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A tsunami of spin in regards to the Irish border has scraped the British government into a second round of negotiations with the European Union over its departure, but at the expense of any confidence in the negotiations process.

Published December 9, 2017

Fennell defeats charges over Easter speech

fennellfam.jpg North Belfast republican Damien ‘Dee’ Fennell has finally beaten an attempt to jail him over a speech he gave at an Easter Rising commemoration in County Armagh in 2015.

Published December 9, 2017

The Burning of Cork

corkburning.jpg In one of the worst atrocities committed during the War of Independence, British forces deliberately set fire to several blocks of buildings and public institutions, 97 years ago this week.

Published December 9, 2017


brexidiots.jpg The failure of the British body politic to understand the implications of reinforcing the border through Ireland has dominated news coverage at a critical juncture in the negotiations over Britain’s departure from the EU.

Published December 2, 2017

Senator resigns from Sinn Fein

clochartaigh.jpg Sinn Fein Senator Trevor O Clochartaigh has sensationally quit the party in the most serious fallout yet from an ongoing crisis within the organisation over internal management and controls.

Published December 2, 2017

Tanaiste Coveney looms closer to weakened Varadkar

coveneyvaradkar.jpg A near-death experience for the 26 County government has led to the appointment of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, as as the new Tanaiste [Deputy Prime Minister], replacing the disgraced Frances Fitzgerald following her resignation this week.

Published December 2, 2017

It’s time for a united Ireland

brexitireland.jpg At last it’s becoming clear to the Brexiteers, and the right-wing British media, that the question of the Irish border will be the defining issue of the Brexit negotiations.

Published December 2, 2017

Snap election averted as Minister resigns

francesfitzgerald2.jpg The disgraced Irish Deputy Prime Minister, Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, has resigned, preventing a 26 County general election before Christmas.

Published November 28, 2017

Election likely as Varadkar defends disgraced Minister

varadkarfitzgerald.jpg The 26 County minority government could collapse on Tuesday after Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar refused to back down over a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

Published November 25, 2017

A new generation taking over at Sinn Fein

oneilladamsmcdonald.jpg A historic Sinn Fein Ard Fheis has paved the way for a smooth transition of power after two senior Sinn Fein members ruled themselves out of a potential party leadership contest.

Published November 25, 2017

Ballymurphy republicans don’t retire

sfaf17fists.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams on his party’s historic annual conference.

Published November 25, 2017

Govt pact over as Fianna Fail say no confidence in Minister

francesfitzgerald600.jpg The latest embarrassing revelation of attempts to silence a police corruption whistleblower has escalated dramatically tonight with apparent confirmation that a deal underpinning the minority 26 County government is at an end.

Published November 23, 2017

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

adamsquits.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams tonight confirmed he will stand aside as leader of the party next year, and gave credit to other members of the leadership who have stepped aside or are in the process of doing so.

Published November 18, 2017

Sinn Fein clear way to enter Dublin govt as junior party

sfaf17.jpg The prospect of a Sinn Fein Tanaiste serving under a Fine Gael or Fianna Fail Taoiseach is closer today after a controversial vote at Sinn Fein’s annual conference in Dublin this weekend.

Published November 18, 2017

Direct Rule budget ‘not the end’ for Stormont - May

sfmay.jpg The British Prime Minister has spoken separately to the Sinn Fein and DUP leaderships to insist that hope remains for a talks deal to retain the Stormont Assembly.

Published November 11, 2017

Catalan cabinet ministers interned by Spain

catalanministers.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD has strongly criticised the Spanish government after eight Catalan ministers were sent to jails in Madrid on charges of “rebellion” and “sedition” over a referendum on independence.

Published November 4, 2017

Leo Varadkar needs to start acting like Taoiseach

varadkarbored.jpg Given the present animosity between Varadkar's government and Sinn Fein it seems inconceivable that they could meet and hammer out a common Irish policy for the north.

Published October 28, 2017

Catalonia declares independence

independentcatalonia.jpg Catalonia has declared independence from Spain, ahead of an expected attempt by Madrid to invalidate its autonomous powers.

Published October 27, 2017

How the DUP bought UDA votes

robinnewton.jpg New details of a corruption scandal have undermined efforts to restore the Stormont Assembly in Belfast, despite reports of progress in negotiations.

Published October 14, 2017

Independence on hold for Catalonia

puigdemont.jpg Members of the Catalan parliament have signed a declaration of independence from Spain but have agreed to suspend its implementation pending talks with the Madrid government.

Published October 14, 2017