[Irish Republican News]

May 21, 2016

[Irish Republican News]



The SDLP has quit the devolved administration in the Six Counties in the latest development to hit the formation of a new Executive in the North.

New leader for Labour as Kenny digs in amid justice scandal

brendanhowlinbig2.jpg Wexford TD Brendan Howlin has been named as the new leader of the Labour Party in the 26 Counties as the politic system in Dublin continues to stumble following the formation of a minority government earlier this month.

Truth and justice ‘not the property of the few’

dm2016.jpg On the 42nd anniversary of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings, which killed 33 people, a Dublin government minister said he would continue to repeat demands that the British security papers on the attacks be opened.

Craigavon Two campaign in Downing Street

jftc2downingst.jpg Family members of Brendan McConville and John-Paul Wootton took the ‘Justice for the Craigavon Two’ campaign to the official residence of the British Prime Minister this week.

Loyalists may attempt to block anti-internment march

ail2015.jpg Loyalists have said they will not seek permission to oppose the annual anti-internment march, which will take place on Sunday, August 7. The move could spark a confrontation as up to 5,000 people and at least four bands are expected to take part in the march.

Reconstruction takes place on anniversary of boy’s death

manusreconstruction.jpg One Derry family has renewed hopes for justice following a re-enactment of the murder of Irish schoolboy Manus Deery by the British Army. It follows a directive from the Six County Attorney General, John Larkin, that a fresh inquest into the killing of Manus Deery should take place.

Stormont resumes with UUP as ‘Official Opposition’

uupbig.jpg The leader of the unionist DUP, Arlene Foster, and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness have been formally returned as the Six County First Minister and Deputy First Minister respectively ahead of formulating a ‘Programme for Government’ for the Stormont Executive.

Protestors arrested as water charges regime falls apart

wicklow2.jpg Following a decision by the new coalition government that water charges are to be suspended for at least nine months, it has now been announced that penalties for non-payment of water charges are also to be suspended.

New investigation into death of internee shot in the back

hughconeybig.jpg Six County Attorney General John Larkin has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of a County Tyrone man shot dead while trying to escape from Long Kesh internment camp more than 40 years ago.

Republican targeted by PSNI using his own academic work

anthonymcintyre2.jpg Attempts by the PSNI police to gain access to a former IRA Volunteer’s interviews for an American university project are just a “fishing expedition”, a court has heard.

Departure of Burton sets up Labour leadership contest

joanburtonbig.jpg The long-awaited announcement by Joan Burton of her resignation as leader of the Labour Party has triggered a power battle within the party.

Executed Rising rebels honoured

connollymemorial.jpg Commemoration events have been taking place to mark 100 years since the executions of the leaders of the Easter Rising. The state events took place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol, on the spot where most of the men died.

Loughgall remembered

loughgallcommem.jpg Republicans from Tyrone and its Monaghan and Armagh hinterland gathered at the Drumfurrer Monument to IRA Volunteers Jim Lynagh and Padraig McKearney for a family-led Independent Commemoration for the Loughgall martyrs.

Writing about the hunger strike

oldhsbig.jpg 35 years ago, on May 5th 1981, Bobby Sands died on hunger strike after 66 days without food. He was the first of 10 men to die in the H Blocks of Long Kesh that terrible summer of 1981.

The executed leaders of 1916

1916executed.jpg Short biographies of all of the executed leaders in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, including nine who were not signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic.

‘We shall rise again’

noraconnollystretcher.jpg In an excerpt from her memoirs, Nora Connolly O’Brien talks about her father’s final days and the courage and inspiration that James Connolly gave to her and continues to give to republicans today.

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