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Remembering the Past – Kevin Lynch and Kieran Doherty laid to rest

31 July 2020

This weekend we remember Kevin Lynch and Kieran Doherty, the 7th and 8th 1981 hunger strike martyrs. Kevin Lynch died on August 1st after 71 days on hunger strike. Kieran Doherty died August 2nd after 73 days on hunger strike. Doherty had been elected to the Cavan-Monaghan constituency in the Dáil election of June 1981, while Lynch was a candidate in the Waterford constituency. Free article

Journalist’s continuing smear campaign

2 July 2010

BY Art Mac Eoin

AN article by Jim Cusack in the Sunday Independent of June 13th, the substance of which was repeated in the Belfast Telegraph and the Sunday World, has attempted to link republicans to an alleged forgery operation discovered by gardaí in Borris in Ossory, County Laois.
Cusack, notorious for his sensationalist anti-Sinn Féin articles over many years, produced not a... Free article

Bloody Sunday – British Prime Minister ‘deeply sorry’

2 July 2010


“I AM deeply patriotic,” British Prime Minister David Cameron told a hushed House of Commons after the publication of the Saville Inquiry Report.
“I never want to believe anything bad about our country. I never want to call into question the behaviour of our soldiers and our army. But the conclusions of this report are absolutely clear.
“There is no doubt, there is nothing... Free article

‘Tour of North’ passes peacefully but tensions raised by Orangemen at Drumcree

2 July 2010

BY Peadar Whelan

THIS YEAR’S ‘Tour of the North’ Orange Order parades passed off without serious incident despite Orangemen threatening protests and raising tension after being angered by a decision by the Parades Commission to ban them from marching through the nationalist Ardoyne and Dales area of north Belfast.
The Parades Commission ruled that a feeder parade would not be... Free article

Media View – It takes a whole Village to...

2 July 2010

BY ROBBIE SMYTH

SINN FÉIN are not a “genuine” party of the Left in Ireland. They are ‘devilish, double-dealing Tories’.

It would be wrong to say that Sinn Féin are overlooked in the current issue of Village magazine, dedicated to looking at Ireland’s “Left”. They are mentioned loads of times. Thirteen, in fact, and yes I counted each one: 11 mentions came in one article about... Free article

Ballymurphy’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

2 July 2010

BY LAURA FRIEL

RELATIVES of 11 people killed by the same British Army regiment months before they went on to murder 14 civil rights marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday have called for an international investigation into the killings.
Over a period of three days in August 1971, 11 people were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in west Belfast’s Ballymurphy area. Many of... Free article

INTERNATIONAL: Venezuela’s drive for ‘21st century socialism’ BY SEÁN Ó FLOINN

2 July 2010

Chávez takes ‘anti-people firms’ into public ownership

DURING one his ‘Aló Presidente’ six-hour weekly state television shows packed with political announcements and revolutionary pronouncements, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chávez announced plans to take over more private companies.
In his 11-year tenure, Chávez has taken a host of businesses into public hands, from oil... Free article

Remembering the Past

2 July 2010

Countdown to 2016 and beyond

THE centenary of the 1916 Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is now six years away. In the decade ahead, the centenaries of pivotal events in Irish history prior to and after the Rising will be marked. These will provide a focus for many commemorative events, debates and publications while, as Michelle Gildernew stated in her Bodenstown... Free article

Seando Moore - A courageous Volunteer and hard-working community activist

2 July 2010

THIS tribute to former IRA Volunteer and republican ex-POW Seando Moore was given in an oration at Seando’s funeral in Milltown Cemetery on Tuesday, June 15th, by Danny Morrison, a fellow activist who served time in the Cages of Long Kesh alongside Seando.

Seando’s story is a story about him, his family, and the community which was crucial in supporting the IRA, making it, in the... Free article

Around the councils

2 July 2010

First-ever Female First Citizen

County council demands Health Minister Harney’s resignation or sacking

ONE of the largest local authorities in the 26 Counties, South Dublin County Council, has backed a Sinn Féin motion calling on Health Minister Mary Harney to resign or be sacked.

The local authority represents a population of a quarter of a million.

Tallaght Sinn Féin... Free article

Bodenstown 2010

2 July 2010

‘We are the United Irishmen and Irishwomen of 2010’

IN BRILLIANT sunny weather and temperatutres around 20C, thousands of republicans from across Ireland gathered in Sallins, County Kildare, on Sunday, June 20th, to parade to Sallins Churchyard to honour ‘The Father of Irish Republicanism’, Theobald Wolfe Tone.

The events were chaired by Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty.

Here are... Free article

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