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Gabriel Mc Glynn – A tribute

25 May 2022

Owen Carron gives a personal tribute for Leitrim republican Gabriel McGlynn, a 40-year Sinn Féin veteran of local political activism, who died recently. Free article

Remembering Mickey Agnew

23 May 2022

Recently deceased North Antrim Republican Mickey Agnew who help build the foundations of Sinn Féin’s organisation in the area is remembered by Gerard Magee. Free article

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

The Assembly Election is over: now democracy must prevail

13 May 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney looks back at a resounding election result for Sinn Féin and said the democratic outcome of the election must be respected. 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

Anna Gallogly remembered

10 May 2022

A large group of republicans gathered in late April for the funeral of Anna Gallogly, a lifelong republican in Leitrim. The graveside oration was delivered by former Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. Free article

We are only going forward. We are never going back

9 May 2022

Sinn Féin’s record Assembly vote signifies seismic change as party president Mary Lou McDonald stated that, “We know this places a big responsibility on us to show up for people and to deliver for people, and to work very hard”. Free article

Bobby Sands MP – Died 5 May 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

4 May 2022

5 May 1981 was one of the most defining days in Irish history. It was the day that Bobby Sands, the 27-year-old Member of Parliament for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh as part of the republican prisoners’ campaign for the restoration of political status. Free article

The history of May Day

30 April 2022

WHEN IRISH IMMIGRANTS began arriving in the United States in the mid 19th Century, they found an economy in the midst of an industrial boom. The benefits of that boom, however, were not being reaped by everyone. Premium service article

John Mc Comb remembered

28 April 2022

Republican activists spanning more than fifty years of struggle, turned out to say farewell and thanks to IRA volunteer John Mc Comb who died suddenly in April. Jim Gibney gave the oration. Free article

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