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Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara – Died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, 21 May 1981

20 May 2022

THURSDAY, 21 MAY 1981, witnessed the deaths of two more Hunger Strikers. Raymond McCreesh passed away at 2:30am. That evening, Patsy O’Hara died. The deaths of Raymond and Patsy – who had started the strike on the same day, died on the same day and were born within a fortnight of each other in February 1957 – marked a critical escalation in the prison struggle as well as the struggle outside the prisons walls. Free article

Failure by this British government to deliver Acht Gaeilge will be a new act of deceit – Declan Kearney

18 March 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said failure by the British government to deliver Acht Gaeilge will be a new act of deceit. Free article

Amnesty International finds Israel guilty of crimes against humanity

16 March 2022

A recent Amnesty International report has found Israel to be an “Apartheid State” and guilty of “crimes against humanity” through depriving Palestinians of their rights under international law. Free article

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

11 March 2022

Invasion, occupation, weapons and wars should belong to the past; the future of Europe, and humanity, must be peace! Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard’s speech to the March 5th Stop the War Coalition rally in London. Free article

Irish language rights still being denied

10 March 2022

As the North’s Education Authority cut funding for Irish language youth provision in West Belfast Sinn Féin highlight the British government’s unfulfilled commitment to implement the Irish Language Act. Free article

Putin’s war on Ukraine, the NATO-Russia stand-off and Irish neutrality

7 March 2022

International pressure must be maintained on Russia to end its war on Ukraine and to withdraw its military forces writes Mícheál Mac Donncha Free article

Civility and political differences should not be mutually exclusive - Reflecting on our politics & Christopher Stalford

1 March 2022

In his latest blog, Declan Kearney reflects on politics in the north and that civility and political differences should not be mutually exclusive. Free article

Renewed pogrom in the Orange state

21 February 2022

A century ago in February 1922 the pogrom against Catholics, nationalists, republicans and anyone else seen as an enemy of Unionism was renewed in the new Orange Six-County state of ‘Northern Ireland’. Free article

Wales shows the way on language standards

14 February 2022

An Phoblacht was saddened to hear today of the passing of Welsh Language Commissioner Aled Roberts. He championed language rights in Wales showing what could be done in Ireland. We carry an article here by him from the last edition of An Phoblacht. Free article

Political unionism has mounted a new offensive to stop the process of change – Kearney

13 February 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said political unionism has mounted a new offensive to stop the process of change. Free article

30th anniversary of 1992 Sinn Féin Office attack

10 February 2022

Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan were among the speakers at the 30th anniversary commemoration of the February 1992 attack on Sinn Féin’s Sevastopol Street Office. Free article

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