Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

13 February 2017 Edition

Fenian Rising - 150th anniversary - 5 March

13 February 2017

ON 5 MARCH 1867, the ill-fated Rising by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, popularly known as the Fenians, consisted of sporadic and short-lived confrontations with British forces in a few locations across Ireland. But this was by no means the end of the IRB and the continuing influence of Fenianism was profound. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

13 February 2017

EU committee has ‘huge concern’ at Brexit impact on Ireland, GUE/NGL MEPs grill PwC official in Panama Papers hearing, EU must deliver on income inequality and social justice and New President of European Parliament meets Liadh Ní Riada on Brexit Free article

Society or the market – that’s the choice

13 February 2017

AS WE REEL from one apparently insoluble crisis to another, it is clear that our society and its political system are completely dysfunctional and unable to meet the needs of the Irish people. Free article

Fascism’s dark entertainment

13 February 2017

YOU CAN’T get away from him. He’s the elephant in the room – or the bull in the china shop. Free article

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Tim Woods

13 February 2017

NEWRY & ARMAGH Sinn Féin members were stunned by the death of local party activist Tim Woods, who was killed in a road accident on the outskirts of Keady on 28 January during the Assembly election campaign. Free article

Raymond Casey, Béal Átha na Sluaighe, Gaillimhe

13 February 2017

RAY became engaged in the republican struggle at the height of the civil rights movement in the Six Counties when persecution of nationalist communities culminated in atrocities such as the murder of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry. Free article

Bartholomew ‘Batty’ O’Brien, east Cork

13 February 2017

THE Clonmult Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann in east Cork has paid tribute to Bartholomew ‘Batty’ O’Brien, of Michael Collins Square, Midleton, and formerly of Ballinacurra, who passed away peacefully at his home on 9 December 2016. Free article

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