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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



The window of my mind

sandsbed.jpg An essay originally written by Bobby Sands in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in 1979.

Published February 21, 2020



Sinn Féin’s day is coming

sfenterdail.jpg An analysis of the outcome of the general election and the current political dynamic in the 26 Counties by Ruairi Creaney.

Published February 21, 2020



Unionist jitters after Sinn Féin success

mcdonaldwins2.jpg Regardless of when or whether Sinn Féin ends up in government, as Tony Blair’s former adviser Jonathan Powell says, the outcome of the election will make demands for movement on Irish unity stronger.

Published February 14, 2020



To remember or commemorate?

torturedbody.jpg This state was founded by those who fought for Irish Independence between 1919 and 1921 and it would be bizzare if this state were to commemorate those who fought to suppress it’s establishment.

Published January 10, 2020



Government u-turn a victory for people power

riceviction.jpg The Government must go beyond deferral and scrap any plan now or in the future to commemorate the role of the RIC and the DMP. The shallowness and opportunism of their position on these events has been exposed. So has the posturing of the Fianna Fáil Leader.

Published January 10, 2020



Papers show need for inquiry into my father’s murder

michaelfinucane.jpg Michael Finucane, the eldest son of Pat Finucane and a practising lawyer based in Dublin, on his response to revelations about the murder in declassified papers.

Published January 3, 2020



Unionists punished the DUP for extreme Brexit plan

duplose.jpg A lot of emphasis on the fact that, after Thursday’s election, for the first time there are more nationalist MPs than unionist; Sinn Féin and the SDLP outnumber the DUP 9-8.

Published December 14, 2019



Polls on Irish unity are only heading in one direction

ashcroftpoll.jpg Unless you have been living under a rock, you can’t but have noticed that the prospect of Irish reunification has been gaining ground these past three years.

Published November 30, 2019



Address to Saoradh Ard Fheis

saoradhaf19.jpg The following is the address by Saoradh chairperson Brian Kenna to the party’s annual conference in Newry last weekend.

Published November 16, 2019



When Stormont’s credibility went up in flames

burnedcover.jpg A review by Rory Carroll of ‘Burned - The inside story of the ‘cash for ash’ scandal and Northern Ireland’s secretive new elite’, by Sam McBride.

Published November 16, 2019



The first shoot-to-kill victims

lurganthree.jpg On the night of 11 November 1982, two young IRA volunteers, Eugene Toman and Sean Burns were sitting in another volunteer, Gervais McKerr’s house in Lurgan, County Armagh, drinking tea, and waiting for a lift to a safe house. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, according to a girl in the McKerr house that night, with the lads joking as usual and enjoying the company. Within a few hours, the three volunteers would be dead, the first victims of an horrific shoot-to-kill policy by the RUC.

Published November 9, 2019



Ireland’s unreal partition

partitionold.jpg A hundred years ago this week, as it was struggling to suppress Ireland’s fight for freedom, the British war cabinet first endorsed a unionist proposal for setting up two devolved parliaments - one in Dublin and one in Belfast. Historian Cormac Moore looks at the background to Britain’s partition of Ireland.

Published November 2, 2019



Economic boundaries and deep-seated fears

irishseasatellite.jpg Are the DUP right when they say that a border in the Irish Sea is a serious threat to the union?

Published November 2, 2019



Key independence figure denied pension and medal

irishbulletin.jpg The editor of the Irish Bulletin, Kathleen Mary Napoli, was so involved in the War of Independence that she accompanied the treaty delegation to London. But she was informed she was not eligible for an IRA pension because she was not officially a member of the organisation.

Published October 26, 2019



Máire Drumm; leader and visionary

mairedrumm600.jpg Máire was one of the most courageous and visionary leaders Irish Republicanism has ever had, Gerry Adams writes.

Published October 26, 2019



The harvest Britain has sown

sandsprison.jpg This week marks the end of the 1981 hunger strike, in which ten republican prisoners laid down their lives against the criminalisation of their struggle for Irish freedom. The first hunger striker to die, Bobby Sands, described the conditions inside the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison in September 1978.

Published October 5, 2019



Boris’s big deal for Ireland

johnsonspeechtory.jpg What is the big sticking point on Boris’s Big Deal (BBD)? That’s easy – he’s for putting in place customs checks/posts/huts/whatever you’re having yourself.

Published October 5, 2019

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