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Albert Kane

15 August 2022

Although he was advanced in age, the death of Albert Kane after a relatively short illness, came as a shock to his family, friends and comrades. Their loss was sudden because Albert had remained engaged and active and irrepressible right up to his final illness. Free article

Remembering Martina Shanahan

22 July 2022

Friends, family and comrades of Martina Shanahan gathered in Dublin’ Mount Jerome cemetery last weekend, to remember and celebrate the life of the republican activist who died in Spain last year after battling a long illness. Free article

Have your say on the new Ireland

18 July 2022

“This is an opportunity for citizens to have their say on the future of Ireland” said Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald as she launched the party’s wide ranging Commission on the Future of Ireland. Free article

Martin Hurson — Died on 13 July 1981 after 46 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

12 July 2022

THE death of IRA Volunteer Martin Hurson on 13 July 1981, after 46 days on the Hunger Strike, was unexpected. The suddenness of his death, coming only five days after that of Joe McDonnell, came as a shock since two other Hunger Strikers – Kieran Doherty and Kevin Lynch – had been almost a week on hunger strike ahead of Martin. Free article

Josie Sheppard

11 July 2022

Republicans from Dublin and Belfast were among the hundreds of who attended the funeral of Josie Sheppard of Donaghmede, Dublin, on 7 July. Free article

James Hazlett - a tribute

7 July 2022

It was with some sadness that the republican family in Dublin, Derry, Donegal and further afield learned of the death of James Hazlett in the early hours of Saturday morning, 25 June 2022, aged 71. Free article

Joe McDonnell – Died on July 8th 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

7 July 2022

JOE McDONNELL was the fifth Hunger Striker to die due to the intransigence of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her government. Free article

Remembering Óglach Tina Shannon

6 July 2022

Republicans across Ireland were saddened to hear of the death of Tina Shannon last week. Many travelled to her funeral in Dublin where Eamonn Nolan gave the graveside oration for a remarkable and courageous republican activist. Free article

Centenary of the death of Cathal Brugha

5 July 2022

ONE of the first leaders of the Irish people to lose his life in the Civil War in 1922 was Cathal Brugha TD who for many years had been a key figure in the IRA, Sinn Féin and Conradh na Gaeilge. Free article

Tragic Cushendall executions remembered a century on

4 July 2022

Republicans in Antrim recently marked the centenaries of volunteers killed in Cushendall and Glenariffe. Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan was the speaker and told those assembled that the executed volunteers and “all their comrades 100 years ago opposed the undemocratic, unjust, and sectarian partitioning of our country”. Free article

Protest against Bill of Shame at British Embassy

29 June 2022

Relatives of those killed in the bombings of Dublin, Monaghan and Castleblayney joined a protest against what has been dubbed the Bill of Shame at the British Embassy in Dublin on 28 June. Free article

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