[Irish Republican News]

August 1, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



There has been an angry response after British soldiers mounted raids in Derry’s Galliagh area this week, with Sinn Fein describing them as “unacceptable”.

Appeals for US intervention in Stormont stalemate

mcguinnessdc.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has travelled to Washington DC this week to ask for US assistance to prevent British welfare cuts being implemented in the north of Ireland.

Provocative march goes ahead in south Belfast

udaplaque.jpg Loyalists have staged a highly controversial march through south Belfast in honour of a death squad linked to scores of sectarian murders during the conflict.

GAA man’s family to sue over killing

seanbrown.jpg The family of murdered Gaelic sports official Sean Brown is set to sue the PSNI chief constable and British ministry of defence over the part they played in his death.

Coalition to continue Irish Water ‘incompetence’ despite EU ruling

alankellylabour.jpg There have been calls for the Dublin parliament to be recalled after a European Union agency indicated the government tried to manipulate Irish Water to cheat EU funding requirements.

Breakthrough as three bankers are jailed

bankersjailed.jpg Three Irish bankers were jailed on Friday as a custodial sentence was handed down for a first time to those involved in the multi-billion fraud at Anglo-Irish Bank.

INLA presence felt at funeral

inla.jpg The attendance of a large colour party at the funeral procession of republican socialist matriarch Peggy O’Hara last weekend has outraged politicians and encouraged the PSNI to make a number of provocative raids, including at the home of the dead woman’s grief-stricken family.

Papers confirm Thatcher was aware of Kincora cover-up

thatcherpedos.jpg The discovery of new state papers about a network of high-profile establishment figures systematically abusing and trafficking children from the north of Ireland has added to suspicions that an ‘inquiry’ set up in County Down by the British government is merely an attempt to sideline the scandal.

Raids across North an ‘attempt to appease unionists’

donnellyraid.jpg Derry independent republican councillor Gary Donnelly has described a violent search of his home by the PSNI as an attempt to “placate” the DUP.

Derry name change back on the agenda

derryname.jpg A new effort is underway to have the name of Derry city officially recognised by the British government and internationally.

Banking scandals multiply while inquiries are neutered

kennybanking.jpg The 26 County government’s financial institution for managing the assets of its collapsed banking system has refused to cross the border to answer questions over corrupt practices in the sale of assets at heavily discounted prices in the north of Ireland.

New parties launch ahead of election

irelandidentity.jpg With recent polls showing that independents and small alliances could comprise more than a quarter of the Dublin parliament after the forthcoming general election, two new political groupings have presented themselves.

Commemoration row breaks out amid rival re-enactments

rossareenactment.jpg A row has broken out over rival commemorations to mark the hundredth anniversary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the most significant events in the lead up to the 1916 Easter Rising.

‘One Ireland, One Vote’ petition and campaign

barrymonteith.jpg The 1916 Societies recently launched a petition for an All-Ireland Referendum on Irish Unity. This address on the campaign is by Barry Monteith, an independent Councillor from Tyrone, with a link to the petition.

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, 100 years on

odonovanrossafuneral.jpg A number of events are planned to mark the centenary of the funeral of Irish patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. An account of his life, and the full text of the famous oration delivered by Patrick Pearse at his graveside, one hundred years ago this week.

End the appeasement of loyalist gang bosses

uprg.jpg Local councils, Stormont and the British government subsidise the UDA and UVF by employing their bosses and local henchmen.

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