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Martina Shanahan 1965 – 2021

24 February 2021

A proud Republican woman, a mother, a wife, a sister and a true friend and comrade. Deirdre Whelan remembers her sister Martina Shanahan who died on February 21st Free article

Vincent Kenny – A Tribute

26 January 2021

Owen Carron remembers and pays tribute to Leitrim republican Vincent Kenny who died this week. Free article

Senator Lynn Boylan: No family should have to choose between putting food on the table and staying warm

22 January 2021

In 2018 - on the eve of Storm Emma - Jane was running out of fuel. “It’s an old house, not well insulated and we use oil which isn’t cheap. We didn’t have money for any more. That fear of facing that with no heating wasn’t nice” she says.

Fortunately for Jane, she got a tax refund that day and was able to heat her home in the nick of time. But it could have been a disaster. 

Ireland... Free article

The Drumcondra ambush

20 January 2021

January 2021 marks the centenary of the ambush in Drumcondra, Dublin, which was a tragic and costly defeat for the IRA and led to the fatal wounding of one Volunteer, the capture and subsequent executions of four Volunteers, and a life sentence for another. Free article

Brexit – all has changed, changed utterly - Ciarán Quinn

10 January 2021

The most obvious lesson from Brexit is that Ireland north or south can no longer be a hostage to the whims of Westminster. It is a truth known to generations of republicans. It is a lesson learned by every generation of Unionist leadership.  It is a fact yet to be acknowledged by the Irish government establishment.

Successive Irish governments, since Seán Lemass, set the... Free article

2021 should begin an inclusive conversation about reconciliation and Irish unity - Declan Kearney

7 January 2021

In an article which first appeared in the Irish News, Declan Kearney responds to Archbishop Eamon Martin's criticism of nationalist and republican leaders on the centenary of partition. Free article

The Partition plot – hatched in deception, enforced in terror

21 December 2020

The centenary of the passing of the 1920 Government of Ireland Act falls on 23 December, the day 100 years ago when the legislation received ‘royal assent’ and became law, setting the British legal framework for the Partition of Ireland. The British government plot to divide Ireland was long in the making and it was accomplished by a combination of deception and terror. Free article

The co-option of Seamus Heaney

18 December 2020

In this article, Ciarán Quinn writes about the attempts by the NIO to appropriate the poetry of Seamus Heaney and his legacy as part of it's publicity campaign on the centenary of partition. Free article

Spanish Government’s bad faith undermines Basque Peace initiatives

18 December 2020

Spanish Supreme Court ignores European Court of Human Rights judgement, as government undermines Basque peace process. Free article

Cork City torched, Dublin City Hall seized

11 December 2020

The burning of Cork City centre 100 years ago this week was not only one of the worst ‘reprisals’ carried out by British crown forces, it was also a direct attack on democracy with the destruction of the City Hall, seat of the City Council. That attack on democracy was seen again soon afterwards in Dublin when British forces seized the City Hall. 

The Auxiliaries went on a... Free article

McGurk's campaigners raise freedom of information request

11 December 2020

On the 29th anniversary of the McGurk’s bar bombing relatives have called for the PSNI to disclose the source of the RUC misinformation claims about the tragic event. Free article

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