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Bus workers killed in Dublin bombings remembered 50 years on

1 December 2022

The 50th anniversary of the deaths of three Dublin bus workers was marked in the city on 1 December, the date on which Tommy Duffy and George Bradshaw were killed in Sackville Place off O’Connell Street. Tommy Douglas was killed in the same place on 20 January 1973. Free article

100th Anniversary of Liam Mellows to be marked in Galway

30 November 2022

Galway republicans will remember and commemorate Liam Mellows on 4 December, in Athenry. This Galway Sinn Féin event will commence with a march from Athenry Community Park at 2pm by a piper-led procession walking past his former residence in the town to the 1916 Commemorative Garden. Free article

The siege of Gaza is a humanitarian and political crisis - Declan Kearney

29 November 2022

Writing in his latest blog, Declan Kearney said the siege of Gaza is a humanitarian and political crisis. Free article

The fight for housing justice in Dublin’s Liberties

25 November 2022

To mark this weekend’s Raise the Roof protests we profile the journey of Oliver Bond residents in seeking fair regeneration of their social housing estate within the gentrifying inner-city neighbourhood of the Liberties in Dublin. Free article

Dublin remembers executed Republicans

23 November 2022

The execution of Erskine Childers 100 years ago on 24 November 1922 marked the culmination of the demonisation of this principled, committed and talented Republican activist by both the British and Free State governments. Free article

A time to manage and not deny change – real leadership is required

15 November 2022

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney has said now is a time to ‘manage and not deny change’ and said real leadership is required. Free article

Four lads from the Liberties

15 November 2022

The Free State regime carried out the first prison executions under their new coercive legislation when four young men from the Liberties in the south city faced the firing squad in Kilmainham Jail, Dublin, on 17 November 1922. They were Volunteers Peter Cassidy, James Fisher, John Gaffney and Richard Twohig of the IRA’s Dublin Brigade. Free article

Events to mark Centenary of Free State executions of Republicans

9 November 2022

The centenary of the execution of Republican prisoners by the Free State government is to be marked with commemorative events around the country in November and December. The Free State government introduced Emergency Powers legislation which gave its Army authority to court-martial prisoners and sentence them to death for a range of offences including possession of weapons. That law of October 1922 was accompanied by a trenchant anti-IRA pastoral letter from the Catholic bishops. Free article

Daring Curragh Camp prison breakout remembered 50 years on

24 October 2022

'Dogs out on Curragh after escape' was the lead headline on The Cork Examiner the day after an audacious jail break by seven republican POWs on Sunday 29 October 1972. The escape coincided with the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis which was taking place in Liberty Hall, Dublin the same day. Free article

‘She enthused and motivated us all’. Remembering Pegeen O’Sullivan

21 October 2022

Camden resident, writer, socialist, and Irish Republican, Pegeen O’Sullivan died in July this year aged 96 years old. Angie Birthill writes on Pegeen’s lifelong community activism. Free article

Sinn Féin breakthrough in October ‘82

19 October 2022

THE YEAR 1982 saw British Government strategy in Ireland in disarray. The Hunger Strike of the previous year, in which ten republican prisoners died in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, had broken the British policy of criminalising the prisoners and, by extension, the struggle for Irish freedom. The world saw that Irish republicans had widespread community support among the nationalist population in the Six Counties. Free article

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