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75 Anniversary of Connolly Association

The policy resolution carried at the Annual General Meeting on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Connolly Association on 9th November 2013

2013-11-11 12:06:50
2013 Greaves School - dates announced

The 2013 Greaves School will take place from 13th-15th September in Dublin

Enquiries: web:www.greavesschool.com or email:post@greavesschool.com. The focus this year is “the scattering” -the Irish abroad.

2013-02-13 19:12:04
Glasgow St Patricks Festival Lecture: Jim Larkin and the Dublin Lockout

The Glasgow St. Patrick's festival esteems to promote and celebrate the rich Irish cultural heritage of Glasgow and Scotland. The multi-generational Irish community in Scotland have through the years contributed positively to all sectors of Scottish Society. The cultural dynamics of Gaelic music, language, dance and sport have enjoyed and continue to foster a rich Irish identity and culture in Scotland. The festival looks to act as a vehicle to continue to celebrate this Irish tapestry while promoting and celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Scotland. Glasgow's St. Patrick's festival is open to all the citizens of Scotland. We look forward to seeing you during the festival. The theme of this year’s festival as in 2012 is too raise both awareness and finance for the development of the Glasgow Irish Centre Project.

2013-02-13 19:06:48
Sinn Fein Week in Review 7-13 Feb 2013

Available here.

2013-02-13 19:01:04
Ballymurphy 11 Massacre Campaign

The Ballymurphy 11 were murdered by the British Army during the first 3 days of Internment in 1972. No one was ever brought to justice and the victims have never had the focus of the Bloody Sunday victims. 13 of the 14 Bloody Sunday victims were shot within 20 minutes in full view of the world’s media. The Ballymurphy victims were shot over 3 days in their own back streets. The families demand justice.

2013-02-13 18:57:15
Sinn Fein Weeks in Review: Covering period 27 November 2012 - 09 January 2013

Available to view and download here

2013-01-31 18:08:31
DEATH OF SEAN REDMOND, FORMER CONNOLLY ASSOCIATION GENERAL SECRETARY, IRISH TRADE UNION OFFICIAL AND HISTORIAN

Sean Redmond, former General Secretary of the Connolly Association, died on Saturday 15 December at his home in Drumcondra, Dublin, at the age of 77, having been ill for some time.

2012-12-17 22:34:41
Civil Rights, then and now

A letter from Fionnbarra Ó’Dochartaigh on behalf of the Civil Rights Network.

2012-08-30 14:26:31
Statement from Sinn Féin president after party's ard comhairle today

As you all know Martin McGuinness has received an invitation from Co-operation Ireland to attend an event in Belfast next week to celebrate the arts and culture across Ireland.....

2012-06-25 15:43:30
An appeal to the Irish people - from the Repudiate the Debt Campaign

Today our people will be voting on the “Fiscal Stability Treaty”––the permanent austerity treaty––we would like to put forward a number of points for you to consider before you vote.

2012-05-31 12:30:24
Sinn Fein - Week in Reviews. Covering period 09 Feb - 08 March

Available to download here.

2012-03-15 09:32:20
MARSHALL FAMILY SAY NEW BOOK ON CONTROVERSIAL LURGAN MURDER WILL CONFIRM BRITISH STATE INVOLVEMENT

The family of a Lurgan man, Sam Marshall, murdered in highly controversial circumstances in March 1990, are to launch a book this week detailing further and hitherto unknown details about the killing. The book will be formally launched in Lurgan on Wednesday 7th March to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Mr Marshall’s murder.

2012-03-05 11:25:33
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 2-8 February 2012

Available to download here

2012-02-08 14:04:48
Irish President Appoints Emigrant Advocate to Council of State

Sally Mulready, a prominent supporter of Irish emigrant rights, has been appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his seven members of the Council of State.

2012-01-20 09:29:30
Sinn Féin calls for EU referendum pledge

Sinn Féin has called on the government to commit to a referendum on the planned EU fiscal treaty.

2012-01-19 14:20:18
Seán Garland - Extradition Case

High Court in Dublin this morning dismissed the United States Government application for the extradition of Seán Garland. Read more here.

2011-12-21 15:05:22
Sinn Fein: A budget devoid of hope

Speaking in the Dáil on 7th December during budgetary statements by party leaders Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD accused the government of producing “A budget devoid of hope”.

