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# republicanism - Friday 19 May, 2017

Man in his 30s appears in court over dissident Republican activity

A second man remains in custody.

# republicanism - Friday 5 August, 2016

Police find weapons stash with some items "ready to use"

Police said the items were in the “advanced stages of readiness”.

# republicanism - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Sinn Féin councillor clarifies that comments were not calling for a 'return to violence'

Tony McCaul made the comments over the weekend as part of a Facebook thread.

# republicanism - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# republicanism - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned

Gary Donnelly had been sentenced to six months in jail for daubing an anti-internment slogan on Derry’s walls.

# republicanism - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: Mary Lou would elevate Sinn Féin to the political elite as party leader

It’s obvious to observers on the side-line that it makes sense for Adams to step aside and make way for a leader who can elevate the party into the political establishment, south of the border.

# republicanism - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?

It appears to be a case of ‘don’t mention the war’ in the corridors of power at Dáil Éireann when it comes to 1916.

# republicanism - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

12 men arrested at one house over violent dissident republican activity

The men were arrested in Newry yesterday.

# republicanism - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'

In his address to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis tonight, Gerry Adams hit out at a “toxic political culture” that he claimed was created by the partition of Ireland in the 1920s.

# republicanism - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# republicanism - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shatter: IRA needs to cooperate with Garda investigation into prison officer killing

Gerry Adams confirmed earlier today that the IRA was responsible for the shooting dead of Brian Stack thirty years ago.

# republicanism - Monday 17 June, 2013

Man arrested over Republican activity as guns seized in Navan

Three pistols and assorted ammunition were seized in the raid at a business premises.

# republicanism - Friday 19 April, 2013

Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership

Michael McKevitt fails in a bid to have his conviction overturned because of evidence obtained under an unconstitutional warrant.

# republicanism - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Dublin councillors back report calling for Moore Street preservation

Members back a report which urges Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan not to allow a full redevelopment of the site.

# republicanism - Friday 1 March, 2013

Two arrested after bomb-making equipment found in Kildare

Items associated with the manufacture of pipe bombs were found in a house in Newbridge yesterday evening.

# republicanism - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Aaron McKenna: This apology for Jerry McCabe’s death should not be slated

You may not agree with Sinn Féin, but criticising Gerry Adams for apologising is pure political point-scoring.

# republicanism - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast

Innovative ideas are needed to solve the crisis in the North, writes Steve Wrenn, who says we need to think outside the box and compromise.

# republicanism - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Border poll? Frankly, now isn’t the time

Calls for a vote on reunification betray an ignorance of the real issues affecting Ireland today, writes David McCann.

# republicanism - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Man arrested over shots fired at Alan Ryan’s paramilitary funeral

Gardaí investigating the discharge of firearms on September 8 arrested a man in his 40s this afternoon.

# republicanism - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Search for teenage IRA victim resumes at Co Monaghan bog

Columba McVeigh, from Donaghmore in Co Tyrone, is believed to have been shot dead by the Provisional IRA in 1975.

# republicanism - Monday 17 September, 2012

Gerry Adams: 'Masquerading' paramilitary groups 'should go away'

The Sinn Féin president has condemned the scenes at the funeral of Real IRA member Alan Ryan in Dublin over a week ago.

# republicanism - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?

If politicians don’t want the masked men marching in a funeral cortege to continue being seen as the real face of republicanism, writes David McCann, they need to change the conversation.

# republicanism - Monday 10 September, 2012

Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor

The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.

# republicanism - Friday 22 June, 2012

Column: What we're seeing is a charade - Sinn Féin's decision is already made

Will Martin McGuinness meet the Queen? The real question is who the party wants to represent, writes David McCann.

# republicanism - Monday 11 June, 2012

Two arrested over discovery of bomb-making equipment in Mayo

The components for bomb-making were recovered from a house in Claremorris on Saturday evening.

# republicanism - Saturday 26 May, 2012

'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans

Elsewhere, the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney has heard speeches on the economy and emigration as it prepares to hear from president Gerry Adams later this evening.

# republicanism - Friday 25 May, 2012

McGuinness urges republican dialogue with unionists

“Ireland as a nation can only truly prosper if we are at peace with ourselves as a people,” McGuinness said at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.

# republicanism - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to Westminster. But what was it?

# republicanism - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Six arrested after Real IRA threats at 1916 commemoration

Members of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement gathered to recall the 1916 Easter Rising in Derry yesterday.

# republicanism - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Adams outlines seven-point plan for a United Ireland

The Sinn Féin president outlines seven points which he says can build popular support for reunification on both sides of the border.

# republicanism - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Referendum on united Ireland 'inevitable' - Adams

The Sinn Féin president hit out at the UK Northern Ireland secretary, who this week rejected the possibility for a “border poll” on the region’s status.

# republicanism - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Adams: Treaty runs 'contrary' to essence of Irish republicanism

The Sinn Féin leader addressed the Republican Youth Conference earlier today.

# republicanism - Sunday 22 January, 2012

McGuinness 'would now be open to meeting Queen'

The Sinn Féin figure said the Queen’s behaviour during her visit to Ireland had “made an impact” on him.

# republicanism - Thursday 5 January, 2012

English heiress turned IRA bomber Rose Dugdale gives rare interview Rose Dugdale This post contains videos

English heiress turned IRA bomber Rose Dugdale gives rare interview

Dugdale became radicalised in 1970s and joined IRA, carrying out botched bombing and Russborough House art heist.

# republicanism - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Cameron rules out inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor

The British government rules out an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, after his family met with David Cameron today.

# republicanism - Friday 19 August, 2011

Republican prisoner Brendan Lillis set free from prison

The former IRA member’s partner has told of her joy after Mr Lillis, who is seriously ill, was released in the North.

# republicanism - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Updated 12.47

REPUBLICAN SUPPORTERS STAGED a demonstration inside the headquarters building of the Alliance Party in Belfast this morning in a protest over prison conditions.

The PSNI has confirmed that two men were arrested after police were called to the premises in University Street shortly after 10am. According to the BBC’s Conor Spackman, one man remained inside the building chained to the furniture until he also left.

The men were members of the Republican Network for Unity, which UTV reports mounted the protest over conditions at Maghaberry Prison. UTV’s Chris Hagan has tweeted that the protest was sparked by strip searches at the jail.

Alliance Party leader and the North’s Justice Minister David Ford said police were dealing with the incident.

The Belfast Telegraph’s crime correspondent Deborah McAleese tweeted saying that the protest ended just after 11.30am. No injuries have been reported.

# republicanism - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Gallery: The alternative history of the Troubles Scrapbook This post contains images

Gallery: The alternative history of the Troubles

Machine-gun Christmas cards, underwear parties and a singing Ian Paisley: take a look at these snapshots of the conflict’s unseen side.

# republicanism - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store

A t-shirt showing silhouettes dancing at the Iron Lady’s grave is withdrawn, after being slammed by Unionist politicians.

# republicanism - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Five arrests in Cork in dissident republicanism probe

Men aged between their 20s and 50s are arrested after coordinated searches across Cork City this morning.

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