June 28, 2013

Anglo fraudsters exposed

anglobankers.jpg Telephone conversations recorded five years ago between top bankers at Anglo Irish Bank at the heart of the bank’s collapse have enraged the Irish public and confirmed that a culture of delinquency and deception lay behind its failure and nationalisation by the 26-County state.

New group emerges from Carrick Hill chaos

gerrykellyPSNI.jpg A new umbrella group has been set up to represent nationalist residents’ groups. The ‘Communities Against Sectarian Parades’ (CASP) group was set up last week to oppose coat-trailing loyalist marches in north, west and east Belfast, as well as in Derry, Rasharkin and Newtownbutler.

Diplock verdict overturned

livingstones.jpg West Belfast man Patrick Livingstone, jailed by a non-jury court on the word of the RUC nearly 40 years ago, has had his life prison sentence overturned.

Short Strand hit by peace line attacks

petrolbombs.jpg The nationalist Short Strand in east Belfast has come under repeated petrol bomb attack, with three attacks in the space of a week.

O Cuiv talks lead to PSNI raid

eamonocuivbig.jpg The home of a Derry community worker was raided by the PSNI last Saturday, less than 24 hours after she had met with Galway TD Eamon O Cuiv to highlight her concerns about police raids in the area.

Labour in crisis

colmkeaveney.jpg The chairman of the Irish Labour Party, Colm Keaveney, has quit as the party continues to experience a major internal bust-up and a decline in support over its political direction.

The Connaught Rangers Mutiny

connaughtrangers.jpg Irish soldiers fighting for the British Army in India went on strike after hearing of British war crimes in Ireland on June 28 1920, 93 years ago this week.

The accused

livingstonemcintyre.jpg The worm has turned and ‘Big Liv’ stands vindicated, able to point the finger at those who conspired to unjustly secure a worthless conviction.

June 22, 2013

Sinn Féin Minister injured in parade tensions

kellylandrover.jpg Sinn Fein’s Six-County Minister for Culture Caral Ni Chuilin had to attend hospital tonight after becoming involved in a bizarre incident involving the party’s policing spokesperson, Gerry Kelly, and a PSNI police Land Rover.

June 21, 2013

G8 shame - and pride

g8puppets.jpg The sycophantic feting of the world’s most powerful leaders in the British-occupied north of Ireland this week has disgraced politicians in both parts of the island.

Child survives loyalist fire-bomb

petrolbombroad.jpg As David Cameron told the world that British-occupied Ireland was a “transformed place”, a four-year-old Catholic child almost burned alive in a sectarian petrol bomb attack.

Protests against provocative ‘Tour of the North’

tourofthenorth2013.jpg Tonight’s ‘Tour of the North’ parade passes a number of nationalist communities in north Belfast, and is one of the most contentious parades of the anti-Catholic Orange Order’s marching season.

British lies on display in Bloody Sunday makeover

mikejacksonparaold.jpg A new video installation in Derry has been criticised as an attempt to rewrite the history of the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre.

Shell campaigner on hunger strike

liamheffernan.jpg Campaigners against the construction of a Shell gas pipeline at Rossport in County Mayo say one of their fellow campaigners is on a hunger strike over his arrest.

PSNI claims are ‘nonsense on stilts’, tribunal hears

breenbuchanan.jpg Attempts by the PSNI in the north of Ireland to derail a collusion inquiry in Dublin have been condemned in the strongest terms by lawyers for the chief of the Gardai police in the south.

Rossport Solidarity Camp

rossportcamp.jpg A week of action from 21st - 30th of June 2013 in Aughoose, Pullathomas, County Mayo. Make this the week you come to visit Rossport.

Immoral diplomacy

g8putincameronobama.jpg Anyone who believes David Cameron that he chose an island outside Enniskillen in an island called Ireland to stage the G8 had only to listen to PSNI chief superintendent Alan McCrum who said Enniskillen is really hard to get to.

