Thursday, 2 April 2009

Sinn Féin Tullysaran
Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Corrigan says the fight to have the NIE Tyrone to Cavan Interconnector placed underground is still on. The recent report by PB Power which was commissioned by NIE claims that to place the Interconnector underground would cost seven times as much and NIE have said they will press ahead with their planning application for overhead pylons. This is NIE taking a stand in support of overhead pylons and at the same time attempting to create the impression that their decision has been made, their decision is final and opposition to this is pointless. NIE will continue to create false impressions, cause confusion and attempt to divide us. They will have their own strategies and tactics to achieve their goal. But we need to remain united. We need to stay informed and be aware of the situation as it developes. We need to use every opportunity available to oppose NIE's plans for an overhead Interconnector and prepare for a long campaign.
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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Gerard O' Callaghan was born in the townland of Tullymore where he grew up, close to the border of County Armagh and County Tyrone. He was the youngest in a family of eleven children. His first five years at school were spent in the old Tullymore Primary School until the new school was built in 1967 and it was in Primary 1 that he first met Paul Corrigan. From those early days in Primary 1, Paul and Gerard remained very close friends. Gerard was about twelve years old when his mother died and in later years, he would have talked a lot about how he wished he could have remembered more about her. At the age of thirteen, Gerard, along with his friend Paul, started in the newly built St. Bridget's School in Armagh. It was also around this time that the two boys began to work together after school at a local mushroom farm. A few years later, Gerard, now sixteen, had bought his first car, a green Morris Minor. One Sunday evening, he put Paul in the drivers seat and taught him how to drive.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Gerard O' Callaghan Sinn Féin Cumann held its' inaugural meeting on Tuesday 22nd September 1998 in Tullysaran. It was decided at this meeting to name the newly formed Cumann after Óglach Gerard O' Callaghan, East Tyrone Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann. The Cumann is based in the Orchard Ward of Armagh City & District Council Area and has 10 members, including Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Corrigan who was elected onto Armagh City & District Council in 2001. Always active in their political and electoral work, the Cumann members have also been behind many initiatives to promote Irish Republicanism within their local communities and the Cumann has always been well represented at National and Local commemorations throughout Ireland. In 2005, the new Cumann banner was launched and carried for the first time at the Céad Bliain / Sinn Féin 100 'Make Partition History March for Irish Unity' in Dublin

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The Gerard O' Callaghan Sinn Féin Cumann banner was officially launched in December 2005. The basic design of the banner was created by the members of the Gerard O' Callaghan Sinn Féin Cumann, Tullysaran. The banner itself was made in Dublin and was carried in public for the first time at the 'Make Partition History' National March through Dublin on September 24th 2005 to mark the 100th anniversary of Sinn Féin (1905 - 2005). Then, in December 2005, the banner was officially launched at a function held in Armagh City and since then has been carried at the National and local commemorations throughout Ireland, from Armagh and Belfast, through the streets of Derry and from Dublin to Cork.