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The Drumcondra ambush

20 January 2021

January 2021 marks the centenary of the ambush in Drumcondra, Dublin, which was a tragic and costly defeat for the IRA and led to the fatal wounding of one Volunteer, the capture and subsequent executions of four Volunteers, and a life sentence for another. Free article

McKee, Clancy and Clune murdered in Dublin Castle

19 November 2020

The IRA's dramatic elimination of the British spy network on 21 November 1920 and the British massacre of civilians at Croke Park overshadowed the murders on the same day of three political prisoners in Dublin Castle. Free article

IRA strikes major blow in intelligence war

19 November 2020

The events of Bloody Sunday 1920 began with the IRA striking a major blow in the intelligence war which had raged and intensified between them and the British regime in Dublin Castle since 1916. But this war had deeper roots in the past. Free article

Effective testing and tracing is the pathway to avoid a cycle of lockdowns - Sheehan

18 November 2020

In this article, Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan argues that an effective find, test, trace isolate and support system will lead to less reliance on lockdown measures in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Free article

Gerry O’Hare (1940-2020), former editor of An Phoblacht

17 November 2020

I had heard the name Gerry O’Hare long before I met him in person. His name and that of his then wife Rita were prominent in republican circles, certainly in West Belfast, even before Rita, a mother of their three children, Terry, Rory and Frances, was shot and seriously injured by the British army while Gerry was interned in Crumlin Road Jail. Free article

The Bridge of Killaloe

16 November 2020

The Bridge of Killaloe spans the River Shannon between the towns of Killaloe, County Clare and Ballina, County Tipperary. This setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside, was the scene 100 years ago of one of the most notorious acts of terror by the British crown forces in the violent month of November 1920. Free article

Ireland & the World: The difference a Biden Presidency could make – Declan Kearney

13 November 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney reflects on the historic victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the US election and the need for continued support for the peace process. Free article

We must act to put an end to holiday hunger – Karen Mullan

12 November 2020

Sinn Féin's education spokesperson Karen Mullan has called for action to tackle holiday hunger and support families. Free article

The emerging border claimed an early death

12 November 2020

As the British government and its Unionist allies prepared to divide Ireland, and as they planned to put the UVF in uniform and arm them as the B Specials, the UVF was active along the emerging border. One of their victims was IRA Volunteer Michael Kelly, recalled here by Monaghan Sinn Féin activist Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, former Cavan-Monaghan TD. Free article

Banned Civil War novel re-published 87 years later

12 November 2020

A once banned civil war based novel by Liam O’Flaherty has been republished after 87 years. Free article

The birth of the B Specials 100 years ago

10 November 2020

Notorious for their sectarianism and inextricably linked with decades of Unionist one-party rule in ‘Northern Ireland’, the B Specials pre-dated the formal establishment of the Six-County state and their formation 100 years ago this month signalled the British government’s intention to impose Partition by force, while re-arming Unionism to subdue the nationalist minority. Free article

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