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5 01, 2018

THE LEGACY OF CONNOLLY 150 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH

By |January 5th, 2018|Platform, Societies|Comments Off on THE LEGACY OF CONNOLLY 150 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH

June 5th 2018 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of James Connolly in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. This will provide us with an opportunity to reappraise Connolly’s life and work. Not to merely commemorate or recall the dates that mark out significant chapters and events in his life, but rather to meaningfully engage with the man, his writings and his philosophy...

5 01, 2018

SEAN SOUTH AND FERGAL O’HANLON COMMEMORATION

By |January 5th, 2018|Societies|Comments Off on SEAN SOUTH AND FERGAL O’HANLON COMMEMORATION

The Matt Fitzpatrick, 1916 Society, Newtownbutler, have organised a commemoration for Volunteers Sean South and Fergal O’Hanlon, who were killed on Active Service on the notorious ‘Brookeborough Raid’ during the ‘Border Campaign’...

14 12, 2017

THE TRUTH WILL OUT

By |December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE TRUTH WILL OUT

Paul takes up the story with after being arrested in South Derry in 1976 how he ended up on the Blanket Protest. Originally Paul had Political Status but because he refused to recognise the courts and was sentenced after the 1st March, he lost it. At 18 years old he had sentenced to 14 years in jail. At this stage, he had no idea that there was a blanket protest underway...

24 11, 2017

EVERYTHING FROM THE PLOUGH TO THE STARS

By |November 24th, 2017|Platform|Comments Off on EVERYTHING FROM THE PLOUGH TO THE STARS

We must remember his politics learn from them and use this knowledge to advance our struggle today & into the future. As we gather here today it's 101 years after the execution of James Connolly. Socialism is what we want everything from The Plough to the stars...

26 10, 2017

PROTEST TO DEMAND CATALAN AND IRISH INDEPENDENCE

By |October 26th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on PROTEST TO DEMAND CATALAN AND IRISH INDEPENDENCE

We stand in solidarity with the Catalan Independence movement. It is the 1916 Societies belief, that only real democracy can manifest itself in an independent Catalonia, just like in Ireland, when sovereignty lies in the hands of the people...