[Irish Republican News]

February 24, 2018

[Irish Republican News]



Details of a draft talks agreement on the restoration of powersharing between Sinn Fein and the DUP have exposed the opposition of powerful unionist hardliners to even the most moderate accommodation with nationalism.

US urged to defend Good Friday Agreement

coveneytillerson.jpg A concerted attack by British ‘Brexiteers’ to end Ireland’s famous 1998 peace deal may have motivated a US decision to appoint a new envoy to the north of Ireland.

Spy device found at former home of IRA figure

kellydevice.jpg There have been calls for an independent investigation after an elaborate listening device was found at the former home of a senior republican. The bug was discovered by a relative of Brian Keenan, who died from cancer in 2008.

Crown Force operations in Armagh, Belfast

psniraidlurgan.jpg Tensions are high in north Armagh following a three-day British Army and PSNI assault against the republican community in the area.

McAnespie family betrayed by Dublin government

mcanespievigil.jpg On the 30th anniversary of his death, an announcement by the 26 County Minister for Justice that he will not release a report into the killing of a Sinn Fein election worker has hurt the family.

Anti-Irish racism in focus

midulstersign.jpg The defacement of a bilingual road sign in Fermanagh has symptomised a new wave of anti-Gaelic and anti-Irish hate in the wake of the collapsed Stormont talks.

DUP can’t tolerate Irish

fostergaelicsign.jpg There is mounting concern that unionists in the north of Ireland are incapable of treating nationalists with respect after the DUP suddenly backed away from a deal which would have legislated for the rights for Irish language speakers.

Media accused of fanning anti-Gaelic hate

nolanirish.jpg An element of sectarianism has surfaced in the mainstream media as extreme unionism rallied in opposition to the Irish language this week.

Judge backs Hegarty internment

neilhegartyface.jpg A community association in Derry have called for the immediate release of republican Neil Hegarty, who was interned in Maghaberry prison in December just one day after he had been released after five years in prison.

McDonald promises new leadership, clamps down on dissent

mcdonaldlatelate.jpg The new Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has been stamping her authority on the party in the wake of being selected as the successor to Gerry Adams, who quit the post last week.

MI5 tried to recruit Saoradh member in France

palacebarracks.jpg A former republican prisoner and political activist has said there was an attempt by British military agents to recruit him at an airport in France.

1916 Relatives battle developer over Moore St plans

moorestreet.jpg Dublin city councillors have condemned a British property company’s efforts to have buildings around a national monument site opened for development.

Black 47

black47still.jpg Variety, a leader among Hollywood publications, has given Black 47, the first ever movie set in Famine times in Ireland, a rave review.

No-one admits to being a bigot

dupnegotiating.jpg The collapse of talks to restore the power sharing arrangement in the North of Ireland has come as no surprise to many.

Arlene does a Paisley

paisleyfoster.jpg Arlene Foster has dipped deep into her political bag of tricks and produced a very old, tried-and-trusted Paisley technique.

Right to remember our fallen comrades

saoradhpostereaster.jpg Easter 2017 saw thousands of Irish Republicans march defiant and proud behind an impressive colour party in Derry at the Unfinished Revolution Easter commemoration. Many members of the colour party have since been arrested, detained and interrogated.

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