7 May 2009 Edition

Mickey Joe Mulligan's house and the Brookeborough Raid

7 May 2009

ON SUNDAY, 3 May, a large crowd of several hundred republicans, drawn mainly from Fermanagh and Monaghan, gathered at Knockatallon, near Roslea, for the official opening of 'Mickey Joe Mulligan's house'. The IRA, having commenced in December of 1956 an offensive against British forces in the Six Counties, had successfully targeted British bases mainly along the border. The Pearse Column, led by Seán Garland, had concentrated on the Fermanagh/Monaghan border area and had only recently destroyed Lisnaskea RUC Barracks. Free article

Condolences on death of Madge McConville

7 May 2009

GERRY Adams has expressed his condolences to the family of veteran republican Madge McConville, who passed away on Monday, 4 May. Gerry Adams said: "Madge McConville was a republican all her life. She was imprisoned first in the 1940s along with IRA Volunteer Tom Williams, Joe Cahill and others. Tom Williams was later hanged by the British. Free article

Martin McGuinness saddened by death of Bloody Sunday victim

7 May 2009

MARTIN McGuinness has extended his sympathy and that of Sinn Féin to the family of Bloody Sunday victim Michael Bradley, who died suddenly at the weekend. The North's joint First Minister said: "I extend my sincere condolences to Mona and the Bradley family on the sad and sudden death of Mickey. Mickey was very seriously wounded on Bloody Sunday when British paratroopers launched a murderous attack on a Civil Rights march. Free article

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Fógraí bháis: John 'Big Deuce' McMullan

7 May 2009

WHILE mourning the untimely death of John, we must also ensure that we celebrate his life, for it was an eventful life: from the loss of his mother at the age of three, through his school days in St Mary's Primary School in Divis Street and subsequent education at Harding Street CBS to his initial employment as a joiner building Divis Flats in the 1960s. Free article

SINN FÉIN Election appeal

7 May 2009

In 2009 Irish republicans are as committed to the objectives of Irish independence, national unity and social equality as we were when the first and only all-Ireland Parliament - An Chéad Dáil - met 90 years ago. Free article

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