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Centenary of the burning of Balbriggan

20 September 2020

THE month of September 1920 saw an intensification of war in Ireland with the British Army, regular Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries targeting the civilian population in ‘reprisals’ that had the sanction of the British Government. Free article

'A day in the Castle - All Ireland Politics in Action' by Declan Kearney

13 August 2020

In his latest blog, Declan Kearney reflects on the importance of the first meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council in three years. Free article

Seán Russell and the IRA of the 1940s

13 August 2020

Eighty years ago on 14th August 1940 Seán Russell died on a German U-Boat and his body was committed to the sea. It was a journey that he began as a founder member of the Irish Volunteers and ended as IRA Chief of Staff attempting to return to Ireland from Germany. Free article

The death of Thomas McElwee

7 August 2020

THOMAS McELWEE, aged 23, was born in Bellaghy, south Derry, on 30 November 1957. Thomas was arrested following a premature explosion in an IRA operation in October 1976 in which he lost the sight of one eye. His younger brother, Benedict, was arrested in the same incident. Thomas received a 20-year sentence in September 1977.He spent 62 days on hunger strike from 8 June. He died on 8 August 1981. Free article

Remembering the Past – Kevin Lynch and Kieran Doherty laid to rest

31 July 2020

This weekend we remember Kevin Lynch and Kieran Doherty, the 7th and 8th 1981 hunger strike martyrs. Kevin Lynch died on August 1st after 71 days on hunger strike. Kieran Doherty died August 2nd after 73 days on hunger strike. Doherty had been elected to the Cavan-Monaghan constituency in the Dáil election of June 1981, while Lynch was a candidate in the Waterford constituency. Free article

Sinn Féin MP calls for DUP to show leadership on Campbell anti-Irish insults

28 July 2020

Arlene Foster and the DUP should ‘show leadership’ and make it clear that there is no room for offensive anti-Irish commentary following a fresh attack on the Irish language by MP Gregory Campbell on social media, a Sinn Féin MP has said. Free article

The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

25 July 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been engaged in over the past week. Free article

Tributes paid following the death of former Sinn Féin MP Tom Mitchell

23 July 2020

Tributes have been paid to veteran republican and former Sinn Féin MP Tom Mitchell who died yesterday, aged 88. Free article

Centenary of the Belfast Pogrom 1920

21 July 2020

When the Partition of Ireland was first proposed in 1914 James Connolly said that such a scheme would mean “a carnival of reaction both North and South”. In the summer of 1920, as the British government unleashed the Black and Tans, and as it pushed forward legislation to partition the country, the carnival of reaction was seen in its full horror in the Six North-Eastern Counties that were to form the new state of ‘Northern Ireland’. Free article

Politics must be set to the side to tackle Covid on an all-island basis - Gildernew

19 July 2020

Writing on An Phoblacht.com, Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Colm Gildernew MLA said politics must be set to the side to tackle Covid19 on an all-island basis and flaws in Coronavirus travel safeguards need to be addressed Free article

The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

18 July 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been engaged in over the past week. Free article

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