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9 April 2021

DANNY MORRISON was editor of An Phoblacht/Republican News and Sinn Féin Director of Publicity in 1981 and was a key contact between the protesting prisoners in the H-Blocks and the Republican Movement outside the jail. A former republican POW himself, Morrison was elected as a Sinn Féin member of a Six County Assembly in 1982. He became a full time writer in the 1990s. He is secretary of the Bobby Sands Trust. This article first appeared in the Andersonstown News on the 20th anniversary of the election of Bobby Sands. Free article

Time For An Irish Unity Referendum - Mark Guilfoyle

21 March 2021

Writing in An Phoblacht, Friends of Sinn Féin USA President Mark Guilfoyle said it's time a for a referendum on Irish Unity. Free article

An Ghaelainn i nGéibheann

19 March 2021

San alt seo, déanann Oisín Ó Síocháin plé ar an gcaoi ar fhoghlaim na fir phluide an Ghaeilge, cén fáth, agus na ceachtanna atá ann dúinne sa lá atá inniu ann. Free article

Centenary of IRA victory at Crossbarry

18 March 2021

While Tom Barry and the IRA’s West Cork Flying Column are best known for the Kilmichael ambush in November 1920, the Column’s success at the battle of Crossbarry in March 1921 was at least as important, as the IRA outwitted and outfought a British force more than ten times its size. Free article

Sectarian politics must not be allowed to prevent positive change - Declan Kearney

16 March 2021

Writing in his latest Declan Kearney reflects on the need to tackle sectarianism and the launch of a new Sinn Féin document titled 'Inclusion and Reconciliation in a New Ireland'. Free article

March memories

16 March 2021

First published in March 2006, reposted to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike, Jim Gibney recalls the events leading up to that fateful anniversary. Free article

From 14 March 1981 – Fearless fighter Francis Hughes joins Hunger Strike

16 March 2021

“Most wanted man in the North” – RUC Chief Constable Kenneth Newman Free article

Six IRA Volunteers executed in Mountjoy Jail 100 years ago

12 March 2021

100 years ago the British regime executed six IRA Volunteers in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin.  They were hanged on the morning of 14 March as tens of thousands of people, including their families, gathered outside the prison and as hundreds of thousands of workers staged a half-day general strike in protest.  Free article

Acknowledgement, Remembering & the Centenary of Partition - Declan Kearney

11 March 2021

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney looks ahead at 2021 Free article

Ambush at Selton Hill

10 March 2021

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Selton Hill ambush - a significant engagement in the Tan War and a tragic chapter in the story of Co. Leitrim and the struggle for Irish freedom.

On Friday, 11th March 1921, the IRA’s Leitrim No. 2 Flying Column was ambushed by British forces at Selton Hill, which lies on the road between Mohill and Ballinamore.

Six officers of the... Free article

Good Friday Agreement threats and British Government bad faith

5 March 2021

Peadar Whelan considers the implications the withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement by the Loyalist Communities Council, as the British Government unilaterally acted to continue Irish Sea border grace periods Free article

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