[Irish Republican News]

September 1, 2015

[Irish Republican News]

UNIONISTS HEAD FOR THE EXIT

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The devolved administration in the north of Ireland is moving towards collapse as both of the main unionist parties have said they are ready to withdraw from the power-sharing coalition with nationalists.

Fianna Fail jumps on a unionist bandwagon

michealmartin2.jpg There has been a hysterical response in the 26 Counties to allegations in the North that the Provisional IRA continues to exist.

Figures confirm scale of PSNI harassment

psniguns2.jpg The PSNI has used stop and search powers against the people of two small north Belfast communities more than 4,500 times in six years, according to official police statistics.

Water charge protestors ‘not going away’

wateraug29.jpg Tens of thousands have gathered at an anti-water charge rally today in Dublin. The march began at 2pm under the banner “We’re not going away, you know!”

Red Cross to help broker bid to end prison tensions

redcross.jpg The Red Cross has said it is willing to help resolve the deepening crisis at Maghaberry prison after more than 20 republican prisoners began refusing meals for more than a week.

Robinson’s mercy appeal for UDA death-squad suspect

samueltweed.jpg DUP leader Peter Robinson has been accused of hypocrisy after seeking leniency for a loyalist believed by victims to have been involved in the mass murder of innocent Catholics in the 1970s.

‘IRA has left the stage’ - Adams

adamsconfused.jpg In response to a growing media furore, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted that the Provisional IRA were not involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast earlier this month.

Letter reveals farcical Ballymurphy investigation

britsold.jpg The failure of the British Ministry of Defence to trace any of the British soldiers present at the time of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre has infuriated the families of the victims.

1985: Thatcher’s ego and the need to stop Sinn Fein

fitzgeraldthatcher.jpg Over 500 files have been made available to historians in Belfast this week as part of the declassification of government files dating from the mid-1980s.

Homeless offered sleeping bags, urged to leave the city

homelessprotest.jpg Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of “blowing smoke” after he insisted that “common sense” must be applied in response to the growing homelessness crisis.

Rasharkin parade increases tensions

rasharkin2015.jpg Sinn Fein’s Daithi McKay has said there were a number of breaches of determinations by the Parades Commission at a loyalist parade in Rasharkin last [Friday] night.

New play suggests protected paedophile may have been informer

olubhlai.jpg The 26-County state and the Gardai police will be accused from a Dublin stage next week of covering up claims about the serial rape of young boys because the alleged abuser - dubbed “the Irish Jimmy Savile” - was an informer blackmailed into spying on the IRA.

There is nothing more Sinn Fein can do

gerryadamsardfheis.jpg The PSNI Chief’s claim that the IRA exists - even in the benign way he paints it - is wrong: the IRA is gone and is not coming back, writes Gerry Adams.

If IRA didn’t exist, unionists would need to invent it

iramasks.jpg There was a joke in 1997. What’s the difference between the Stickies and the Provos? Answer: 25 years.

The last obscenity

maghaberrybig.jpgg Maghaberry is an injustice that undermines the very fabric of our society.

The deaths of Gerard Davison and Kevin McGuigan

davisonmcguigan.jpg Are the Provisional IRA about to re-commence their armed campaign? Do unionist politicians really think so?

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