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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

Our interview with 'IRA icon' makes news headlines

16 July 2010

AN PHOBLACHT'S interview in the July issue with leading republican Bobby Storey has made news in the mainstream media, particularly after disturbances in Belfast and elsewhere orchestrated by opponents of the Peace Process.

This week, as well as the disturbances centred around the Twelfth of July Orange Order parade in Ardoyne, these attacks included the attempted burning of the... Free article

Senator Ivor Callely sanctioned over expenses claims

14 July 2010

THE Seanad Committee on Members’ Interests has tonight recommended Senator Ivor Callely be suspended from the House for 20 days without pay after investigating his €81,015 travel expenses and why he claimed for the 370km journey between Leinster House and his property in Kilcrohane, west Cork, instead of from his property in Clontarf, Dublin, over a two-year period while a... Free article

Police Ombudsman to apologise to McGurk's families

14 July 2010

POLICE OMBUDSMAN Al Hutchinson is to personally apologise to the families of those killed in the McGurk’s bar massacre in north Belfast almost 40 years ago for his report into the 1971 UVF bomb attack in which 15 people were killed and which contained embarrassing errors — including names and dates.

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Shamrock Rovers v BY Tel Aviv tomorrow: Protest to highlight Israeli apartheid

14 July 2010

THE Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign will hold a peaceful protest at the Shamrock Rovers versus Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv game in Tallaght Stadium tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 15th, at 7pm.

Banners reading ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’, ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ and ‘Unity Against Occupation' will be flown alongside Palestinian flags.

The IPSC says it does not want to... Free article

Longford 100 job losses devastating blow to local economy – Martin Ferris

14 July 2010

SPEAKING as it was confirmed that 100 jobs are to be lost at B3 Cable Solutions in Longford today, Sinn Féin Workers’ Rights spokesperson Martin Ferris called on the Government to make job creation the Number 1 priority over the coming months, including the production of a job-creation strategy.

He said the loss of so many jobs at the plant in Longford will be a devastating blow... Free article

Basque Country: Free Arnaldo Otegi to build peace process, says Gerry Adams

14 July 2010

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams has called on the Spanish Government to release Basque nationalist leader Arnaldo Otegi. Mr Adams said that Mr Otegi's continued imprisonment makes building a peace process in the Basque Country more difficult.

“The continued imprisonment of Basque nationalist leader Arnaldo Otegi is not only undemocratic but flies in the face of the most basic... Free article

Bobby Sands book to be launched tomorrow by European Parliament vice-president

14 July 2010

THE Vice-President of the European Parliament, Roberta Angelilli MEP, is to launch a book about Bobby Sands tomorrow, July 15th, at the European Parliament Offices in Rome.

‘Il diario di Bobby Sands: Storia di un ragazzo irlandese’ is the translation by Italian journalist Silvia Calamati of a book first published in Ireland by Denis O’Hearn and Laurence McKeown.

That book, ‘I... Free article

Minister’s claim on by-election ‘insulting’ to voters in Donegal

14 July 2010

TOURISM & CULTURE Minister Mary Hanafin’s claim yesterday that there is no demand for a by-election in Donegal South-West is insulting to the people there and factually wrong, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has said.

He pointed out that the last Irish Times poll showed 6 out of 10 voters wanting a by-election without any more delaying tactics by Mary Hanafin’s government.

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Maskey slams those behind Ormeau Road trouble on Twelfth

13 July 2010

SOUTH BELFAST Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has hit out at those responsible for yesterday’s violence on the Ormeau Road, describing them as “the same people who have been terrorising this community over the past number of years”.

“Many of those involved in the trouble are the same people who have been selling drugs in the area and breaking into people’s homes in the area.

“Many of... Free article

Twelfth can’t be used to disguise hooligan actions in Strabane

13 July 2010

SINN FÉIN Councillor Brian McMahon says that the community in the Carlton Drive area of Strabane is angry at the hooligan actions of small number of young people in the area yesterday.

“Earlier yesterday, we had three Donegal-bound buses full of passengers attacked with missiles on the bypass. At least one passenger was injured and other deeply traumatised.  Later on, missiles and... Free article

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AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • Don't miss your chance to get the first edition of 2019 published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of An Chéad Dáil and Soloheadbeg.
  • 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.
  • There are also articles about the aftermath of the 8th amendment campaign, the Rise of the Right and the civil rights movement.

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