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12 October 2006 Edition

Remembering the Past

12 October 2006

On Thursday 16 October 1986 An article in An Phoblacht confirmed that sometime in the previous weeks the Irish Republican Army had held a meeting of the General Army Convention, the organisation's supreme decision-making body - the first gathering of the GAC in 16 years. Several sections of the Constitution of Óglaigh na hÉireann were amended, and by more than the required two-thirds majority, the delegates passed two particularly notable resolutions. The first removed the ban on IRA Volunteers discussing or advocating the taking of parliamentary seats. The second removed the ban on supporting successful republican candidates who would take their seats in Leinster House. 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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