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Time to write a new chapter in Pol Brennan’s life

polbrennan2.jpg Let Christmas 2008 be the last Pol Brennan ever spends behind bars.

Published December 19, 2008

The Sinn Féin election

1918const.jpg A look at the electoral facts surrounding Sinn Féin’s historic victory at the 1918 General Election, ninety years ago this week.

Published December 12, 2008

De Menezes murder - the cover-up

demenezes.jpg A cousin recalls the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes and how the British system has struggled to admit London’s own shoot-to-kill policy.

Published December 5, 2008

Republican Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

ruairiobradaigh.jpg The Presidential Address delivered by Republican Sinn Féin President Ruairi O Bradaigh in Dublin to RSF's annual conference earlier this month.

Published November 28, 2008

The father of Irish democracy

wolfetone.jpg Wolfe Tone died on November 19, 1798 - 310 years ago this week - from a stab wound to his neck which he inflicted upon himself.

Published November 21, 2008

Women in Struggle

saoirsenamban.jpg The theme of Sinn Fein's Edentubber Commemoration this year was the role of women in the struggle for Irish freedom.

Published November 13, 2008

Helicopter escape from Mountjoy

escape.jpg At Halloween 1973 in Dublin, one of the most audacious, cleverly planned jail escapes in Irish history occurred.

Published November 7, 2008

The first casualty

censorship.jpg It is twenty years to the day, since the British Government imposed the media ban as part of another review of security in the North of Ireland.

Published October 31, 2008

Epic tale of human endurance

hunger.jpg Hunger is a true-to-life film, not propaganda, as claimed by its unionist critics.

Published October 24, 2008

Nationalising the risks, not the assets

banks.jpg Brian Leeson, eirigi chairperson, presents his analysis of the crisis in the Irish financial system, of those who created it, and the choices facing Irish citizens for the future.

Published October 17, 2008

The day the RUC appeared on TV

dukestreetruc.jpg Events in Derry’s Duke Street forty years ago were magnified by the arrival of a new witness to Irish history: the television news camera.

Published October 10, 2008

Memories of Duke Street

dukestreet.jpg Recollections by civil rights activist Fionnbarra O Dochartaigh regarding the event which some historians characterise as the day the ‘Troubles’ began.

Published October 3, 2008


On the 25th anniversary of the mass escape from the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, some of those who took part have revealed the dramatic events surrounding the escape for a new documentary.

Published September 26, 2008

Omagh - The bomb to end all bombs?

Did a British agent first flout Omagh as a potential target for a bomb attack? Was the carnage of August 15 the product of his labour?

Published September 19, 2008

Hunger strike by Shell to Sea activist

Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington has begun a Hunger Strike to coincide with the arrival of the Solitaire, Shell’s pipe-laying vessel in Broadhaven Bay.

Published September 12, 2008

Modernisation of the Orange Order?

The final installment of a three-part series looking at the malign influence of the Orange Order in the north of Ireland, from its inception to the present day.

Published September 5, 2008

March to overcome injustice

Austin Currie reflects on the huge and peaceful Coalisland to Dungannon March of August 24th, 1968, which marked a turning point for the Irish civil rights movement.

Published August 29, 2008

Bloody Sunday paras linked to Belfast massacre

Truth campaigners now say that Bloody Sunday might never have happened had the British Army been brought to book for the Ballymurphy slaughter.

Published August 22, 2008

Was the Omagh bomb allowed to happen?

The families of the victims have called for a full cross-order public inquiry into the Omagh bomb, which took place ten years ago this week.

Published August 15, 2008

The dignity of mothers

Without them there would not have been an IRA, a Sinn Fein, war or peace or the new Ireland we have today.

Published August 8, 2008


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