Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara – Died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, 21 May 1981

20 May 2022

THURSDAY, 21 MAY 1981, witnessed the deaths of two more Hunger Strikers. Raymond McCreesh passed away at 2:30am. That evening, Patsy O’Hara died. The deaths of Raymond and Patsy – who had started the strike on the same day, died on the same day and were born within a fortnight of each other in February 1957 – marked a critical escalation in the prison struggle as well as the struggle outside the prisons walls. Free article

Centenary of the Special Powers Act 1922

19 May 2022

The Special Powers Act, one of the most repressive pieces of legislation ever enacted anywhere, was extensively used for 50 years by the Unionist regime in the Six Counties. Free article

Francis Hughes – Died on 12 May 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks

11 May 2022

The death of Francis Hughes at the age of 25 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh saw not the end of a legend but a new chapter in what was, by any measure, the story of one of the most fearless and tenacious guerrilla fighters of the 20th Century and of the Irish Republican Army. Free article

1916 the main battles and major events

16 April 2022

Éirí Amach na Cásca – The 1916 Easter Rising - Map and description of the main battles and major events Free article

The 1916 Proclamation

16 April 2022

Éirí Amach na Cásca – The 1916 Easter Rising – First published in Éiri amach na Cásca, The Easter Rising 1916, by Republican Publications, April 1986 Free article

1916 Chronology of events

16 April 2022

Éirí Amach na Cásca – The 1916 Easter Rising - First published in Éiri amach na Cásca, The Easter Rising 1916, by Republican Publications, April 1986 Free article

IRA occupation of the Four Courts

14 April 2022

100 years ago on 14 April 1922 the anti-Treaty IRA occupied the Four Courts in the centre of Dublin. The pro-Treaty Free State Army, then being built up, had already occupied evacuated British Army barracks in the capital, including Beggars Bush which they made their headquarters. Free article

The fall of Stormont 1972 

28 March 2022

After over five decades in existence with its in-built Unionist majority, described by its founder James Craig as “a Protestant parliament and a Protestant state”, the Parliament of ‘Northern Ireland’ at Stormont reached the point of collapse at the end of March 1972. Free article

The IRA Convention of March 1922

25 March 2022

The period after the narrow Dáil vote in favour of the Treaty in January 1922 saw division between the pro and anti-Treaty sides widening but also many efforts to maintain unity and to prevent armed conflict. Free article

Orange state terror - the Cromwell Club

23 March 2022

One hundred years ago the new state of ‘Northern Ireland’ was being consolidated by the Unionist Party, the Orange Order and the British crown forces by means of sectarian terror against the non-unionist population, especially in Belfast. Free article

Renewed pogrom in the Orange state

21 February 2022

A century ago in February 1922 the pogrom against Catholics, nationalists, republicans and anyone else seen as an enemy of Unionism was renewed in the new Orange Six-County state of ‘Northern Ireland’. Free article

30th anniversary of 1992 Sinn Féin Office attack

10 February 2022

Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan were among the speakers at the 30th anniversary commemoration of the February 1992 attack on Sinn Féin’s Sevastopol Street Office. Free article

Eyewitness in Derry 30th January 1972

30 January 2022

Within hours of the events of Bloody Sunday, the Civil Rights Association in Derry were recording first hand testimonies of what happened that day. Taken from the Massacre in Derry booklet we carry the accounts of each of the 14 Bloody Sunday killings. Free article

Have you forgotten Bloody Sunday?

29 January 2022

An Phoblacht has never stopped reporting and writing on Bloody Sunday over the last 50years. In this piece written 34 years ago Kevin McCool revisits some key moments of Blood Sunday. Free article

‘I’ll never forget his face’

29 January 2022

We republish an article from 1983, where Pat Deeney interviews Peggy Deery, one of the wounded who survived Bloody Sunday. Peggy died in 1988. Injuries received on Bloody Sunday seriously impacted on her health for the rest of her life. Free article

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