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CA civil-rights conference report

Ken Keable reports on a special conference held in London in November to mark the 70th anniversary year of the Connolly Association's contribution to the fight for Irish unity and independence (Apologies for the late posting of this report which was due to technical difficulties experienced towards the end of last year)

2009-01-01 14:09:01
The 1918 election - setting the record straight

Donal Kennedy challenges the attempts by British commentators to undermine Sinn Fein's victory at the 1918 General Election and berates those Irish politicians, journalists and academics who have adopted such spurious arguments as their own

2008-12-11 18:56:37
McBride family express concern at British army march

The family of Peter McBride, the Belfast teenager murdered by Irish guardsmen Wright and Fisher, speaks out against British army parade due to take place in Belfast tomorrow

2008-11-01 23:46:27
Protests planned over controversial British army march

Fears that a controversial British army march through Belfast tomorrow will end in violent confrontation have not been dispelled by concilaitory gestures on behalf of mainstream republicanism and the MoD

2008-11-01 22:19:19
"Derry today is a different place" - McGuinness

Speech delivered by Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness on 4 October at an event in Derry marking the 40th anniversary Northern Ireland civil rights struggle

2008-11-01 17:17:51
MacAnespie family welcomes HET report

The family of Aidan McAnespie, who was shot and fatally wounded by a British soldier in 1988, recently issued the following statement through the independent Derry-based human rights centr the Pat Finucane Centre

2008-10-31 15:36:27
Protesters call for prisoner repatriation

Earlier this month, protesters gathered in Dublin’s O’Connell Street to put pressure on the Dublin and London governments to live up to their obligations to prisoners as laid down by the European Union. The protest was organised by éirígí, an Irish socialist republican party. We reproduce this report, which first appeared on éirígí's website, for information

2008-07-23 12:12:47
Civil Rights commemorative website launched

Veterans of the civil rights struggle in the six counties have launched a 40th anniversary commemorative website

2008-07-11 13:09:24
British urged to allow access to atrocity documents

Justice For the Forgotten, which represents victims and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, today welcomed the all-party support in the Dáil for a motion urging the British government “to allow access by an independent, international judicial figure to all original documents held by the British government relating to the atrocities”.

2008-07-10 16:05:32
Relative of collusion victim tours England

The issue of collusiom between loyalist paramilitaries and British state forces came to the fore during the recent visit to England, at the invitation of the Troops Out Movement, of collusion victim relative Robert McClenaghan. We reproduce here for information a report of Robert McClenaghan's supplied by TOM

2008-07-03 10:40:15
Strathaven Martyr remembered

Report of the 1820 Society annual commemoration in honourof the Scottish radical leader James Wilson, which took palce was held on 14 June in Strathaven, Scotland

2008-07-02 11:39:57
Bloomsday in Northampton

To celebrate Bloomsday (June 16) 2008, the Irish Community Arts Project presented their annual Bloomsday event at the graveside of Anna Lucia Joyce, daughter of James and Nora Joyce, at Kingsthorpe Cemetery in Northampton. Short report and pictures.

2008-07-01 14:06:56
Towards Irish unity

Speaking at the London Irish Centre in Camden, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gave a progress report on the Good Friday and St Andrews agreements and emphasised the need to mobilise support in Britain for Irish unity. We publish here an edited version of his speech.

2008-06-30 12:32:02
Paisley forced to bow out

David Granville comments on the recent announcemnet by DUP leader Ian Paisley that he is to stand down as party leader and Stormont first minister in May

2008-03-13 18:26:40
Civil rights commemoration planned

Work is underway to stage events throughout the six counties to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Northern Ireland's civil rights stuggle

2008-03-11 14:44:50
Still fighting for truth on collusion

Theo Russell reports on the recent Bloody Sunday commemoration event in London

2008-02-04 13:10:05

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