25 February 2010 Edition

Thousands pay tribute to Strabane IRA Volunteers

25 February 2010

Several thousand people turned out at a commemoration parade in Strabane on Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the deaths of local IRA Volunteers Charlie Breslin (aged 20), and brothers Michael Devine (aged 22) and David Devine (aged 16), who were summarily executed by British State Forces in a pre-planned shoot-to-kill operation in a field overlooking the Head of the Town area of their hometown in the early hours of 23 February 1985. The parade was part of an extended weekend of events organised by the Breslin/Devine Commemoration Committee in conjunction with the Strabane Memorial Flute Band, which was formed by local people and friends of the three local IRA volunteers in the wake of their deaths. Free article

Clonmult Commemoration

25 February 2010

The 89th annual Cork Clonmult Commemoration took place last Sunday 21 February. Free article

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New republican historical society visits Dublin sites

25 February 2010

The Phoenix Historical Society was recently formed in Cork to encourage more republicans to get involved in the restoration of local plots and graves, but also to offer a chance to learn more about the history, locally and beyond, of the struggle for Irish freedom. Free article

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