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Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:29:50 +0000

39 years of electoral representation by Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy is ending this year as the Sinn Féin veteran announced his decision not to stand in the next Westminster elections. In his own word Francie marks out key events in his long career standing up for the rights of Northern nationalists.


Tue, 13 Feb 2024 09:43:42 +0000

THE late 1980s saw an escalation in the use of death squads by the British regime in the Six Counties. Since the start of the 1970s, the British Army and the RUC had manipulated loyalist paramilitary organisations as part of their counter-insurgency strategy. The aim was to terrorise the entire nationalist population, killing Catholics solely because of their religion or perceived political allegiances and, where possible, assassinating leading nationalists and republicans.


Wed, 10 Jan 2024 09:40:11 +0000

IN JANUARY 1994, the armed conflict in the Six Counties was at a critical stage. The previous year had seen the deaths of 84 people in the war and, while there was some political movement, it was by no means clear that a peace process could be put in place to end the armed conflict and to address its root causes.


Thu, 14 Dec 2023 10:11:09 +0000

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, General Secretary and co-founder of Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), describes the recent events that have occurred at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza as a scandal.


Thu, 30 Nov 2023 16:18:39 +0000

“The Pogues were also unashamedly abrasive and political, at a time when being political about Ireland in Britain was no easy task”. Joe Dwyer offers a tribute to Pogues lead singer Shane MacGowan whose death was announced today.


Tue, 21 Nov 2023 19:35:40 +0000

The 14 people murdered by British crown forces on Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920, have been honoured with the naming of Bloody Sunday Bridge beside Croke Park where they were shot.


Mon, 13 Nov 2023 18:05:08 +0000

While Civil War as an armed conflict had ended in early summer 1923, the Counter-Revolution led by the Free State government continued and those who bore the worst of it were over 11,000 Republican prisoners held in jails, internment camps and other places of detention throughout the Free State.


Mon, 13 Nov 2023 18:05:08 +0000

While Civil War as an armed conflict had ended in early summer 1923, the Counter-Revolution led by the Free State government continued and those who bore the worst of it were over 11,000 Republican prisoners held in jails, internment camps and other places of detention throughout the Free State.


Thu, 09 Nov 2023 09:23:46 +0000

40 years ago this week at the 1983 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin’s Mansion House, Gerry Adams was elected President of Sinn Féin.


Wed, 25 Oct 2023 17:35:24 +0100

Declan Kearney writes on the current situation in Gaza and the need for immediate ceasefires and the upholding of International Law.

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