2011-12-13 12:25:26
Bloody Sunday 2012 March for Justice Update

Civil Rights Bloody Sunday ‘March for Justice’ 2012, Solidarity Event

2011-11-25 08:48:37
November Political Statement of the Communist Party of Ireland

At an extended meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland, on Saturday 12th November, communists from around the country gathered to discuss the deepening crisis of the system and its impact on the people, north and south.

2011-11-23 08:31:20
Socialist Voice November edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-11-23 08:24:22
People's News – No.59 is available here

The latest edition, 16.11.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-11-23 08:21:56
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 11-18 November 2011

Available to download here

2011-11-23 08:18:30
Ballymurphy Massacre Victims

Today the Attorney General has announced the reopening of all of the 10 flawed inquests into the Ballymurphy Massacre. Families will hold a press conference today Tuesday 15th November at 10.30am in Corpus Christy Church Hall Ballymurphy, Belfast.

2011-11-15 08:45:42
UNESCO membership is a milestone towards freedom for the Palestinian people – Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has described the vote to accept Palestine as a full member at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as a “milestone towards freedom for the Palestinian people.”

2011-11-01 13:35:12
24 PSNI officers quit rather than face punishment

The PSNI has been urged to review its disciplinary process after it emerged that officers accused of misconduct have been escaping punishment by quitting their jobs. Belfast Telegraph 01/11/11

2011-11-01 11:22:40
ROBERT BALLAGH DONATES RIVERDANCE ROYALTIES TO IRISH SHIP TO GAZA

Renowned artist Robert Ballagh has donated all royalties from the recent performance of Riverdance in Israel to the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign. As the set designer for Riverdance, Mr. Ballagh had opposed the performance in Israel saying that Israel should be boycotted until Israeli apartheid policies against the Palestinians are ended.

2011-10-31 11:14:57
Ballymurphy Photo Exhibition

Ballymurphy Massacre Families will launch photo exhibition Reflexions On Internment on Tuesday 1st november in Whiterock library, Ballymurphy at 10.30am

2011-10-31 11:03:53
Repudiate the Debt Campaign - the banks have burst.

Looming large over the coming week that is what is set to have a huge impact on the lives of all the people of Ireland, or at least the 99% of Irish people. On Tuesday the 2nd of November $1,ooo,ooo,ooo of unguaranteed, unsecured private debt, come Anglo’s debt, come IRBC’s debt, come Central bank’s ELA’s debt, come the Irish Taxpayer’s debt, will be paid out by the Irish sovereign to meet the demands of Mr Trichet and his troika team with the passive consent of our elected Government. Countless more billions have flown and will continue to flow out of these banks, which the Irish public are paying for. Just like the true force of nature was demonstrated this past Monday, how our European peer’s deal with the Irish state reveals the true nature of their power.

2011-10-26 12:41:05
Obituary: Paddy Byrne 1912-2011

Charlie Cunningham remembers Paddy Byrne who died in mid-Summer.

2011-10-24 14:20:23
Martin McGuinness challenges Gallagher and Higgins to set out views on government austerity plans and EU/IMF bailout

Presidential candidate Martin McGuinness is canvassing in Dublin today. Mr. McGuinness said: “There is a choice in this election. It is a choice between the establishment parties and someone like me who stands with the people. The fact is that Sean Gallagher’s party wrecked the economy and Michael D. Higgins party are now making the people of Ireland pay for it. These parties are responsible for crushing austerity, emigration and unemployment. I would challenge both candidates to set out clearly their views on the austerity and the IMF/EU bailout deal".

2011-10-21 12:06:56
COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRELAND: The Great Oil & Gas Rip-Off

The decision by Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources, to issue thirteen new exploration licences for oil and gas in Irish territorial waters is nothing more than the complete abandonment by this state of any control of these resources that belong to the Irish people or the right to derive any significant benefit from them for our people.

2011-10-17 16:46:19
European Treaty changes should not be countenanced by Irish Government – Doherty

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the government should reject any proposals to cede more power to the European Union as a response to the Eurozone crisis.

2011-10-11 14:59:25
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 1-8 October2011

Available to download here

2011-10-11 09:24:27
People's Movement: Raymond Crotty Lecture 2011

“Rancher and Banking Interests in the Modern Irish Economy”

2011-10-11 09:22:52
Sinn Féin now second most popular party - poll

Sinn Féin has become the second most popular political party in the country, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.

2011-10-10 15:56:39
McGuinness discusses partition in Donegal

Speech delivered by presidential candidate Martin McGuinness at the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Saturday 8 October 2011

2011-10-10 14:58:46
Alternative to bank bailouts and austerity needed to solve Euro crisis – Doherty

Speaking during a debate on the crisis in the Eurozone, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that the government’s approach to the Eurozone crisis is clearly failing and that a new approach is needed.

