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Upcoming New York Events

Easter Commemoration and Hunger Stirke Remembered


Cathleen O'Brien • 26 March 2006


Sunday, 16th April 2006

  • Kelly Ryan's Restaurant, 5790 Mosholu Ave, W. Bronx

MASS @ 10:00am

  • Celebrant - Fr. Patrick Moloney


  • Master of Ceremonies - Ken Tierney, former Political Prisoner
  • Speaker from Ireland - Senator Labhras OMurchu, Director General-Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann
  • Guests of Honour- Jimmy & Michael Sean McDermott, Grand-nephews of Sean MacDiarmada


Tickets: $25.00 (children under 10 free)
Call: 718-601-1550 or 718-884-3085
Sponsored by: Sean Oglaigh na hEireann, Friends Of Irish Freedom,
Tipperary N&B Association, Bronx Gaelic League, Saoirse of NJ


We will not forget them. They hungered for justice……

Saturday, 29th April 2006 MASS & COMMEMORATION
  • Kelly Ryan's Restaurant, 5790 Mosholu Ave, Riverdale, Bronx

MASS @ 3:30pm

  • Celebrants: Msgr. Kevin Flanagan & Fr. Patrick Moloney


  • Patricia Campbell, direct from Tyrone: Irish Republican Activist, Writer & Trade Unionist
  • (additional Guest Speakers)

Irish Republican Prisoners Memorabilia, Crafts, Displays, Music & Merchandise & Raffle, tea/coffee & sandwiches

Tickets: general $20.00…… students $10.00
For information: 718-601-1550 or 347-341-5966
Sponsored by the 1981 Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee of NY




































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Index: Current Articles

26 March 2006

Other Articles From This Issue:

Profile: Taslima Nasrin
Anthony McIntyre

For Freedom of Expression
Taslima Nasrin

Muslim News Interviews The Blanket

Who Fears to Speak
Richard O'Rawe

Dr John Coulter

Cartoons and Caricatures: An anarchist take on the cartoon row
Jack White

Taslima Nasreen (2000)
Anthony McIntyre

Who Said
John Kennedy

The Key
John Kennedy

Getting Away With Murder
Mick Hall

Will the Real Army Council Please Stand Up
Geoffrey Cooling

Upcoming New York Events
Cathleen O'Brien

The Letters page has been updated:

Controversy over the publication of cartoons

Stereotypes Must Be Challenged Openly


Message for Dr. Coulter


Excellent Work


Swift Satire Poetry Competition

Freedom of Speech index

19 March 2006

Profile: Irshad Manji
Anthony McIntyre

How Muslims are Caricaturing Ourselves
Irshad Manji

The Clash of the Uncivilized
Imam Zaid Shakir

Misunderstandings Abound
Mick Hall

A Vital Question Not Easily Washed Away
Malachi O'Doherty

Zen and the Heart of Blasphemy
Liam Clarke

Gerry Peacemaker
John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Closer to Home
Anthony McIntyre

Drawing a Line Under the Past
David Adams

It's Our Easter, Too, You Know
Dr John Coulter

'The Way Ireland Ought to Be'
Michael Gilliespie

Former Hunger Striker leads 1981 Commemoration March in St. Pat's Day Parade
Deirdre Fennessy

Corn Beef & Lunatics
Fred A. Wilcox

The Letters page has been updated:

New Convert


About the Possible Posting of the Muslim Cartoons

Well Done

A Muslim's Response

Straight Talk vs Orthodoxy

Freedom of Speech index



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