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5 January 2016 Edition

James Connolly joins the Military Council – Countdown to the 1916 Rising

5 January 2016

IN ST ENDA’S COLLEGE in Rathfarnham one January evening in 1916, Pádraig Pearse, in conversation with Desmond Ryan, described how he had persuaded James Connolly not to act alone with the Irish Citizen Army but to wait and join the insurrection planned by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Free article

The times of Laura Crawford

5 January 2016

LAURA CRAWFORD AND PAUL FOX were killed on active service in Belfast on 1 December 1975. Danny Morrison – the novelist, former IRA prisoner and Editor of An Phoblacht/Republican News – was asked to speak at the commemoration for Laura at the Women’s Garden of Remembrance, Roddy McCorley Club, Glen Road, on 21 November 2015. We reproduce Danny’s tribute as it depicts the background to the conflict that these young republicans were thrust into and which cost their lives and of so many others. Free article

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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‘Revolution 1916’ exhibition – Exclusive preview

5 January 2016

"REVOLUTION 1916 – The Original and Authentic Exhibition" opens to the public on 27 February 2016 in the Ambassador Theatre in the shadow of the Parnell Monument on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and here is a preview of what visitors will enjoy. Free article

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1

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