Ap Aug front 2017

Michael Devine – Died 20 August 1981 after 60 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

20 August 2017

On the death of INLA Volunteer Michael Devine at 12 minutes to eight on Thursday 20 August 1981, his brother-in-law, Frankie McCauley, said: “One thinks, ‘Ten men, how many more have to die? We have ours now over us. Next week it will be big Laurence’s people waiting for the same thing. Then the Devlins after that and another boy will go on hunger strike and another. They’ll never break them.’” Free article

Brexit – Irish Government priority in talks must be Designated Special Status Within EU for North

23 June 2017

The fact that Simon Coveney, the Irish Government's Minister for Foreign Affairs, has now indicated his support for Designated Special Status for the North is welcome Free article

Sinn Féin to nominate ‘An Phoblacht’ former editor as Mayor of Dublin

22 June 2017

Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha’s name to be put forward at Monday’s AGM for Ardmhéara Free article

UVF flags erected in cross-community housing scheme brushed off by new DUP MP

21 June 2017

‘The DUP MP should use her influence with those responsible to demand they be removed’ ­– Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Free article

Unionism urged to join debate on shaping a new and agreed Ireland

21 June 2017

In the Westminster election, unionist parties failed to secure 50% of the vote for the first time in the northern state despite pitching it as a referendum on the Union Free article

DUP ‘living in a fool’s paradise’ if they think Tory deal means return to Executive without changing

18 June 2017

DUP and Arlene Foster need to embrace a rights-based approach to government in the North, says Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney Free article

Wolfe Tone, the founding figure of Irish republicanism – National commemoration Sunday in Bodenstown

17 June 2017

Wolfe Tone is regarded as the founding figure of Irish republicanism because of his pioneering commitment to a democratic, non-sectarian Ireland and his ceaseless effort and ultimate sacrifice for Irish freedom Free article

Belfast City Council’s role in illegal Twelfth bonfire raised by Sinn Féin

17 June 2017

Pallets being stored for unionist bonfire builders should be returned to owners, councillor says Free article

‘National Homeless Demonstration’ in Dublin on Saturday as new Taoiseach Varadkar moves Housing Minister

16 June 2017

Campaign group Inner City Helping Homeless stages major rally going from Housing Minister's office to Dáil Free article

‘Sun’ stitch-up – story that Sinn Féin MPs could take seats in Westminster ‘rubbish’, says Pearse Doherty

14 June 2017

Tabloid ran with story contrary to facts stated at press conference it was at! Free article

Leo Varadkar elected as Taoiseach, endorsed by Fianna Fáil but opposed by Sinn Féin

14 June 2017

If new Fine Gael Taoiseach believes the people support his right-wing policies then he should test it in a general election, Gerry Adams says Free article

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