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Tyrone IRA Volunteers honoured (Free article)

30 July 2010

TYRONE VOLUNTEERS DAY was marked by republicans assembling on Main Street, Cappagh, County Tyrone on July 13th. The annual commemoration coincides with the anniversary of the death of Tyrone Volunteer Martin Hurson, who died on hunger strike on July 13th 1981. The main commemoration was preceded by the finals of the Martin Hurson Memorial…

Why Sinn Féin? (Free article)

30 July 2010

Ex-Green Party and Independent Cork City Councillor Chris O’Leary on joining Sinn Féin ON JULY 8th I publicly announced my decision to join Sinn Féin. It was a step I was glad to take and one which had been coming for some time. The reaction to my decision since from people in all walks of life has been overwhelmingly positive. Nonetheless,…

Remembering the Past BY MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA (Free article)

30 July 2010

Internment and resistance NO single decision by the British Government in Ireland did more to violate human rights and to escalate the conflict than the decision to impose internment without trial in the Six Counties. Detention without charge was in force between August 1971 and December 1975 and during that time nearly 2,000 people were…

Fighting back against Tory cuts (Free article)

30 July 2010

BY EMMA CLANCY ORGANISING a united and effective challenge to the British Conservative/Liberal Democrats coalition government’s cuts to public spending and the block grant to the Executive is an urgent priority for Sinn Féin and all progressives in the Six Counties. The spending cuts announced in the British Emergency Budget on June 22nd…

Losing their heads (Free article)

30 July 2010

BY THE TIME you read this, you may have become gay. So too might your children. And their friends. And possibly your pet dog. Not your cat, though - he was gay to begin with. I’m writing this on the day the Civil Partnership Bill passed the final stage in the Seanad. One small step towards equality for same-sex people in Ireland; one giant…

Volunteers Michael Gaughan & Frank Stagg Commemoration County Mayo (Free article)

30 July 2010

THE annual Gaughan/Stagg Commemoration took place in Ballina, County Mayo, on Sunday, June 27th. Mayo men Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died on hunger strike in English prisons in 1974 and 1976 respectively. The heroes who took up the fight in England were paid tribute to in a parade from Ballina Cathedral to their graves in Leigue…

Government policy and HSE mismanagement – a fatal combination (Free article)

30 July 2010

WHEN the Health Service Executive (HSE) was established in January 2005 by the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrats Government we were promised that a new era in Irish healthcare was beginning. The old health boards were abolished and the new structure was supposed to deliver the Government’s commitment to a “world-class health service”. The…

The ‘Glorious’ Twelfth? (Free article)

30 July 2010

Parading, policing and protest gone riot Ella O’Dwyer talks to Sinn Féin Cuige Úladh Chair Seán Murray about the ongoing parades issues THE violence that captured news headlines on the Twelfth were caused primarily by the insistence by the Orange Order on riding roughshod over the wishes of the nationalist community, according to a…

Brian Cowen in the dock (Free article)

30 July 2010

By-election bid at the High Court BY ELLA O’DWYER IF Brian Cowen really does believe in democracy then he should not have had to be dragged into the High Court to try and force him to hold the South-West Donegal by-election more than a year after a Fianna Fáil seat became vacant. Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty was talking to me as he…

Talking and walking (Free article)

30 July 2010

Talking and walking, Cuts, Fianna Fáil and ‘Fianna Fáil Lite’ and Honouring the Hunger-Strikers

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