29 July 2012 Edition

FÓGRAÍ BHÁIS

29 July 2012

AS WE PREPARE for this year’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration, it is appropriate that we remember in our thoughts Joe D’Arcy, who passed away earlier this year. Joe was a son of Galway hunger striker Óglach Tony D’Arcy, who died along with his comrade, Mayoman Jack Mac Neela, in Arbour Hill in 1940. Free article

FÓGRAÍ BHÁIS

29 July 2012

BORN in January 1943, Sile Fleming was the second eldest girl in a family of twelve children to Eileen and George Fleming. Sile’s father died young and the family moved to Creggan. She was raised to believe in the principles of justice, freedom and equality, values that would stand the family in good stead in the years following the Civil Rights movement and the arrival of the British Army. Free article

1972 – A summer of tragedy

29 July 2012

1972 was the most tragic year with the highest number of deaths and injuries in the modern Irish conflict. It was a major turning point that was to determine political and military events for years to come. Premium service article

Tobias Molloy

29 July 2012

FORTY YEARS on from the killing of 18-year-old Fianna Éireann member Tobias Molloy at the hands of the British Army at the infamous ‘Camel’s Hump’ checkpoint on the Strabane/Lifford border, hundreds of local people attended commemoration events organised to mark this landmark anniversary of this young republican’s untimely death . Premium service article


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