[Irish Republican News]

May 3, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



With just days to go before a potentially historic Westminster general election, a further rise in support for the Scottish National Party is already creating a crisis in British politics which will likely have implications for Ireland.

Dee Fennell interned

internmentprotest1504.jpg Ardoyne residents’ spokesperson Dee Fennell was effectively interned by a judge at Craigavon court on Friday, confirming fears of republicans since his arrest two weeks ago.

Hardline statement by UDA group

udashowofstrength.jpg Leaders of a breakaway UDA faction in north Antrim have warned that their violence is likely to escalate further.

Repressive raids blamed on British Army unit

britsraid.jpg The Republican Network for Unity have said they witnessed a number of armed house raids carried out on the homes of republican political activists in North Belfast and Derry, including a member of RNU’s Ard Comhairle (leadership).

DUP Minister quits after new homophobic incident

robinsonwells.jpg A controversy over the DUP’s views on gay people has increased in the north of Ireland despite the resignation of the party’s health Minister, Jim Wells on Tuesday.

UUP candidate accused of insulting Catholic victims

tomelliottbig.jpg Comments by Westminster election candidate Tom Elliott about the arrest and charging of a former British soldier for the attempted murder of a man with special needs in 1974 have been described as “an outrageous slur”.

Internment fears for residents’ spokesperson

damianfennell.jpg A republican activist who has campaigned against sectarian parades in north Belfast has been arrested and charged in connection with a speech he made at Easter.

Corruption scandal over Anglo successor’s dodgy deals

denisobrien.jpg A major scandal has erupted in the 26 Counties over the knockdown sale by a state-run bank of the bankrupt firm Siteserv to billionaire Denis O’Brien, a backer of the governing Fine Gael party.

Election exposes unionist bigotry

jimwells.jpg Outbreaks of unionist prejudice have dominated the British general election in the north of Ireland, where 18 Westminster parliament seats are being contested.

Parades issue seen as post-election bargaining chip

newryparade0415.jpg As concerns mount over the forthcoming marching season, several thousand unionists and scores of bands brought Newry to a standstill on Friday of last weekend in what was described as “an orgy of sectarian triumphalism”.

Media war continues in the North

carshrapnel.jpg A crude propaganda exercise by the British Crown forces backfired this week when it emerged that damage to a vehicle exhibited at a press conference had been almost entirely faked by British Army operatives.

Increasing support for ‘Republic Day’ events

republicday.jpg Republicans across Ireland marked the calendar anniversary of the Easter Rising on Friday.

Westminster election 2015 - constituency profiles

constituencies6co.jpg A round-up of the 18 Irish constituencies being contested in the Westminster general election on Thursday.

Standing up to the Tories

mcguinnessflat2.jpg Martin McGuinness on why you should vote for Sinn Féin candidates in this week’s Westminster general election.

The Armenian genocide

armeniangenocide.jpg With many governments still failing to acknowledge it, including those in Dublin and London, we present a brief history of the Armenian genocide, one hundred years ago today.

A convenient lie?

seamusdaly.jpg With the British government attempting to use ‘secret evidence’ to block a public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb and with new trial proceedings against Seamus Daly dragging out due to delays by the British and 26 County police, Cait Trainor looks at his case.

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