September 16, 2017



There have been protests against the planned use of a paid informer in the non-jury trial of republican political activist Kevin Braney, the chairperson of Saoradh in Dublin.

Disbelief as RHC murder gang seeks respectability

rhcreps2017.jpg Using a long-standing cover name, loyalist paramilitaries in the UVF have sought to be legalised in a plan which has brought anger and incredulity to its victims.

Border checkpoints ‘would be a provocation’

passportcontrol.jpg The president of Republican Sinn Fein, Des Dalton, has warned that that border checkpoints following Brexit could become a target for militant republicans amid a surge in interest in republican politics.

Loyalists planned to set fire to ‘every street corner’

mervyngibson.jpg Loyalists planned widespread disturbances across the Six Counties in response to council threats against their bonfires, it has been revealed.

Bereaved son wins recognition of investigation’s failings

anthonyfox600.jpg A man whose parents were killed when loyalist paramilitaries colluded with British Crown forces has won High Court permission to challenge the refusal of the state to oversee and fund an effective investigation.

Fine Gael MEP indicates Irish neutrality on offer to EU

brianhayes.jpg There are concerns that Irish neutrality could be the price paid by the Dublin government for the European Union to defend its interest in the Brexit negotiations with Britain.

Republican politics must be relevant

franciemackey600.jpg The text of the oration delivered by Francis Mackey (pictured) of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement at the graveside of Alan Ryan earlier this month.

Thank God Dave Cullen doesn’t know me

davecullen.jpg It is clear that the 26 County state is intent on smashing Republicanism. If they are not using the word of a superintendent to jail political activists, they are prepared to use the word of an even more despicable type.

September 10, 2017

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan quits

noirinosullivan.jpg The Garda police Commissioner in the 26 Counties, Noirin O’Sullivan, has announced that she is retiring after a litany of scandals and disgraces finally overwhelmed fierce resistance in government circles to her relinquishing the post.

September 9, 2017

Coalition closer as Adams to step back

thinkin17.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams has made the first step in his gradual withdrawal from front-line politics in a historic shift which he believes will help pave the way for a new generation of party leaders.

New financial scandal hits DUP

paisleylanka.jpg In the latest financial scandal to embroil the North’s largest unionist party, a newspaper has alleged that prominent DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr accepted holidays worth a hundred thousand pounds from a country he is now helping to secure a trade deal.

Joint authority ‘is out’ - Theresa May

jointauthoritymay.jpg A belligerent British government statement, apparently ruling out a role for the 26 County government in the running of the Six Counties, has cast a shadow over efforts to restart powersharing talks in Belfast.

Prison authorities up harassment of republicans

duffyjr.jpg The mother of a two-year-old boy has told how they were refused entry to Maghaberry prison for a family visit because her son was wearing camouflage-patterned shoes.

‘Sinister’ MI5 effort targets RNU figure

carlreilly600.jpg A prisoner support organisation has said they have passed on a recording of a conservation in which a member of British military intelligence attempted to extract information about recently released remand prisoner Carl Reilly.

Six Counties made to disappear by Irish TV

latelatemap.jpg The flagship chat show of Ireland’s state-run TV network sparked outrage when a map of Ireland showed the Six Counties of the north of Ireland cut off.

Britain out of Ireland

irspdoc.jpg The Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) has said it is supporting a ‘border poll’ on unity as part of a new campaign for a United Ireland outside of the EU. An extract from its new policy document, ‘Britain out of Ireland - Ireland out of the EU’.

Sinn Fein is committed to restoring the institutions

johntaylor.jpg In the cut and thrust of negotiations there is always the risk that someone will say something that makes the process of achieving agreement more difficult.

September 2, 2017

Glenanne plot ‘went to the top’

johnweir600.jpg A former RUC police officer this week said he believed the British government was aware of the activities of the Glenanne Gang’s death squads at the very highest level.

Equality denied as Foster demands return to government

fosterramada.jpg A decoy talks proposal by Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster for a ‘parallel’ process alongside the Stormont Assembly has been dismissed by northern nationalists as an attempt to muddy the political waters.

Special Brexit deal likely as ‘nobody’ wants to do border checks

passportcontrol.jpg Sinn Fein has urged the Dublin government to block talks on future ties between Britain and the European Union as not enough progress has been made on agreeing the status of the border through Ireland once Britain exits the EU.

Derry museum occupied over memorial including British soldiers

museumsitin.jpg Two women who lost loved ones in the conflict have occupied the Museum of Free Derry in the city’s Bogside, refusing to get out at closing time and sleeping overnight on the floor after a row over a notorious exhibition which equates Bloody Sunday victims with their killers.

Anger as ‘clueless’ Minister blames Sinn Fein for UVF attack

patrickodonovan.jpg A junior Fine Gael Minister bizarrely sought to implicate Sinn Fein in the worst loyalist massacre of the conflict this week.

Insensitive Varadkar recalls princess as homeless die

jackwatsonvigil.jpg Leo Varadkar’s minority government in Dublin has been accused of crassly ignoring the housing crisis amid a spate of deaths among homeless people.

Tom Williams

tomwilliamsbook.jpg IRA Volunteer Tom Williams was hanged at age 19 by the British on 2 September 1942, 75 years ago today.

Principles keep you on the true path

rsfhs2017.jpg The oration delivered by Padraig Garvey, of Republican Sinn Fein in Kerry, at the annual hunger strike commeration organised by the independent Bundoran / Ballyshannon 1981 H-Block Commemoration Committee.

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