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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

Tyrone IRA Volunteers honoured

30 July 2010

TYRONE VOLUNTEERS DAY was marked by republicans assembling on Main Street, Cappagh, County Tyrone on July 13th. The annual commemoration coincides with the anniversary of the death of Tyrone Volunteer Martin Hurson, who died on hunger strike on July 13th 1981.
The main commemoration was preceded by the finals of the Martin Hurson Memorial Gaelic football tournament. The men’s... Free article

Why Sinn Féin?

30 July 2010

Ex-Green Party and Independent Cork City Councillor Chris O’Leary on joining Sinn Féin

ON JULY 8th I publicly announced my decision to join Sinn Féin. It was a step I was glad to take and one which had been coming for some time. The reaction to my decision since from people in all walks of life has been overwhelmingly positive. Nonetheless, some may ask “Why Sinn Féin?”
I became... Free article

Remembering the Past BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA

30 July 2010

Internment and resistance

NO single decision by the British Government in Ireland did more to violate human rights and to escalate the conflict than the decision to impose internment without trial in the Six Counties. Detention without charge was in force between August 1971 and December 1975 and during that time nearly 2,000 people were interned.
The significance of internment... Free article

Around the Oireachtas

30 July 2010

Ó Snodaigh slams FF/Green masquerade, ‘Mad-cap road toll unworkable’ – Ferris, Pearse Doherty supports ABA schools and ‘Where were Public Interest Directors?’ asks Arthur Morgan Free article

‘Labour leader supports Fianna Fáil economic strategy’

30 July 2010

‘Labour leader supports Fianna Fáil economic strategy’ and GUE/NGL MEPs marching in Istanbul for another Europe Free article

Justice for the Forgotten fights for survival

30 July 2010

Fianna Fáil/Green Government axes funding

to only victims’ group in 26 Counties

THE work of the only group representing conflict survivors and bereaved in the 26 Counties is being wound up after the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government refused to restore its funding. Justice for the Forgotten’s funding was axed last year and the group’s repeated appeals to the Irish Government... Free article

Parades legislation consultation closes

30 July 2010

Trade union concerns can be resolved

SINN FÉIN says that the approach being offered by the parades legislation is a better way forward on the issue of contentious Orange marches.
Concerns raised by trade unions and others that the current draft legislation may unintentionally infringe on their work can and will be resolved through the next stages of the process.
A Sinn Féin... Free article

Water charges: More about taxes than saving water

30 July 2010

WATER CHARGES proposed by the Fianna Fáil and Green Party Government are more about forcing more taxes on the public rather than conserving water when there is huge waste at source, Sinn Féin has said.
Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh says the party will mount a vigorous campaign of opposition. His comments came in Ballyfermot at the launch of Sinn Féin’s... Free article

National Hunger strike Commemoration

30 July 2010

County Derry, Friday

13th August to Sunday 15th

“Comrades, the death of our comrade, Bob, has left us all in great sorrow and though we had prepared for such a tragic event it nevertheless stunned each one of us. I feel a great sense of personal loss also. In fact we all do. Blanketmen are more than just comrades – they are brothers. We all feel a bitterness of immeasurable depth... Free article

Fógraí Bháis: Junior McPhillips

29 July 2010

A legend on the border

JAMES ‘JUNIOR’ McPHILLIPS, a former POW, died in his native Clones on July 1st at 63 years of age.
His death came as a great shock to the local community, where his warmth and sense of fun had won him a wide circle of friends. It also came as a shock to those with whom he spent more than 17 years incarcerated in Portlaoise Prison.
Born and reared in... Free article

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