[Irish Republican News]

October 31, 2014

[Irish Republican News]

THE ABUSE OF POWER

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A mud-slinging campaign by the Irish political establishment has effectively halted Sinn Fein’s rise to become the largest party in the 26 Counties.

Talks ‘a sham’ - Sinn Fein

stormonthousetalks.jpg Sinn Fein has described the Stormont multi-party talks a “sham process” and warned that there is limited prospect of agreement unless the DUP shows a greater willingness to engage.

UDA targets lawyer

omuiri.jpg A UDA murder gang is targeting west Belfast lawyer Padraig O Muirigh, it has emerged. It is the same outfit which, in collusion with British forces, carried out the 1989 killing of high-profile Belfast defence lawyer, Pat Finucane.

Ladder of informer recruitment bids

mccusker.jpg A County Derry man has said that PSNI men offered to “get rid” of assault charges if he agreed to become an informer.

Ill prisoners humiliated by Maghaberry regime

maghaberrybig2.jpg Support groups for republican prisoners in Maghaberry have complained about the medical maltreatment of prisoners at the jail.

Water meters reach Belfast

belfastwatermeter.jpg The Republican Network for Unity say they have photographs of water meters which have recently been installed behind the backs of west Belfast residents.

Stormont crisis over unionist bad faith

mcguinnessrattledrobinson.jpg The North’s political process has ground to a halt after the DUP dramatically reneged on a deal to appoint a Sinn Fein Speaker of the Stormont Assembly and then entirely boycotted the opening of a new round of talks in Belfast.

SF facing media campaign over abuse allegations

mairia.jpg Sinn Fein has strongly rejected claims it sought to “cover-up” allegations of sexual abuse against a member of the Provisional IRA.

Anger as Craigavon Two sentence is extended

johnpaulwootton.jpg Miscarriage of justice victim John Paul Wootton has had his life sentence tariff increased by four years by the Court of Appeal, despite the chief justice admitting that the youth played no identifiable role in the CIRA action for which he received a life sentence.

Budget ‘too little, too late’ for those in need

waterprotestgpoflag.jpg The coalition 26-County government has been accused of using this week’s annual budget announcements as an attempt regain popular support after comprehensively losing two by-elections while 100,000 people marched in Dublin against the hated new water charges.

Loyalists planned killings before and after ceasefire

garyhaggartybig.jpg In 2005, ten years after the organisation declared a ‘ceasefire’, the unionist paramilitary UVF continued to gather personal information on leading republicans with the intention of targeting them for assassination.

Relatives’ suspicions over coalition’s 1916 agenda

1916relatives.jpg Relatives of Easter Rising combatants are still being kept in the dark about commemoration plans for the centenary. Meanwhile, concerns have mounted that the Dublin government will promote a pro-British version of the events of 1916, which launched Ireland’s fight for independence.

Double tragedy

shotoutcar.jpg In an interview, west Belfast woman Flo O’Riordan recalled the night her two best friends were murdered, 43 years ago this week.

The case of the emperor’s thumb

cahillmicrophones.jpg I was on RTE’s Prime Time last night. It was of course about the Mairia Cahill case and it was what you might call a learning experience.

‘Satanic’ IRA claims revealed as psy-ops plot

satanicira.jpg British military intelligence agents in the north of Ireland used fears about demonic possessions, black masses and witchcraft as part of a psychological war against emerging armed groups in the conflict in the 1970s, they have admitted.

Reneging on deals is just no way to do business

duptalks2.jpg This week in the Assembly we witnessed the latest example of DUP bad faith.

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