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Fine Gael must stop denying ordinary people the pay rise they have earned

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) last week announced that Ireland has the third highest rate of low pay in the 36-member OECD area; with a staggering 23% of people - almost a quarter of workers in the State - underpaid by international standards.

The ...

2019-08-21 15:25 open_in_new
Something in the air

The British government was facing increasing problems over Ireland that mirrored Vietnam. In 1972, over 100 British soldiers were killed and over 500 wounded in the North of Ireland

THIRTY YEARS AFTER the arrival of British troops onto the streets of the Six Counties, and 26 years after ...

2019-08-19 14:04 open_in_new
The Battle of the Bogside 50 years on - was it worth it?

Mitchel McLaughlin, a Derry youth in 1969, who progressed on to be a Sinn Fein MLA, National Chairperson of the party, the first Sinn Fein Speaker of the Assembly and this year’s Le Chéile honoree recalled the events of August 1969 in his native city for An Phoblacht in 2009. Today we reprint ...

2019-08-12 14:04 open_in_new
The Battle of the Bogside remembered

50 years ago today the nationalist community of Derry took to the streets to defend their community from an RUC supported loyalist assault. The resulting Battle of the Bogside was a catalyst for nationalists across the Six Counties to rise up and defend their civil and national ...

2019-08-12 14:04 open_in_new
Fintan O’Toole wrong to say Sinn Féin can block hard Brexit

Fintan O’Toole claims that Sinn Féin wants a crash-out Brexit. That is not true. It runs contrary to our positions and actions over the past three years. We campaigned against Brexit and to remain within the EU in the referendum campaign. The majority of people in the North of Ireland voted ...

2019-08-07 15:25 open_in_new
The subvention; time to separate fact from fiction - Pearse Doherty TD

The election of Boris Johnson as British PM has fuelled the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit by October 31st. One consequence of this is an increase in the debate around Irish unity.

Indeed, last Friday An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the MacGill Summer School that a hard Brexit, which takes ...

2019-08-02 19:55 open_in_new
A riveting piece of historical fictionalised narration

Shane O’Neill - the Great Disturber of Elizabethan Ireland 

by Brian Mallon, Red Branch Press, Dublin.

Price €18.75

This is an historical novel about the last years and death of Shane Ó Néill from 1559-1567. It treats of Shane’s struggle to enlarge his holding as ...

2019-08-02 18:52 open_in_new
Terence MacSwiney Commemoration Committee launched

On Friday 26 July, republicans from across London gathered in the London Irish Centre, Camden, for the formal launch of the ‘Terence MacSwiney Commemoration Committee [London]’.

The Committee has been established to honour and celebrate the memory of Terence MacSwiney, the Sinn Féin ...

2019-07-31 14:22 open_in_new
Irish unity is the solution to Tory Brexit - McDonald

Go raibh maith agaibh a chairde. 

Táim lán-sásta bheith anseo libh i mBéal Feirste ar maidin.

Boris Johnson is now the British Prime Minister.

He is not my Prime Minister.

Nor were any of his predecessors.

In the week since a jingoistic and bullish Boris ...

2019-07-30 17:22 open_in_new