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30 September 2012 Edition

Inside the An Phoblacht Archives 2002

30 September 2012

SUBSCRIBERS to An Phoblacht will eventually be able to access all our available archives online at which are in the process of being digitalised – a labour-intensive and time-consuming process but one which we are progressing as quickly as we can. At the moment we have succeeded in putting online editions from 2012 back to 2001 (as well as back issues of IRIS – The Republican Magazine) and here we take a look back at what was in An Phoblacht – then published weekly – a decade ago, in the year 2002. Free article

An Ghaeilge i Long Kesh

30 September 2012

AN CHÉAD uair a chuaigh mé isteach sna Cásanna Long Kesh, thuig mé go raibh rogha le déanamh ag duine i bpríosún. Bhí daoine ann agus smaoinigh siad an t-am ar fad ar éalú. Bhí saol s’acú gafa le beartaíocht air seo. Bhí cuid eile ann nach raibh ábalta déileáil leis an phríosúnacht. Chaith siad an seal uilig ag feithimh le ‘lá na saoirse’. Premium service article

Peter Corrigan

30 September 2012

OCTOBER marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Armagh City Sinn Féin activist Peter Corrigan on 25th October 1982 by a unionist death squad. The Armagh Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair, in conjunction with the Corrigan family, have planned a series of commemorative events honouring Peter’s contribution to the republican struggle. Premium service article

Sinn Féin’s ‘ballot bomb’

30 September 2012

THE YEAR 1982 saw British Government strategy in Ireland in disarray. The Hunger Strike of the previous year, in which ten republican prisoners died in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, had broken the British policy of criminalising the prisoners and, by extension, the struggle for Irish freedom. The world saw that Irish republicans had widespread community support among the nationalist population in the Six Counties. Premium service article

Unionism’s private army

30 September 2012

IN the final part of his series of articles around unionist centenaries, TOM HARTLEY looks at the origins of the Ulster Volunteer Force – the UVF. Free article

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