[Irish Republican News]
[Irish Republican News]


Search for:

The Black and Tan War - nine things to know

tanwarbig.jpg A few snippets about the Tan War, or Irish War of Independence, which ran from January 1919 to July 1921, when the IRA first took on the British constabulary and army forces.

Published November 19, 2016

1971-72: The breakout years

crumlinkangaroosescape.jpg On the 45th anniversary of the escape from Crumlin Road Jail by the ‘Crumlin Kangaroos’, an extract from ‘Internment’ by the late John McGuffin on an extraordinary chapter in the republican struggle.

Published November 12, 2016

Maire Drumm remembered

mairedrummmural.jpg The daughter of a prominent republican shot dead in her hospital bed by loyalists 40 years ago has said she wants to know who gave the order to have her killed.

Published October 29, 2016

Thomas Russell, United Irishman

thomasrussell.jpg Thomas Russell spent a year promoting the United Irish cause in Ulster among Presbyterians and Catholics, becoming legendary as “the man from God-knows-where”.

Published October 29, 2016

Standing Rock

indiansstandingrock.jpg The campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock Sioux reservation is a true symbol of unity and a defiance of corporate interests being put before the people and the planet.

Published October 22, 2016

‘We are the authors of this struggle’

duleekhscommem16.jpg The oration delivered by Francie Mackey, chairman of the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association, at the Hunger Strike commemoration in Duleek organised by the Duleek Hunger Strike Monument Committee on Saturday, 17th September.

Published October 8, 2016

The murder of Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill

diarmuidoneill2.jpg On September 23 1996, IRA volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill was shot dead during an arrest operation by armed members of the Metropolitan Police in Hammersmith, London, England.

Published October 1, 2016

The history thieves

historythieves.jpg An extract fro a new book examining Britain’s record of covert government actions and cover-ups.

Published September 24, 2016

The women’s hunger strike, Armagh 1943

armaghprisoninterior.jpg In 1943, the women interned by the northern government in Armagh Prison went on hunger strike over their status and conditions in the jail.

Published September 17, 2016

Jimmy Gralton, Leitrim’s feared radical

jimmygralton.jpg President Michael D Higgins has said that an apology is due to Jimmy Gralton, the only Irish person deported by an Irish government.

Published September 10, 2016

The Battle of Antrim and its relevance today

battleofantrim.jpg A look at the 1798 battle between British troops and Irish rebels led by Henry Joy McCracken, as delivered at his annual commemoration last weekend by RNU Vice-Chairperson Nathan Stuart

Published September 3, 2016

Thatcher’s offer

thatchertroops.jpg Former H3 blanketman Thomas Dixie Elliott gives his view of the exchanges that took place inside Long Kesh as negotiations were taking place to try to end the 1981 hunger strike.

Published September 3, 2016

Bittersweet ceremony unites tragic Ballymurphy family

ballymurphyfuneral.jpg A priest has spoken about God’s “perfect timing” after he officiated at the joint funeral mass of a man murdered by British soldiers and the wife who campaigned in his memory, despite them dying exactly 45 years apart.

Published August 27, 2016

Michael Devine

michaeldevinebig.jpg Michael Devine, known to his friends as Micky, died 35 years ago this week after 60 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. A look back at a life of struggle and a heroic death.

Published August 20, 2016

Bilal Kayed

bilalkayed.jpg A look at the case of Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Kayed, now on hunger strike for more than 66 days, in a cause which has striking parallels with those of Irish republicans.

Published August 20, 2016

Murrough of the Burnings and the massacre at Cashel

sackofcashel.jpg The Sack of Cashel (also known as the Massacre of Cashel) was a notorious atrocity which occurred in County Tipperary in the year 1647.

Published August 13, 2016

Interview with Gerry McGeough

gerrymcgeough600.jpg An abridged transcript of a ‘controversial’ interview with former republican PoW Gerry McGeough this week by Martin Galvin for Radio Free Eireann.

Published August 13, 2016

The execution of Roger Casement

rogercasementbig.jpg Wednesday marked one hundred years since the execution in London of the Irish Patriot and international humanitarian, Roger Casement. A look at how he lived the final days of his life.

Published August 6, 2016

The financial impact of partition

datastartrek.jpg An examination of the economics of a divided Ireland.

Published July 30, 2016

Bobby Sands - 66 Days

66daysmovie.jpg ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’ is a new documentary based around extracts from the late republican’s prison diary by Brendan J Byrne. He spoke to David Roy about making the film.

Published July 23, 2016


By default, this search engine looks for all words in any order. To search for an exact phrase, enclose the phrase in quotes:

"gerry adams"

The search engine also supports AND, OR, and NOT keywords to specify boolean expressions:

sinn OR fein
sinn NOT fein

Note that only twenty search results are displayed, in chronological order.