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'Wherever Brexit circus stumbles to, Ireland must be protected' - Mary Lou McDonald

17 November 2018

In this article, first published in the Irish News, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that amid the current Brexit crisis, the backstop must be protected . Free article

Remembering the Past

6 December 2010

The Government of Ireland Act 1920

THE Government of Ireland Bill, which laid the basis for partition, was introduced in the House of Commons in December 1919.
It was rejected by all sides in Ireland and the pro-unionist Irish Times commented:
“The Bill had not a single friend in either hemisphere, outside Downing Street.”
Not a single Irish member of any party voted for it. With... Free article

‘Fundamental change is needed in Irish society’

6 December 2010


KILMICHAEL, in west County Cork, is legendary. On Sunday, November 28th, another legend in Irish republican history, Martin McGuinness, was the main speaker on the actual anniversary of the famous Kilmichael Ambush of 90 years ago when 36 IRA Volunteers dealt a heavy blow to a mighty British Empire.
And, as always in... Free article

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Dinner Dance | Four lifelong republican activists honoured

6 December 2010

REPUBLICANS from throughout west Tyrone and Donegal gathered in the Mellon Country Hotel in November for the annual West Tyrone Sinn Féin Dinner Dance.
During the evening presentations were made to four lifelong republican activists: James Mc Elduff (Loughmacrory), Tommy McNamee (Glenelly/Omagh), Patsy McGarvey (Aghyaran/Derg) and Seán Harte (Canada and formerly Loughmacrory).Free article

Turas sa Phailistín

6 December 2010


SEO scéal gairid ó Éireannach óg atá ina chónaí sa Phalaistín le sé seachtain anuas.  Tomás Mac Rodáin s ainm dó agus is as Fear Manach é. “Tá a fhios agam go bhfuil mé beannaithe!” a deir sé.

SHOCRAIGH mé teacht anseo go dtí an Bruach Thiar i ndiaidh dom cuid mhór léitheoireachta a dhéanamh faoi na heachtraí sa tír seo agus an stair ag baint leis.
Is... Free article

Fintan O’Toole’s technical tangle

6 December 2010

FINTAN O’TOOLE is an intelligent and thought-provoking commentator.
His new book, Enough Is Enough, offers 50 proposals for political and social reform. Many offer sensible and credible solutions to the failures of our current system and are remarkably similar to Sinn Féin’s current policy agenda. Others, while not to the tastes of this writer, are nonetheless valuable... Free article

Adams’ shock at death of publisher Steve MacDonogh

6 December 2010

GERRY ADAMS has expressed his shock and sorrow at the the death of Steve MacDonogh, writer, poet and publisher. Mr MacDonogh died in November after a short illness.
Gerry Adams said:
“Steve’s death came as a terrible shock. My thoughts are with his family, particularly Meryem and their baby Lilya, his mother Barbara, sister Deirdre, and brother Terry, and the extended MacDonogh... Free article


6 December 2010

IRA Volunteer who took the war to England


MY dear friend and comrade Francis (Frankie Fuzz) Rafferty died from prostate cancer on Wednesday, November 24th, aged 58.
I first met Frankie in 1976. He wasn’t long released from internment. I hadn’t known him in Long Kesh but knew of his reputation as a good Explosives Officer. The IRA had recently ended its ceasefire... Free article

Students’ fight against fees continues

6 December 2010

FORTY THOUSAND students, including large numbers of Sinn Féin and Ógra activists, took to the streets on Wednesday, November 3rd, in a national mobilisation by the Union of Students in Ireland to highlight the proposed increase in registration fees.
Buoyed by the news of Pearse Doherty’s success in his court case, republican students from UCC, CIT, NUIG, DCU, Athlone IT, NUI... Free article

St Teresa’s Gardens, Dublin | Sinn Féin backs community 100%

6 December 2010

Government neglect causes call for demolition and regeneration


DURING the so-called Celtic Tiger era many areas around the state remained untouched by the new-found prosperity, none more so than St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin’s south inner city.
What was a proud community for over 50 years, has been the victim of such official neglect that 44% of the residents... Free article

COP 16 | Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

6 December 2010

Rich versus poor at Cancún climate summit


THE Cop16 UN climate summit is happening in Cancún, Mexico, with little of the fanfare that accompanied last year’s Copenhagen summit.
At Copenhagen, high hopes of achieving a strong and binding global climate treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, due to expire in 2012, were dashed by big polluting countries,... Free article

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