7 December 2006 Edition

Iris re-launched

7 December 2006

Iris editor Seán Mac Brádaigh, Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel Mclaughlin and former political prisoner and current head of Sinn Féin's Roinn an Chlutúir, Séanna Walsh at the official relaunch of Iris, the republican magazine, in Dublin on Saturday, 2 December. The return of Iris has been marked with a special edition dedicated to the memory of the sacrifice of the Hunger Strikers of 1981 Free article

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7 December 2006

Death of Mary Reilly and David McCabe Free article

Cabra honours the Hunger Strikers

7 December 2006

Members of the original Cabra H-Block/Armagh Action Group from 1981 last weekend unveiled a plaque in memory of the H-Block hunger strike martyrs aswell as hunger strikers Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg who died in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Mick Finnegan, a member of the original action group and of the Caroll/Ashe Cumann, Sinn Féin carried out the unveiling at the bridge on Fassaugh Avenue. The ceremony was attended by Cabra republicans and local Sinn Féin Councillor Nicky Kehoe Free article

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Mayo County Council to mark 1981 Hunger Strike

7 December 2006

Owen Carron, election agent for Bobby Sands during the Hunger Striker's successful bid for a Westminster seat in 1981 will be the guest speaker of Mayo County Council in Ballina Library this Friday, 8 December. Free article

MEP welcomes Naomh Fionnbarra hurlers to EU Parliament

7 December 2006

Last weekend on a field just north of Brussels, close to where Napoleon met his Waterloo, another battle took place when a delegation of hurlers from Naomh Fionnbarra GAA, Cabra played the newly formed Brussels hurling team. The event was organised by Mary Lou McDonald MEP who gingerly threw the sliotar in and the two teams got tore into each other. Free article

Plaque unveiled to 1916 Volunteer

7 December 2006

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillors Nicky Kehoe and Dessie Ellis with relatives of Volunteer Seán Howard on Saturday, 2 December at the unveiling of a plaque where he died on Dublin's Church Street during the 1916 Rising. Free article

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