[Irish Republican News]

November 26, 2014

[Irish Republican News]

TACTICAL RETREAT FOR PSNI

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The PSNI have withdrawn from an area in republican north Belfast following a grenade attack by the ‘new IRA’.

Water protests defy clampdown, smears

pepperspraygirls.jpg A government backbench TD has described water charge protestors in Dublin as “parasites” and warned that Ireland faces “an ISIS situation” if protests are not “nipped in the bud”.

Prisoners detained inside Maghaberry canteen

maghaberrybig2.jpg Republican prisoners at Maghaberry were locked into a canteen by prison staff on Thursday after renewed attempts to implement a four-year-old agreement appeared to break down.

Troika behind the scenes as flat charges announced

alankelly.jpg The battle over the 26 County state’s austerity programme has again seen the malign involvement of international officials seeking to dictate the state’s fiscal measures.

Obama order gives hope for emigrants

obamasbelfast.jpg Irish emigrant groups have welcomed US President Barack Obama’s executive order on Thursday changing US deportation laws, which could allow many ‘illegal’ Irish to return to Ireland and visit their families.

Progress seen in 1916 commemorations

1916video.jpg A video and website that was used by the Dublin government to launch its programme for the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising are set to be scrapped following a public outcry.

1916 redacted

ireland2016kenny.jpg The Dublin government has been accused of attempting to erase the 1916 Easter Rising from the history books following a disastrous and deeply conflicted launch of commemorative events for the anniversary.

Dáil boils over

maryloumcdonaldangry.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald staged a sit-in that lasted almost four hours in the Dublin parliament this week as frayed tempers finally erupted.

Massacre families defy British injustice

joanconnolly.jpg New evidence that victims were allowed to bleed to death has led to demands for a new inquest into the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre. Meanwhile, a decision to wind down criminal proceedings arising from the Bloody Sunday massacre is to face a legal challenge.

Praise for stand against poppy witch-hunt

jamesmccleanbig.jpg There has been praise for an Irish soccer player who refused to bow to pressure to wear a poppy, the symbol of the British Army’s war dead, on Remembrance Sunday.

Fake loan company is MI5 front

regusbuilding.jpg A fake short-term loan company was set up in an office block in central Belfast in a bid to recruit informers, it has emerged.

Let democracy take its course in Catalonia

cataloniamarch.jpg Following the Catalans’ overwhelming backing for independence, Spain needs to listen and give us an official Scottish-style referendum

The burning of Long Kesh

burninglongkesh.jpg This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of single largest battle between republicans and the British army of the conflict.

Assessing armed actions

iragunsalute.jpg A discussion document circulated by the Irish Republican Socialist Party to their members.

Will there be a United Ireland soon?

fourprovincesmap.jpg The text of a speech delivered by Republican Sinn Fein Vice-President Cait Trainor to a group of American Students on the theme, ‘Will there be a United Ireland?’

Rise of SF is unnerving the political establishment

pollsftops2.jpg Ireland is on the cusp of enormous political change. Our homegrown political establishment, who have defended their interests against all comers since the foundation of the state, suddenly find themselves wrong-footed and floundering.

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