[Irish Republican News]

September 2, 2014

[Irish Republican News]

UDA GROUPS TARGET CATHOLICS, SEIZE ARMS

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A 22-year-old Catholic man is recovering in hospital after being beaten by a gang armed with iron bars and a hatchet in front of his partner and new baby.

DUP sees ‘no role’ for Hart

garyhart2.jpg Former US Senator Gary Hart this week met with politicians in the North and representatives from the Dublin and London governments as part of a new US peace effort in Ireland.

Released killer linked to gun attack

howcroft.jpg The family of two Catholic men murdered by a loyalist double killer have demanded to know why his ‘good behaviour’ release licence has not been revoked - despite being charged with two more attempted murders.

Thatcher said ‘Yes’ to Crumlin Road escapee, records show

donaldonnelly.jpg An IRA man who escaped prison more than 50 years ago was given a royal pardon by Margaret Thatcher’s government, official records from 1985 have revealed.

Further evidence of Kincora cover-up

briangemmell.jpg A former British Army intelligence officer has said he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a boys’ home in the Six Counties.

IRA ceasefire remembered, 20 years on

cavalcade.jpg Republicans have been looking back at the Provisional IRA's ceasefire, twenty years ago this week.

Gary Hart in new US peace effort

garyhart.jpg Former US Democrat presidential candidate Gary Hart is set to begin discussions next week with the Dublin and London governments in what is being seen as an attempt to again kick start peace talks in the Six Counties.

Wife of former prisoner denied US visa

wifevisa.jpg Decades after the IRA ceasefire, a former republican prisoner’s wife has been denied entry to the US because of her husband’s role in the IRA’s armed struggle.

New legislation ‘to imprison an idea’ - RSF

desdaltonardfheis.jpg Republican Sinn Fein has condemned the announcement of draconian new laws in the 26 Counties which appear designed to prevent any increase in support for militant republicanism ahead of the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

‘Tit-for-tat’ actions in Derry

strandroadpsnibig.jpg Two hoax bomb incidents in Derry this week have been linked to a series of heavy-handed PSNI raids and arrests in the city.

Legal actions by families of IRA men

peterclearyalanlundy.jpg The elderly mother of an unarmed IRA Volunteer shot dead by the British Army almost 40 years ago is to sue Britain’s military authorities.

Parade escalates tensions, but progress seen

rasharkinparade2014.jpg A loyalist parade in a County Antrim village on Friday night breached Parades Commission determinations on numerous occasions, but passed off without violence.

An urgent need for action

adamsconfused.jpg The IRA cessation opened up the space for the development of the peace process.

Moderate unionists driven out by bigots

peterrobinsonbig.jpg For every incident that happened this year or last year you can cite one exactly the same or worse 50 years ago.

Escape from Portlaoise prison

portlaoiseold.jpg This week marks the 40th anniversary of the escape from Portlaoise prison of 19 republican prisoners of war.

Women’s bodies not considered their own

abortionprotest.jpg To allow hundreds of distressed young women to make a lonely journey across the Irish Sea every year because they have been denied proper care in their own country is shameful.

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