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Patrick Maguire: Coming out of the darkness

Posted By: November 12, 2017

Patrick Maguire: Coming out of the darkness One of the Maguire Seven, Patrick Maguire was only 13 when he was wrongly arrested along with his family for being behind the IRA Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings in 1974. Over the past 14 years, he has established himself as an acclaimed artist and tells Joanne Sweeney […]

The unfathomable mystery of Easter Rising hero Padraig Pearse.

Posted By: November 12, 2017

  Cahir O’Doherty @IrishCentral Saturday, November 11, 2017 Padraig Pearse, at his court-martial, said: “I went down on my knees as a child and told God that I would work all my life to gain the freedom of Ireland.”Library of Congress. Irish rebel leader Padraig Pearse was born on November 10, 1879, and executed on […]

Sinn Féin’s ard fheis will tell us what the future holds for Stormont

Posted By: November 11, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, November 11, 2017If you are wondering what the future holds for Stormont, keep an eye on Sinn Féin’s ard fheis next weekend.In what will be the party’s most significant gathering in recent years, watch for three things: the ard fheis decision on abortion; the nature and content of any references to Fine Gael and, […]

Foster’s refusal to briefly step aside over RHI has had disastrous political consequences

Posted By: November 10, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus If the then First Minister had agreed to stand aside for a week or two…I’m pretty sure she would still be First Minister today. …  The Assembly and Executive wouldn’t have collapsed. There would have been no throwaway lines about crocodiles and Sinn Féin wouldn’t have been able to galvanize and mobilize an angry Republican/Nationalist […]

Adams tells Irish America of plans for a unity referendum within five years

Posted By: November 10, 2017

Adams urges Irish America to help secure border poll.Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, November 9, 2017GERRY Adams has called on Irish America to help secure a border poll on Irish unity within the next five years.Speaking in New York at the annual Friends of Sinn Féin dinner, the party president spoke about “generational change” with hopes for a […]

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