[Irish Republican News]

March 28, 2015

[Irish Republican News]

WATER PROTESTS CONTINUE AMID CORRUPTION QUESTIONS

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Just under 90,000 people marched in Dublin on Saturday in the latest anti-austerity protest against the 26 County government’s new water charges as a scandal over the operation of Irish Water, the new national water board, has expanded.

Britain may expose royal pardon recipients

gerrykellybig.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened to identify leading republicans who received British royal pardons following a furore over the revelation that senior Sinn Fein politician Gerry Kelly received a pardon in the 1980s.

Loyalist attacks go unchecked in Antrim

carryduffflags.jpg A single gang of unionist paramilitaries is thought to be behind a murder and a spate of shooting and beatings across the North Antrim and Coleraine areas.

Constant harassment for ex-PoW with speech problem

mervynspeech.jpg A former republican prisoner who suffers from a severe speech impediment is afraid to leave his Belfast home because of constant harassment by the PSNI police.

Kenny visits site of Ballymurphy massacre

kennyballymurphy.jpg The families of 10 innocent civilians killed in the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre have described a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week as a “positive move forward”.

Britain to send spies, royals for 1916 events

srrtraining.jpg A secret British army undercover unit may be redeployed to Ireland in the run-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising, according to reports.

Washington takes a back seat

adamshillaryclinton.jpg Political activity in the north of Ireland was unexpectedly set back this week when the US State Department cancelled a meeting with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in Washington DC.

St Patrick’s Day parades pass without major trouble

patricksdaycrowd.jpg There were only relatively minor incidents in Belfast on Tuesday after a loyalist flag protest outside Belfast City Hall was held as thousands gathered to celebrate the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint.

Arrests at Maghaberry ‘choreographed’

maghaberryjustice.jpg Republican prisoners in Maghaberry jail have condemned the arrest and interrogation of five of their number.

Helsinki Commission hears of Glenanne cover-up

cadwallader.jpg There has been “dishonourable silence” from the British government on evidence of deep collusion between the British forces in Ireland and unionist paramilitaries during the conflict, an Irish human rights researcher author has told a US congressional panel.

‘We refuse to pay’ - Right2Water

watermarch21.jpg Tens of thousands are preparing to march in Dublin today in the latest anti-austerity protest. Three separate marches, highlighting the impact of austerity and the new tax on tap water, are planned for Saturday afternoon.

Frazer calls off ‘Love Ulster 2’; Bryson convicted

frazerbryson.jpg A sectarian parade through Dublin has been cancelled after organisers claimed the Dublin government is preparing to hand over files to an inquest.

Easter commemorations 2015

sfeasterdublinold.jpg A round up of Easter commemorative events by republican organisations this year. Please check locally for more information.

The background to the Rising

irbbig.jpg From the foundation of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) to the fateful days of Easter 1916, when Irish Volunteers took to the streets to fight for our freedom. The first in a two-part historical feature.

In memory of Gerry McKerr

gerrymckerr.jpg A researcher at Amnesty International recalls Gerry McKerr, one of the Hooded Men, who passed away this week as his case against torture continues before the European Court of Human Rights.

Partition as perpetual crisis

republicproclaimed.jpg Jim Slaven of the James Connolly Society gives his opinion on the political developments in the Six Counties and Sinn Fein’s change of heart on the Welfare Bill currently before Stormont. He argues that the solution to the ills currently afflicting Ireland are to be found in establishing a genuine democratic republic rather than pandering to power within the partitioned states.

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