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The Great Escape from the H-Blocks

25 September 2017

TWO YEARS after the epic 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike in which ten young republicans died, there was another epic event at Long Kesh that dealt a huge blow to the Thatcher regime in Ireland. This was the escape of 38 IRA prisoners from H-Block 7 on Sunday 25 September 1983. Free article

Fianna Fáil failure on jobs and emigration highlighted in protests by Sinn Féin

27 August 2010

 

 

SINN FÉIN activists have been busy on the ground in the summer weeks campaigning on bread and butter issues affecting families.

Fianna Fáil TDs and councillors are feeling the heat from Sinn Féin councilors across the state demanding that the Government pulls the plug on the ESB price hike that will come with a planned 5% levy.

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh led party... Free article

Maghaberry Prison protest ends in agreement

27 August 2010

 

 

THE prisoners’ protest in Roe House, Maghaberry, over conditions and visiting rights was resolved on August 12th after protracted talks between prison authorities and a facilitation group made up of members from the of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Creggan Enterprises in Derry, and the Amsterdam-based Dialogue Advisory Group.

Sinn Féin delegations had also met the... Free article

Media view

27 August 2010

Ireland number one on ‘freedom index’

WELCOME to the 17th best place in the world, according to Newsweek magazine.

If you doubt that rating in the post-Celtic Tiger impoverished state that is the 26 Counties now, well catch up on their top 10 world leaders. You will find basking at number five is Brian Cowen.

Yep, you have not been abducted by aliens and transplanted to a... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

27 August 2010

ALL SPORT this month, Brian. We’ll ignore Tyrone’s premature exit, if you don’t mind. Let us talk hurling and boxing instead!

The big Poc Fada at Stormont was a huge success. Can you pass on our appreciation to your Tipperary colleague, Mattie McGrath TD, for standing in for you.

We are thinking of renaming The Royal Mile or Prince of Wales Avenue at Stormont as ‘POW Avenue’,... Free article

The Life of Eileen Howell

27 August 2010

 

 

GERRY ADAMS, MP for West Belfast, pays tribute to a west Belfast community leader and a driver behind the Falls Community Council

 

THIS book pays tribute to a remarkable woman whose energy, vision and determination made a huge contribution to her community and inspired others. Eileen Howell died suddenly after a short illness in June 2004.

The launch of The Life of... Free article

Ré nua do Shiopa Leabhar Chonradh na Gaeilge

27 August 2010

 

TÁ athraithe móra i ndán do cheann de na hinstitiúidí Gaeilge is mó clú air sa tír - An Siopa Leabhar de chuid Chonradh na Gaeilge ar 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2 - faoi stiúir an bhainisteora nua, Daragh Ó Tuama, agus an chúntóra úir aige, Cian Taaffe.

Tagann Daragh Ó Tuama sna sála ar Mháire Ní Laoi, a d’imigh ar scor i mí an Mheithimh i ndiaidh 38 mbliana a... Free article

The Budget debate starts to heat up

27 August 2010

THE pre-Budget debate is already beginning to heat up in the 26 Counties. 

Before the state’s overpaid TDs and senators have even returned from their three-month holiday, the commentariat have started to make the case for cuts to wages, social welfare and public services.

With unemployment rising and consumer spending falling, the gap between what the state spends and what it... Free article

The burning of Balbriggan

27 August 2010

THE month of September 1920 saw an intensification of war in Ireland with the British Army, regular Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries targeting the civilian population in ‘reprisals’ that had the sanction of the British Government. 

On September 3rd, the British regime abolished coroners’ inquests in ten Irish counties, replacing them with military... Free article

The Last of Dublin’s summer wine

27 August 2010

YOU REALISE that you are losing the plot when you find yourself arguing with a woman sitting on top of a large horse. What used to be called a Ban Garda, to be accurate. The only excuse that I will offer is that I was in an emotional state of mind as I approached the junction of Clonliffe Road and Drumcondra just after Laois (take a bow, Maurice Deegan)  - sorry, Cork - had just... Free article

Fograi Bhais

27 August 2010

Jack Crowe

A real Dublin character and unrepentant Fenian

 

 

JACK CROWE (1929 to 2010), a republican stalwart who was the archetype of a ‘Dublin character’ passed away on the 21st of July and was laid to rest in Mount Jerome Cemetery. The service in Rathfarnham was attended by several generations of Dublin republicans, supporters and former members and activists of the... Free article

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