The British policy of criminalizing the Irish struggle for independence continued when the "criminalization" of Irish republican prisoners was launched on March 1, 1976. Prisoners had their “Special Category Status” (de facto political status) revoked by the Thatcher administration...
Fundraising Complete for Irish Canal Workers Memorial in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. In March of 2021, the Hartford AOH held a wreath-laying ceremony at an unrecognized graveyard for 19th-century Irish canal workers, and pledged to have a memorial built by March...
What was "Bloody Sunday"?  January 30, 1972 is a date forever ingrained in the minds of Irish people, both domestic and abroad. One could write a senior thesis on the event, but for the reader’s sake, I will condense the...
Victims families will give their reaction to the devastating findings of Royal Ulster Constabulary ‘collusive behavior’ in 19 murders carried out by loyalists, in a special webinar for Americans this Saturday January 29th. The Operation Greenwich report by Police...
This article first appeared on iIrish.us Maggie is ainm dom. Is as Scranton, Pennsylvania mé. Tá mé fiche bliain d’aois. (My name is Maggie. I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I am twenty years old.) I am currently an undergraduate student...

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Mike Quill was born on September 18, 1905 in the outskirts of Kilgarvan, County Kerry. Coming from a republican background, during the War of Independence he served as a dispatch and a scout for the IRA Kerry Brigade, aged...
With Britain still moving to take away all legal channels for legacy justice, victims’ campaigners will open the New Year with a direct appeal for American help. Mary McAllan, previewing an explosive Relatives for Justice report into the murder...
In the 1840's starvation forced many Irish citizens to move overseas. This starvation occurred at the behest of the British government, who removed food from Ireland at gunpoint to feed their booming population. Many of these emigrants died along...
On New Year’s Day in 1957, an event occurred that is remembered in song to this day. It all began after World War Two brought change to Northern Ireland as Loyalists and Nationalists shared the same bomb shelters, breaking...
It is an absurdity beyond belief that the Irish language is not treated equally in Ireland's Northern Six Counties, yet that is the current political reality. Opposition from loyalists, who have insulted the language and its speakers on innumerable...