[Irish Republican News]

July 23, 2014

[Irish Republican News]



The Dublin government has failed to condemn the latest massacre in Gaza despite Israel intensifying operations against the sealed-off Palestinian enclave, and has declined to even call in the Israeli ambassador.

Unionists step back from Ardoyne violence

ardoynetwelfth2014.jpg Three men were stabbed and there were a number of other sectarian incidents last weekend around the annual ‘Twelfth of July’ marches, but the events themselves took place without serious disorder.

Judge’s report eases OTRs controversy

hallett.jpg A report by a British judge has found that a long-standing process to deal with the issue of republicans ‘on the run’ from conflict-related prosecutions (OTRs) was lawful.

Kincora truth must be exposed - victim

kincora.jpg Sinn Fein has called for an inquiry into abuses at Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast to be fully independent amid new allegations that the matter was covered up by the British authorities.

Limerick and Maghaberry prison regimes condemned

limerickprison.jpg Eighty-year-old artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has described the prison system in the 26 Counties as “inhumane” following her release from prison in Limerick.

PSNI ‘protecting UDA attackers’

paulmcauley.jpg A “circle of silence” is protecting those who attacked a Derry man eight years ago and left him needing round-the-clock care, according to his father.

Adams hung in effigy

adamseffigy.jpg A figure of Gerry Adams was hung from a makeshift gallows on a loyalist bonfire in County Antrim before being set alight last night, Friday, 11th July.

Religious symbols attacked

virginstatuebroken.jpg Holy statues have been smashed in a number of locations amid a warning over the potential for serious loyalist sectarian violence.

Parade consequences will spread - Orange Order

orangeorderbig.jpg Despite efforts this week to play down the threat of violence, fears remain that loyalist hardliners will riot as a sectarian parade is rerouted from the Crumlin Road in north Belfast this Saturday evening, July 12th.

‘National security’ halts Loughgall inquest

loughgallmartyrs.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has intervened to block a new inquest into the deaths of eight IRA Volunteers and a civilian shot dead by the SAS almost 30 years ago in a decision branded as “profoundly wrong” by Six-County Attorney General John Larkin.

Coalition reshuffle ‘cosmetic’

reshufflecabinet.jpg A reshuffle of the Dublin government’s Ministerial cabinet has brought to an end to the influence of ‘Stickies’ in Irish politics and introduced a number of new faces in an attempt to bolster the coalition’s poll ratings.

Protests against attacks on Gaza

gazabomb.jpg As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza reaches 100, several actions have been called around Ireland taking place this Saturday.

Henry Joy McCracken

henryjoymccracken.jpg With no rising in sight in Ulster despite the signal coming from Dublin, one man seized the initiative and assembled the United Irish forces to assert Ireland’s right to independence. That man was Henry Joy McCracken, who died 216 years ago this month.

End the war on Gaza

gazakids.jpg The short ceasefire in Gaza will only be another temporary lull in the cyclical violence in that region unless a real and inclusive dialogue takes place involving all of the combatant groups.

Israel’s rampage at close range

idf.jpg Two women are interviewed about conditions where they live since Israel began intensifying its war on Palestinians nearly four weeks ago.

If you live in the past, you can’t learn from it

nesbittrobinsonforum.jpg After this huff is over unionists will have to return to the negotiating table as they have had to do on every previous occasion when they walked away.

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