Top Issue 1-2024

National Self-Determination - The Key International Struggle of our Times

11 April 2024

Writing for An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin national chairperson Declan Kearney said national determination is the key international struggle of our times. Free article

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

Call for Irish unity heard at TUC conference

21 September 2023

Sinn Féin MP for Newry Armagh, Mickey Brady spoke on the case for Irish unity in September’s Trade Union Congress annual conference in Liverpool. Free article

Bernadette O’Hagan – 1927-2023

5 September 2023

The recent passing of Bernadette O’Hagan saw the end of a life well lived by a woman well loved by family and friends, a deeply committed Republican who gave decades of dedicated service to the cause of Irish freedom. Free article

The death of Michael Devine

20 August 2023

August 20th marks the death of Michael Devine, the 10th republican hunger striker to die in 1981. Born in Derry, Devine grew up in the tumult of the civil rights protests, internment and Bloody Sunday in January 1972. He died after 60 days on hunger strike. The same day that voters in Fermanagh and South Tyrone elected H-Block candidate Owen Carron as an MP. Free article

Jeremy Corbyn returns to West Belfast for Féile35

16 August 2023

There was a warm welcome for former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the West Belfast Féile on 3 August when he addressed the main hall of St Mary’s College. Free article

A Republic For All

11 August 2023

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said a new progressive, inclusive, democratic Ireland is waiting to be created by us all. Free article

Harry McEntee centenary

9 August 2023

One hundred years ago this month many families in Ireland were in mourning in the aftermath of the tragic Civil War. But even after the war officially ended more people were plunged into grief and last weekend several generations of a wide family group gathered to recall one of the less well remembered fallen of that time - Harry McEntee of the IRA’s Dublin Brigade. Free article

Thomas McElwee – Died on 8 August 1981 after 62 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

7 August 2023

Thomas McElwee, at the age of 23, was the tenth man to join the 1981 Hunger Strike. From Bellaghy in south Derry, he was imprisoned in 1976 after a premature bomb explosion in which he lost an eye. Free article

Centenary of hunger striker Joseph Whitty

2 August 2023

By August 1923 there were over 11,000 Republican prisoners in Free State jails and prison camps, the vast majority of them interned without trial. The Civil War was over but the Free State government showed no sign of releasing prisoners, instead that month it passed another Emergency Powers Act to give itself more legal powers to detain citizens. Free article

Kieran Doherty TD – Died on 2 August 1981 after 73 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

1 August 2023

IRA Volunteer Kieran Doherty, TD for Cavan/Monaghan, died at 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August 1981, the day after Kevin Lynch’s death. Kieran had joined the hunger strike one day before Kevin Lynch and survived one day longer. Free article

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