4 July 2019
IRISH republicans Peter Barnes and James McCormick were hanged in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham on 7 February 1940. They were buried in the prison ground and plain crosses with only their initials marked the graves. It took nearly 30 years before relatives were allowed to reclaim their bodies. Free article
21 June 2019
JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN, journalist, poet and Young Irelander, was born in Fishamble Street, Dublin in May 1803. Free article
5 June 2019
James Connolly was born 151 years ago today. Connolly's impact on political activism in Ireland, Scotland and the USA were colossal. His message of revolution and international solidarity between citizens is as relevant today as it was in Ireland just over a century ago. Sometimes overlooked are Connolly's extensive writings in newspaper articles and speeches as well as longer analytical essays and books. Today we republish a pamphlet originally edited by his daughter Nora in 1978. So why not take some time and dip into Connolly's worldview today. Free article
25 May 2019
DURING THE EARLY MONTHS of 1919, following the ending of the 1914-18 European war and the establishment of Dáil Éireann in January, Irish representatives in France attempted to secure a hearing for Ireland at the Paris Peace Conference, Free article
17 April 2019
This feature first appeared in An Phoblacht/Republican News on March 28th 1991 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising Free article
29 March 2019
IN April 1919, the city of Limerick was the stage for a dramatic confrontation between British rule in Ireland and the organised working class. It was the first such major clash since the establishment of Dáil Éireann the previous January. Free article
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
1 March 2019
Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back Free article
1 March 2019
Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history Free article
1 March 2019
Cian MacMahon revisits the Democratic Programme, assessing the legacy and lessons of this vital declaration Ireland today Free article
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Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history now online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.