15 August 2017
THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of people from across Ireland, Scotland and England as well as the Basque Country attended the 2017 National Hunger Strike Commemoration on Sunday 13 August in Ballina, County Mayo, the home county of republican hunger strike martyrs Seán ‘Jack’ McNeela, Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg. The main speaker was North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly, himself a former hunger striker in England.
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- Don't miss your chance to get the first edition of 2019 published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of An Chéad Dáil and Soloheadbeg.
- In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
- There are also articles about the aftermath of the 8th amendment campaign, the Rise of the Right and the civil rights movement.
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