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1 December 2015 Edition

Súil Siar – Súil chun cinn

1 December 2015

MÁ TÁ FÉIRÍN uait don Nollaig do dhuine éigin gar dhuit dhéanfá rud níos measa ná féilire Chomóradh 100 Bliain na Gaillimhe a cheannacht dóibh. Bronntannas luachmhar ó thaobh na staire di a léiríonn grianghraif le pearsain Gaillimheacha a raibh baint acu le gluaiseacht na Poblachta ag tús an chéid seo caite. Ach, an tábhacht bhreise a bhaineann leis do ghnáth phobal na h-áite ná go mba iad a gcuid daoine muinteartha féin, a gcomharsain agus a gcairde a bhí páirteach sa streachailt in aghaidh forlámhas na Breataine agus go mba leosan an Éirí Amach i ndáiríre. Premium service article

Westminster cover-up prevents proper scrutiny of its ‘Dirty War’

1 December 2015

IT IS IRONIC that the revelations involving such an important British agent as Brian Nelson should come in a Sunday newspaper the weekend that the British Government conclusively reneged on the commitments arrived at during last year’s Stormont House talks when the architecture for the disclosure of information for the families of people killed in the conflict was agreed. Premium service article

Éamonn Mac Thomáis’s ‘Three Shouts on a Hill’ published in new book

1 December 2015

THREE SHOUTS ON A HILL is a collection of essays by the celebrated writer, TV personality and acclaimed historian Éamonn Mac Thomáis. Éamonn’s involvement in the Republican Movement spanned four decades, including periods as Editor of An Phoblacht and as a republican prisoner charged with membership of the IRA. Premium service article

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Christmas 2015 something in common with Christmas 1915

1 December 2015

CORRUPTION IN SPORT, unending foreign wars, endless advertisements, and all the Abbey plays written by men. The media issues in 1915 and 2015 have a lot in common. The missing element from the December 1915 coverage is substantial mention of the growing Irish Volunteer movement. Police reports throughout late 1915 reflect the depth of this absent aspect of the news media coverage of the time. On 29 November, the police reports that “this body of Irish Volunteers numbers 10,000 strong, with control of 1,500 rifles, possibly more, thoroughly disloyal and hostile to the British Government”. Premium service article


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