Top Issue 1-2024

A hugely powerful film

15 May 2024

Film review: ‘May-17-74 Anatomy of a Massacre’. Directed by Joe Lee, produced by Fergus Dowd with Justice for the Forgotten. Free article

Harry McEntee centenary

9 August 2023

One hundred years ago this month many families in Ireland were in mourning in the aftermath of the tragic Civil War. But even after the war officially ended more people were plunged into grief and last weekend several generations of a wide family group gathered to recall one of the less well remembered fallen of that time - Harry McEntee of the IRA’s Dublin Brigade. Free article

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

7 August 2023

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

Centenary of hunger striker Joseph Whitty

2 August 2023

By August 1923 there were over 11,000 Republican prisoners in Free State jails and prison camps, the vast majority of them interned without trial. The Civil War was over but the Free State government showed no sign of releasing prisoners, instead that month it passed another Emergency Powers Act to give itself more legal powers to detain citizens. Free article

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

1 August 2023

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

The Battle of Jenin and Future of Palestinian National Democracy

1 August 2023

Writing on Palestine in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said a new conversation is urgently needed about the future direction of Palestine based on political unity. Free article

Death of INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch – 1 August 1981

31 July 2023

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

National Hunger Strike Commemoration to be held in Cork

26 July 2023

The annual National Hunger Strike Commemoration will be held in Cork City for the first time ever this year on Sunday 27 August. Sinn Féin’s National Commemorations Committee is urging people from all across Ireland to attend this event. Free article

A restored Executive is urgently needed

24 July 2023

Declan Kearney has said there is an urgent need for a properly resourced, and progressive power sharing Executive which will stand up for workers, families and public services. Free article

Óglach Gerry Quinn remembered

18 July 2023

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh remembers Volunteer and former Portlaoise Prison hunger striker Gerry Quinn who died recently. Free article

Henry Joy McCracken - faithful to the last

17 July 2023

17 July is the 225th anniversary of the execution of United Irish leader Henry Joy McCracken. We republish here an article by Aengus Ó Snodaigh first published in 1998. Free article

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