[Irish Republican News]

November 21, 2014

[Irish Republican News]



The Dublin government has been accused of attempting to erase the 1916 Easter Rising from the history books following a disastrous and deeply conflicted launch of commemorative events for the anniversary.

Dáil boils over

maryloumcdonaldangry.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald staged a sit-in that lasted almost four hours in the Dublin parliament this week as frayed tempers finally erupted.

Massacre families defy British injustice

joanconnolly.jpg New evidence that victims were allowed to bleed to death has led to demands for a new inquest into the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre. Meanwhile, a decision to wind down criminal proceedings arising from the Bloody Sunday massacre is to face a legal challenge.

Praise for stand against poppy witch-hunt

jamesmccleanbig.jpg There has been praise for an Irish soccer player who refused to bow to pressure to wear a poppy, the symbol of the British Army’s war dead, on Remembrance Sunday.

Fake loan company is MI5 front

regusbuilding.jpg A fake short-term loan company was set up in an office block in central Belfast in a bid to recruit informers, it has emerged.

Let democracy take its course in Catalonia

cataloniamarch.jpg Following the Catalans’ overwhelming backing for independence, Spain needs to listen and give us an official Scottish-style referendum

PSNI retaliate after IRA attack

efpcreggan.jpg There were clashes in the Creggan area of Derry this week following an attack by the ‘new IRA’ in which an armoured police patrol was struck by a mortar rocket.

More stick than carrot for water tax protestors

santryprotest.jpg Several hundred demonstrated outside a Dublin Garda police station after shocking scenes of Garda brutality against anti-austerity protestors.

Concern over sudden death at Maghaberry

guardofhonour.jpg There have been calls for an urgent investigation into the death of a Maghaberry prisoner, who collapsed in his cell at the County Antrim prison last week. The 30-year-old was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital, where he died on Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutions could oust nationalist councillors

garydonnellyelected.jpg A prominent Derry republican could be robbed of his poll-topping performance in recent local elections after being being handed an extraordinary six month prison sentence for graffiti.

Marchers increase tensions in Belfast

novemberflagparade.jpg Unionists have increased pressure on parades and flags ahead of planned talks, with loyalists planning a major flags parade through Belfast city centre on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

DUP bigotry fuels new calls for Irish Language Act

gregorycampbellstormont.jpg The DUP’s Gregory Campbell has been called upon to apologise for an attempt to mock the Irish language community in the Six-County Assembly at Stormont.

Will there be a United Ireland soon?

fourprovincesmap.jpg The text of a speech delivered by Republican Sinn Fein Vice-President Cait Trainor to a group of American Students on the theme, ‘Will there be a United Ireland?’

Rise of SF is unnerving the political establishment

pollsftops2.jpg Ireland is on the cusp of enormous political change. Our homegrown political establishment, who have defended their interests against all comers since the foundation of the state, suddenly find themselves wrong-footed and floundering.

The good old IRA

kevinbarrybig.jpg Last Saturday was the anniversary of the execution by the British of 18 year old Kevin Barry. He was hanged on November 1st 1920.

The state and the media

waterprotest.jpg The battle against the Water Tax is largely a battle for the hearts and minds of the people. Indeed the same can be said for the wider struggle for meaningful Irish political, economic and social freedom.

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