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Root problems facing workers and families must be tackled - Archibald

2 December 2020

Writing for An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin's economy spokesperson Caoimhe Archibald MLA addresses a Universal Basic Income and the need to address the route problems facing workers' and families. Free article

Centenary of the execution of Connaught Ranger James Daly

2 November 2020

2 November 2020 marks the centenary of the execution of a brave young Irishman who refused to serve any longer in the British Army in protest at British Government terror in Ireland. It was soldiers of the Connaught Rangers who made that protest in India. Free article

Kevin Barry – the first of 24 prison executions

31 October 2020

“The only message I have for anybody is ‘Hold on and stick to the Republic.’” – Kevin Barry Free article

Report highlights strategy to deny justice to plastic bullet victims

30 October 2020

New research on the use of plastic bullets shows the premeditated decision to attack 1984 rally where Sean Downes died as a result of a plastic bullet fired at point blank range. Free article

Interview | 1980 Hunger Striker Mary Doyle

27 October 2020

Mary Doyle took part in the 1980 Hunger Strike as a POW in Armagh Jail. She looks back to the traumatic years of the 1980 and 1981 Hunger Strikes. Free article

Mary Lou McDonald: The legacy of Terence MacSwiney still resonates one hundred years on

25 October 2020

Today marks the centenary of the death of Terence MacSwiney on hunger strike in Brixton Prison.

In normal times, we would gather today to commemorate and honour the legacy of a Republican icon, but these are not normal times. 

However, we can all still reflect today on MacSwiney's sacrifice and his contribution to the struggle for Irish freedom.

The mark that Terence MacSwiney left... Free article

Terence MacSwiney, Ireland and the world

24 October 2020

The story of Terence MacSwiney’s hunger strike has been told many times, in the pages of An Phoblacht and elsewhere. That it still carries such power and resonates to this day shows what an epic struggle it was. One Irish political prisoner was alone in the heart of the British Empire and fighting that Empire with only his determination and his body as weapons. His death and the national and international response to it proved his own words that “not all the armies of all the Empires of earth can crush the spirit of one true man. And that one man will prevail.” Free article

Traolach Mac Suibhne – laoch na réabhlóide

24 October 2020

In 1961 labhair fear contúirteach, conspóideach leis an Transport Workers’ Union of America. Éireannaigh, nó a sliocht, go leor den dream a bhí ag éisteacht leis. Ciarraíoch dárbh ainm Mike Quill a chur an fear conspóideach in aithne don slua. Terence MacSwiney eile a bhí sa bhfear conspóideach, contúirteach a dúirt Quill. Chaithfí tacaíocht a thabhairt dhó agus dá chuid oibre a dúirt an Ciarraíoch. Rinne sé féin agus a cheardchumann amhlaidh. B’é Martin Luther King an fear conspóideach. Ach, cérbh é an Suibhneach seo a raibh an oiread sin cumhachta ag a ainm gurbh fhiú é a tharraingt anuas dhá scór bliain tar éis a bháis? Free article

We have a Taoiseach with no opinion on, or plan for Irish Unity

22 October 2020

Today the Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil (the self-proclaimed Republican Party) sought to lay out his vision for the future. It was a vague and confused presentation. 

He paid tribute to the Good Friday Agreement, recognised the importance of all-Ireland co-operation, and recommitted to invest in cross-border infrastructure and the need for inclusive and informed dialogue.... Free article

Invest NI in need of 'fundamental reform' - Archibald

20 October 2020

Sinn Féin's economy spokesperson Caoimhe Archibald had said Invest NI must be 'transformed' to rebuild a prosperous economy. Free article

COVID-19: Time is not on our side, Big decisions are required

18 October 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Junior Minister Declan Kearney has said time is not on our side in relation to Covid19 and that big decisions will have to be made to stop the spread and save lives. Free article

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