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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

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

New Michelle Gildernew constituency office opened in Clogher

28 January 2019

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald officially opened the new constituency office of Michelle Gildernew MP in Clogher, county Tyrone today. Free article

100 years on: Remembering Dan McGandy in Derry

20 January 2019

Republicans gathered in Derry City cemetery today to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of local IRA Volunteer Daniel ‘Dan’ McGandy who is believed to have been the first Derry republican to die on active service during the Tan War which began in January 1919. Free article

Sinn Féin’s priority is the protection of Irish national interests - Michelle O'Neill

19 January 2019

Opinion piece on Brexit, the need for Irish interests to be protected and Irish unity by Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill MLA in today's Irish News. Free article

Rally calls for release of Abdullah Ocalan and Leyla Guven

19 January 2019

More than 100 republicans gathered in Derry last night to demand the release of imprisoned Kurdish political leader Abdullah Ocalan and Kurdish MP Leyla Guven, who is currently on hunger strike in a Turkish prison. Free article

Hundreds mark centenary of First Dáil

12 January 2019

Hundreds of people gathered in the Mansion House in Dublin today to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment on An Chead Dáil. 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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