27 August 2009 Edition

New cumann launched in Newbridge

27 August 2009

The newly established Bob Doyle/Dinny Barry Sinn Féin cumann, Newbridge, Co. Kildare was officially launched on Saturday, 22 August. The night was very well attended, giving credence to local Sinn Féin activist Seán Downey's statement that they "have been overwhelmed with interest from the public wishing to join the local cumann". Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin protest at British naval vessel

27 August 2009

Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin last week protested at the arrival of British naval vessel HMS Mersey in the port of Dublin. The vessel, armed with a 20mm cannon and two machine guns arrived on Wednesday 19 August and departed the next day. Free article

Historic meeting with son of 1916 leader

27 August 2009

Fr. Joe McVeigh of Fermanagh, the well-known campaigner for human rights and Irish unity and independence recently met up with Fr. Joe Mallin SJ (aged 96) whose father Michael Mallin was in command of the Irish Citizen Army in St. Stephen's Green and the College of Surgeons in 1916. Free article

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Fógra bháis: Cáit Uí Chadhain 1925 - 2009

27 August 2009

Fuair Cáit Uí Chadhain bás ar an 8 Lúnasa seo caite agus í 84 bliain d'aois. Bhí sí gníomhach ar feadh i bhfad i saol agus i bpolaitíocht na Gaeilge agus an Phoblachtachais. Bhí sí páirteach san fheachtas le tabhairt ar RTÉ tuilleadh cláracha Gaeilge a chraoladh; b'iomaí lá sa chúirt aici, agus thug sí a cás a fhad leis an Ardchúirt ar ócáid amháin. Chaith sí tréimhse sa phríosún in 1983 mar chuid den fheachtas ag daoine diúltú ceadúnas teilifíse a cheannach mar agóid faoina laghad cláracha Gaeilge a bhí ar RTÉ. Níl amhras ann ná gurbh iad leithéidí Cháit a thug ar an Stát TG4 agus seirbhísí eile a chur ar fáil do Ghaeilgeoirí. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Maureen Campbell

27 August 2009

The Republican Movement in Derry lost a great friend with the death of Maureen Campbell on Saturday 1 August. Born in 1920 into a large republican family of 14 she grew up in the Waterside area of Derry City. Her uncle left Derry at the start of the Tan War and travelled to Cork at the age of 17 to join the Free article

Fógraí bháis: Jeff O'Neill

27 August 2009

The Market community in Belfast and indeed the wider republican family lost a great friend with the death of Jeff O'Neill last May. Jeff passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer which he saw through with tremendous courage and immense dignity. Throughout his illness Jeff was determined to maintain his personal dignity and was adamant to the end that he would not be a "burden" on his family. Free article


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