July 25, 2015

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.

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.

July 18, 2015

Loyalist gunmen issue threat after riots

newloyalistsguns.jpg Loyalist disturbances have continued in north Belfast since an anti-Catholic Orange Order parade was rerouted from the nationalist Ardoyne area on Monday.

Stop the cash for bonfire ‘bigotfest’

bonfirecollapse.jpg Pressure is growing to end the public funding of loyalist ‘community organisations’ after some of the worst sectarian displays at Eleventh Night bonfires in some years.

Properties ‘liberated’ in direct action on housing

boltonhouse.jpg Housing activists in Dublin have been secretly taking over disused and abandoned government-owned properties in an effort to tackle the problem of homelessness in the capital.

MI5 role in shoot-to-kill cases revealed

michaeltighediarmuidoneill.jpg A former MI5 surveillance ‘spook’ has described how he followed IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill for months before he was shot dead in a boarding house in London.

Dáil hears Ballymurphy justice appeal

ballymurphydail.jpg Relatives of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre were present for an emotional debate in the Dublin parliament in which Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams vividly described being in the area on the night of the killings when internment without trial was introduced by the British government in 1971.

Tributes for IRSM legend Peggy O’Hara

peggyohara.jpg The funeral of Peggy O’Hara, mother of 1981 INLA hunger striker, Patsy O’Hara, has brought together republican figures of all strands together to pay their respects.

Selling out the Greek people

syriza.jpg The democratic opposition of the Greek people to austerity has been overthrown by the EU capitalist system with the collaboration of the Syriza leadership, according to the IRSP.

Orange Order bigotry must be opposed

loyalistsardoyne2015.jpg For just how much longer must the beleaguered nationalist community in the north be expected to succumb to unwanted loyalist bonfires and being forced to indulge unwelcome, uninvited anti-Catholic Orangemen?

July 14, 2015

Marcher accused of attempted murder as parade rerouted

twaddelltwelfth.jpg Loyalists rioted on Monday night in north Belfast and drove a vehicle into nationalist residents, seriously injuring a teenage girl, after their march was preventing from passing through the Catholic Ardoyne area.

July 11, 2015

Hatefest

loyaliststwelfth15.jpg Loyalist intimidation has reached shocking new levels after sectarian graffiti appeared in south Belfast that threatens to ‘crucify’ Catholics, while Nazi flags were erected near a loyalist bonfire site in County Antrim.

Residents forced out by grant-funded bonfire mayhem

bonfire2015.jpg Residents living next to a loyalist ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfire site have had to be moved out of their homes due to the hazard presented by one of tonight’s planned infernos.

Interface areas brace for parades

ardoynemural.jpg Tensions are running high in a number of flashpoint areas in advance of the ‘Twelfth’ parades, and thousands of PSNI police have been deployed to facilitate the marches by the anti-Catholic Orange Order.

Robinsons deny benefit as ‘Namagate’ scandal grows

petergerethrobinson.jpg Allegations of political corruption and bribery relating to the North’s largest ever property deal have multiplied in the past week and are now to be investigated by Britain’s version of the FBI, the National Crime Agency.

‘Killed on Thatcher’s orders’

hartemullin.jpg The families of three IRA Volunteers shot dead by the British Army’s SAS in County Tyrone in 1988 are taking legal action against former Ulster Unionist Ken Maginnis, the British government and the police chief constable.

Pensions payout as Kenny flies high

cowanahern.jpg There is outrage among government backbenchers after it was revealed that disgraced former 26-County Prime Ministers, Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern, are to have thousands of euro a year added to their already inflated pensions.

Bodenstown address by Francie Mackey

32csmbodenstown15.jpg Before us lies an unprecedented opportunity to reintroduce that sense of comradeship that is desperately required, according to Francie Mackey of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement.

Stormont’s gravest crisis

adamsstormont.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, writing for Leargas, warns that the 1998 Good Friday peace Agreement ‘hangs by a thread’.

July 4, 2015

Stormont link to secret millions

cerberusnama.jpg A senior politician in the north of Ireland has been identified as the recipient of a giant payoff as part of a billion euro property deal which could threaten the continued functioning of the Stormont administration.

Short Strand besieged once again

shortstrandsiege.jpg A nationalist community in Belfast has been subjected to a nightly onslaught of bottles, nuts, bolts, golf balls, bricks and paintballs before being hemmed in by a wall of steel on Wednesday evening to allow a loyalist parade by the anti-Catholic Orange Order pass by.

Loyalists ‘celebrate’ racism, sectarianism

confederateflag.jpg Loyalists’ use of confederate flags as a statement of racist hate has reinforced concerns over their use of flags to spread fear and intimidation over the marching season.

TDs concerned as McKevitt returned to jail after cancer surgery

mckevittbig.jpg Five members of the Dublin parliament have protested about the conditions in which jailed republican Michael McKevitt is being held and have expressed their “deep concern” after he was abruptly returned to prison following a cancer operation.

Water tax protestors attacked outside Dail

waterprotest0715.jpg An anti-austerity protest in Dublin was brutally cleared by Gardai on Wednesday to allow disgraced former Minister Alan Shatter drive through protestors into the Leinster House parliament.

Sinn Fein takes mayoralties in historic advance

mayornidalaigh.jpg The election of a first-ever Sinn Fein mayor in Dublin has underlined the party’s progress in city councils across the island ahead of the centennial commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Falls Road curfew

fallsroadcurfew.jpg The Falls Road curfew of the summer of 1970 is regarded as a major turning point in the early history of the conflict.

Who will dare say out loud ‘the emperor has no clothes’?

kennyeu.jpg Everything from the lives of ordinary Greeks to the foundations of the European Union must be sacrificed to a toxic fantasy, to which Ireland has made a special contribution.

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