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Inside The IRA – 1994

How things have changed in the last 19 years – and how much they have stayed the same. In 1994 the American writer and journalist Rory Nugent was “embedded” for Spin Magazine with an Active Service...

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Why The Past Is A Guide To The Future

As an Irish Republican I believe in the historic right of the people of Ireland, as a whole or individually, to resist (where no other means exist) the British Colonial Occupation of our island-nation...

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Brothers In Arms? Ireland And Israel

The excellent history site, The Irish Story, has recently posted two articles examining the ideological similarities between Irish and Israeli nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries and the...

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Unionism Closes Ranks

Interesting to note that the DUP leader Peter Robinson and UUP leader Mike Nesbitt have agreed a joint “Unionist Unity” candidate, Nigel Lutton, for the Mid-Ulster by-election, and the furore that has...

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More Accounts Of Death Squad Britain

Veteran Irish journalist and author Ed Moloney and his colleague Bob Mitchell continue their investigations into the Military Reaction Force (MRF), a British Army death squad that operated in the...

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In The Name Of History

I’ve just finished watching a history-documentary (and I use that term advisedly) on Ireland’s British-owned private television channel, TV3, called “In The Name of the Republic”. Presented by Eunan...

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Truth Is The First Casualty Of War

Last Monday I watched the second part of TV3’s drama-documentary series, “In the Name of the Republic”, where once again Eunan O’Halpin claimed to offer an analysis of the alleged actions of the Irish...

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Irish Ireland Versus Colonial Ireland

From the Irish Times: “Campaigners have called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take urgent steps to save the buildings that housed the last headquarters of the Provisional Government established in the 1916...

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The Irish Times – Mixed Messages From Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Irish Times has a series of articles on the Irish Revolution roughly divided between even-handed accounts of those who fought for Irish self-determination and democracy and quite uneven apologias...

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Paul Theroux And The Boston Bombing

On the 16th of May 2013 the Daily Beast published an article by the Massachusetts-born travel writer and author Paul Theroux where he expressed his views on the terrorist attack in the city of Boston...

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Republican Parades, Unionist Violence

So the big Anti-Interment parade went ahead in Belfast on Saturday commemorating the 1971 introduction by the British state of the mass imprisonment without trial of hundreds of Irish citizens in the...

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The Syrian Weapons Bazaar

The military blog of the New York Times, “At War”, has maintained some excellent coverage of the complex conflict in Syria, digging down into the facts behind the headlines. One of its latest articles...

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Revisionism Or War By Other Means

There is huge controversy in France at the moment after it was revealed in a local newspaper that a monument to be erected at the site of a famous WWII clash between the French Resistance and the...

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Remebering The Shankill Road Bombing

I suspect that I am not the only Republican made uneasy by a community plan in Ardoyne to hold a public commemoration to mark the anniversary of the death on active service of 22 year old Thomas...

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Not In Our Name

Two Irish citizens, both petty criminals with some minor involvement in the drugs’ trade, separately “executed” in the Irish cities of Belfast and Derry by would-be Irish revolutionaries whose aim is...

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All Life Is Not Equal

The editorial of today’s Belfast Telegraph, a British Unionist newspaper, issues a cri de coeur in defence of the British Forces in Ireland during the forty odd years of the conflict in the north-east...

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Ireland’s Jewish Revolutionaries

The always fascinating Dublin history and culture blog Come Here To Me has another excellent article on the capital’s recent past, this time an overview of the most prominent members of the city’s...

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From Drogue Grenades To IRAMs

There are a couple of recent articles in the At War blog of the New York Times that are quite interesting. The first examines the use of conventional weapons and explosives by the various Iraqi...

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Death Squad Britain – The Past That Won’t Stay Hidden

Regular readers of An Sionnach Fionn will know how many times we have examined in detail the activities of Britain’s various official and unofficial forces participating in its thirty year long...

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British War Hysteria – The Hibernoban!

So to another round of Fantasy Troubles as the news media in Britain, with a nod and a wink from domestic “security sources”, launch a febrile attempt to whip up some old fashioned anti-Irish hysteria...

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