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25 May 2019
DURING THE EARLY MONTHS of 1919, following the ending of the 1914-18 European war and the establishment of Dáil Éireann in January, Irish representatives in France attempted to secure a hearing for Ireland at the Paris Peace Conference,
Workers’ Rights and New Employment Practices must be central to political change in Ireland - Kearney (Free article)
27 May 2019
In his latest blog, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney outlines his party's new policy document “Towards a New Employment Model – Strengthening Workers’ Rights” which was launched last week at Áras Uí Chonghaile in West Belfast.
5 June 2019
James Connolly was born 151 years ago today. Connolly's impact on political activism in Ireland, Scotland and the USA were colossal. His message of revolution and international solidarity between citizens is as relevant today as it was in Ireland just over a century ago. Sometimes overlooked are Connolly's extensive writings in newspaper articles…
3 June 2019
Republicans gathered in London yesterday to mark the 151st anniversary of the death of Fenian Michael Barrett, who was the last person to be publicly hanged in England.
"We must have an agreement that will deliver sustainable institutions and deliver for all" - McDonald (Free article)
11 June 2019
Speaking in the Dáil on the talks in the North tonight, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said; The window of opportunity is narrow - the chaos in Westminster, the British Prime Minster stepping down and the renewal of a deal between the DUP and the Tories make the process of reaching agreement difficult. Difficult but not impossible. At…
12 June 2019
Sinn Féin’s Protection of Employee Tips Bill has passed Report and Final stage in the Seanad, despite opposition from Fine Gael. The Bill, introduced by Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan, will now head to the Dáil with cross-party support. The Bill would make it illegal for an employer to withhold, deduct, or demand the return of a tip from an…
15 June 2019
Writing in today's Irish News, Leas Uachtarán Shinn Féin Michelle O'Neill said the Dublin and London governments should honour their responsibilities by ensuring that no-one will be treated as a second-class citizen
16 June 2019
Pádraig Pearse called Bodenstown churchyard the ‘holiest place in Ireland.’ That was because it has been here, at the graveside of Theobald Wolfe Tone, that before, during and after Pearse’s time Irish republicans have come to take stock, to reflect and to remember; but also to set out the way forward. Because commemorations like this are not…
Voting rights referendum about ‘giving practical effect to nationhood’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD (Free article)
17 June 2019
Last week, in response to a question from Gerry Adams, An Taoiseach confirmed that the cabinet had agreed a Presidential Referendum Bill that would be moved in the Dáil before the summer.
21 June 2019
JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN, journalist, poet and Young Irelander, was born in Fishamble Street, Dublin in May 1803.
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