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‘Time for an all-Ireland conversation on unity’ Sinn Féin leader tells civic forum

15 February 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said now is the time for an all-Ireland conversation on Irish reunification, and that “Tory policy in London cannot, by accident or design, lead to the imposition of an EU frontier across Ireland”. 

The Dublin Central TD today addressed the ‘All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit' at Dublin Castle. Speaking at the event. 

Hundreds of delegates... Free article

Protests call for the release of Leyla Guven

12 January 2019

Young republicans demonstrated in Dublin today in solidarity who Kurdish MP Leyla Guven who is currently on hunger strike in a Turkish Prison. Free article

The Palestinian people are not violent people, they are angry people - Declan Kearney

10 January 2019

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney reflects on his recent visit to Palestine alongside Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald and calls on the international community to support the people of Palestine. Free article

Jer O’Leary

5 January 2019

One morning in November I got a phone call and it was the unmistakeable deep booming voice of Jer O'Leary singing: "On the 28th day of November just outside the town of Macroom..." - lines of course from 'The Boys of Kilmichael' by way of an invitation to his annual outing to commemorate IRA leader Tom Barry's successful ambush of British forces in Jer's ancestral West Cork in 1920. Free article

'Long March' anniversary to be remembered tomorrow night

3 January 2019

A commemoration event will be held in Toome tomorrow night to mark the 50th anniversary of the 'Long March' civil rights march between Belfast and Derry. Free article

2019 a year of opportunities in a changing Ireland – Mary Lou McDonald

31 December 2018

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald's New Year Message ahead of 2019. Free article

All-Ireland vote for the Irish Republic

11 December 2018

The first truly democratic election held in Ireland was the General Election of December 1918. Seismic political events, including the Home Rule crisis, the World War, the 1916 Rising and the Conscription threat had shaken the country since the last General Election in 1910. Women had the vote for the first time, other restrictions on the universal right to vote had been removed and the widening of democracy helped to ensure a stunning victory for Sinn Féin on a Republican platform. Free article

'We have a duty to future generations to ensure our revolution isn’t rewritten' by Síle Darragh

8 December 2018

Full speech by republican ex-PoW Síle Darragh at “Suffrage, Rebellion, Liberation — the unfinished business of Irish Republican women” marking #Vótáil100 in Lissadell House, the home of Constance Markievicz in Sligo. Free article

Tory 'famine' threat exposes colonial mindset on Brexit - MP

7 December 2018

The proposal from a senior Tory MP that the threat of food shortages in Ireland should be used to put pressure on the Dublin government and the EU in the Brexit negotiation exposes the colonial attitude of Brexiteers, a Sinn Féin MP has said. Free article

Richard Coleman – Usk Jail death 1918

7 December 2018

The flu epidemic that swept across Britain and Ireland in 1918 struck at the weak and elderly in society. Hundreds died and many more spent many weeks crippled in agony in their beds during the winter months. Free article

Mary Lou McDonald named as politician who will shape Europe in 2019

4 December 2018

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has been named as the “Top Disruptor” in Politico’s European Leaders Class of 2019. Teachta McDonald has been recognised for her determination to get the best deal for Ireland in regards to Brexit, and for her prominence in the successful referendum campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in May. Free article

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  • Don't miss your chance to get the first edition of 2019 published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of An Chéad Dáil and Soloheadbeg.
  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
  • There are also articles about the aftermath of the 8th amendment campaign, the Rise of the Right and the civil rights movement.

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