist west-Brit wannabe.”... Free article

Remembering the Past BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

1 October 2010

Terence MacSwiney dies as the world watches

ONE EVENT more than any other in 1920 brought international attention to the Irish people’s struggle for freedom and that was the hunger strike and death in London of the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork and Irish Republican Army officer Terence MacSwiney.
Terence MacSwiney was elected mayor of his native city in March 1920 following the... Free article

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