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30 March 2014 Edition

Bill of Rights: Now more than ever

30 March 2014

AT A TIME when the unionist parties have determined to unpick the Good Friday Agreement and the British Government only too willing to renege on its commitments, all republicans must redouble our efforts to achieve full delivery on the outstanding core components – in particular a Bill of Rights for the North. Free article

Thomas McGeary 30th anniversary

30 March 2014

“The IRA, contrary to uninformed media speculation, was not involved in the bomb attack today in which a businessman was killed.” An Phoblacht on 3 May 1984. Free article

Blaa, blaa, blaa

30 March 2014

ARMAGH Bramley apples, Clare Island salmon, Connemara hill lamb, Imokilly cheese, Lough Neagh eels, Timoleague brown pudding, and the Waterford blaa. Premium service article

‘Say what you believe’

30 March 2014

TONY BENN’S stature as an orator, a political leader, a polemicist, an intellectual and incisive prolific writer is unquestioned – except in the political party he represented for 50 years in the British Parliament. Free article

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‘The Women’s Mural’

30 March 2014

A MAGNIFICENT new painting to celebrate and commemorate the role of republican women throughout Irish history has been unveiled at City Hall in Belfast. Free article

Shane Mac Thomáis, Dublin

30 March 2014

Glasnevin Cemetery historian and former An Phoblacht columnist and Sinn Féin activist Shane Mac Thomáis died suddenly on Thursday 20 March. Shane’s father, Éamonn, another noted historian as well as a broadcaster and author and IRA activist, was Editor of An Phoblacht in 1972 and 1974. Free article

Seán Cumiskey, Meath

30 March 2014

THE DEATH has occurred of Meath republican Seán Cumiskey, a friend of the late Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton in Birmingham in the 1970s and one of the six men who in 1977 defied state forces to fulfill IRA Volunteer Frank Stagg’s dying wish to be buried in the Republican Plot in his local cemetery in Mayo. Free article

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