[Irish Republican News]

May 20, 2017

[Irish Republican News]



The current Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar looks well placed to win the Fine Gael leadership contest and take over as head of the Dublin government.

‘Dark money’ behind DUP’s campaign efforts

brexitwraparound.jpg The DUP is under intense pressure to reveal the source of a large donation received during the referendum on Britain’s EU membership last June.

Election campaign marred by slurs and bigotry

oneillfoster.jpg The Westminster election campaign in the North has been marred by a series of pejorative insults over the past week.

GAA bosses ‘let down’ family of murdered official

seanbrownbig.jpg The Gaelic Athletics Association has been accused of ignoring the anniversary of the murder of one of their senior officials 20 years ago as they attempt to curry favour with the British establishment.

Paramilitary flags an attempt to intimidate

flagsmotorway.jpg A loyalist bonfire group has said unionists will never remove any flag “at the behest of Sinn Fein/IRA” after the party complained about flags erected near Belfast City Airport.

Republican harassed on US trip by FBI

joebarr.jpg A Derry republican has described how FBI officers were taken off ISIS detail in the lead up to the world’s largest Thanksgiving parade in New York last November to question him about his political activism in Derry.

Peace messages and protest amid royal tour

adamscharles2017.jpg A visit by British royals to Ireland has again polarised republicans, with protests organised as leading Sinn Fein figures greeted Charles Windsor and his wife Camilla.

Body of Seamus Ruddy recovered

ruddyfamily.jpg Remains found near Rouen in northern France have been identified as those of republican socialist Seamus Ruddy, who disappeared in unexplained circumstances 32 years ago.

Activist’s suicide highlights police dysfunction

daraquigley.jpg An activist journalist and blogger has become the human face of the policing crisis in the 26 Counties after she took her life following a public humiliation at the hands of the Gardai.

Good news for justice campaigns

ballymurphyhappy2.jpg In a surprise move, a date has finally been set for an inquest into the deaths of those shot in a bout of killing by British soldiers in Ballymurphy almost 50 years ago.

Rally to bring Irish language rights to heart of election

dreamdearg.jpg A major rally calling for the introduction of an Irish language act for the north is to be held in Belfast.

Death of Brendan Duddy

brendanduddy2.jpg A Derry businessman who acted as a secret communication channel between British military intelligence and elements of the IRA leadership has died at the age of 82.

End the marginalisation of Irish

anladeargsign.jpg Thousands have been making their way to Belfast to support the increasing calls for legislative protection for the Irish language, in the form of an Irish language act.

Victory to the hunger strikers

irishhungerstrikers.jpg 36 years ago the hunger strikers and the political prisoners in the H-Blocks and Armagh Women’s prison were uplifted by reports of international solidarity.

Painful memories of the Loughgall massacre

loughgall.jpg In an interview published on the 30th anniversary of an infamous ambush, a former Volunteer has provided an inside account of the Provisional IRA’s single largest loss of life during the conflict.

The Proclamation Project

proclamationproject.jpg A five year strategy to put Irish republicanism ‘back into the driving seat of securing Irish unity’ was launched recently.

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