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31 March 2013 Edition


31 March 2013

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. Free article

South Armagh weekend tributes to ‘The Two Brendans’

31 March 2013

SOUTH ARMAGH was a hive of activity on the first weekend in March as local republicans organised a series of events to commemorate the lives of two local Volunteers who died in a premature explosion 25 years ago. Premium service article

20th anniversary of Castlerock atrocity remembered

31 March 2013

THERE WAS standing room only in Gulladuff Community Centre in County Derry on Saturday night, 23 March, when 200 people gathered to remember the victims of an indiscriminate murder attack by unionist gunmen — working in direct collusion with British state forces — in Castlerock on the morning of Thursday 25 March 1993. The attack left four workmen dead and one man fighting for his life. Premium service article

Grow your Easter Lilies for 1916 centenary

31 March 2013

GREEN, WHITE AND ORANGE fingers are being encouraged to get busy and start planting Easter Lilies at home in time for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Free article

As down the glen one Easter morn . . .

31 March 2013

THE 1916 Easter Rising holds an ever-evolving and expanding fascination. In military terms it was not a major battle, albeit in a capital city. Casualties were in the hundreds at a time when thousands were being slaughtered every day on the killing fields of Flanders. But politically the consequences of the Rising were huge – epoch-making in the history of Ireland, crucial in the history of the British Empire. Free article

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