2011-10-10 14:55:10
Social Justice Network launched in Derry

ON the 43rd anniversary of Derry’s first civil rights march in 1968, key organisers of that historic event were amongst a well-attended private function, held in the city on October 5th. At the end of a period of lively and enlightening discussions, the attendance unanimously passed the following resolution: “that this gathering supports the proposal to establish a grass-roots, cross-community, anti-sectarian and non-party political Social Justice Network, to promote human rights and civil liberties”

2011-10-10 14:47:54
Cullinane calls for support for extension of presidential voting rights

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has called for presidential voting rights to be extended to northern citizens and to the Irish diaspora. Senator Cullinane was speaking today ahead of a Seanad debate on a Sinn Féin motion on the extension of presidential voting rights.

2011-10-05 14:55:35
Sean Garland High Court case update

At a brief High Court hearing this morning (Wed 5th October) Judge Edwards adjourned the case “for mention” until Wednesday 16th November. It is presumed that on that date he will give a date in December when he will deliver a judgement.

2011-10-05 14:53:43
PMB on presidential voting rights for all Irish citizens

The Sinn Féin Seanad team has tabled a motion to extend presidential voting rights to all Irish citizens.

2011-10-04 14:48:04
Connolly Association makes its presence felt at Cable Street

A large delegation of CA activists took to Cable Street on Sunday 2nd October to celebrate the role played there 75 years by the Irish in Britain in challenging racism and fascism.

2011-10-04 09:10:50
Save the Irish Post meeting

The All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain to save the Irish post. Invitation letter available for download here.

2011-10-04 08:48:05
All-Ireland Bill of Rights must be established – Cullinane

Speaking in the Seanad today Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane called for the full establishment of an All-Ireland Bill of Rights as envisaged under the Good Friday Agreement.

2011-09-28 16:18:13
Irish American Labor Coalition signalled a new direction

The year 1981 was a time of anguish for Irish America. Every day the mass media reported the republican hunger strikers’ worsening health and agonizing deaths. Their heroic self-sacrifice was met by the cruel intransigence of the Thatcher government. Community outrage spurred something new in 1981. Top union leaders of Irish background or birth concluded that pious resolutions about non-discrimination and re-unification, passed at trade union conventions, were no longer enough. They wanted political action. They created an independent committee working within the U.S. trade unions, not taking its lead from any political party. Thus began the Irish American Labor Coalition.

2011-09-23 13:42:06
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 16-22 September 2011

Available to download here

2011-09-21 14:45:09
Sale of strategic state assets an act of treachery – Ó Snodaigh

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has anyone who recklessly disposes of strategic state assets is acting treacherously.

2011-09-21 11:34:51
AGREED IRELAND FORUM - fringe meeting at Labour conference

Within the framework of the Forum’s focus on pressing the case for Irish unity, this year’s fringe meeting: “Debt Crisis and the Cause of Ireland” is an opportunity for Labour members to engage in discussion with Irish trade union leaders about the economic crisis and the need for an effective political response across Britain and Ireland.

2011-09-19 11:12:22
Film to slander Frank Ryan as ‘Nazi Collaborator’

IBMT Ireland Secretary Manus O’Riordan writes:

2011-09-16 14:43:59
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 9-16 September 2011

Available to download here

2011-09-16 14:26:29
Audit of the Irish debt crisis

The Debit Audit of the Irish debt crisis has just been published. The audit was carried out by a number of leading Irish academics and was sponsored by a number of Irish NGO's Action from Ireland (Afri), Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) and the Unite trade union.

Available to download here.

2011-09-15 16:06:29
75th Anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Cable Street: Sunday 2nd October, East London

This year marks the 75th anniversary of a key moment in the 20th Century struggle against fascism in this Country, the Battle of Cable Street. The Connolly Association is supporting the celebrations and rally on Sunday 2nd October in East London and all members are urged to attend what should be a magnificent day.

A flyer is available for download.

2011-09-12 09:23:58
Socialist Voice September edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-09-12 09:16:14
TONIGHT: Emergency Meeting to Save the Irish Post

HOUSE OF COMMONS

LONDON SW1A 0AA

All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain

2011-09-07 17:07:57
All-Ireland Civil Rights Network plan

FOR more than two decades the Derry-based October 5th Association have employed computer technology to maintain linkages with other 1968 civil rights veterans, scores of similar groupings, the radio and print media,  and literally hundreds of  sympathetic  individuals, both at home and abroad. Now its local activists intend to deepen and broaden its work on several fronts, on an all-Ireland and global basis, by publicly launching an Irish Civil Rights Network on the web.

