2019-05-13

The re-interment of Paddy McGrath in 1948 – notes from Ruairí Ó Brádaigh

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In December 2017, the National Graves Association launched a campaign to reinter the remains of the National Invincibles, currently buried in Kilmainham Gaol and give them a dignified burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. Since the formation of the Irish Freestate, re-interments of Irish republicans were nothing unusual. [Mehr lesen…]

dieterreinisch - 19:16 @ History, Ireland, Irish Republicanism | Add a comment

2019-04-26

Video: Saoradh Easter commemoration 2019

gpo-small.jpgI received some of the video footage removed from the internet by representatives of Saoradh. While some people will disagree with my decision, I decided to upload the video footage. [Mehr lesen…]

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2018-12-30

State Papers, Sinn Féin & Federalism

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The last days of December traditionally bring the release of state papers after the 30-year embargo. Accordingly, the last couple of days saw the release of hundreds of previously secret government files dating from 1988 in Dublin and Belfast. [Mehr lesen…]

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2018-12-17

A Fatal Attack in Dundalk, Racism and Irish Republicanism

dundalk1.jpgA stabbing by an Egyptian teenager that left a Japanese man dead and two Irish men injured has reignited debates on immigration in Ireland. Irish Nationalist sentiments all too often turned into anti-Muslim racism as news spread that the attacker was a former asylum seeker to the United Kingdom who migrated to Ireland through the British North. [Mehr lesen…]

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So how many Cumainn na mBan are actually out there?

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I recently stumbled over following sentence on a widely read Irish blog: “Cumann na mBan (CnamB) has been subject to several splits down through the years.” This comment was made in response to claims that Cumann na mBan “never split.” This is an assumption I also regularly repeat in my own writings on the organisation. The sentence that Cumann na mBan had “several splits down through the years” suggests that various organisations have emerged from the Cumann na mBan tradition. [Mehr lesen…]

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Coalisland 2016: A Blow Against Normalisation

coalisland_11-1.jpgThis year marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. Over Easter, hundreds of commemorations were held throughout the island. [Mehr lesen…]

dieterreinisch - 18:32 @ Ireland, Irish Republicanism | Add a comment

Europe’s forgotten prisoners

aBogside_20091.jpgAlthough the Northern Irish Troubles are internationally recognised as a settled conflict, there are currently more than one hundred Republican prisoners held in prisons on the Irish isle. A complete black-out by international media outlets makes them Europe’s forgotten prisoners.
 
A Malaysian born Irish Republican prisoners who has served his minimum five-year term has lost his legal challenge to being kept in prison. [Mehr lesen…]

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