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# republic - Last year 2021

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
# Republic
# Republic

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic

Nov 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 45,962 Views 27 Comments

Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.

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Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021
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# Republic

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021

Sep 16th 2020, 7:45 AM 45,117 Views 72 Comments

A speech written by the country’s prime minister said “the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind”.

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,127 Views 3 Comments

One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM 30,141 Views 92 Comments

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Dec 20th 2018, 2:44 PM 18,253 Views 68 Comments

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
# Standing Firm
# Standing Firm

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Mar 6th 2017, 12:16 PM 6,637 Views 29 Comments

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March
# Republic
# Republic

An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March

Jan 28th 2017, 7:20 AM 17,817 Views 36 Comments

A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?
# Republic
# Republic

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?

Jan 25th 2017, 6:44 PM 20,900 Views 80 Comments

It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
# Break Away
# Break Away

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth

Jan 25th 2016, 2:45 PM 16,354 Views 56 Comments

Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.

The North's strict new sex laws have kicked in. What does that mean for the Republic?
# Paying For Sex
# Paying For Sex

The North's strict new sex laws have kicked in. What does that mean for the Republic?

Jun 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 28,700 Views 60 Comments

There are warnings the new laws will make Dublin and the border counties more attractive for pimps and traffickers.

Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?

Nov 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 208 Views 139 Comments

It appears to be a case of ‘don’t mention the war’ in the corridors of power at Dáil Éireann when it comes to 1916.

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week
# Get Moving
# Get Moving

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week

Jun 6th 2014, 3:48 PM 6,959 Views 15 Comments

Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60
# Parnell Summer School
# Parnell Summer School

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60

Aug 14th 2013, 3:02 PM 8,807 Views 117 Comments

The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.

Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics

Jul 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 219 Views 81 Comments

If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?

Apr 22nd 2013, 9:55 AM 21,485 Views 174 Comments

A survey of tourists shows that our image among overseas visitors as a rip-off country has reversed – do you agree?

42-year-old man arrested over child rape
# Courts
# Courts

42-year-old man arrested over child rape

Feb 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 10,142 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested in Omagh and extradited to the Republic of Ireland to face charges of child rape.

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story

Jan 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 40 Views 16 Comments

David McCann travelled to Korea, a partitioned country with a chequered economic history. The view from there is very different, he writes.

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Nov 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 10,311 Views 61 Comments

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells TheJournal.ie ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?

Sep 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 333 Views 83 Comments

If politicians don’t want the masked men marching in a funeral cortege to continue being seen as the real face of republicanism, writes David McCann, they need to change the conversation.

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:54 PM 6,481 Views 132 Comments

The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?

Nov 10th 2011, 8:30 PM 625 Views 174 Comments

On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.