2011-08-30 14:52:34
PROTEST against Construction Industry Blacklisting

On 30th – 31st August 2011 in the Central London Employment Tribunal, the UK construction industry will stand accused of systematically breaching the human rights of thousands of building workers

Dave Smith v Carillion Plc is a test case on the use of the Human Rights Act in employment law

2011-08-26 09:24:48
Peter Daly Society Wexford to unveil memorial stone

The recently formed Peter Daly Society Wexford will unveil a memorial stone to the Socialist Republican Peter Daly in Monageer (Enniscorthy) Co. Wexford on Saturday the 3rd of September at 6.00 pm

2011-08-16 15:40:20
Socialist Voice August edition is available here

Socialist Voice is the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland

2011-08-16 12:40:52
BBC whitewashes Tory interference in Northern Ireland

BBC coverage of the accounts filed by political parties in Northern Ireland downplay major interference by the Conservative Party.

2011-07-29 15:29:43
No relief for working people in new EU deal

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 22 July 2011

2011-07-29 12:03:18
Tory Attacks on Irish Traveller Community

Demonstrate on Saturday Sept 10 against the £18 million eviction of 90 Traveller families from their homes and Eric Pickles's Localism bill.

2011-07-29 10:28:24
Full Programme of the 2011 Greaves School

The full programme of the 2011 Greaves School is now available here.

2011-07-28 10:30:18
Greaves School

Friday to Sunday 9th to 11th September 2011

2011-07-24 12:39:57
Kenyans win right to sue British Government

Four Kenyan nationals who allege torture and abuse by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising won the right today to sue the British government in a landmark High Court ruling.

2011-07-22 08:48:12
Ireland's debt downgraded to JUNK status

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded Ireland's foreign- and local-currency government bond ratings by one notch to Ba1 from Baa3. The outlook on the ratings remains negative.

2011-07-13 13:55:13
People's News – No.52 is available here

The latest edition, 10.07.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-07-12 15:58:34
World Federation of Trade Unions - International Action Day

The International Action Day of the WFTU will take place on the 3rd of October 2011. Its theme is for the defence of workers achievements and the promotion of decent work. Public social security for all; Collective bargaining – collective agreements; Trade union and democratic freedoms ;35 hours of work – 7 hours per day – 5 days of working week – better wages

2011-07-12 15:18:58
The Need for a Referendum on the European Stability Mechanism

A briefing from the People's Movement, Ireland.

2011-07-12 10:10:07
ICTU calls for Government to Default on Debt

Delegates at the 2011 Biennial Delegate Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have voted overwhelmingly to support a radical programme of measures, including defaulting on the debt and rejecting the EU/IMF bailout.

2011-07-07 09:30:12
Adams dismisses poll on Irish Unity

Speaking in Drogheda today (Friday) Deputy Adams dismissed last week’s Life and Times poll which claimed that only 16% of the population of the North and 33% of Catholics favour a united Ireland.

2011-06-27 11:30:53
After the Congress, WFTU Begins its Work

Remarks of General Secretary George Mavrikos at WFTU Presidential Council Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, June 7, 2011

2011-06-24 15:54:38
30th Anniversary of the Hunger Strike - Sinn Fein London Conference

A conference was recently held in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the hunger strike. Describing the day’s highly successful events, Jayne Fisher reports.

2011-06-24 09:15:38
Forced labour in Northern Ireland

Modern day slavery or forced labour in Northern Ireland has been highlighted in research by the Institute for Conflict Studies for a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.

2011-06-15 14:16:10
GRRC responds to Report of Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition responds to Report of Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

2011-05-25 10:43:40
RMT Annual General Meeting 2010 reaffirms support for Irish unity

The Bakerloo Line Branch of the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers submitted the following resolution on the reunification of Ireland to the RMT AGM 2010. The resolution was carried with 54 delegates for and 2 abstaining.

