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Fine Gael must stop denying ordinary people the pay rise they have earned (Free article)

21 August 2019

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty writes about the need for workers across Ireland to get the pay rise they deserve.

Daniel O’Connell was not a ‘liberator’ of the people (Free article)

29 August 2019

The RTÉ two-part documentary on Daniel O’Connell presented by Olivia O’Leary has renewed debate on the legacy of this towering political figure who dominated the first half of the 19th century in Ireland. O’Leary’s presented the still prevailing establishment view of O’Connell as the great ‘constitutional nationalist’ promoting peace, in contrast…

The 94 Cessation – how it happened (Free article)

30 August 2019

The IRA cessation is 25 years old this week. August 1994 was an intense month. I was involved, along with Martin McGuinness, and others in the Sinn Féin leadership, in intense, mostly private, efforts to persuade the SDLP Leader John Hume, the Irish Government and allies in Irish America to establish an alternative unarmed strategy to pursue…

The Fermoy ambush and British reprisals (Free article)

3 September 2019

BY the autumn of 1919, the Irish people and British forces in Ireland were set on a path of armed conflict that was about to escalate significantly.

Calls for Markievicz Cottage in the Dublin Mountains to be preserved and restored (Free article)

30 August 2019

After decades of neglect the Summer cottage of Countess Markievicz in the Dublin Mountains, which was used as a base to train Na Fianna Éireann, has been allowed to fail into ruin. Markievicz was a 1916 leader, the first woman elected to Westminster and the Dáil, and our first Minister for Labour. Many of those who took part or died in the 1916…

The IRA cessation – perspectives, 25 years on (Free article)

31 August 2019

As time passes historical perspectives lengthen and the broad political landscape we have traversed comes into view. In 2019 we have perspectives of twenty-five years since the first IRA cessation and the start of the Peace Process, fifty years since the armed conflict began in 1969 and one hundred years since the establishment of the First Dáil…

110 years of youth in struggle; anniversary of the founding of Na Fianna Éireann (Free article)

30 August 2019

This month marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of Na Fianna Éireann; a significant moment in the development of the Republican Movement and the struggle for Irish freedom. On 16th August 1909, around one hundred boys attended a meeting at 34 Lower Camden Street in Dublin, organised by a Committee including Constance Markievicz and Bulmer…

Mary Lou McDonald: 'There is more work needed to achieve a reconciled and peaceful Ireland' (Free article)

1 September 2019

First published on on 31 August 2019.

McDonald warns Taoiseach: “Custom checks on our Island are unacceptable” (Free article)

6 September 2019

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said any hardening of the border, or custom checks on the island of Ireland are completely unacceptable, and Taoiseach Varadkar must ensure that all options, including support for the Good Friday Agreement provision for a referendum on Irish reunification are on the table. Taoiseach Varadkar addressed the…

6th September 1994 – An historic day, an historic meeting (Free article)

6 September 2019

Twenty-five years ago today, an historic first meeting between Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and SDLP Leader John Hume took place in Government Buildings, Dublin.

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