Republican News · Thursday 9 December 1999

[An Phoblacht]

WINTER LECTURE SERIES: Feminism and Nationalism, A Necessary Antagonism? by Geraldine Meaney (UCD). 7.30pm Thursday 9 December, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, DUBLIN. Organised by the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, BAC 2, Fón 6398429. Email:

SF FUNCTION: 10pm-1am Saturday 10 December, U Drop Inn, BALLEYBOFEY, County Donegal. Music by Spirit of Freedom. Christmas draw with 2,000 first prize. Táille 3

IRISH NIGHT: Friday 10 December, Croft Bar, MOATE, County Westmeath. Music by Na lads. Táille 3

SF RACE NIGHT: 9pm Friday 10 December, Brady's Lounge, Ludlow Street, NAVAN, County Meath. Organised by Navan SF

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: For the Friends of the Garvaghy Road. 8 till late Saturday 11 December, Family Tree, the Roundway, LONDON, England. Comedy and music with Jeremy Hardy, Seán Brady and the Harmolites. Tickets 4/3

SF Fundraiser: Featuring Spirit of Freedom. 9pm, Saturday 11 December, Coopers Bar, High Street, Sligo. Táille

FUNDRAISER: For the legal costs of Cllr Kieran McCarthy. 8pm Saturday 11 December, High Chaperal Bar, Ballymore, COBH, County Cork. Ballads by Lanigan's Ball. Táille 4

PORTLAOISE PRISON PROTEST: Release all POWs. Assemble 2pm Saturday 11 December, Portlaoise Prison, PORTLAOISE, County Laois. Bus departs Parnell Square, Dublin at 11am. Organised by Ogra Shinn Féin

REPUBLICAN COMMEMORATION: Liam Mellows commemoration. Assemble 2pm Sunday 12 December, National School, CASTLETOWN, County Wexford

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY and Mass in remembrance of Sinn Féin member Malachy Carey. 11.30am Sunday 12 December, LOUGHGIEL, County Antrim

FUNDRAISER: For the Latin America Solidarity Centre.'MaSamba' Live followed by DJ Don ``R''. 8pm Monday 13 December Whelans, Wexford St, DUBLIN. Adm 5

PUBLIC MEETING: Disband the RUC. 8pm Tuesday 14 December, Liberty Hall, DUBLIN. Speaker: Francie Molloy (Tyrone)

PUBLIC LECTURE: Popular Culture and the Dublin Working Class. 7.45pm Tuesday 14 December, AT&GWU Hall, Middle Abbey Street, DUBLIN. Speaker: Des McGuinness (Lecturer in cultural and media studies, Dublin City University). Chair: Robert Ballagh. Organised by the James Connolly Education Trust

PUBLIC MEETING: Robert Hamill: A Victim of a Racist Murder. 7.30pm Tuesday 14 December, Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, LONDON, England. Speakers: Diane Hamill, Michael Masfield QC, Gareth Pierce, Dr Robbie McVeigh, Jeremy Hardy, Imran Kahn, Sukhdev Reel, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Suresh Grover. Organised by the NCRM and Robert Hamill Campaign

PRISONERS ACTIVITIES: Ardoyne/Bone/Ligoniel Sinn Fein Cumainn, Belfast, joint activities to remember our prisoners: Candlelit vigil at Bone Memorial on Wednesday 15 December at 7pm; Four-hour vigil on Saturday 18 December 12 noon to 4pm outside the Shamrock Club. Republican Items now on sale in Ardoyne Sinn Féin Centre 100 Brompton Park PH 713272

PUBLIC MEETING: Stop Deaths in Police Custody. 7.30pm Wednesday 15 December, Spittlemore pub, Lower Ford Street, COVENTRY, England

CHRISTMAS Ballads: With Justice. Saturday 18 December, Widow Scallan's, Pearse Street, DUBLIN. Spot Prizes and guest speakers. Táille 3. Organised by Dublin Southeast Inner City Sinn Féin

SF IRISH NIGHT: And Grand Christmas draw. Thursday 23 December, Ramies Bar, CLOGHER, County Tyrone. Star prize 150, 2nd 50 and numerous other prizes. Music by Céilí Swing. Adm free. Draw made by prominent SF member. Organised by the Jim Lynagh SF Cumann

BLOODY SUNDAY MARCH: Assemble 12 noon Saturday 22 January, Whitehall Place, LONDON, England

THE Wolfe Tone Society will be having educationals throughout the winter in Central London on subjects such as the Equality Agenda, GAA and Irish Freedom struggle, Disbanding the RUC and many more subjects. Info from the WTS, BM Box 6191, London WC1N 3XX or tel 0181-442 8778 or E mail on:

THE Coalisland/Clonoe Republican Flute Band is available for commemorations, parades, etc for the year 2000. Three to four weeks notice required. For further information contact Seamus O'Donnell at 01868 748129

SF BOOK SHOP: The Sinn Féin Shop in Parnell Square, Dublin has now in stock a selection of Republican Books, Crafts, T-Shirts, Badges, posters and CDs/Tapes. Open six days a week 11am-4pm, Mon-Fri, and 10am-5pm on Saturdays

SF SHOP: The Sinn Féin Siopa in Monaghan town now has a large selection of leathercraft and other republican items for sale. Tel 82917/Fax 71849

Blanchardstown Lotto Nos 2 December. This week's nos 5,12,16. No winner. Consolation prizes: 300, Samantha Fagan; 200, Cathleen and Rory; 100, Paul Donnelly; 50, Bernie Lennon, Seán Ryan, Frances Gleeson, Yvonne Ryan; 25, L Sallinger, M Heffernan, Dermot Fagan, B Conlon, C Costello, Breda O'Dwyer, Linda Fagan, Jimmy Coogan.

Sth Derry SF Lotto Winning nos 2,5,17,20. No jackpot winners. 5 x 10 winners.Cormac McCollum, c/o Newbridge; Una Ní Ghruagain, Ballinascreen; Kevin Shaw, c/o Magherafelt; Thomas Convery, c/o Maghera; Kevin Murray, c/o Ballinascreen Next week's jackpot 1,100.

Joe Clarke SF Cumann, Dublin, Monthly Draw 1st: Christy Burn, c/o Green Lizard; 2nd: Up the Bhoys, c/o Ken.

POW FUNCTION: Saturday, 18 December, Verona Sport & Leisure Club, Coolmine, BLANCHARDSTOWN, County Dublin. Featuring Bik McFarlane and Tuan. Táille 5

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