2011-05-11 16:29:35
British people would welcome a No vote

The Connolly Association delivered letters to the Irish Ambassador in London and No 10 Downing Street praising the Irish constitution for allowing for a referendum on the Lisbon constitutional treaty and urging prime minister Gordon Brown to reconsider his government's position not to hold a vote in Britain

2009-09-28 15:37:21
Letter: Ken Keable

Ken Keable points out the hypocrisy surrounding the demand for Libya to compensate the IRA’s victims

2009-09-09 08:42:02
Letter: Jim McConalogue

Jim McConalogue of the European Foundation argues that the EU summit strategy dealing with Ireland’s referendum was little more than a cover-up for getting round the previous No vote

2009-09-08 15:04:43
Sainted before his time

Donal Kennedy continues his Dissing the Famous series, directing his fire this time at the Irish journalist Fergal Keane

2009-09-08 14:12:39
IALC Irish unity conference statement

Statement made by Irish-American Labor Coalition president Joe Jamison to the Conference on United Ireland held at the 
Hilton Hotel, New York on 13 June 2009

2009-09-07 16:22:51
The genius of Father Ted

Donal Kennedy continues to lament the death of the actor Dermot Morgan, whose portrayal of the venal priest Ted Crilly in the Father Ted series lives on in the annals of television comedy history

2009-08-31 22:14:47
Sinn Féin in fresh unity call

Theo Russell reports on a meeting in London at which Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty spoke on the theme of'Ireland and Britain after 2010' and the British launch of a new Sinn Féin Irish unity initiative

2009-08-31 19:07:23
Three cheers for the information age

Pangloss muses on the arrest of Lt.Col. Owen McNally in Kabul in an age when technological advances have meant that we no longer need we live in ignorance of how our fellow men, women and children live, or die.

2009-08-31 18:58:13
Loyalist decommissioning announcement welcomed

Statement issued by the Connolly Association on 18 June 2009 in response to decommissioning moves by loyalist paramilitaries.

2009-08-31 18:50:43
Remembering 'the Limerick Soviet'

Barnet Trades Union Council secretary Austin Harney reports on events in Ireland commemorating the'Limerick Soviet'

2009-08-31 18:42:16
Communist Parties issue joint statement (April 2009)

Joint statement of the Communist Party of Ireland and Communist Party of Britain issued on 18 April 2009, reproduce here for information

2009-08-31 18:36:04
Shaming the Devil

Donal Kennedy argues that publications like the Irish Democrat can still play a vital role in challenging the lies and distortions of the media on both sides of the Irish Sea

2009-06-11 09:27:44
Favoured scribe of the right

Donal Kennedy continues his ‘Dissing the Famouus’ column with a swipe the right-wing, anti-Irish republican journalist Kevin Myers

2009-06-05 11:10:51
Schools of violence

Donal Kennedy takes issue with those commentators who view the main characteristic of Christian Brothers educators as a penchant for personal violence and its approval for nationalist ends

2009-06-04 11:45:44
Letter: Donal Kennedy

Donal Kennedy advocates the sacking of Labour's Northern Ireland secretary Shaun Woodward

2009-05-13 17:10:04
ICJ report draws lessons from Northern Ireland

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) welcomes the publication of a major international report by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on counter-terrorism and human rights. The report draws heavily on the organisation's own findings published in 2008

2009-04-30 11:16:42
British parties set to muddy Good Friday waters

David Granville explains why recent developments involving both the Conservative Party and the British Labour Party could harm the reconciliation process in Northern Ireland

2009-04-29 22:43:52
Sinn Fein continues to look left

David Granville examines the latest developments in Sinn Féin's efforts to forge a progressive alliance of the left in Ireland

2009-04-29 22:19:21
Humbug, hypocrisy and the art of the smear

In the second of his new series ‘Dissing the famous’ Irish Democrat correspondent takes aim at the London Times

2009-04-14 15:16:48
Run it up the flagpole

Citizen Smith recounts a chance encounter with a fellow Irishman outside the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square

2009-04-13 16:28:25
British policy a 'recruiting sergeant' for dissidents

David Granville warns that Britain's response to the threat posed by ‘dissident’ republicans is both anti-democratic and a potential threat to the Good Friday process

2009-04-13 15:43:22
Dissing the Famous:

Donal Kennedy begins a new series in which he takes aim at leading figures on both sides of the Irish Sea, exposing hypocrisy and humbug along the way. He begins the series with Gay Mitchell MEP

2009-04-13 15:30:23
Ballymurphy 11 bring justice campaign to England

Mary Pearson of the Troops Out Movement reports on the recent visit of relatives of two of the 11 innocent and unarmed civilians killed by the British army during the first three days of internment in 1971

2009-04-13 15:12:05
Irish democracy and its enemies

Donal Kennedy points out that the enemies of Irish democracy from the time of Wolfe Tone to the present have been both persistent and plentiful

2009-04-13 14:46:29

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