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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

Glory Days of the Orange Order

The second part in a multi-part series examining the history and current context of the Protestant marching orders, this week looking at the Orange Order during the first Stormont administration, 1921-1972.

Published August 1, 2008

The Famine - A shared tragedy

One hundred and sixty years after one of the most traumatic events in the history of this island, the Dublin Government are to officially commemorate An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which claimed the lives of an estimated one million Irish people and reduced the population of the country by half.

Published July 25, 2008

‘For God and Ulster’

The Loyal Orders stress the cultural and religious aspects of their organisations. The reality of their involvement over the past 200 years tells a different story.

Published July 18, 2008

Bodenstown oration

The oration by Marion Price at the grave of Wolfe Tone in the Republican Unity Initiative’s Bodenstown commemoration.

Published July 11, 2008

Cypriot solidarity recalled

A bond of friendship and solidarity lasting over 50 years was celebrated in Dublin last month.

Published July 4, 2008

Towards a united Ireland

Sinn Féin is embarking on a more active engagement with those in Britain who support Irish unity and is seeking to produce “a renewed strategy able to advance republican goals”.

Published June 27, 2008

Europe’s Plan B

The people have spoken. The Lisbon Treaty is dead. Now it’s time for Plan B.

Published June 19, 2008

‘The Battle of Caledon’

Forty years ago a family’s decision to make a stand over housing set in motion a chain of events that would give rise to the civil rights movement.

Published June 12, 2008

Belfast’s consummate politician

Belfast City Council took an enlightened step forward in the politics of reconciliation on Monday night when it elected Sinn Féin councillor Tom Hartley as its mayor.

Published June 6, 2008

Oration for Brian Keenan

Thousands turned out for the funeral of IRA commander Brian Keenan in Belfast on Saturday.

Published May 30, 2008


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