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18 February 2021 Edition

Stolen goods will always be Stolen goods

18 February 2021

Moai are the monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island. Weighing four tonnes, one of these monumental statues has stood inside the door of the British Museum for 150 years. The Elgin Marbles and the Benin Bronzes are other well-known artefacts that share a common thread; local people want them returned and campaigners are calling for their repatriation. Free article

Beneath a Rebel flag in the heart of the Empire

18 February 2021

On 25 October 2020, one hundred years after his death, a small gathering of London-based Irish republicans assembled outside Brixton Prison to remember, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney. Free article

Moore Street - developers’ folly or 1916 Cultural Quarter?

18 February 2021

““What’s happening with Moore Street?” is a question often asked and not surprisingly as years pass and this historic area of Dublin City Centre continues to decline, seemingly stuck fast in a planning and political stalemate. Free article

Fullerton family’s 30 year campaign for justice

18 February 2021

Justice, to paraphrase William Butler Yeats, comes dropping slow. And especially slow for republicans. All too often, it does not come at all. That, sadly, has been the reality for the family of Eddie Fullerton, a Sinn Féin councillor in Donegal shot dead by a UDA gang 30 years ago. Free article

Guerrilla Days in Ireland - Gerry Kelly remembers Tom Barry

18 February 2021

Somebody sent me a grainy photo recently with the Irish Republican legend, Tom Barry, in it. Standing tall and erect in his seventies, he is surrounded by a group of young, mostly teenage, Irish Republican activists from Belfast. The year was 1972 and the photo was taken in Cork at a Republican monument. It commemorated Volunteers, most of whom Tom Barry had fought alongside, who had died in the cause of Irish freedom. Free article

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