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Centenary of the burning of Balbriggan

20 September 2020

THE month of September 1920 saw an intensification of war in Ireland with the British Army, regular Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries targeting the civilian population in ‘reprisals’ that had the sanction of the British Government. Free article

The Battle of St Matthews

27 June 2020

Jim Gibney remembers a turning point in the struggle Free article

Reflections on ‘The Battle of St. Matthews’

26 June 2020

Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile reflects on the meaning of the Battle of St Matthew’s to republicans today and how the events of 50 years ago has left an indelible imprint on his politics and understanding of the conflict and the republican struggle. Free article

Save the National 1798 Rebellion Centre

25 June 2020

What right has anyone to sell our heritage, asks historian Paddy Cullivan, who makes the case that national heritage sites should belong to all the people of Ireland, north and south - Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter. Free article

Remembering The Battle of St. Matthew’s - 50 Years On

24 June 2020

On June 27th Short Strand/Ballymacarrett Sinn Féin will in an online event commemorate and honour the sacrifice, bravery, tenacity and resilience of this proud community and we will celebrate the positive change we enjoy today. Free article

The Annexation of Palestine - '21st Century Apartheid': A New Nakba! - Declan Kearney

23 June 2020

Writing in his latest blog on An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney calls on the international community to rally against fresh attempts to annex the West Bank in Palestine. Free article

Rebuilding Ireland limps on in draft programme for government - Eoin Ó Broin TD

23 June 2020

Can the putative Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Green Party coalition finally tackle the housing crisis? Not on the basis of the draft programme for government published this week.

The housing section of the programme, titled Housing for All, runs to six pages and contains 76 commitments. 

Taken together they constitute a reheating of the outgoing Governments housing plan, Rebuilding... Free article

Tributes follow death of 'great republican' Bobby Storey

21 June 2020

Tributes have been paid following the death of leading Belfast republican, Bobby Storey, who died today following an illness. Free article

The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin

20 June 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been engaged in over the past week. Free article

Bodenstown – milestones on the journey to Tone’s Republic

19 June 2020

Because of the public health emergency Sinn Féin’s national Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown cannot not be held this year. Instead a local wreath-laying ceremony and a national online event are being held. Here we look back at the importance of Bodenstown in the history of Irish Republicanism. Free article

Are workers’ rights another casualty of COVID-19?

18 June 2020

In the wake of closure of Debenhams stores in Ireland the incoming government must introduce legislation to protect Irish workers. The public exchequer cannot afford to be footing the bill for companies abandoning Irish workers and their families. Free article

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