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British soldier to stand trail over Aidan McAnespie killing

19 June 2018

A British soldier will face charges over the killing of 23 year-old Aidan McAnespie, who was shot dead as he walked through a checkpoint in Aughnacloy in 1988. 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

Dáil Economy debate: Govt agenda ideological, not commonsense

27 October 2010

SPEAKING today during a Dáil debate on the Economy, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan said the Government’s strategy is ideologically driven rather than being based on commonsense.

Deputy Morgan said:

When we are told that the economy is shrinking significantly, that Government spending is far too high and Government borrowing becoming unsustainable, that the... Free article

1980 Hunger Striker Leo Green: 'We hadn't just not lost - we had won'

27 October 2010

TODAY, October 27th, marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the 1980 Hunger Strike by republican prisoners in Long Kesh, who were later joined on the strike by women in Armagh Jail.

Lurgan man Leo Green went without food for 53 days during the 1980 Hunger Strike. He is currently working as part of Sinn Féin's Assembly support team at Stormont.

Leo was arrested in 1977 and... Free article

Belfast republicans to mark 30 years since 1980 Hunger Strike

27 October 2010

THE 30th anniversary of the start of the 1980 Hunger Strike by republican prisoners in Long Kesh and Armagh women's jail who were protesting for political status is to be marked by republicans in Belfast on Wednesday October 27th.

In west Belfast, white-line pickets will be held at the top of the Whiterock, the Andersontown Leisure Centre and Poleglass roundabout at 5.30pm.

In... Free article

Dáil Economy debate: Sinn Féin seeks real recovery and a fair way forward

27 October 2010

SPEAKING in the Dáil debate on the Economy today, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (right) said savage cuts in Budget 2011 would prevent recovery and that a better, fairer approach is possible.

He said:

Sinn Féin stands as the real opposition in this debate.

Deputy John Gormley’s call for talks between party leaders and all that followed served one very useful purpose... Free article

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