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29 May 1997 Edition

The rising people

29 May 1997

We have just been through a decisive month. History will record that in May 1997 the political landscape of the Six County state changed, perhaps forever. In two elections, the nationalist people came out and demanded fundamental change to outdated political structures. By backing Sinn Féin in record numbers, by electing two Sinn Féin MPs and by ending Unionist domination in four local councils they asserted their right to a future as equals. Their votes backed a peace strategy which will end domination in our country. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • 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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