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The Palestinian people are not violent people, they are angry people - Declan Kearney

In the aftermath of her election as Uachtarán Shinn Féin, Mary Lou MacDonald, reaffirmed our party’s practical solidarity with the people of Palestine as a key international priority.

I communicated this to the very broad cross section of Palestinian political opinion with which Sinn ...

2019-01-10 21:01 open_in_new
The 'Long March to Derry' - from civil rights to national rights

People's Democracy (PD) emerged as one of the constituent parts of the wider Civil Rights Movement (CRM) in the north of Ireland during the late 1960s.

It was a collective of radical students influenced like the rest of the emergent CRM by global events and motivated by a resolve to bring ...

2019-01-07 20:34 open_in_new
'Long March' anniversary to be remembered tomorrow night

A commemoration event will be held in Toome tomorrow night to mark the 50th anniversary of the 'Long March' civil rights march between Belfast and Derry. 

The original march was infamously attacked by a crowd of loyalists at Burntollet Bridge on the outskirts of Derry on January 4th, ...

2019-01-03 15:46 open_in_new
2019 a year of opportunities in a changing Ireland – Mary Lou McDonald

2018 was a milestone in a changing Ireland. It was given voice in the Repeal referendum. In Belfast the largest political demonstration was Pride. For this generation the border is an anachronism. When the Repeal result was read out a sign was held aloft, ‘The North is next’. Rights ...

2018-12-31 15:19 open_in_new