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25 May 2012 Edition

Burning the barracks in Ballybrack and Kill o’the Grange

25 May 2012

ON MAY 12th 1920, dozens of Irish republican prisoners were entering their 20th day of hunger strike in Wormwood Scrubs in England. At the same time there were numerous reports in the British media that ‘special forces’ were about to be sent to Ireland to deal with the intensifying IRA campaign against Britain’s continuing brutal occupation of Ireland – this was despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Irish people had voted in favour of Irish independence in 1918. Free article

Fianna Fáil Mayor’s chains rattled by Sinn Féin

25 May 2012

THE Fianna Fáil Mayor of Cork had his chains well and truly rattled by the Sinn Féin group on Cork City Council. Mayor Terry Shannon has been called to account for using his position as First Citizen to launch a party political attack on Sinn Féin because it is ahead of Fianna Fáil in the polls. Premium service article

1916 descendants’ motion to save historic site moved by Sinn Féin

25 May 2012

A DÁIL MOTION drafted by descendants of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation to have the Easter Rising battlefield site in Dublin’s Moore Street protected and developed as a historic or cultural quarter has been tabled by Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan (Arts & Heritage). Free article

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25 May 2012

THE media have missed the point in singling out references to attitudes in golf clubs during a Community Relations Week conference in the Six Counties on sectarianism, one ex-prisoner there said. Premium service article


25 May 2012

It’s not easy being mean, Willie Frazer – he should have gone to Specsavers, March of the penguins and Indecent proposal Free article

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