The Republican Network for Unity held an event last weekend called “What
is the Truth Behind the Hunger Strike?” to examine issues which have
arisen in recent years regarding the negotiations which took place in
There has been a wave of outrage after an official report for the Dublin
government admitted that thousands of children suffered physical and
sexual abuse over several decades in residential institutions run by
Belfast journalist Suzanne Breen and her newspaper, the Sunday Tribune,
have received widespread support for their refusal to comply with
demands by the PSNI police to identify journalistic sources within the
Two personalities from opposite ends of the political spectrum, who
helped shape their respective worlds and are inextricably linked through
decisions they took over 30 years ago had anniversaries last week.
The PSNI police have brought an Irish journalist to court under special
anti-terrorist legislation in a move seen as further evidence of a
return to traditional repressive state policies against republicanism.
The Green Party has moved to distance themselves from their Fianna Fail
Coalition partners by refusing to call on their supporters to transfer
their votes in the three sets of elections scheduled in hte 26 Counties
for June 5th.
Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties, Bairbre de Brun this week delivered
the annual Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture, the theme of which was
‘Countess Markievicz and the 100th anniversary of Na Fianna Eireann.