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Irish America must re-mobilise in defence of the Good Friday Agreement

16 March 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney writes about his recent visit to San Francisco to update Irish Americans on the challenges in the political process and urges Irish American to campaign once again to defend the ethos of the Good Friday Agreement at this critical juncture, 20 years on from the signing of the historic accord. Free article

Mixing sport and politics

1 October 2010

OUR national broadcaster has let us down again. They failed to broadcast two of the biggest sporting achievements of the year.
On September 18th, Katie Taylor won her third successive Women’s World Boxing Championship title. In Barbados, she defeated China’s Cheng Dong in the final match. The fight was also Taylor’s 100th career win.
The night before, on September 17th, the... Free article

Billy Wright Inquiry leaves unanswered questions

1 October 2010

THE report of the inquiry into the killing in Long Kesh in 1997 by INLA prisoners of Billy Wright, leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force, has failed to answer many questions, including the unionist death squad boss’s relationship with senior unionist politicians, Sinn Féin Assembly member John O’Dowd said.
Speaking after the report’s release on September 14th, John O’Dowd said:Free article

The IMC and a worrying signal

1 October 2010

WE didn’t need the so-called ‘Independent Monitoring Commission’ (an ex-Scotland Yard supremo, an ex-CIA spook chief, an Iveagh House mandarin and a lord of the British realm and the Alliance Party) to tell us that the murder of Bobby Moffett on the Shankill Road was carried out and sanctioned by the leadership of the UVF.
Long before the IMC produced their report, the family of... Free article

First An Phoblacht Autumn School

1 October 2010


THE first Annual An Phoblacht Autumn School was held over two days in Baile Bhúirne, County Cork, over the last weekend of September under the title of ‘Time to Change Ireland’.
The event drew an audience from all corners of the country, including Donegal, Belfast, Meath and Dublin.
Officialy opening the event on Friday evening, Regional Development Minister... Free article

Sinn Féin in Basque Country after ETA statement

1 October 2010

SINN FÉIN’S Bairbre de Brún MEP and Alex Maskey MLA travelled to the Basque country in the last fortnight at the request of Abertzale Left.
Sinn Féin has been engaged with the situation in the Basque country for some time and this latest engagement is a continuation of their support for the current  peace initiative following ETA’s statement declaring a ceasefire.
On Friday... Free article

National Ploughing Championships | Martin Ferris launches Oireachtas report

1 October 2010

‘The Future of Farming and Fishing’

THE National Ploughing Championships in Athy, County Kildare, was the stage chosen by Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris to launch his report. ‘The Future of Farming and Fishing in the West’.
The Kerry North/West Limerick TD said he was very happy to have been able to present the report to the Oireachtas All-Party Committee and to have received... Free article

Pearse Column’s heroic escape retraced

1 October 2010


THE heroic escape across the mountains from Altawark in Fermanagh to Monaghan after the famous 1957 raid on Brookeborough RUC Barracks in which Seán South and Feargal O’Hanlon lost their lives was retraced by 20 young republicans last month as they undertook ‘The Pearse Column Walk’.
The event, which was organised by Fermanagh Ógra Shinn Féin, sought through a practical,... Free article

The Springhill Massacre, 1972

1 October 2010


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

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