Funeral of Dan Hoban

An impressive crowd turned out today in Mayo to pay their respects to Veteran Republican Dan Hoban of Newport who died on November 14. Republicans and friends from all over Ireland travelled to Mayo to pay their respects.

Following Requiem Mass in Newport, Dan’s coffin, draped with the National Flag and flanked by a guard of honour from his comrades in Sinn Féin Poblachtach and ...

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Medical help refused for Gavin McKenna in Maghaberry

ON September 3, Gavin McKenna, a member of the Ard Chomhairle of Sinn Féin Poblachtach, was arrested by heavily-armed members of the RUC/PSNI on the Lough Road, Lurgan, Co Armagh as he made his way to work. His family home was also subjected to a heavy-handed raid by the Crown Forces.

The following day he was charged with coordinating a petrol bomb ...

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New 26-County Cabinet underlines marginalisation of western and rural Ireland

The composition of the new 26-County cabinet underlines the highly centralised nature of the 26-County state and the ongoing marginalisation of western and rural Ireland. A whole swathe of the western seaboard from Donegal to Limerick will be without representation at the cabinet table, while six of the 15 ministers are Dublin based. Also in keeping with long standing 26-County neglect of the Gaeltacht and the promotion and development of the Irish language, ministerial responsibility for the Gaeltacht has ...

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Extradition of Liam Campbell is a gross violation of his human rights

The decision by the 26-County High Court to order the extradition to Lithuania of republican Liam Campbell is a gross violation of his human rights. The judgement takes no account of the dreadful human rights record of Lithuania and, as his legal team argued, the fact he would be subject to “inhuman and degrading treatment” once he is handed over to the Lithuanian authorities.
In 2019 the UN’s Committee Against Torture issued a damning report on Lithuanian prisons. In the ...

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RUC harassment intensifies against Republican Sinn Féin members

On Saturday, September 1, a member of Republican Sinn Féin in Tyrone was assaulted and arrested during another in a long line of stop and search operations. He has now been released but must appear in court on September 25 on charges of disorderly behavior, resisting police and assault on police.
During this “stop and search” our member was taken from his car, thrown to the ground and then had two pairs of handcuffs put on him. After being ...

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Deadly force used by RUC in Derry

Sinn Féin Poblachtach view with alarm the shooting of young members of the Derry community last night, the readiness of the RUC/PSNI to use these deadly weapons should worry us all. The fact that one victim was hit high on the chest shows that at least one shot was fired high in direct contravention of their own rules.

Since the introduction of plastic ...

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Thomas Harte Cumman Condemn sectarian attack’s on Republican Monuments

Republican Sinn Féin condemns the two attacks on republican monuments in the North Armagh area last night by hate filled sectarian bigots.
One memorial in the craigavon area which commemorates the lives of Gervaise McKerr, Eugene Toman and Sean Burns who were murdered in Lurgan in November 1982 had paint thrown over it.
The Edward Costello memorial garden which was opened 2 years ago by Republican Sinn Fein was also paint bombed. While members where doing their best to rectify ...

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Republicans Arrested in RUC snatch and grab operations

The Thomas Harte Cumann Republican Sinn Fein totally condemn the attack on local Republicans and the local residents of the Kilwilke estate in Lurgan last night Wednesday 21st February.

Five armed response vehicles full of men armed with assault rifles and wearing balaclavas drove their cars wrecklessly at speed through the estate to detain to local republican activists. They where soon backed up by over half a dozen armoured land rovers who blocked both sides of the road which tried to ...

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Statement from the Release Gabriel Mackle Commitee.

Gabriel Mackle refused access to Roe House

On November 9, 2017, Gabriel Mackle was arrested at his home, his licence revoked, and returned to Maghaberry Jail, Co Antrim two days later. Gabriel was released in August. He had committed no crime and to the best of his knowledge had not contravened the terms of his release; the probation services did not know of his re-arrest until November 13.

As a now interned Republican it was expected he would ...

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Gabriel Mackle Targeted for Isolation by Maghaberry Prison Regime

Statement by Republican Sinn Féin

26ú Samhain / November

“There has been a sinister development in the treatment of interned Republican Gabriel Mackle and the regime at Maghaberry prison is now subjecting him to treatment which is tantamount to psychological torture. The British state, not content with the internment of Gabriel have now moved to direct its staff at Maghaberry concentration camp, to degrade, humiliate and breakdown Gabriel. This is nothing new, he has faced it down before and will do so ...

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