In the early hours of Saturday 19th of December, members of the 1916
Societies entered the Curragh military camp under the cover of darkness
to commemorate seven Irish Republican Army Volunteers who were executed
92 years ago on that day.
Following the conclusion of yet another pseudo negotiation at Stormont,
its purpose as ever to prop up British rule in the North, it is clear
the status quo in Ireland is incapable of securing forward political
There are fears of continuing ‘dirty tricks’ by the PSNI police after it emerged that four members of its intelligence
division concealed information about an attack in which a Catholic
member of the force was injured almost six years ago.
Relatives of some of those killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday have said
they are not surprised by a High Court ruling in London that those
involved in the massacre will not be taken to Ireland for questioning.
An apparent policy of internment by remand in the 26 Counties was
highlighted this week when three high-profile Irish legislators, TDs
Mick Wallace, Clare Daly and Maureen O’Sullivan, offered to post bail
for an alleged IRA Volunteer but were refused permission to do so.
The 250th march by the ‘Ballyhea Says No’ protest took place in the tiny
village just south of Charleville, County Cork, last Sunday morning as
anti-bailout and anti-austerity campaigners seek to escalate their
campaign in advance of the upcoming general election in the 26 Counties.
Michael Nicholson is one of the world’s most decorated journalists,
reporting from 18 different war zones over a 45-year career. While writing his new
novel, he changed his mind about England's guilt over Ireland’s Great Hunger.
The town of Bandon, County Cork came to a standstill on Monday night
when up to 1,500 people marched through the town and called on the
Dublin government to deliver immediately on the town’s flood relief
scheme, one of dozens across Ireland which have been devastated by
floods and the lack of flood defences.
The DUP Finance minister at Stormont, Arlene Foster, is to become the
next leader of the party after the DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds
dramatically withdrew from the race to succeed Peter Robinson, leaving
her as the sole candidate.
A breakaway faction of the UDA has embarked on a campaign of
intimidation in north Belfast to force residents from their homes. The
faction, which emerged during the loyalist flag protests in 2012, are
reported to have “taken control” of the Tigers Bay and nearby areas.
A Fine Gael councillor in Monaghan, Hugh McElvaney has been filmed while
appearing to demand ten thousand pounds sterling from a fake
international company for his support in gaining planning permission for
a proposed wind farm, while two other local councillors were also
recorded agreeing to assist the firm in return for side deals.
Employee background checks on nationalists are now including information
provided by the British intelligence services, falsely linking some
people to illegal organisations in an apparent attempt to wreck their
Over a thousand people have attended a demonstration to demand action on
the homelessness crisis on the first anniversary of Jonathan Corrie, a
Carlow man who died at this time last year on steps near the Dublin