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23 February 2023 Edition

Liam Lynch: A legacy that will endure and inspire

23 February 2023

Mícheál Mac Donncha interviews author and historian Gerard Shannon on his new biography of Republican leader Liam Lynch. Free article

‘How did they let you take Health and Education?’

23 February 2023

Bairbre de Brún and Martin McGuinness were the first two Sinn Féin ministers in the Assembly Executive. Here Bairbre tells of her journey from the classroom to ministerial office. Free article

‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’

23 February 2023

Gerry Kelly has been one of the central Sinn Féin negotiators over the last 30 years, from the secret talks with British Government representatives in 1993 to the present day. Here he highlights some key events in that journey. Free article

I dtreo na Poblachta: Ag fáil faoi réir do Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta

23 February 2023

Bhí Lucilita Breathnach ina hArdrúnaí de chuid Shinn Féin ó 1987 go 2003. Tugann sí léargas ó Shráid Downing go dtí Foirgnimh an Chaisleáin mar a rinneadh an comhaontú stairiúi Free article

History in the Making

23 February 2023

Pádraic Wilson was the Officer Commanding Republican Prisoners in the H-Blocks from 1996 to 1999. Here he writes of the key events within the prisons in the months before and after the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

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Sinn Féin Building an Irish peace process

23 February 2023

In 1998, Mitchel McLaughlin was Sinn Féin’s National Chairperson. Here he outlines the road map to the Good Friday Agreement Free article

The extraordinary men and women who built the peace

23 February 2023

In 2005, former republican prisoner Séanna Walsh’s reading of the IRA leadership statement announcing the end of their military campaign was broadcast around the world. Séanna recounts the key steps to that historic day. Free article

We have lived in the Good Friday Agreement era

23 February 2023

Mícheál Mac Donncha argues that despite the challenges to the Good Friday Agreement over 25 years, it has opened the potential for a path way to a United Ireland. Free article

British media must face realities of the Good Friday Agreement

23 February 2023

Should anyone doubt that the ‘independent’ British press is willing and able to act on behalf of the British state, then its collective enthusiasm for the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) should surely quieten the doubters. Free article

The last steps to the Good Friday Agreement

23 February 2023

Former Sinn Féin vice president Pat Doherty was part of the Sinn Féin negotiating team that concluded the Good Friday Agreement. Here he takes us from the first meetings in Castle Buildings to the long Good Friday that culminated in the historic agreement. Free article

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