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Remembering the Past – Centenary of the Kilmichael ambush

27 November 2020

On the late afternoon of Sunday 28 November 1920, the flying column of the Third West Cork Brigade of the Irish Republican Army lay concealed in ambush positions in a rocky, heathery glen. Their leader was Tom Barry, a former member of the British Army, who had joined the Republican Movement and helped to pioneer guerilla warfare by the IRA’s flying columns. Free article

Increased capital investment is key to building a stronger, fairer, better economy - Mairéad Farrell

9 October 2020

Ireland has suffered the second highest number of job losses in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic and capital investment is key to getting people back to work.

Only Spain has fared worse when it comes to job losses. This is despite headline GDP figures being used by economists such as Jim Power and IBEC’s Danny McCoy as an example of the ‘resilience’ of Ireland’s... Free article

Brexit Ideologues are playing fast and loose with our peace and political processes - Kearney

9 October 2020

Writing in his latest blog on Brexit and the British govnerment's controversial Internal Market Bill, Declan Kearney said Tory Ideologues are playing fast and loose with our peace and political processes. Free article

A tall tale on shaky foundations

8 October 2020

The 50th anniversary of the Arms Crisis of 1970 has seen it firmly established once and for all as historical truth that the plan to import arms that year was fully approved by the Fianna Fáil government, including Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Defence Minister Jim Gibbons, that it was to provide defence for nationalists in the Six Counties in the event of a threatened repetition of the pogrom of 1969 or worse, and that it was not a plot by Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney to aid the IRA and oust Lynch. Free article

Independent inquiry finds brutal and degrading treatment of republican prisoners

1 October 2020

An independent inquiry has found that the mistreatment of republican prisoners was the consequence of a deliberate policy implemented by the British Government who were fully aware that their policies and practices violated international human rights standards Free article

“Vandalism of our cultural and historical heritage”: 1916 Leader’s Home destroyed overnight

29 September 2020

The home of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, the only 1916 leader to be killed in combat during the Easter Rising, was destroyed early this morning.

At 6:30am on Tuesday morning Derryroe Ltd, a development company owned by the McSharry and Kennedy families, bulldozed 40 Herbert Park, despite Dublin City Councillors voting unanimously to support a motion by Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac... Free article

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

We are all victims of Partition: 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity - Declan Kearney

16 September 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney said 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity. Free article

Telling the real story of inequalities accessing third level education

12 September 2020

As CAO offers are considered by tens of thousands of students this weekend Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway Walsh writes on a recent party survey about accessing education Free article

There will be no celebration of partition by nationalists - Michelle O'Neill

10 September 2020

In this article, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán and Joint Head of Government in the North, Michelle O'Neill has said that nationalists will not be celebrating the anniversary of partition but instead working towards Irish unity. (Article first appeared in the Irish News) Free article

Execution of Paddy McGrath and Thomas Harte

6 September 2020

Eighty years ago on 6 September 1940 a Free State Army firing squad executed two IRA Volunteers –a veteran of the 1916 Rising and his young comrade born in that year. Paddy McGrath and Thomas Harte had been tried by a military court under the Offences Against the State Act and met their deaths despite pleas for their lives to Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Eamon de Valera. Free article

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