October 2016 Web front 200

International solidarity and support is essential to achieve Irish unity

28 September 2016

Sinn Féin MLAs Declan Kearney and Raymond McCartney travelled to Paris last Saturday at the invitation of the French Communist Party to take part in a political and cultural programme of events to commemorate the sacrifice of the Hunger Strike martyrs and discuss the historic political watersheds of 1916 and 1981 Free article

Kevin Lynch – Died on 1 August 1981 after 71 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

1 August 2016

Kevin excelled at Gaelic games and had captained the under-16 Derry team which won an all-Ireland hurling trophy in 1972. He stood as a H-Block/Armagh candidate in the Waterford constituency during the June 1981 general election in the South and polled extremely well despite missing out on election. Free article

Underdogs, upset, excitement and history

30 July 2016

With 2016 proving to be the year of the sporting underdog, anything is possible for those who dare and dream big enough Free article

An Agreed Ireland – New relationships and accommodations

29 July 2016

A completely new context has emerged from Brexit and a new public and political discourse is required. Free article

65% in South would vote for Irish unity

29 July 2016

Increase in support for reunification of Ireland following Brexit vote Free article

‘Veiled threat’ to Féile an Phobail festival workers

28 July 2016

Support group for prisoners opposed to the Peace Process challenged on leaflets naming individual staff Free article

O’Devaney Gardens demolition welcomed – ‘No one deserves to live in such conditions’

27 July 2016

Demolition of remaining blocks welcomed but Councillors call for wishes of remaining residents at O'Devaney Gardens to be re-homed in vicinity to be respected Free article

New British Prime Minister meets Martin McGuinness at Stormont

25 July 2016

‘I made it clear that we are totally opposed to any border of any description, whether it is for trade or the free movement of people’ Free article

Building for success and a united Ireland – Gerry Adams

25 July 2016

The Sinn Féin leader writes about the need to turn the majority nationalist emotional commitment to reunification into an active political commitment and to persuade an undefined small percentage of unionists to that position Free article

Remembering 1981 – ‘National Heroes’

25 July 2016

“The unflinching, totally unselfish sacrifices of Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O’Hara, Joe McDonnell and Martin Hurson have inspired the rapid politicisation of ordinary people, all over Ireland, on a totally unprecedented scale” – An Phoblacht/Republican News, 25 July 1981 Free article

Controversial ‘blood and thunder’ loyalist band is victim of sectarian hatred in arson attack, says DUP

23 July 2016

Bus and instruments used by Dervock Young Defenders are destroyed – Sinn Féin MLA condemns attack and calls for ‘across the board’ speaking out against sectarianism Free article

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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