Left Archive: An Phoblacht, Iml 4, Uimh 12, Marta 22, 1974, Provisional Sinn Féin. January 2, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Left Online Document Archive.
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This edition of An Phoblacht has a broad range of issues discussed. The front page argues that the events of 1974 were like a farcical replay of the Treaty of 1921. It notes that the Council of Ireland was being pushed aside. The editorial looks at the escape of the Littlejohn brothers from Mountjoy Jail and suggests this was with the collaboration of Special Branch and British intelligence.
It also carries a piece condemning the murder of Senator Billy Fox (even today some raises questions over the provenance of those responsible). There’s articles on Conor Cruise O’Brien (and apologies for the faded text on the first one – that is on the original). There’s also a series on Famous Guerrilla Leaders.