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Bus workers killed in Dublin bombings remembered 50 years on

1 December 2022

The 50th anniversary of the deaths of three Dublin bus workers was marked in the city on 1 December, the date on which Tommy Duffy and George Bradshaw were killed in Sackville Place off O’Connell Street. Tommy Douglas was killed in the same place on 20 January 1973. Free article

A global Palestinian anti-apartheid movement is urgently needed - Declan Kearney

11 August 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney outlines the need for a global anti-apartheid movement in support of the Palestinian people. Free article

Execution of Reginald Dunne and Joseph O’Sullivan 100 years ago

10 August 2022

Often in history, and in politics, plans are overtaken by events. This could be said of the execution by two IRA Volunteers of Henry Wilson, the British military advisor to James Craig's Stormont parliament in 1922. Shot dead on the steps of his home, his death has been associated with the Free State's decision to attack the republican garrison in the Four Courts, thus setting the Civil War in train in earnest. Free article

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

7 August 2022

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

A Republican story of women in struggle

5 August 2022

Síle Darragh’s ground breaking account of her imprisonment in Armagh Gaol has been republished with a new foreword by Rita O’Hare who writes of Síle’s moving and powerfully evocative story. You can read it exclusively here. Free article

Harry Boland

31 July 2022

The death of Harry Boland, coming less than a month after that of Cathal Brugha, was a major blow to the Republican cause. He was fatally wounded in Skerries, Co. Dublin, 100 years ago and died in hospital on 1 August 1922. Free article

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

30 July 2022

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

Death of INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch – 1 August 1981

30 July 2022

He spent 71 days on hunger strike from 23 May 1981. He died on 1 August 1981. Free article

Irish unity is the big idea whose time has come: It’s time to plan – Declan Kearney

22 July 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney outlines Sinn Féin's plans for a new 'Commission on the Future of Ireland’ with the first People's Assembly taking place in October in Belfast. Free article

Remembering Martina Shanahan

22 July 2022

Friends, family and comrades of Martina Shanahan gathered in Dublin’ Mount Jerome cemetery last weekend, to remember and celebrate the life of the republican activist who died in Spain last year after battling a long illness. Free article

Have your say on the new Ireland

18 July 2022

“This is an opportunity for citizens to have their say on the future of Ireland” said Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald as she launched the party’s wide ranging Commission on the Future of Ireland. Free article

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