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Britain's death squads 1989

13 February 2024

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

A giant among activists Tommy Devereux 1933-2022

26 January 2023

Generations of republicans from across Ireland gathered in December for the funeral of veteran republican Tommy Devereux. The graveside oration was delivered by Martin Ferris. Free article

He died on Christmas Day - a forgotten Republican remembered

24 December 2022

Joseph MacDonagh, dedicated Irish Republican and Sinn Féin TD died on Christmas Day 100 years ago after six years of tireless work for Ireland. Free article

Christmas 1922 - the Republic in ruins

21 December 2022

By Christmas of 1922 it was clear that the Free State Government had all but won the war. They had executed 21 republican prisoners in jails and internment camps. Thousands of prisoners were held in both partition states. In the countryside and the few towns where they still held out, the IRA’s forces were dwindling and in retreat. Free article

Ireland’s future will be shaped by our nation’s rainbow diversity – Declan Kearney

19 December 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney discusses how Irish unity needs to reflect our cultural diversity and offer a new economic and social future for all our people. Free article

Gerry Adams addresses Oireachtas Good Friday Agreement Committee

18 December 2022

Remarks by Iar-Uachtarán Shinn Féin Gerry Adams to the Oireachtas GFA committee meeting. Free article

Two outstanding Republican histories on Longford and Leitrim

17 December 2022

The remarkable father and son story behind two books on the history of republican activism in Leitrim and Longford which have been updated and republished. Free article

Eight Kildare martyrs

14 December 2022

The Curragh Camp in County Kildare was for decades the chief British military base in Ireland. It was handed over to the Free State army in May 1922 but it was shortly the scene of imprisonment and execution of some of the same republicans who had fought the British. Free article

'And so here we stand'

13 December 2022

Mary Lou McDonald, Castletown, Co. Wexford. Sunday, December 11, 2022 Free article

An Phoblacht Issue 4 - 2022 out now

12 December 2022

Time for Change is the theme of the latest An Phoblacht magazine which is available now Free article

Issue 3 of An Phoblacht online

12 December 2022

Issue 3 of An Phoblacht in print has sold out. The articles are now online, but why not get a subscription for An Phoblacht and not miss out on getting the magazine delivered to your door. Free article

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