[Irish Republican News]

April 16, 2018

[Irish Republican News]

IRSP HQ RAIDED

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The headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party were raided by the PSNI police on Friday in the latest show of strength by the Crown forces against republicans in Belfast and Derry.

PSNI arrest leading republican at press conference

saoradhpress.jpg Saoradh has vowed to resist the criminalisation of republicans following a heavy-handed police arrest operation at offices shared by the small political party on Monday.

SDLP in disarray over tribute to hunger striker

mccreeshpark600.jpg The nationalist SDLP has been condemned after it threatened to discipline its councillors in Newry who failed to support moves to rename a park in the town named for local hunger strike hero Raymond McCreesh.

Mayor of Dublin infuriates Israel by devious use of Irish

michealmacdonncha.jpg Sinn Fein’s Mayor of Dublin, Micheal Mac Donncha, has caused a furore over his attendance at a conference in Palestine after Israel failed to prevent him from attending and which the Israeli prime minister then denounced as anti-semitic.

Media tricked by bogus statements

decorators.jpg Major media outlets and prominent politicians have been taken in by a bogus statement and photograph claiming to represent a new Irish republican armed group.

Foster attends ‘cash-for-ash’ inquiry

fosterrhi.jpg Low-level corruption and incompetence have emerged as the defining characteristics of the Six County Executive’s handling of the notorious RHI scandal as the inquiry into the affair began addressing the issue of political leadership this week.

PSNI oppression fails to halt Rising commemorations

saoradheasterderry18.jpg A 76-year-old woman injured during a Crown Force operation to disrupt an Easter 1916 commemoration in Lurgan has come to symbolise the defiance of republicans against a new effort to disrupt republican Easter parade colour parties.

Murder gangs could hit South over Brexit, Trimble warns

trimble18.jpg A former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party has suggested loyalist paramilitaries could mount attacks against the Dublin government over its efforts to prevent a ‘hard border’ through Ireland.

DUP leader to emigrate if Ireland reunited

fosterbcc2.jpg The leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, has said she could not tolerate living in Ireland if the island were to be reunited.

Raid on UDA commander provokes ‘show of strength’

udashowofstrengthbangor.jpg More than 40 members of the North Down UDA mounted a display of paramilitary power in Bangor, County Down following police searches of loyalist Dee Stitt’s home and two other properties.

Unionists seen leading anti-Islam sentiment

islamleaflet.jpg Senior unionist politicians have been accused of engaging in racist commentary amid a controversy over the distribution of fascistic leaflets against immigrants.

Derry moves to protect children from Crown Force recruitment

garydonnelly2.jpg There has been a general welcome in Derry after councillors formally backed a call for schools to ban British Armed Forces from accessing children.

Good Friday Ambiguity, twenty years on

ahernblairclinton.jpg Elephants filled Queen’s University’s Whitla Hall this week where a major media event was organised to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

A united Ireland can be a home to Arlene Foster

maryloumcdonald600.jpg The principles of the Good Friday Agreement are now central to our future, argues Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald.

Easter speeches and statements

sfeaster18belfast.jpg A round-up of the main statements and orations by republicans at Easter 1916 commemorations this year.

Republicans must stand united

leliaquine.jpg The disgusting scenes from the British Armed Police in Lurgan today are enough to shock anyone; it is a throw back to what middle of the road mediocre pundits would call “the dark old days”. But to look at what happened in Lurgan today we must understand why it happened.

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