5 June 2008 Edition

Andersonstown honours its republican dead

5 June 2008

TWO HUNDRED people marched through the streets of Andersonstown in West Belfast on Saturday, 31 May, in a march to remember the area's republican dead. In bright sunshine the parade, which saw the families of the dead carry photographs of their loved ones in an act of remembrance, made its way to the memorial garden at the Andersonstown Social Club, formerly the PDF (Prisoners' Dependants' Fund) Club. Free article

Beechmount remembers its fallen

5 June 2008

SUNDAY, 1 June, saw people from the Beechmount area of the city gathering to attend a commemoration ceremony at the Memorial Garden on Beehmount Avenue in honour of the Volunteers from 'A' Company, Óglaigh na hÉireann, and those republicans from the mid-Falls area who fought for a united Ireland. Jim 'Flash' McVeigh, who was the last O/C in command of the republican prisoners in Long Kesh, addressed the crowd. Free article

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'On the run' again

5 June 2008

AN Cumann Cabhrach would like to thank all the women who took part in the Dublin City Women's Mini-Marathon this week in aid of prisoners' families. Thanks to Dixie and Brian Dowling for the T-shirts, to all the previous years' runners and everyone who has held raffles, functions and collections and given donations for our prisoners' dependants. Free article

Rock Against the Treaty

5 June 2008

THE Lisbon Treaty was rocked on Saturday when local bands teamed up with Ógra Shinn Féin to headline a 'Rock Against the Treaty' gig in Monaghan. Free article

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