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1 April 2015 Edition

Kevin Myers stuck in the trenches

1 April 2015

JOHN BRUTON thinks the 1916 Rising should never have happened and that John Redmond should be revered. If Redmond had acted differently in 1914, this might very well have been the outcome. He could have stuck to his original call for the Irish Volunteers to remain in Ireland in defence of their country. But Redmond had long since sold his political soul to British imperialism and so he became a recruiting sergeant, leading thousands of Irishmen to their deaths in the senseless slaughter that was the First World War. Premium service article

Blowing the whistle on Hillsborough

1 April 2015

HAS RESEARCH LOST its lustre? With Internet search engines like Google, anyone can do research; one key word generates a world of options. A neophyte can enter an office with a folder full of freshly-printed pages like an intellectual giant, regaling a room with a mountain of mesmerising facts. But it was no Internet search which excised the truth about the Hillsborough Disaster. On that fateful day in April 1989, 96 people lost their lives. Now, 26 years later, what really happened is being uncovered through new inquests into the deaths and unrelenting research was a catalyst for this. Free article

Patsy McGarvey, Castlederg

1 April 2015

REPUBLICANS throughout Ireland and further afield have been shocked and saddened at the death of Castlederg Sinn Féin activist Patsy McGarvey. Free article

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Lily McSheffrey, Derry City

1 April 2015

LILY was born into a family of eight in April 1936 and raised in Anne Street in the Brandywell area of Derry. She married Charlie in 1956 and they had five sons: Edward, Neil, Martin, Patrick and Seán Paul. Free article

I nDíl Chuimhne

1 April 2015

Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations – Pádraig Pearse Free article

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