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The Battle of the Bogside remembered

12 August 2019

50 years ago today the nationalist community of Derry took to the streets to defend their community from an RUC supported loyalist assault. The resulting Battle of the Bogside was a catalyst for nationalists across the Six Counties to rise up and defend their civil and national rights. Free article

Time to end the stalling on Casement – Paul Maskey MP

12 March 2019

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said Sinn Féin remain committed to the redevelopment of Casement Park. Free article

British policy is blocking truth for victims of state violence – Declan Kearney

10 March 2019

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney said British government must accept its responsibility as a protagonist in the conflict, comply with the Good Friday Agreement and end its block on the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House in 2014. Free article

First Dáil TD dies in English prison

5 March 2019

PIARAS MAC CANNA represented East Tipperary in the First Dáil Éireann. He was a founder member of both Sinn Féin in 1905 and the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and was commander of the Volunteers in County Tipperary. Free article

Bigotry, inequality and sharp practice have no place in local councils — Declan Kearney

27 February 2019

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney said the Local Government elections on 2 May will be a strategic opportunity to once again drive forward the momentum for political change in Ireland. Free article

This is a political trial

13 February 2019

Catalan political prisoners are facing 25 years in prison for organising a self-determination referendum Free article

Catalonia independence: This political trial is not an internal Spanish affair - Senator Paul Gavan

12 February 2019

Sinn Féin Senator and Chair of the Oireachtas Friends of Catalonia group Paul Gavan, has written an opinion piece marking the beginning of the trial of the former members of the Catalan Government. Free article

Britain's death squads 1989

12 February 2019

THE late 1980s saw an escalation in the use of death squads by the British regime in the Six Counties. Since the start of the 1970s, the British Army and the RUC had manipulated loyalist paramilitary organisations as part of their counter-insurgency strategy. The aim was to terrorise the entire nationalist population, killing Catholics solely because of their religion or perceived political allegiances and, where possible, assassinating leading nationalists and republicans. Free article

Generosity and open minds will shape Ireland’s future - Declan Kearney

1 February 2019

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA reflects on last weekend's landmark 'beyond Brexit' conference in Belfast and calls on unionists and others to become involved in the discussion on shaping a new Ireland. Free article

The rising tide of Irish in the 21st century

1 February 2019

Craic Baby: Dispatches from a Rising Language by Darach Ó Séaghdha (2018, published by Head of Zeus Ltd) Free article

Ireland at heart of crisis

30 January 2019

Brexit is not the first time that Ireland has been at the heart of a political and constitutional crisis in Britain. On and off from 1886 until 1922 the 'Irish Question' was high on the agenda of British politics and caused deep divisions within and between parties. The question made and broke governments.  Free article

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  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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