1-2021 Latest Issue

Ballymurphy families relief as coroner’s verdicts indict British State

14 May 2021

It took Justice Siobhan Keegan over two and half hours to outline her findings on the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre. After over 100 days of evidence from eye-witnesses and expert testimony, Peadar Whelan details the findings of the inquest. Free article

Six IRA Volunteers executed in Mountjoy Jail 100 years ago

12 March 2021

100 years ago the British regime executed six IRA Volunteers in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin.  They were hanged on the morning of 14 March as tens of thousands of people, including their families, gathered outside the prison and as hundreds of thousands of workers staged a half-day general strike in protest.  Free article

Acknowledgement, Remembering & the Centenary of Partition - Declan Kearney

11 March 2021

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney looks ahead at 2021 Free article

Ambush at Selton Hill

10 March 2021

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Selton Hill ambush - a significant engagement in the Tan War and a tragic chapter in the story of Co. Leitrim and the struggle for Irish freedom.

On Friday, 11th March 1921, the IRA’s Leitrim No. 2 Flying Column was ambushed by British forces at Selton Hill, which lies on the road between Mohill and Ballinamore.

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Good Friday Agreement threats and British Government bad faith

5 March 2021

Peadar Whelan considers the implications the withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement by the Loyalist Communities Council, as the British Government unilaterally acted to continue Irish Sea border grace periods Free article

The Limerick curfew murders

5 March 2021

In March 1921 the City and County of Limerick were under martial law. In the City a strict nightly curfew was enforced by the RIC, the Black & Tans, the Auxiliaries and the British Army. People left their homes at their peril. And for Republicans their homes were not safe, especially on the night of 6th and 7th March when a British murder gang stalked the streets. Free article

Programme of events launched to remember the Hunger Strike 40th anniversary

1 March 2021

A programme of events has been launched today to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike. Free article

Bobby Sands leads new hunger strike

1 March 2021

March 1st marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the 1981 hunger strikes. An Phoblacht will be opening our archives which house a unique repository of articles and photographs from the hunger strike period. In the coming weeks we will be profiling these pieces along with new insights into this critical period in the history of republican struggle. Free article

British execute seven Republicans in Cork

28 February 2021

One hundred years ago, the spring of 1921 saw an escalation of the war in Ireland as the British regime carried out widespread ‘reprisal’ attacks on civilians and used military courts to sentence prisoners to death. Free article

Martina Shanahan 1965 – 2021

24 February 2021

A proud Republican woman, a mother, a wife, a sister and a true friend and comrade. Deirdre Whelan remembers her sister Martina Shanahan who died on February 21st Free article

Bangers and Brexit: The Politics of the Absurd - Ciaran Quinn

23 February 2021

Ciaran Quinn writes on Brexit, sausages and the policy of absurd. Free article

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