29 July 2004 Edition

Belfast to host Volunteer Pete Ryan tribute

29 July 2004

A republican tribute night to IRA Volunteer Pete Ryan, who was shot dead in a British shoot-to-kill operation in 1991, is to be held in Gort na Mona GAA club in Belfast on Friday 8 August. Ryan, a native of Ardboe in County Tyrone, was among a group of eight republicans who carried out one of the most daring escapes from British custody in the course of the conflict when they broke free from Crumlin Road Jail in 1981. Free article

Omagh Council honours Patsy Kelly - Family still fighting for justice

29 July 2004

Sinn Féin Councillor Patsy Kelly was remembered last Thursday by his colleagues at Omagh District Council, on the 30th anniversary of his murder. A plaque dedicated to him was unveiled in the main chamber of the council during a ceremony also attended by his family and friends. Free article

Death of Bobbie Heatley

29 July 2004

Friends and former comrades of Bobbie Heatley have been paying tribute to the prominent Irish civil rights activist and socialist republican who died in Belfast on Monday afternoon, aged 69, following a short illness. Free article

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Death of Iñaki Uriarte

29 July 2004

On Monday 26 July, Iñaki Uriarte, a man dedicated to furthering Basque culture, language and traditions, died in Bilbao (Basque Country). Uriarte, who lived briefly in Ireland in 1999, was a journalist and Basque language activist. He was also the President of the Association of Popular Organisations in Bilbao. Free article

Death of Paul Foot

29 July 2004

He was, according to The Guardian, "the most seductive revolutionary socialist of his generation" and with the death of Paul Foot on 18 July, aged 66, the cause of Irish freedom has lost an articulate, passionate and consistent friend. Free article

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