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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

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

Cúlchaint

30 July 2010


Baill Bhoird agus moltaí laga Fhine Gael

TÁ SÉ maíte ag Fine Gael go n-athróidh siad ballraíocht gach Bord Stáit taobh istigh de sé mhí ach iad a bheith ina rialtas i ndiaidh na gcéad toghcháin eile agus go bhfuighfidh baill nuacheaptha cáipéis ag míniú a gcuid dualgas agus go gceapfaí na baill ar bhonn fiúntais.
Ní théann na moltaí seo fada go leor. Ní mhíníonn siad, mar... Free article

Talking and walking

30 July 2010

Talking and walking, Cuts, Fianna Fáil and ‘Fianna Fáil Lite’ and Honouring the Hunger-Strikers Free article

Brian Cowen in the dock

30 July 2010

By-election bid at the High Court

BY ELLA O’DWYER

IF Brian Cowen really does believe in democracy then he should not have had to be dragged into the High Court to try and force him to hold the South-West Donegal by-election more than a year after a Fianna Fáil seat became vacant. Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty was talking to me as he awaited a High Court ruling on the very... Free article

The ‘Glorious’ Twelfth?

30 July 2010

Parading, policing and protest gone riot Ella O’Dwyer talks to Sinn Féin Cuige Úladh Chair Seán Murray about the ongoing parades issues

THE violence that captured news headlines on the Twelfth were caused primarily by the insistence by the Orange Order on riding roughshod over the wishes of the nationalist community, according to a leading republican who has been trying to... Free article

Government policy and HSE mismanagement – a fatal combination

30 July 2010

WHEN the Health Service Executive (HSE) was established in January 2005 by the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrats Government we were promised that a new era in Irish healthcare was beginning. The old health boards were abolished and the new structure was supposed to deliver the Government’s commitment to a “world-class health service”.
The Government Health Strategy had promised... Free article

Volunteers Michael Gaughan & Frank Stagg Commemoration County Mayo

30 July 2010

THE annual Gaughan/Stagg Commemoration took place in Ballina, County Mayo, on Sunday, June 27th.
Mayo men Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died on hunger strike in English prisons in 1974 and 1976 respectively.
The heroes who took up the fight in England were paid tribute to in a parade from Ballina Cathedral to their graves in Leigue Cemetery, where West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty... Free article

Losing their heads

30 July 2010

BY THE TIME you read this, you may have become gay. So too might your children. And their friends. And possibly your pet dog. Not your cat, though - he was gay to begin with.
I’m writing this on the day the Civil Partnership Bill passed the final stage in the Seanad. One small step towards equality for same-sex people in Ireland; one giant leap into a world of disgusting, sordid... Free article

Fighting back against Tory cuts

30 July 2010

BY EMMA CLANCY

ORGANISING a united and effective challenge to the British Conservative/Liberal Democrats coalition government’s cuts to public spending and the block grant to the Executive is an urgent priority for Sinn Féin and all progressives in the Six Counties.
The spending cuts announced in the British Emergency Budget on June 22nd will have a disastrous impact on... Free article

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