[Irish Republican News]

January 24, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



A newly-released British military file has finally admitted that a British Army helicopter, said to have crashed in a 1978 air accident, came down trying to avoid IRA gunfire.

Robinson, McGuinness shut out of TV debate

bbctvdebate.jpg Both the DUP and Sinn Fein have been refused permission to take part in a televised debate of British party leaders ahead of the Westminster general election.

Inquest frustrated by mystery witnesses

harrythornton.jpg The failure of the British Ministry of Defence to track down three soldiers holding vital information about the killing of Crossmaglen man Harry Thornton is another example of its determination to deny families of state violence truth and justice, Sinn Fein has said.

More sectarian attacks as tensions resurface

conorlynch.jpg A County Tyrone man who was stabbed while walking past a loyalist part of south Belfast believes he may have been deliberately targeted for wearing a Gaelic sports top.

Adams sees left-wing coalition, backs debt conference

adamselectionpress.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said he can’t see his party sharing power with either of the two main right-wing parties, Fine Gael or Fianna Fail, after the next 26-County general election -- but that Sinn Fein wants to be in government.

Former PoWs battle discrimination, resentment

expowsreport.jpg A ground-breaking study has painted a bleak picture of the situation former political prisoners find themselves in.

Billions written off

michaelnoonangrumpy.jpg The coalition government has indicated it has abandoned efforts to recover 30 billion euro pumped into Ireland’s banking system following its collapse in 2008.

Cover-up investigation will not hear from RUC boss

michaeltighe.jpg An investigation into the destruction of evidence in a Crown force murder ambush has been announced just weeks after the reported death of the deputy head of the police Special Branch who was central to its destruction.

Sectarian attack in Derry

gemmahasson.jpg A teenage Catholic girl was knocked unconscious following an apparent sectarian assault on New Year’s Eve in Claudy, County Derry.

Inquest in jeopardy

seanbrown.jpg An inquest into the murder of prominent Gaelic sports official, Sean Brown, may have to be abandoned because of the failure of the PSNI police to hand over documents relevant to the case.

Death of ‘legendary republican’

paddyjoerice.jpg IRA veteran Paddy Joe Rice has died aged 64. The high-profile republican passed away at his home in west Belfast on Thursday following a long illness.

The death of an internee

jamesmoyne.jpg Derry man and IRA volunteer, Jim Moyne, was 29 years-old when he died whilst being interned in the early hours of January 13, 1975. Jim’s family will mark his 40th anniversary with a commemoration next week.

Resist - Bloody Sunday commemoration 2015

marchforjusticeresist.jpg The Bloody Sunday March for Justice programme will see a raft of civil rights events and speeches held in Derry. This year’s programme of events has been themed ‘Resist’.

Letter from the Craigavon Two

woottonmcconville.jpg An open letter written by miscarriage of justice victims Brendan McConville and John-Paul Wootton, followed by a recent synopsis of the case.

The sham of the West’s “free speech” celebration

leadersparisrally.jpg This week’s celebration of France - and the gaggle of tyrannical leaders who joined it - had little to do with free speech and much to do with suppressing ideas they dislike while venerating ideas they prefer.

Don’t repeat mistakes here in Paris kneejerk

merkelcameron.jpg Who will guard the guards themselves?

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