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25 May 2023 Edition

Gerry Adams elected in West Belfast 1983

25 May 2023

The British government, still stunned by the strong showing of Sinn Féin in the October 1982 Assembly elections, were further shaken when Gerry Adams resoundingly won the West Belfast seat in the Westminster election of 9 June 1983. Free article

Lions in slumber

25 May 2023

On the 225th anniversary of the 1798 rebellion Joe Dwyer delves into an overlooked part of early Irish republican history – that of republicans in Britain and the allies they found there. Free article

A mentor in momentous times

25 May 2023

I got to know Rita shortly after I joined Sinn Féin in the late 1980s. I think I was 19, having just returned from a year in London. Rita was editor of An Phoblacht/Republican News (AP/RN) at the time, but I knew her as a member of Dún Laoghaire Sinn Féin. We would often travel together to cumann meetings in Mountown in the back of Kevin Fitzpatrick’s milk van! Free article

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