Wolfe Tones

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Kevin McAleer: I had an unhealthy attraction to the Wolfe Tones, to the point of going to see them live in Edendork. I remember when they belted out “the Sten guns and the rifles, a hail of death did pour”, a lusty cheer went up from the audience, even though the aforementioned hail was from the boul’ RUC in the direction of Sean South. Or maybe there were a few branch men in
Kevin McAleer: Here’s my ID
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  • September 23, 2016, 09:35

Since the whole world and his Irish mother is talking about identity, here’s my pingin rua’s worth. I was born and raised a Catholic in rural Tyrone,(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins lays a wreath outside the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the big centenary comes around, we will solemnly think of days gone by and those stirring moments at the GPO which so touched the native heart.Th(...)

A spectator was yesterday returned for trial concerning an alleged on-pitch assault that resulted in a Gaelic footballer losing three teeth and being(...)

Ming gets a gong for bringing the spirit of Christmas hospitality onto the floor. Photograph: Frank Miller

Politician of the Year We had intended giving it to Ming Flanagan. But somebody seems to have quashed the award on his behalf. He’ll have to (...)

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane shake hands after the win in the Aviva last night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The home team was under new management, but a little confusingly, it was also business as usual at Lansdowne Road last night. After all the hype about(...)

Fighting talk: Joe Ó Muircheartaigh  in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

“There’s hope in the air,” declares Jim O’Sullivan as the bunting goes up all around him in Shannon’s Skycourt centre, “and God knows we can’t say the(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)

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