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Voting rights referendum about ‘giving practical effect to nationhood’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD

17 June 2019

Last week, in response to a question from Gerry Adams, An Taoiseach confirmed that the cabinet had agreed a Presidential Referendum Bill that would be moved in the Dáil before the summer. Free article

Ireland at heart of crisis

30 January 2019

Brexit is not the first time that Ireland has been at the heart of a political and constitutional crisis in Britain. On and off from 1886 until 1922 the 'Irish Question' was high on the agenda of British politics and caused deep divisions within and between parties. The question made and broke governments.  Free article

New Michelle Gildernew constituency office opened in Clogher

28 January 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald officially opened the new constituency office of Michelle Gildernew MP in Clogher, county Tyrone today. Free article

100 years on: Remembering Dan McGandy in Derry

20 January 2019

Republicans gathered in Derry City cemetery today to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of local IRA Volunteer Daniel ‘Dan’ McGandy who is believed to have been the first Derry republican to die on active service during the Tan War which began in January 1919. Free article

Sinn Féin’s priority is the protection of Irish national interests - Michelle O'Neill

19 January 2019

Opinion piece on Brexit, the need for Irish interests to be protected and Irish unity by Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill MLA in today's Irish News. Free article

Rally calls for release of Abdullah Ocalan and Leyla Guven

19 January 2019

More than 100 republicans gathered in Derry last night to demand the release of imprisoned Kurdish political leader Abdullah Ocalan and Kurdish MP Leyla Guven, who is currently on hunger strike in a Turkish prison. Free article

Hundreds mark centenary of First Dáil

12 January 2019

Hundreds of people gathered in the Mansion House in Dublin today to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment on An Chead Dáil. Free article

Protests call for the release of Leyla Guven

12 January 2019

Young republicans demonstrated in Dublin today in solidarity who Kurdish MP Leyla Guven who is currently on hunger strike in a Turkish Prison. Free article

The Palestinian people are not violent people, they are angry people - Declan Kearney

10 January 2019

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney reflects on his recent visit to Palestine alongside Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald and calls on the international community to support the people of Palestine. Free article

Jer O’Leary

5 January 2019

One morning in November I got a phone call and it was the unmistakeable deep booming voice of Jer O'Leary singing: "On the 28th day of November just outside the town of Macroom..." - lines of course from 'The Boys of Kilmichael' by way of an invitation to his annual outing to commemorate IRA leader Tom Barry's successful ambush of British forces in Jer's ancestral West Cork in 1920. Free article

'Long March' anniversary to be remembered tomorrow night

3 January 2019

A commemoration event will be held in Toome tomorrow night to mark the 50th anniversary of the 'Long March' civil rights march between Belfast and Derry. Free article

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  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
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  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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