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Albert Kane

15 August 2022

Although he was advanced in age, the death of Albert Kane after a relatively short illness, came as a shock to his family, friends and comrades. Their loss was sudden because Albert had remained engaged and active and irrepressible right up to his final illness. Free article

Borrowed British guns

25 June 2022

The threat of renewed war made by the British government at the end of the Treaty negotiations was finally carried out on 28 June 1922 but it was the Provisional Government of the Free State that started the threatened war using borrowed British guns. Free article

Heroes of apartheid struggle

22 June 2022

Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan attended the recent launch in Dublin’s Liberty Hall of International Brigade against Apartheid, a book edited by ANC legend Ronnie Kasrils who was present along with Karen Gearon and Mary Manning, two of the famous anti-apartheid Dunnes Stores strikers. Free article

The DUP and Tories are using a wrecking ball against the GFA

21 June 2022

Sinn Féin National Party Chairperson Declan Kearney has accused the Tories and the DUP of using a wrecking ball against the Good Friday Agreement and insists now is the time to begin preparations for constitutional change in Ireland. Free article

Bodenstown 1922

18 June 2022

This Sunday 19 June 2022 Irish Republicans gather at Wolfe Tone’s grave at Bodenstown as we we have done for many decades. Almost exactly 100 years ago on Tuesday 20 June 1922 Republicans were at Bodenstown just a few days before the Civil War began with the Free State bombardment of the Four Courts. Free article

Bodenstown – milestones on the journey to Tone’s Republic

17 June 2022

Following his death in British custody in the Provost Prison, Arbour Hill, Dublin, on 19 November 1798, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish revolutionary leader, was buried in the family grave in Bodenstown Churchyard, just outside the village of Sallins, County Kildare. Free article

Government can’t handle President telling them the truth – Mary Lou McDonald

16 June 2022

President Michael D Higgins was right to tell the truth and describe the housing crisis as a disaster. They were wise words from an honourable man who felt compelled to give voice to the hard realities faced by those desperately struggling to put an affordable roof over their heads and to those unable to do so. Free article

June 1922 - the Pact, the Election and British pressure for Civil War

13 June 2022

Since the narrow Dáil vote for the Treaty in January 1922 and the split in the IRA in March, there were ongoing efforts to prevent civil war and to find a basis for unity on both a political and military basis. Free article

Anti-Irishness has never really gone away in Britain

7 June 2022

Joe Dwyer’s uploaded clip of anti-Irish commentary during the Jubilee TV coverage on the BBC has been viewed over a million times. Here he explains why he tweeted the clip and the anti-Irish racism still prevalent in Britain. Free article

Gabriel Mc Glynn – A tribute

25 May 2022

Owen Carron gives a personal tribute for Leitrim republican Gabriel McGlynn, a 40-year Sinn Féin veteran of local political activism, who died recently. Free article

Remembering Mickey Agnew

23 May 2022

Recently deceased North Antrim Republican Mickey Agnew who help build the foundations of Sinn Féin’s organisation in the area is remembered by Gerard Magee. Free article

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