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4 November 2012 Edition

Martin McGuinness: ‘A united Ireland is inevitable’

4 November 2012

AN PHOBLACHT last interviewed MARTIN McGUINNESS during his election campaign for President of Ireland. One year on – after coming a very creditable third of seven candidates and winning twice as many votes as Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell – Martin spoke to us about the political state of play. Free article

A level playing field

4 November 2012

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS before the 2012 GAA All-Stars were announced, news bulletins bristled with breathless predictions. No one but the selection panel could know for sure but, with the supreme performance of Donegal, the county was expected to take the lion’s share of awards. With the announcement made in the week before Hallowe’en, news reports trumpeted the results. Premium service article

Ulster Protestants against Carsonism

4 November 2012

BY THE END OF 1913, the campaign against Home Rule for Ireland organised by the Ulster Unionists and their allies in the Conservative and Unionist Party — better known as the Tories — in Britain had reached a crescendo. The Ulster Volunteers had been established as well as a ‘Provisional Government’, which threatened to seize power if Home Rule became law. Free article

Maureen Maguire

4 November 2012

MAUREEN MAGUIRE is one of those people that the Republican Movement has always relied on — there to do the day-to-day basic yet important tasks and also be there to do what’s necessary in emergencies, particularly in a hostile environment like England in the 1970s, ‘in the belly of the beast’. Premium service article

Anthony ‘Dodger’ Morrow, Belfast

4 November 2012

BORN into a family of seven in the early 1960s, Dodger lived for his first few years in the loyalist Rathcoole area of Belfast before the family were intimidated from their home and they moved to Twinbrook in west Belfast. Free article

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Sheila McKenna, Monaghan

4 November 2012

THERE was a large turn-out at the funeral of Sinn Féin Monaghan County Councillor Sheila McKenna as people from her beloved Scotstown, Knockatallon and Tydavnet were joined by her many friends and associates from throughout County Monaghan and further afield to pay a fitting tribute to a popular and brave public representative who lost a battle with cancer. Free article

Patrick ‘Paddy’ Quinlivan, Limerick City

4 November 2012

LIMERICK CITY lost one of its most stalwart republicans with the death of Paddy Quinlivan on 11 August aged 83. Free article

Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill Commemoration

4 November 2012

THE annual Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill Commemoration, organised by Clonakilty Sinn Féin, was held at Timoleague Cemetery in County Cork on Sunday 23 September, the 16th anniversary of the shooting of the 27-year-old by London Metropolitan Police. Free article

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