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‘Time for an all-Ireland conversation on unity’ Sinn Féin leader tells civic forum

15 February 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said now is the time for an all-Ireland conversation on Irish reunification, and that “Tory policy in London cannot, by accident or design, lead to the imposition of an EU frontier across Ireland”. 

The Dublin Central TD today addressed the ‘All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit' at Dublin Castle. Speaking at the event. 

Hundreds of delegates... Free article

110 years ago - The Irish Women’s Franchise League

5 November 2018

At the start of the 20th century women began to campaign actively against the denial of their right to vote. In 1903 the Women’s Social and Political Union was founded in England and the militant feminists commenced the battle for the vote. In Ireland there had been groups working for women’s suffrage but the campaign really began here on the instigation of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins. Free article

Labour should not wait to engage in Irish unity debate - Declan Kearney

25 October 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney urges the Irish labour movement to prepare for Irish unity and fully engage in the debate around it. Free article

105 years ago - Ulster Protestants against Carsonism

19 October 2018

BY the end of 1913, the campaign against Home Rule for Ireland organised by the Ulster Unionists and their allies in the Conservative and Unionist Party (the Tories) in Britain had reached a crescendo. The Ulster Volunteers had been established as well as a provisional government which threatened to seize power if Home Rule became law. Free article

Artist and citizen

18 October 2018

‘A Reluctant Memoir’ by Robert Ballagh published by Head of Zeus. Free article

Whoever is leading the DUP has a lot of thinking to do - Declan Kearney

10 October 2018

Writing on, Sinn Féin National chairperson Declan Kearney has said it is no longer clear who leads the DUP and whether the party has the intention or ability to strike a deal to restore the political institutions. Free article

It is now time to finally deal with the past - Declan Kearney

5 October 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA sets out Sinn Féin's response to the consultation on dealing with the legacy of the past. Free article

On This Day, 1968 – RUC attack Civil Rights march in Duke Street, Derry

5 October 2018

Using gerrymandered electoral boundaries and a corrupt voting system which allowed wealthier citizens to have multiple votes in local elections, the unionists maintained a majority of members on the council in a city with a nationalist majority Free article

Irish government and EU must protect GFA - Mary Lou McDonald

3 October 2018

In this article, first published in the Daily Mirror, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that the Irish Government and the EU must ensure the Good Friday Agreement is protected from Brexit and the British government. Free article

From Gaoth Dobhair to the Dáil: Pearse Doherty’s homeplace and how it has shaped his political life

28 September 2018

Sinn Féin TD and Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has spoken of his origins, his life and how they influence and inform both his political ideology in an extended online interview. Free article

Bold Fenian men – and women

26 September 2018

‘Soldiers of Liberty – a Study of Fenianism 1858-1908’ by Eva Ó Cathaoir. Published by Lilliput Press, Dublin. Price hardback €60. Free article

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  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
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