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1 September 2013 Edition

Meeting with ex-IRA figure ‘brought a huge element of closure’

1 September 2013

THE family of Portlaoise Chief Prison Officer Brian Stack – shot in 1983 and who died the following year – said a meeting by sons Austin and Oliver Stack with a former senior IRA representative in August about what had happened and why “brought a huge element of closure for us”, Austin said. Free article

Mollie Carroll – Flying the flag for freedom

1 September 2013

EASTER 1920: Groups of Irish-American women take to the streets of US cities in support of Irish freedom and to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. A novel protest at the British Embassy in Washington led by Mollie Carroll would become a world first and make front-page news across the globe. Free article

Brú Buiséid

1 September 2013

NÍ BHÍODH na díospóireachtaí buiséid ag tosú roimhe seo go dtí aimsir na Samhna, ach de bharr súil níos géire a bheith dhá choinneáil ag an Aontas Eorpach ar chaiteachas na mballstáit tá an bhuiséad tarraingthe chun cinn agus beidh sé againn i mbliana i lár mí Dheireadh Fómhair. Free article

Learning from teaching in Palestine

1 September 2013

THE cause of the people of Palestine is dear to the heart of teacher and Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor DAVID BELL. As well as campaigning at home in Ireland, David has been working on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank. He recently spent a month living and working in Fawwar Refugee camp, just outside of Hebron, with several other volunteers from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the London-based charity, UNIPAL (Universities’ Trust for Educational Exchange with Palestinians). Premium service article

Irish fishing industry must be supported by the EU

1 September 2013

Urgent action is required to tackle the growing poverty experienced by our fishing communities throughout the island Free article

Youth committee activist dies in Spain

1 September 2013

HUNDREDS of people from across Belfast have come together in a show of community solidarity with the family of young Ryan Brady, who died in tragic circumstances while on holiday in Spain at the end of August. Free article

John Joe McGirl – A much-loved figure who continues to inspire

1 September 2013

JOINT First Minister Martin McGuinness told the annual John Joe McGirl commemoration in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, on Sunday 18 August – the 25th anniversary that John Joe “was, and remains for republicans, not just here in Leitrim, or the Border, but across our country, an inspirational leader”. Free article

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New constituency office opened in Dundalk

1 September 2013

THE new Sinn Féin party office at 1 Crowe Street, in the centre of Dundalk, is now open for business.

Sinn Féin has been looking for a new site for Teachta Adams’s Dundalk office for some time and eventually acquired the building several months ago. Since then, a hard-working team of party activists have been sorting out plumbing and heating, telephone and internet connections,... Free article

Jack Crowe Memorial Challenge steps up again

1 September 2013

THE second annual Jack Crowe Memorial Dublin Mountains Challenge took place on Saturday 17 August starting in Bohernabreena and finishing at the Blue Light pub in Barnacullia. Free article

Cairde v Cancer raise thousands for charities

1 September 2013

CAIRDE NA hÉIREANN in Scotland have raised more than £7,000 for various cancer charities over the past two years as part of the organisation’s impressive programme of activities. Free article

Kevin ‘The Tailor’ MacCann, Tyrone

1 September 2013

KEVIN ‘THE TAILOR’ MacCANN was a well-known musician, farmer and republican activist in the Trillick area of County Tyrone. Free article

Seán Ó Ceallacháin, Cork

1 September 2013

SEÁN Ó CEALLACHÁIN died on Thursday 27 June. Born on 1 May 1933, he was a lifelong Irish republican who bore the pain of his relatively short but serious illness with fortitude, a trait shown by him throughout his life. Free article

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