[Irish Republican News]

February 28, 2015

[Irish Republican News]

‘CRIMINALS AND TOUTS’ IN SOUTH ARMAGH

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Sinn Fein has warned that a lack of confidence in the PSNI police is encouraging illegal activity in border areas.

Father seeks to end the silence on Scappaticci

scappaticciold.jpg A father of a man allegedly murdered by notorious British Crown informer and double agent, Freddie Scappaticci, is behind a new effort to bring the state to book for Scappaticci’s secret crimes.

Report warns against displays of Irishness

patricksdaycrowd.jpg A St Patrick’s Day parade in Scotland is facing cancellation because it could be attacked by loyalists, according to reports this week.

Cut-to-the-bone coalition demonises opposition

alankellylabour.jpg The Dublin government has attempted to turn the tables on its left-wing opponents this week with efforts to portray them as “dangerous” and “anti-democratic”.

Tempers rising at Stormont

mcdonnellmcguinness.jpg Six-County officials are understood to have witnessed a blazing row between the leaders of the two main nationalist parties over new welfare cuts.

Govt ‘apologising’ for independence, ‘celebrating’ partition

charlieflanagan.jpg The Dublin government stands accused of planning to celebrate the partition of Ireland, following comments made by Fine Gael’s controversial Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan at his party’s annual conference last weekend.

Kincora victim’s first step

garyhoy.jpg An abuse victim is hopeful after winning the first stage in a battle to have a Westminster parliamentary inquiry look into allegations that senior unionist politicians, businessmen and high-level British state agents connived in a paedophile ring at the notorious Kincora care home in Belfast.

More protests as activists are jailed

freethefiveprotest.jpg The jailing of five anti-austerity protestors has marked a further escalation in the 26 County government’s crackdown on political demonstrations against the water tax.

Bomb alerts in Derry and Belfast

currynierinalert.jpg An area around Currynieirin in Derry was closed off for two days this week while an object reported as a “mortar-like device” was recovered. A telephone caller to a local newspaper said an explosive device had been left on a laneway by “the republican movement”.

Irish society polarised as never before

livinginacar.jpg New research has shown the 26 County state is now the most unequal country in the European Union for the distribution of income, and one of the worst in the western world for health inequality.

‘Psychological torture’ of MI5 approach

seandillon.jpg A former republican prisoner has said he fears he is being set up by British security forces after he was detained by MI5 at an Italian airport.

Irish language a priority for nationalist councillors

nmdcologo.jpg Four of the 11 new ‘super’ councils could be set to have Irish as the first language on their logos and literature, according to the two nationalist parties.

Thank you, Mr Tubridy

ryantubridy.jpg On open letter by blogger Ciaran Tierney on last weekend’s hostile live television interview of Paul Murphy TD by Ryan Tubridy, presenter of the Irish state broadcaster’s main light entertainment programme, the Late Late show.

2016 and how to fool yourself

risingsignatories.jpg It gets closer every day, and as it does the politicians in the south get more and more uneasy.

Freedom for Seamus Daly

seamusdaly.jpg The family and friends of a South Armagh man have condemned his continued imprisonment pending a possible prosecution in regard to the 1998 Omagh bomb attack.

‘We let them rot in Cricklewood’

emigrationfarewell.jpg The refusal to allow votes to Irish emigrants is tied up with the attitude of successive governments to the question of emigration.

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