31 October 2020
“The only message I have for anybody is ‘Hold on and stick to the Republic.’” – Kevin Barry Free article
30 October 2020
New research on the use of plastic bullets shows the premeditated decision to attack 1984 rally where Sean Downes died as a result of a plastic bullet fired at point blank range. Free article
27 October 2020
Mary Doyle took part in the 1980 Hunger Strike as a POW in Armagh Jail. She looks back to the traumatic years of the 1980 and 1981 Hunger Strikes. Free article
25 October 2020
Today marks the centenary of the death of Terence MacSwiney on hunger strike in Brixton Prison.
In normal times, we would gather today to commemorate and honour the legacy of a Republican icon, but these are not normal times.
However, we can all still reflect today on MacSwiney's sacrifice and his contribution to the struggle for Irish freedom.
The mark that Terence MacSwiney left... Free article
24 October 2020
The story of Terence MacSwiney’s hunger strike has been told many times, in the pages of An Phoblacht and elsewhere. That it still carries such power and resonates to this day shows what an epic struggle it was. One Irish political prisoner was alone in the heart of the British Empire and fighting that Empire with only his determination and his body as weapons. His death and the national and international response to it proved his own words that “not all the armies of all the Empires of earth can crush the spirit of one true man. And that one man will prevail.” Free article
24 October 2020
In 1961 labhair fear contúirteach, conspóideach leis an Transport Workers’ Union of America. Éireannaigh, nó a sliocht, go leor den dream a bhí ag éisteacht leis. Ciarraíoch dárbh ainm Mike Quill a chur an fear conspóideach in aithne don slua. Terence MacSwiney eile a bhí sa bhfear conspóideach, contúirteach a dúirt Quill. Chaithfí tacaíocht a thabhairt dhó agus dá chuid oibre a dúirt an Ciarraíoch. Rinne sé féin agus a cheardchumann amhlaidh. B’é Martin Luther King an fear conspóideach. Ach, cérbh é an Suibhneach seo a raibh an oiread sin cumhachta ag a ainm gurbh fhiú é a tharraingt anuas dhá scór bliain tar éis a bháis? Free article
22 October 2020
Today the Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil (the self-proclaimed Republican Party) sought to lay out his vision for the future. It was a vague and confused presentation.
He paid tribute to the Good Friday Agreement, recognised the importance of all-Ireland co-operation, and recommitted to invest in cross-border infrastructure and the need for inclusive and informed dialogue.... Free article
20 October 2020
Sinn Féin's economy spokesperson Caoimhe Archibald had said Invest NI must be 'transformed' to rebuild a prosperous economy. Free article
18 October 2020
Writing in his latest blog, Junior Minister Declan Kearney has said time is not on our side in relation to Covid19 and that big decisions will have to be made to stop the spread and save lives. Free article
17 October 2020
In 1920, at the height of the Tan War, republicans imprisoned in camps and jails throughout the country intensified their fight to be treated as prisoners of war Free article
16 October 2020
An updated report into the McGurk's Bar bombing in Belfast in 1971 reveals further evidence of RUC and British army cover up and state collusion in the loyalist killing of 15 people. Free article
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