Issue 3-2023-200dpi

The Catalans are not Spanish – They are Catalan

22 September 2023

Declan Kearney writes on Catalonia and reaffirms Sinn Féin's full commitment to assisting all efforts to achieve of a new, inclusive, progressive Catalan republic. Free article

The Battle of Jenin and Future of Palestinian National Democracy

1 August 2023

Writing on Palestine in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said a new conversation is urgently needed about the future direction of Palestine based on political unity. Free article

Death of INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch – 1 August 1981

31 July 2023

He spent 71 days on hunger strike from 23 May 1981. He died on 1 August 1981. Free article

National Hunger Strike Commemoration to be held in Cork

26 July 2023

The annual National Hunger Strike Commemoration will be held in Cork City for the first time ever this year on Sunday 27 August. Sinn Féin’s National Commemorations Committee is urging people from all across Ireland to attend this event. Free article

A restored Executive is urgently needed

24 July 2023

Declan Kearney has said there is an urgent need for a properly resourced, and progressive power sharing Executive which will stand up for workers, families and public services. Free article

Óglach Gerry Quinn remembered

18 July 2023

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh remembers Volunteer and former Portlaoise Prison hunger striker Gerry Quinn who died recently. Free article

Henry Joy McCracken - faithful to the last

17 July 2023

17 July is the 225th anniversary of the execution of United Irish leader Henry Joy McCracken. We republish here an article by Aengus Ó Snodaigh first published in 1998. Free article

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

12 July 2023

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

Unconditional return to power sharing is the only rational decision for the DUP

9 July 2023

Writing for An Phoblacht, Declan Kearney said an unconditional return to power sharing is the only rational decision for the DUP. Free article

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

7 July 2023

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

Neil ‘Plunkett’ O’Boyle remembered by Irish republicans in Scotland

29 June 2023

“We are the generation who are going to deliver on what Neil ‘Plunkett’ O’Boyle and so many others gave their lives for”. These were the words of Sinn Féin TD for Donegal Pearse Doherty speaking at a centenary dinner in Motherwell commemorating Donegal and Newmains republican Neil ‘Plunkett’ O’Boyle. Free article

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