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Centenary of the burning of Balbriggan

20 September 2020

THE month of September 1920 saw an intensification of war in Ireland with the British Army, regular Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries targeting the civilian population in ‘reprisals’ that had the sanction of the British Government. Free article

We are all victims of Partition: 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity - Declan Kearney

16 September 2020

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney said 2021 should address reconciliation and Irish Unity. Free article

Telling the real story of inequalities accessing third level education

12 September 2020

As CAO offers are considered by tens of thousands of students this weekend Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway Walsh writes on a recent party survey about accessing education Free article

There will be no celebration of partition by nationalists - Michelle O'Neill

10 September 2020

In this article, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán and Joint Head of Government in the North, Michelle O'Neill has said that nationalists will not be celebrating the anniversary of partition but instead working towards Irish unity. (Article first appeared in the Irish News) Free article

Execution of Paddy McGrath and Thomas Harte

6 September 2020

Eighty years ago on 6 September 1940 a Free State Army firing squad executed two IRA Volunteers –a veteran of the 1916 Rising and his young comrade born in that year. Paddy McGrath and Thomas Harte had been tried by a military court under the Offences Against the State Act and met their deaths despite pleas for their lives to Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Eamon de Valera. Free article

Pearse Doherty: This is a big win but we are still waiting for full reform of the insurance industry

3 September 2020

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty's legislation tackling the unfair practices in the insurance industry became law in 2019. In this piece he writes about the need to further hold the insurance industry to account and ensure fairness for consumers everywhere. Free article

The myth of Saint Jack Lynch demolished

3 September 2020

Book Review by Mícheál Mac Donncha – ‘The Arms Crisis of 1970 – the Plot that Never Was’ by Michael Heney Free article

Decades of activism recalled

24 August 2020

Mícheál Mac Donncha reviews ‘From Lucifer to Lazarus – A Life on the Left’ by Mick O’Reilly. Free article

British government has acted in bad faith on legacy - Kelly

22 August 2020

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly MLA criticises a new British law which he describes as discriminatory and divisive and excludes many victims of the conflict from getting the help they need. Free article

The death of Michael Devine

18 August 2020

August 20 th marks the death of Michael Devine, the 10 th republican hunger striker to die in 1981. Born in Derry, Devine grew up in the tumult of the civil rights protests, internment and Bloody Sunday in January 1972. He died after 60 days on hunger strike. The same day that voters in Fermanagh and South Tyrone elected H-Block candidate Owen Carron as an MP. Free article

Sham sandwiches

16 August 2020

Cartoons and poetry are rare in An Phoblacht. This weekend we carry both courtesy of Galway Sinn Féin activist Jim Ward. Free article

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