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Declan McGlinchey - an obituary

declanmcglinchey2.jpg The McGlinchey family of Bellaghy suffered tragedy anew this week with the sudden death of Declan, a lifelong republican activist who died of a suspected heart attack on Sunday.

Published November 6, 2015

The re-birth of the IRA in Belfast

joemckelvey.jpg John O’Neill (‘the Treason Felony blog’) recounts an incident seen as a key event in the re-organisation of the IRA in Belfast shortly after the end of the Irish Civil War.

Published October 31, 2015

Fitzgerald, Murphy and MacSwiney

mcswiney.jpg Michael Fitzgerald, Joseph Murphy and Terence MacSwiney died on hunger strike on 17 and 25 October 1920, respectively, 95 years ago this week.

Published October 23, 2015

The bigger Bloody Sunday cover-up

bloodysundaybody4.jpg Relatives of those killed in the infamous Bloody Sunday massacre have denounced a police ‘investigation’ into the murders after it emerged that 55 British soldiers present that day are refusing to be questioned.

Published October 16, 2015

Catalan independence will benefit everyone involved

catalanprotest.jpg The result of recent elections have confirmed the perception that a majority of Catalans are ready to begin a democratic, peaceful, civil and negotiated process to achieve an independent state for Catalonia.

Published October 10, 2015

Death of Brian Friel

brianfriel.jpg Brian Friel, who has died aged 86, was the best-known Irish playwright of his generation. Translations, about the low-level repression of Irish culture in the 19th century, remains his most celebrated, while Dancing at Lughnasa was his most successful, winning three Tony Awards in 1992.

Published October 3, 2015

Chairperson’s speech to RNU Ard Fheis 2015

rnuaf15.jpg The address delivered by the Chairperson of Republican Network for Unity Carl Reilly, at his party’s annual conference in Newry on Saturday, 26th September

Published October 3, 2015

Remembering Tomas Ceannt: soldier, patriot, revolutionary

kentarrest.jpg Like many other men and women before and since Tomas Ceannt demonstrated incredible courage and selflessness in the struggle to free Ireland from British occupation.

Published September 26, 2015

The French Invasion of Ireland, 1798

castlebarhumbert.jpg Bill Peterson looks at the extraordinary military campaign of France’s General Humbert 217 years ago this week, which some historians say laid the groundwork for the Easter Rising over a century later.

Published September 5, 2015

Interview with Martin McGuinness

mcguinnessflat2.jpg In a wide-ranging interview, Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness insists that a united Ireland is inevitable.

Published August 15, 2015

Commemoration row breaks out amid rival re-enactments

rossareenactment.jpg A row has broken out over rival commemorations to mark the hundredth anniversary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the most significant events in the lead up to the 1916 Easter Rising.

Published August 1, 2015

‘One Ireland, One Vote’ petition and campaign

barrymonteith.jpg The 1916 Societies recently launched a petition for an All-Ireland Referendum on Irish Unity. This address on the campaign is by Barry Monteith, an independent Councillor from Tyrone, with a link to the petition.

Published August 1, 2015

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, 100 years on

odonovanrossafuneral.jpg A number of events are planned to mark the centenary of the funeral of Irish patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. An account of his life, and the full text of the famous oration delivered by Patrick Pearse at his graveside, one hundred years ago this week.

Published July 25, 2015

Selling out the Greek people

syriza.jpg The democratic opposition of the Greek people to austerity has been overthrown by the EU capitalist system with the collaboration of the Syriza leadership, according to the IRSP.

Published July 18, 2015

Bodenstown address by Francie Mackey

32csmbodenstown15.jpg Before us lies an unprecedented opportunity to reintroduce that sense of comradeship that is desperately required, according to Francie Mackey of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement.

Published July 11, 2015

The Falls Road curfew

fallsroadcurfew.jpg The Falls Road curfew of the summer of 1970 is regarded as a major turning point in the early history of the conflict.

Published July 4, 2015

The forgotten ‘disappeared’

seamusruddy.jpg Thirty years ago, Seamus Ruddy disappeared in France. Dominique Foulon, former editor of Irland Libre and Solidarite Irlande, calls for his body to be returned to his family.

Published June 27, 2015

Tear down the wall of silence

whitehall.jpg Collusion has never had a place in democratic values. It remains a grim monument to the failure of colonialism and tragedy of partition.

Published June 20, 2015

A call to action to save the Irish language

gaeltachtsize.jpg Few question the value to our country’s sense of itself of that language which is uniquely ours.

Published June 13, 2015

Film gives a glimpse of a jailhouse sisterhood

akindofsisterhood.jpg A new film ecords the stories primarily of republican women (activists in the IRA and Cumann na mBan) who were imprisoned in Armagh gaol and Maghaberry prison during the armed conflict.

Published June 13, 2015


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