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'Wherever Brexit circus stumbles to, Ireland must be protected' - Mary Lou McDonald

17 November 2018

In this article, first published in the Irish News, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald writes that amid the current Brexit crisis, the backstop must be protected . Free article

35 years ago - Gerry Adams elected president of Sinn Féin

13 November 2018

THE Ard Fheis of 1983 marked a significant stage in the political development of Sinn Féin. The historic gathering came in the wake of the campaign in support of the H-Block and Armagh prisoners, the epic Hunger Strikes, the intervention of prisoner candidates, North and South, in 1981 and Sinn Féin’s electoral rise in the Six Counties in 1982 and 1983. Free article

Seumas O’Kelly

9 November 2018

The writer, newspaper editor and Irish republican Seumas O’Kelly was a native of Loughrea, County Galway. Author of short stories, plays, poems and a novel, The Weaver’s Grave which was his masterpiece, O’Kelly’s life was cut short because of his commitment to Irish freedom. The O’Kelly family of Loughrea were flour millers and merchants and Seumas received a good education. He was a fellow student of James Joyce in University College Dublin. There is a remarkable photograph of the BA degree class of 1902 including Joyce, O’Kelly and George Clancy. Like O’Kelly, George Clancy, a close friend of Joyce, was to die a tragic death. He was Sinn Féin Mayor of Limerick when on 6 March 1921 he was murdered in his home by the Black and Tans, on the same night as former Mayor Michael O’Callaghan. Free article

Time for the Irish government to step up to the mark - Declan Kearney

5 November 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA reflects on the latest initiative from civic nationalism, which involved 1,000 people co-signing a letter to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him and the Irish government to step up and defend the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Free article

110 years ago - The Irish Women’s Franchise League

5 November 2018

At the start of the 20th century women began to campaign actively against the denial of their right to vote. In 1903 the Women’s Social and Political Union was founded in England and the militant feminists commenced the battle for the vote. In Ireland there had been groups working for women’s suffrage but the campaign really began here on the instigation of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins. Free article

Labour should not wait to engage in Irish unity debate - Declan Kearney

25 October 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney urges the Irish labour movement to prepare for Irish unity and fully engage in the debate around it. Free article

105 years ago - Ulster Protestants against Carsonism

19 October 2018

BY the end of 1913, the campaign against Home Rule for Ireland organised by the Ulster Unionists and their allies in the Conservative and Unionist Party (the Tories) in Britain had reached a crescendo. The Ulster Volunteers had been established as well as a provisional government which threatened to seize power if Home Rule became law. Free article

Artist and citizen

18 October 2018

‘A Reluctant Memoir’ by Robert Ballagh published by Head of Zeus. Free article

Whoever is leading the DUP has a lot of thinking to do - Declan Kearney

10 October 2018

Writing on www.eamonmallie.com, Sinn Féin National chairperson Declan Kearney has said it is no longer clear who leads the DUP and whether the party has the intention or ability to strike a deal to restore the political institutions. Free article

It is now time to finally deal with the past - Declan Kearney

5 October 2018

In this article, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA sets out Sinn Féin's response to the consultation on dealing with the legacy of the past. Free article

On This Day, 1968 – RUC attack Civil Rights march in Duke Street, Derry

5 October 2018

Using gerrymandered electoral boundaries and a corrupt voting system which allowed wealthier citizens to have multiple votes in local elections, the unionists maintained a majority of members on the council in a city with a nationalist majority Free article

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