March 10, 2018



Sinn Fein has warned that the DUP has “checked out” of any attempt to restore the powersharing institutions in Belfast as the Tory government in London introduced an effective Direct Rule budget for the North of Ireland.

Gibraltar Three remembered

gibmural2018.jpg Events have been taking place in west Belfast to commemorate three IRA Volunteers ambushed and executed by the British Army’s SAS in Gibraltar 30 years ago.

Foster’s block on inquests ‘unlawful’

loughgallpic.jpg A High Court judge has found that the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, illegally blocked funding for inquests into killings in the north of Ireland.

Tony Taylor now interned for two years

taylorposter.jpg Derry republican Tony Taylor has issued a statement from Maghaberry prison appealing for public support on the second anniversary of his internment.

O Caolain to stand down as public representative

caoimhghindail.jpg Sinn Fein TD Caoimhghin O Caolain, the party’s longest-serving elected representative in the 26 Counties, has confirmed he will not stand in the next general election.

Soccer squabble over ‘Catholics’ playing for Ireland

oneills.jpg Sinn Fein has called on the manager of the ‘Northern Ireland’ soccer squad to withdraw comments in which he complained that “Catholic” players from the Six Counties had been convinced to play for the Irish national team.

Memories of Mairead Farrell

maireadfarrell2.jpg On the 30th anniversary of IRA Volunteers Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Dan McCann, murdered by the SAS in a shoot to kill operation on 6th March 1988 in Gibraltar, Saoradh activist and former IRA POW Breige-Anne McCaughley shares her memories of Volunteer Mairead Farrell.

Why I won’t go to Westminster

paulmaskey2.jpg In 2017, I and other MPs were elected on a mandate to actively abstain from Westminster. We intend to honour that mandate, writes Sinn Fein's Paul Maskey.

March 8, 2018

EU issues ultimatum to London over Irish border

tusk.jpg The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said issues relating to Ireland must be resolved before negotiations on Brexit can move ahead in other matters.

March 3, 2018

Time for truth

timefortruthmarch.jpg Thousands of people have taken part in a march for victims of the recent conflict in Belfast. They came together last weekend as they made their way to City Hall under the banner ‘Time for Truth’.

EU trade plan ‘could end the United Kingdom’ - May

maybrexitcommons.jpg The British Prime Minister has claimed an EU proposal for a ‘common regulatory area’ between the EU and the North of Ireland would “threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK”.

Irish media in receipt of government payola

payola.jpg The Fine Gael government in Dublin has been using public money for a marketing campaign that required Irish newspapers to make government propaganda look like news, it has emerged.

Judges blast prosecutor over untried murder of Daniel Hegarty

barramcgrory2.jpg A prosecutor’s decision not to try the British soldier who shot dead a 15-year-old child in Derry in 1972 was “irredeemably flawed”, the High Court has ruled. Judges also ruled that the four-year delay by notorious former Crown Prosecutor Barra McGrory was “manifestly excessive, inexplicable, unjustified and unlawful”.

Secret court process could be used to challenge collusion

fredholroyd.jpg A former military intelligence whistle-blower in the British Army has offered to give evidence in secret court hearings about murders and collusion by the British Army.

Loyalist paramilitary ‘eviction force’ deployed in Dublin

balbrigganeviction.jpg A bank hired loyalist paramilitaries and ex-British army personnel to evict a family from their County Dublin home, according to anti-eviction activists.

Poyntzpass remembered

trainorallen.jpg One of the most shocking loyalist atrocities of the conflict -- the murders of two lifelong friends, one a Protestant, one a Catholic -- made headlines around the world 20 years ago this week.

Tory boy’s mask slips

projectireland.jpg The real Leo Varadkar was the one who stood up in the Dail last Tuesday and the public would do well to remember that when his party comes looking for votes in the near future.

March 2, 2018

Ireland endures overnight blizzard

blizzard.jpg Almost 24,000 homes and businesses across Ireland are without power amid one of the worst winter storms the country has experienced for decades. Much of the country heeded warnings to stay indoors amid extreme weather conditions overnight.

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