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35 years ago - Gerry Adams elected president of Sinn Féin

13 November 2018

THE Ard Fheis of 1983 marked a significant stage in the political development of Sinn Féin. The historic gathering came in the wake of the campaign in support of the H-Block and Armagh prisoners, the epic Hunger Strikes, the intervention of prisoner candidates, North and South, in 1981 and Sinn Féin’s electoral rise in the Six Counties in 1982 and 1983. Free article

Police Ombudsman’s flawed McGurk’s Bar bombing report withdrawn after relatives’ anger

30 July 2010

BY PEADAR WHELAN

POLICE OMBUDSMAN Al Hutch-inson has been forced to withdraw his report into the 1971 bombing of Catholic-owned McGurks’s Bar after an angry outcry by families of the victims, pointing to serious errors in the report.
His findings were “flawed and unforgivable”, according to some relatives of the dead.
They were outraged that Hutchinson’s findings, which took... Free article

AROUND THE COUNCILS

30 July 2010

Sinn Féin council mayors and chairs elected across Ireland

SINN FÉIN COUNCILLORS have been elected to be mayors or chairs or deputy mayors and deputy chairs across the island of Ireland, a tribute to the hard work that they and all Sinn Féin activists put in on behalf of their communities, day in, day out.

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Mary Doyle has been elected Deputy Mayor of Armagh City.

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Derry Volunteers Commemoration honours fighting spirit

30 July 2010

THE annual Derry Volunteers Commemoration on the last Sunday in June was a time of reflection for all republicans and remembrance of the sacrifices made particularly by IRA Volunteers but also the civilian population in epic struggles against the RUC and the British Army such as the Battle of the Bogside and the fight for justice for the fallen of Bloody Sunday.
Martin McGuinness,... Free article

Fianna Fáil brings arse-about-face politics to an art form

30 July 2010

SEÁNIE FITZPATRICK is on his uppers. The one-time darling of Celtic Tiger Ireland and the political establishment has hit rock bottom. Sympathy for Seánie – chief bottle washer at the toxic and now state-owned Anglo Irish Bank – is in short supply. Seánie may have fallen but he brought everyone with him. He may be bankrupt but he has his wife’s €3.6million to fall back on. Yes,... Free article

The truth will set us free?

30 July 2010

SO, ‘Ulster’ rejects the Eames/Bradley Report, though we don’t know how many of the responses to the consultation proposals came from Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan.
It seems few bothered to respond at all. Of the 174 individuals and the 72 organisations who did, the majority gave a resounding ‘No’ to all the recommendations put forward by the Consultative Group headed up by Denis... Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

30 July 2010

Taoiseach, a chara,
I hear that Bertie has decided against running for the Áras. Is fearr rith maith ná droch sheasamh – a good run is better than a bad stand, I suppose.
Anyway, what set me thinking about the upcoming election for President of Ireland was a photograph in the Belfast Telegraph of Poles going to the polls in a community centre on the Ormeau Road. Then I met some... Free article

Free Arnaldo Otegi - Gerry Adams

30 July 2010

Free Arnaldo Otegi - Gerry Adams and 1.5 million march for Catalan independence Free article

Get your boots on for… The Brian Keenan Mountain Challenge

30 July 2010

Determination, courage and stamina in a good cause

BY ELLA O’DWYER

IRA VOLUNTEER Brian Keenan is a republican legend. He was described by the British Establishment as “the single biggest threat to the British state”. To people who knew him, Brian Keenan’s name is associated with determination, courage and stamina and someone who thrived on a challenge - attributes that motivate... Free article

Bono: Sunday Bloody Sunday revisited

30 July 2010

BONO, lead singer with U2, the biggest band in the world today, has been vocal about the conflict in the Six Counties, most notably in the hit number Sunday Bloody Sunday and against those who took up arms when the Civil Rights movement was batoned or shot down on the streets. In the wake of the release of the Saville Inquiry Report into Bloody Sunday, Bono wrote an opinion piece... Free article

Remembering the Battle of St Matthew’s

30 July 2010

UP TO 1,000 republicans from across Belfast and some from further afield gathered in the Short Strand area of Belfast on Sunday, June 27th, to remember the Battle of St Matthew’s and the sacrifice of the people from the area who died in the struggle for Irish freedom.
Republicans from the east Belfast enclave used the occasion of the anniversary of the Battle of St Matthew’s to... 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.

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