Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

29 April 2014 Edition

Spain should not squander arms gesture by ETA

29 April 2014

TWO recent stories from the Basque Country illustrate the stark difference between those in the Basque separatist movement seeking a comprehensive settlement based on peace and equality for the people of the Basque country and those in the Spanish Government seeking the defeat of ETA, the armed Basque grouping it was at war with for 40 years. Free article

‘Only their rivers run free’

29 April 2014

BIK McFARLANE, former Officer Commanding the IRA prisoners in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, was invited by the ‘100 Fuegos Collective’ to Geneva in March 2014 for a discussion and a concert around the 1981 Irish Hunger Strikers and Irish republicanism. Free article

We need to utilise the European Investment Bank

29 April 2014

OVER the last number of years, particularly following the economic collapse, government has imposed cuts across the board from child benefit to infrastructural investment. While many of these austerity cuts would not have, of themselves, qualified for assistance from the European Investment Bank (EIB) they could have been off-set if the Irish and Westminster governments had utilised the financial facilities provided by the EIB to proceed with the many infrastructure projects that were cancelled. Free article

‘Educate that you may be free’

29 April 2014

“EDUCATE that you may be free” is a powerful revolutionary quote given to us by Thomas Davis. It is often used by other revolutionary movements across the world but what is our understanding of these formidable words and how do we interpret and relate them to our struggle and its strategic objectives? Premium service article

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Noelle Ryan, West Belfast

29 April 2014

DUBLIN-BORN Noelle Ryan, a stalwart of the West Belfast community, died on Saturday 29 March at the age of 81. Free article

Jerry Savage, Kerry

29 April 2014

MARTIN FERRIS TD has paid tribute to veteran Kerry republican and Sinn Féin member Jerry Savage, who passed away on Saturday 22 March. Free article

Henry K. Eckhart, USA

29 April 2014

HENRY K. ECKHART, the father of Eric Eckhart, our colleague at An Phoblacht and Sinn Féin, died peacefully at the age of 90 at Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia, USA, on Sunday 30 March. Free article

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