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The Drumcondra ambush

20 January 2021

January 2021 marks the centenary of the ambush in Drumcondra, Dublin, which was a tragic and costly defeat for the IRA and led to the fatal wounding of one Volunteer, the capture and subsequent executions of four Volunteers, and a life sentence for another. Free article

Michael Fitzgerald, Joseph Murphy and Terence MacSwiney

17 October 2020

In 1920, at the height of the Tan War, republicans imprisoned in camps and jails throughout the country intensified their fight to be treated as prisoners of war Free article

McGurk's Bar bombing cover up continues

16 October 2020

An updated report into the McGurk's Bar bombing in Belfast in 1971 reveals further evidence of RUC and British army cover up and state collusion in the loyalist killing of 15 people. Free article

Centenary of the death of Seán Treacy

14 October 2020

ON 14 October 1920, Seán Treacy was killed during a gun battle in Dublin City Centre's Talbot Street with British agents and troops. Note: This article by the late Shane Mac Thomáis was originally published in October 2004. Free article

Increased capital investment is key to building a stronger, fairer, better economy - Mairéad Farrell

9 October 2020

Ireland has suffered the second highest number of job losses in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic and capital investment is key to getting people back to work.

Only Spain has fared worse when it comes to job losses. This is despite headline GDP figures being used by economists such as Jim Power and IBEC’s Danny McCoy as an example of the ‘resilience’ of Ireland’s... Free article

Brexit Ideologues are playing fast and loose with our peace and political processes - Kearney

9 October 2020

Writing in his latest blog on Brexit and the British govnerment's controversial Internal Market Bill, Declan Kearney said Tory Ideologues are playing fast and loose with our peace and political processes. Free article

A tall tale on shaky foundations

8 October 2020

The 50th anniversary of the Arms Crisis of 1970 has seen it firmly established once and for all as historical truth that the plan to import arms that year was fully approved by the Fianna Fáil government, including Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Defence Minister Jim Gibbons, that it was to provide defence for nationalists in the Six Counties in the event of a threatened repetition of the pogrom of 1969 or worse, and that it was not a plot by Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney to aid the IRA and oust Lynch. Free article

Independent inquiry finds brutal and degrading treatment of republican prisoners

1 October 2020

An independent inquiry has found that the mistreatment of republican prisoners was the consequence of a deliberate policy implemented by the British Government who were fully aware that their policies and practices violated international human rights standards Free article

“Vandalism of our cultural and historical heritage”: 1916 Leader’s Home destroyed overnight

29 September 2020

The home of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, the only 1916 leader to be killed in combat during the Easter Rising, was destroyed early this morning.

At 6:30am on Tuesday morning Derryroe Ltd, a development company owned by the McSharry and Kennedy families, bulldozed 40 Herbert Park, despite Dublin City Councillors voting unanimously to support a motion by Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac... Free article

Centenary of the burning of Balbriggan

20 September 2020

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. Free article

We are all victims of Partition: 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity - Declan Kearney

16 September 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney said 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity. Free article

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