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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday June 07, 2013 11:34 by Turing
Community resolve forces Orange retreat
06/06/13

Plans by the Orange Order to hold a controversial “prayer meeting” in a public park surrounded by nationalist homes in Portadown have been abandoned following a successful campaign by the local community. The park is located between the nationalist Obins Street and Garvaghy Road areas of the town from which Orange marches have been prohibited entering for many years.

Orange marches through Obins Street have been banned since 1986 and, in 1998, marches were also banned from the Garvaghy Road. Those marches led to virtual curfews being placed on the local community, resulted in widespread resistance, and ultimately led to the murders of at least twelve people by unionist paramilitaries.

In May, the unionist-dominated Craigavon Council granted permission for the Orange Order to hold a “prayer meeting” which was due to take place this Saturday evening (June 8th). Nationalists were only too aware of how the Orange Order abused a church service at Drumcree to wreak violence against the minority community in Portadown. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday July 03, 2011 20:10 by Saoirse
Speaking at a commemoration marking the 90th anniversary of the murder by British forces of John and Thomas O’Reilly, Peter McGennity and Patrick Quinn in Killeen, Co Armagh the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton said: read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday January 20, 2010 15:40 by Kev
Last weekend saw a protest in Newry in support of the besieged people of Gaza. The protest took place at a number of venues around Newry outside shopping and market areas.

“Little more than a year ago the Army of the state of Israel invaded the small area of Gaza and killed over 1400 men women and children. They have been surrounded since and under siege, unable to leave. They have had to resort to tunnelling into Egypt and smuggling basic food stuffs and medicines. We just thought that we had to start a campaign to remind people locally of their plight” said Patsy Doyle, who organised the protest.
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 11, 2009 10:06 by Richard Walsh   text 4 comments (last - tuesday december 29, 2009 10:19)   image 2 images
A picket was held in Edward Street in Lurgan on Saturday, 10th May followed by a Rally.
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armagh / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday March 17, 2009 00:41 by Richard Walsh   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 26, 2009 17:23)
RSF has learnt that the RUC are intending to raid every address in the Drumbeg/Meadowbrook areas of Craigavon, Co. Armagh. read full story / add a comment
armagh / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday March 12, 2009 09:53 by Deirdre Niamh Duffy   text 3 comments (last - friday march 13, 2009 00:40)
The recent events in Northern Ireland have brought back a whole host of dark memories. The attacks have placed a question mark over both the stability and success of the peace process. However, in many ways the attacks are very different from those during the Troubles. Unlike the violence in the past, these attacks are not really aimed at gaining public support or making a political point but at destabilising Northern Ireland in its transition from post-conflict zone to stable society. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday February 26, 2009 11:13 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
THE recent publishing of the report by the Consultative Group on the Past demonstrates the simmering sectarian tensions and hostility beneath the surface.The 190 page report by the group, chaired by ex-Church of Ireland primate Lord Eames and former Policing Board vice chairman Dennis Bradley marked 18 months of consultation with victim groups and others that have been bereaved through the conflict. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday January 27, 2009 21:34 by Free Palestine   image 2 images
Upper Bann Sinn Féin organised a white line vigil last weekend on the Garvaghy Road, to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Amongst those in attendance were Sinn Féin's Craigavon Council Group and the local Ógra Shinn Féin cumann.
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John O'Dowd MLA Stands in Solidarity with Palestine
armagh / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday January 06, 2009 16:22 by Free Palestine   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 10, 2009 12:47)   image 2 images
On Monday 5th of January members of Sinn Féin youth took to Lurgan Town Centre to protest at the conflict currently raging in the middle east. Protesting in the town centre, Ógra Shinn Féin flew the Palestinian flag and carried posters calling for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza. They also distributed over 500 leaflets and engaged with the general public.
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armagh / miscellaneous / press release Saturday December 20, 2008 21:59 by Richard Walsh   text 3 comments (last - wednesday december 24, 2008 13:23)
RSF in Newry have rejected the claim of Fianna Fáil to be the 'Republican Party' following FF's recruitment attempt in South Armagh. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Thursday October 23, 2008 21:48 by Richard Walsh
RSF have condemned Provo double-speak. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday August 27, 2008 23:06 by Richard Walsh   text 1 comment (last - monday september 01, 2008 12:26)
RSF have said that Dolores Kelly's claims that Republicans were involved in the desecration of Dougher Cemetery near Lurgan were without foundation. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday August 26, 2008 22:14 by Richard Walsh   text 5 comments (last - friday august 29, 2008 14:48)
RSF have congratulated the Nationally-minded people of North Armagh for resisting the RUC and British Crown Forces. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday April 22, 2008 23:50 by Richard Walsh
RSF protesters were refused entry to a so-called "public meeting" in Silverbridge, Co. Armagh. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 20, 2008 19:43 by éirígí   text 9 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2008 13:21)   image 2 images
As the commander-in-chief of Britain’s armed forces, Elizabeth Windsor, made a visit to Armagh today dozens of éirígí activists travelled to the city to voice their opposition to British rule in Ireland and attempts to normalise it. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Thursday February 07, 2008 23:41 by Richard Walsh
There were angry exchanges at a meeting of the Brit 'District Policing Partnership' in Craigavon on Thursday night, 7th February. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Friday February 01, 2008 22:12 by Richard Walsh   text 4 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2008 21:08)
It has been reported that the English Queen, Elizabeth Windsor, is to visit Armagh City on Maundy Thursday. A spokesperson for Republican Sinn Féin has said that they are opposed to all British Royal visits to any part of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
armagh / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday December 01, 2007 17:44 by ,   text 11 comments (last - friday april 18, 2008 14:11)   1 attached file
Having fought their way through weeks of attacks by their employers/Sinn Fein/DUP, Classroom Assistants yesterday faced another barrier to a just settlement of the ongoing job evaluation dispute. Employers linked up with UNISON and GMB to outvote NIPSA and T&G and to force a rotten deal through the Joint Negotiating Council for education. read full story / add a comment
armagh / crime and justice / press release Wednesday November 07, 2007 23:13 by Kevin Murphy
The South Armagh branch of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement have been made aware of a whispering campaign in the area insinuating that anti agreement republicans may have been involved in the brutal murder of Cullyhana man Paul Quinn on Saturday 20th October. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Thursday October 11, 2007 22:44 by True Republican   text 5 comments (last - saturday october 13, 2007 14:48)
Republican Sinn Féin have criticised the RUC for their heavy-handed raids in Co. Armagh. read full story / add a comment
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