[Irish Republican News]

Thursday, May 24, 2018

[Irish Republican News]

MAY RUNS AWAY FROM BORDER POLL

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Theresa May has privately ruled out a vote on Irish unity within the north of Ireland because it could produce a majority in favour, according to leaked reports from a secret Tory briefing.

Loyalist bludgeon gangs on the prowl

loyalists600.jpg There is growing concern in the north of Ireland over threats and attacks by loyalist gangs ahead of the summer marching season.

Last week of campaigning, but no end to abortion debate

mcdonaldabortion.jpg The hugely divisive referendum campaign on the Eighth Amendment draws to a close ahead of voting day next Friday with opinion polls showing support for the removal of Ireland’s constitutional protection for the unborn declining, but still likely to pass.

New IRA ‘won’t go away’

newiraposter.jpg The ‘New IRA’ has responded to a call by former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for rival republican groups to “go away”, with posters signed in the name of “The IRA” appearing in west and north Belfast.

Moves to bring charges against agent’s handlers

haggarty2.jpg A legal intervention has forced Crown prosecutors to revise a decision not to bring criminal charges against two former RUC Special Branch members who are believed to have directed and shielded loyalist serial killer Gary Haggarty.

Minister vows to obtain Dublin/Monaghan documents

dublinmonaghanbomb.jpg The victims of the worst day of the recent conflict in Ireland should be told the truth, a campaigner has said.

British soldiers gloat over massacre

hereford.jpg Former members of the British Crown Forces have been sharing photographs of the assassinated IRA Volunteers of Loughgall and gloating about how they held “parties” in the van in which three of the martyrs were killed, it has emerged.

Loughgall documents point to war crime

loughgall600.jpg Members of the IRA unit shot dead in a British Army ambush at Loughgall had been under surveillance for weeks, it was confirmed this week.

Cancer test victim says ‘government should go’

tonyobrien2.jpg The resignation this week of the head of the 26 County Health Service Executive (HSE) has added to demands for full accountability in a scandal over cut-rate cancer testing and a subsequent cover-up which has claimed the lives of 17 women.

Theresa May makes it up

maypoppies.jpg There has been a furious response to a statement by British Prime Minister Theresa May to her own parliament which deliberately misrepresented official figures on policing and claimed “the only people being investigated” are members of the Crown Forces.

Support for Tony Taylor after parole hearing is postponed

tonytaylorderry.jpg Unionists have lashed out at the 26 County Minister for Foreign Affairs after he raised the two-year internment of republican prisoner Tony Taylor in the Dublin parliament.

Unionists see red after team protests British anthem

cliftonvilleanthem.jpg The sectarian nature of the unionist-dominated Irish Football Association (IFA) has been highlighted by its playing of ‘God Save the Queen’ at the start of the association’s cup final.

Disrupt and Deny - Britain’s dirty war in Ireland

disruptanddeny.jpg Rory Cormac, a professor of international relations specialising in secret intelligence and covert action, has found archival evidence to prove Edward Heath’s government directed ‘black ops’ on the streets of Ireland.

London offers tracking apps instead of a border poll

borderapp.jpg How can the United Kingdom deny a border vote to the inhabitants of the Six Counties on one hand by claiming that the demand does not exist for it, while on the other the prime minister herself admits that the outcome of such a poll is uncertain?

Yes or No to abortion?

abortionposters2.jpg We present two sides of the republican debate on abortion rights ahead of the referendum on May 25th to remove the Eighth Amendment, which broadly prohibits it, and to allow the Dublin parliament to legislate for its provision.

Francis Hughes: Scourge of the UDR

francishughes3.jpg A contemporaneous account of the life of Francis Hughes following his death on May 12, 1981 while on hunger striker against the Tory criminalisation of republican prisoners. From the Starry Plough.

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