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The 1923 hunger strike

barrysullivan.jpg An account of the largest republican hunger strike in Irish history at the end of the Civil War, by Kilmainham Tales.

Published November 30, 2023

Dublin is broken

dublinriot3.jpg Dublin is gripped by an edginess and an utter disillusionment amongst some younger men who will kick off when the spark ignites.

Published November 30, 2023

Moving the goalposts

supermajority.jpg Since its creation over a century ago, we have been told that the North is part of the Union because that is the wish of a majority of its population.

Published November 9, 2023

Legacy and legalising lawlessness

charlescamilla2.jpg Britain’s King Charles was on a state visit to Kenya this week expressing “greatest sorrow” and “deepest regret for the wrongdoings of the past”, but not apologising.

Published November 9, 2023

History of solidarity: Why Ireland stands out

gazaprotestbelfast.jpg A background to Ireland’s strong support for the Palestinian people.

Published November 2, 2023

My family are trapped in Gaza

humzagaza.jpg Nadia El-Nakla, wife of Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousef, has said her family are among those trapped in Gaza in desperate conditions with only salt water to drink.

Published October 19, 2023

Bryson has access republicans would never be granted

bryson1200.jpg Jamie Bryson’s journey into the heart of the British political establishment is staggering.

Published October 19, 2023

Get this straight – Palestinians aren’t sub-human

gazabombed1023.jpg Dehumanisation of Palestinians is as central to Israel’s war strategy as the deadly missiles it wields.

Published October 12, 2023

How Lough Neagh was stolen

neaghshaftesbury.jpg Lough Neagh was snatched in the early 17th century, with English titled families claiming ownership of a large share of the body of water.

Published October 5, 2023

Joint authority between London and Dublin is next step

varadkarsunak.jpg In the north, across the political divide, the general electorate share a belief that they get little to-nothing from having an actual government.

Published October 5, 2023

It really was a Great Escape

greatescape.jpg Forty years ago today, the British establishment was rocked by the biggest prison escape in the history of these islands.

Published September 28, 2023

Sarah Conlon

gerrysarahconlon.jpg Sarah may well be the closest I have come to being in the company of a living saint.

Published September 28, 2023

A ‘new Ireland’ isn’t exclusively a Sinn Féin project

martinmcdonaldvaradkar1200.jpg The southern election will probably be next year, and government partners Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are under serious pressure.

Published September 21, 2023

Legacy bill violates domestic and international law

rfjprotest.jpg The age old saying “only victims know the true cost of war” is certainly apt as the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill is railroaded through Westminster.

Published September 14, 2023

John Joe McGirl – an unbreakable Fenian

johnjoemcgirl1200.jpg In the course of almost 60 years of activism I have been very lucky to meet many wonderful, committed, compassionate republicans. On Saturday, in Ballinamore in County Leitrim, Republicans from Leitrim and beyond gathered to celebrate the life of one of these – John Joe McGirl.

Published September 7, 2023

The push factors toward a United Ireland

frankgibneymap.jpg I came across a striking image this week. Shared by Dr Patrick Bresnihan, it depicted urban planner Frank Gibney’s 1942 vision for a United Ireland.

Published September 7, 2023

Milltown’s story

sandsgrave.jpg Irish Times journalist Freya McClements recently visited Milltown cemetery in west Belfast, which opened 154 years ago. She met with Gerry Doherty, the cemetery’s manager, and historian Tom Hartley.

Published August 31, 2023

How the London IRA changed history

greathatred.jpg A new account of the assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP illuminates the contribution of the Irish in Britain to the struggle for Irish freedom, by Ronan McGreevy.

Published August 24, 2023

A Legacy Bill of Injustice

westminster1200.jpg A look from the US at Britain’s ‘Bill of Shame’, by Hon. Michael C. Mentel (for the Irish Echo).

Published August 24, 2023

If we deny Saoradh equality, where do we stop?

politicalpolicingbanner.jpg Banks do not keep information about their customers’ political beliefs. Did the PSNI ask, advise or instruct the banks to act against republicans?

Published August 17, 2023


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