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Partition has to go

martinryanvaradkar.jpg There is unanimity of approach among the establishment parties in the Oireachtas when it comes to a referendum on Irish Unity – they are against it.

Published July 17, 2020



Scotland is turning the corner

borderprotestscot.jpg A group of Scottish nationalists created a controversy this week when they symbolically 'closed the border' with England in a protest aimed at the coronavirus crisis. It signifies a new exhaustion in Scotland with a visibly collapsing England. An analysis of the increasingly popular idea of Scottish independence by Paul Kavanagh (weegingerdug).

Published July 11, 2020



Bobby Storey led from the front

storeyadams.jpg In Ireland’s centuries long struggle for independence, exceptional men and women, heroes, emerged, which set them apart and around whom people rallied, inspired and motivated by them.

Published July 3, 2020



Derry 1920 - A civil war of independence

derry1920.jpg A century ago this month, conflict erupted in Derry with British state forces openly colluding with UVF gangs to quell the nationalist surge for independence.

Published June 12, 2020



Olaudah Equiano’s Irish friends

olaudahequiano.jpg Olaudah Equiano, a former slave and the author of an influential memoir, visited Dublin and Belfast in the 1790s, mingling among the most progressive voices of the day in Irish society.

Published June 5, 2020



Forty-seven years ago today

michaelleonard2.jpg Even though 47 years have passed, the family of Michael Leonard is still determined to find out the full truth about his murder by the RUC on a lonely country road in Fermanagh near the border with Donegal.

Published May 22, 2020



Irish unification is still inevitable

inevitableireland.jpg Kevin Meaghar looks at the state of the debate on Irish Unity as the idea continues to go mainstream.

Published May 22, 2020



What is the name of this place anyways?

nisigndefaced.jpg This week the name of this place we live in caused a bit of a political stir. The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar called Belfast members of Fine Gael, “overseas members” and a former Tyrone football player referred to Tyrone as “Up here in the UK”. But the truth is the names used for Ireland do matter and have always been contentious.

Published May 15, 2020



Áine and Eibhlín Nic Giolla Easpaig

nicgiollaeaspaig.jpg A review of the autobiographical book ‘Sisters in Cells’ by Bernadette Hyland.

Published May 8, 2020



The Executions of 1916

risingexecuted.jpg A historical account of this week in 1916, when the executions of the Easter Rising leaders took place.

Published May 8, 2020



Self evident that we need an all-island approach

virusmap.jpg Are we really going to have shops and hairdressers open and journey distances extended at different times north and south for political reasons?

Published May 1, 2020



The Scottish Brigade

joevize.jpg An extract from of the contribution by historian Stephen Coyle at The Year of Revolution: 1920, seminar held by Sinn Féin Poblachtach in Wynn’s Hotel on February 15, 2020.

Published April 24, 2020



The Flying Column

flyingcolumncar.jpg A further extract from the Irish War of Independence and the IRA, 1916-1921, by Colm McInerney

Published April 17, 2020



The IRA becomes an army

flyingcolumn.jpg An extract from the Irish War of Independence and the IRA, 1916-1921, by Colm McInerney.

Published April 3, 2020



North and South must harmonise pandemic response

gabrielscally.jpg In this coronavirus pandemic, Ireland’s geographical advantage is being squandered by the adoption of very different approaches to dealing with the disease.

Published April 3, 2020



Up the Rebels

shirtsrebels.jpg The necessary cancellation of Easter Rising Commemorations does not mean we should not celebrate these events.

Published March 27, 2020



The centenary of an Irish martyr

tomasmaccurtain.jpg A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, Cork Lord Mayor, who was born on 20 March 1884 and died on the same date in 1920, shot dead in his home.

Published March 20, 2020



Deliver a government of change

varadkarmartin.jpg A comment on the recent efforts to form a coalition government in Dublin by John Bandon.

Published March 13, 2020



The Clare grain riots

ennisoldboat.jpg A historical account of an incident in which the RIC opened fire on a crowd of hungry Ennis people as local food produce was being exported by landlords.

Published February 28, 2020



We’re in a sad state

drewharris3.jpg A police chief interfering in a country’s electoral process is something we have come to expect – but usually in Third World dictatorships.

Published February 28, 2020

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