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2 November 2015 Edition

MI5 report – It’s all about elections

2 November 2015

IN trying to understand the recent political outcry and media hysteria following the publication of MI5’s dodgy dossier on paramilitaries, the key questions are who benefits and to what ends. Free article

The Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan Conventions

2 November 2015

BY THE AUTUMN of 1915, the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood was well-established and was busy planning an insurrection for the spring of the following year. Free article

The walls can speak

2 November 2015

16 Lives – Michael O’Hanrahan, By Conor Kostick. 16 Lives - John MacBride, By Donal Fallon and Dublin Rising 1916, Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr Premium service article

A Song for Ireland

2 November 2015

I STILL REMEMBER the first time I heard Barleycorn’s The Men Behind the Wire. It was at a south Dublin primary school in 1972. Within a year, there was no men and no wire to be heard on RTÉ Radio and the class above us were learning Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. Censorship had moved beyond Montrose across the airwaves and into the leafy suburbs, its schools and social conversation. Premium service article

Any given Sunday

2 November 2015

IT WAS A DAY never to be forgotten. Four hours driving. Two senior Gaelic football teams. Two county club championship finals. One Sunday in October. Free article

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Seán Treacy remembered in Tipperary

2 November 2015

THE annual Seán Treacy Commemoration was held in Kilfeacle Graveyard, near Golden, County Tipperary, on Saturday 10 October. Free article

Death of Seamus 'Seamie' Gibson

2 November 2015

Ann O'Sullivan presents the Irish flag from the coffin of the late Seamus 'Seamie' Gibson to his son Shay. 

Well-known Dublin republican Seamie – a long-time and big seller of this paper – is pictured below with former An Phoblacht Editor Martin Spain in January 2004. 

He will be greatly missed by everyone at the paper. Our deepest condolences to all his family, friends and comrades.

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I nDíl Chuimhne agus Comhbhrón

2 November 2015

Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations – Pádraig Pearse Free article


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