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Lyra McKee: There can be no going back

25 April 2019

In this article, Callum Smyth reflects on the horrific murder of Lyra McKee this day last week in Derry, and how her legacy must be reflective of the future she had envisioned. Free article

Letter to the Taoiseach

27 August 2010

ALL SPORT this month, Brian. We’ll ignore Tyrone’s premature exit, if you don’t mind. Let us talk hurling and boxing instead!

The big Poc Fada at Stormont was a huge success. Can you pass on our appreciation to your Tipperary colleague, Mattie McGrath TD, for standing in for you.

We are thinking of renaming The Royal Mile or Prince of Wales Avenue at Stormont as ‘POW Avenue’,... Free article

The Life of Eileen Howell

27 August 2010

 

 

GERRY ADAMS, MP for West Belfast, pays tribute to a west Belfast community leader and a driver behind the Falls Community Council

 

THIS book pays tribute to a remarkable woman whose energy, vision and determination made a huge contribution to her community and inspired others. Eileen Howell died suddenly after a short illness in June 2004.

The launch of The Life of Eileen... Free article

Ré nua do Shiopa Leabhar Chonradh na Gaeilge

27 August 2010

 

TÁ athraithe móra i ndán do cheann de na hinstitiúidí Gaeilge is mó clú air sa tír - An Siopa Leabhar de chuid Chonradh na Gaeilge ar 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2 - faoi stiúir an bhainisteora nua, Daragh Ó Tuama, agus an chúntóra úir aige, Cian Taaffe.

Tagann Daragh Ó Tuama sna sála ar Mháire Ní Laoi, a d’imigh ar scor i mí an Mheithimh i ndiaidh 38 mbliana a... Free article

The Budget debate starts to heat up

27 August 2010

THE pre-Budget debate is already beginning to heat up in the 26 Counties. 

Before the state’s overpaid TDs and senators have even returned from their three-month holiday, the commentariat have started to make the case for cuts to wages, social welfare and public services.

With unemployment rising and consumer spending falling, the gap between what the state spends and what it... Free article

The burning of Balbriggan

27 August 2010

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. 

On September 3rd, the British regime abolished coroners’ inquests in ten Irish counties, replacing them with military... Free article

The Last of Dublin’s summer wine

27 August 2010

YOU REALISE that you are losing the plot when you find yourself arguing with a woman sitting on top of a large horse. What used to be called a Ban Garda, to be accurate. The only excuse that I will offer is that I was in an emotional state of mind as I approached the junction of Clonliffe Road and Drumcondra just after Laois (take a bow, Maurice Deegan)  - sorry, Cork - had just... Free article

Fograi Bhais

27 August 2010

Jack Crowe

A real Dublin character and unrepentant Fenian

 

 

JACK CROWE (1929 to 2010), a republican stalwart who was the archetype of a ‘Dublin character’ passed away on the 21st of July and was laid to rest in Mount Jerome Cemetery. The service in Rathfarnham was attended by several generations of Dublin republicans, supporters and former members and activists of the... Free article

Notices

27 August 2010

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 September 1973: Volunteer Anne Marie PETTICREW, Cumann na mBan, Belfast
4 September 1970: Volunteer Michael KANE, Belfast Brigade, 3rd Battalion
9 September 1973: Volunteer Francis DODDS, Long Kesh
9 September 1985: Volunteer Raymond McLAUGHLIN, Donegal Brigade
12 September 1989: Volunteer Seamus TWOMEY, GHQ Staff
14 September 1986: Volunteer Jim McKERNAN,... Free article

Notices

26 August 2010

I nDíl Chuimhne

“Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.” – Pádraig Mac Piarais

1 August  1981: Volunteer Kevin LYNCH (INLA), Long Kesh

2 August 1981: Volunteer Kieran DOHERTY, Long Kesh

3 August 1972: Volunteer  Robert McCRUDDEN, Belfast Brigade, 2nd Battalion

3 August 1974: Volunteer Martin SKILLEN, Belfast Brigade, 2nd... Free article

Operation Exposure

26 August 2010

THE respected British human rights lawyer, Michael Mansfield, speaking on the BBC Radio Foyle lunchtime programme, has made the point that, in keeping with the general principle of protecting the community, there must always be respect for natural justice.
He was being interviewed in the context of what the PSNI in Derry has called ‘Operation Exposure’, where images of (mainly... Free article

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