Eamonn Mccann

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Throwback: Wide-awake picnickers at Mr Motivator’s fitness class. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

On Sunday morning at Electric Picnic, The Academic were doing a soundcheck in the Today FM SoundGarden when a group of curious passersby gathered to w(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

To some, Billy McVeigh was the best rioter in Derry. “I would never take that claim,” he emphasises, “but people insist on saying it. “It was becaus(...)

Bernadette McAliskey (centre) in Derry during the Battle of the Bogside. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty

A focus on nationalism rather than internationalism will “sooner or later” take Ireland towards fascism, the veteran activist Bernadette McAliskey has(...)

 Gary Donnelly topped the poll for Moor Ward during the Derry and Strabane District local elections. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

It was a bruising election for Sinn Féin in Derry and Strabane, where the party lost five seats and their position as the largest party on the council(...)

Free Derry Corner: Since 2007, the wall has been painted pink once a year to mark Foyle Pride. Photograph: courtesy of Guildhall Press

Number 33 Lecky Road was simply one of many derelict houses in Derry’s Bogside – until teenager Liam Hillen picked up a paintbrush. In the early hour(...)

An image from the Lost Moment exhibition at the Gallery of Photography. October 1968: Mrs Ferguson and husband James, in Derry. Photograph: Tony McGrath/Observer

It is the vivid faces that stand out most clearly in the photographs currently on display in the National Gallery of Photography in Dublin’s Temple Ba(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said it would be “a very significant development” if the Sinn Féin leadership issued an unreserved apology for I(...)

 Tracy Best and Sharon Oliver from Limavady, Co Derry, at the parade. Photograph: Freya McClements

Fifty years after it was first raised, a civil rights banner has led several thousand marchers through the streets of Derry for the city’s annual Prid(...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

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