June 17, 2013

Obama urges peace, reconciliation ahead of G8

obamasbelfast.jpg US President Barack Obama has urged schoolchildren and politicians in the North to work towards a more lasting peace and an end to sectarian divisions.

June 14, 2013

Oppressive G8 policing underway

g8protestlondon.jpg A member of eirigi has become the first person to be arrested ahead of a giant security clampdown on political protests in advance of the G8 summit in the Irish border county of Fermanagh gets under way within the next few days.

Garda thuggery at funeral of dedicated revolutionary

gardaifuneral.jpg There has been widespread condemnation of the intimidatory and deeply provocative behaviour of 26-County police at the funeral of former Sinn Fein President Ruairi O Bradaigh last Saturday.

British always knew rubber bullets were lethal

emmagrovesrubberbullet.jpg The use of rubber bullets in the North of Ireland was sanctioned by the British government despite its own tests showing they were potentially lethal, new documents have revealed.

Para flags raised but Bloody Sunday insult dismissed

paraflagsderry.jpg Inflammatory flags displaying the winged insignia of the British Army’s murderous Parachute Regiment have appeared at several flashpoints in Belfast and Derry.

‘Pro-life dissident’ faces Sinn Féin Dáil expulsion

peadartoibin.jpg Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has said he will vote against new abortion legislation when it comes before parliament next week, making it likely he will be expelled from Sinn Fein’s parliamentary party.

Oration at the grave of Ruairí O Brádaigh

daltonoration.jpg The oration by Des Dalton, President, Republican Sinn Féin at the grave of Patron Ruairí O Brádaigh, St Coman’s Cemetery, Roscommon.

The Battle of Ballynahinch

1798battle.jpg An account of the battle which ended the United Irish Rebellion in Ulster, 215 years ago this week, by Marcas Mac Ruairi.

Why we must protest

brianleeson.jpg By hosting the G8 summit in occupied Ireland, the British government are attempting to portray our country as a peaceful colony – a success story for modern day capitalism and imperialism.

June 7, 2013

Death of a Republican legend

ruairiobradaigh4.jpg Ruairi O Bradaigh was “a towering figure” of Irish republicanism who came to embody the “very essence” of the Republican tradition, his successor as leader of Republican Sinn Fein, Des Dalton, has said.

Increased links between Sinn Fein and PSNI

mcguinnessbaggott.jpg PSNI Chief Matt Baggott has attended a Sinn Fein event for the first time this [Friday] afternoon, marking a new level of co-operation between the main nationalist party in the North and the British Crown police.

Former prisoners blocked from Stormont posts

traversallister.jpg A new law stopping many former PoWs from becoming ‘special advisers’ at Stormont is expected to be in place within weeks, after the nationalist SDLP failed to oppose it.

Dublin government presses ahead with Seanad abolition

seanadbig.jpg The partners in the Dublin coalition government, Fine Gael and Labour, are said to have “diverged sharply” in their attitude to the confirmation this week that a referendum is to be held to scrap the upper chamber of the Dublin parliament.

‘21st century’ unionists launch new party

ni21.jpg A new unionist party has styled itself as the ‘Northern Ireland party for the 21st century’.

London bar forced to abandon ‘Bloody Sundae’ cocktail

bloodysundae.jpg A ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’ cocktail has been removed from a bar menu in London after provoking outrage among relatives of those killed.

Injustice then is injustice now

freestephenmurney.jpg After six months detention in Maghaberry jail as a result of his republican beliefs, prominent eirigi activist Stephen Murney calls for the end of internment.

SDLP’s uncertainty principle is baffling

alasdairmcdonnellbig.jpg What you’ve watched in the last fortnight is the political equivalent of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle in physics.

June 5, 2013

Former Sinn Féin president Ruairí Ó Brádaigh dies

ruairiobradaighbig.jpg Former Sinn Féin president Ruairí Ó Brádaigh has died in hospital in Roscommon this afternoon, aged 80.

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