11 December 2018
The first truly democratic election held in Ireland was the General Election of December 1918. Seismic political events, including the Home Rule crisis, the World War, the 1916 Rising and the Conscription threat had shaken the country since the last General Election in 1910. Women had the vote for the first time, other restrictions on the universal right to vote had been removed and the widening of democracy helped to ensure a stunning victory for Sinn Féin on a Republican platform. Free article
9 September 2018
Lance Daly’s Black 47 sets the scene of Famine struck Connemara at the height of An Gorta Mór. Ireland at the time was a storm of manufactured poverty, arrogant British colonial misrule, rotten politics, and religious bigotry. It was a preventable tragedy which still looms large in Irish history today.
The film follows the story of battle hardened Máirtín Ó Fiannaidhe, a deserter... Free article
7 September 2018
All Catalan political prisoners held by the Spanish authorities in relation to the Catalan independence referendum should be released immediately. Free article
7 September 2018
The Irish Football Association have come under increased pressure to cancel an international friendly with Israeli which is scheduled for Tuesday 11th, September. Free article
7 September 2018
Scoil Éanna opened on 8 September 1908, 110 years ago this week. Free article
5 September 2018
The Irish government should create a new constituency and allocated its two additional European Parliament seats to the north to ensure the democratic rights of all Irish citizens are upheld, a newly published independent legal opinion has said. Free article
3 September 2018
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed that the party will table a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy as the housing crisis continues to spiral under Fine Gael.
The Dublin Central TD broke the news at the Sinn Féin annual away day in Cavan. In her opening address, deputy McDonald said that the minister is “out of touch” and homelessness has now... Free article
29 August 2018
IRA Volunteers Brian Mullin, Gerard Harte and Martin Harte were killed on 30 August 1988, 30 years ago this week Free article
24 August 2018
Today, 24th August, marks the 50th anniversary of the first Civil Rights march from Coalisland to Dungannon in County Tyrone. Free article
22 August 2018
The visit to Ireland by Pope Francis this weekend is an opportunity for the Catholic church to address the ongoing legacy of abuse, Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill has said. Free article
20 August 2018
The first Civil Rights march from Coalisland to Dungannon was held on 24 August 1968, 50 years ago this week Free article
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AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
- It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
- There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.
An initiative for dialogue
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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures