Tag Archives: Irish independence

The end of the United Kingdom foretold after Scottish vote

By Niall O’Dowd at Irish Central This British election will go down in history not for the shock margin of victory by the Conservatives but for sounding the death knell of the United Kingdom. The Scottish Nationalist Party has surpassed … Continue reading

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Decision to rewrite the Proclamation described as a bad joke

[For those unfamiliar – The Easter Proclamation is the precise equivalent for Ireland that the Declaration of Independence is for the U.S.  As bad as Bush and Obama have been, they never went quite this far – can you imagine … Continue reading

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1916 centenary a time to build new Ireland based on equality – McGuinness

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has said the centenary of the 1916 Rising is a time to build a new Ireland based on equality and partnership. Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s programme of events in the North to … Continue reading

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Remarks By President Michael D. Higgins on the Centenary of the Foundation of the Irish Volunteers

A Thaoisigh, A Ardmhéara, A Airí, A Dhaoine Uaisle, Táimíd bailithe anseo chun omós a thuirt dos na hÉireannaig a tháinig le chéile chun Óglaigh na hÉireann a bhunú i mí na Samhna 1913. Is cart agus is coir an … Continue reading

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The New York Times (Aug 13 1922) Reports the Death of Arthur Griffith

The final paragraph is especially note worthy.  Read the report from the New York Times archive

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Time to remember Griffith’s role in pursuit of Irish liberty

BRIAN MAYE The Sinn Féin founder created the political philosophy that enabled the dream to be realised ARTHUR GRIFFITH died suddenly 90 years ago tomorrow. He was the man who founded Sinn Féin and led the Dáil delegation to London … Continue reading

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