[Irish Republican News]

May 23, 2015

[Irish Republican News]

HISTORIC STEP FOR EQUALITY

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Ireland has become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote, with indications from all count centres across the country showing ‘Yes’ votes outnumbering ‘No’ votes by about two-to-one.

Stormont crisis renewed

stormontbig.jpg Legislation on welfare reform looks to be rejected by the Stormont assembly on Tuesday after the SDLP said its 14 assembly members would be joining Sinn Fein in supporting a nationalist ‘petition of concern’ to stop the bill.

Maghaberry authorities punishing prisoners for complaints

maghaberrybig.jpg Republican political prisoners at Maghaberry jail have condemned “aggressive” punishment procedures and unofficial reprisal actions by the prison authorities which they said are causing upheaval throughout Maghaberry.

U2 backs justice campaign

u2gig.jpg Relatives and survivors of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings have repeated their calls on the British government to release documents about the 1974 attacks.

Warning over political policing in 26 Counties

gardaraid.jpg The Republican Network for Unity has warned that a policy of selective internment is now being used against republicans by the state forces in the 26 counties.

MI5 men attempt to enter vehicle

mi5psniruc.jpg A member of Republican Sinn Fein in North Armagh has said he believes two men who tried to force their way into his car recently were members of British military intelligence.

Finucane sham exposed

desilvareview.jpg Documents presented to a judicial review this week have confirmed that the British government staged a fake ‘review’ three years ago before announcing its predetermined decision to rule out a public inquiry into the killing of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane.

Tory Human Rights plan ‘would wreck peace deal’

cameronvilliers.jpg The new British government has already launched an ultra-conservative political agenda that could unravel the peace process in the north of Ireland.

Clooneys to back torture case

clooneys.jpg In a development which has electrified news coverage of their plight, top barrister Amal Clooney is set to take on the European court case of the ‘hooded men’. Her husband, famous Hollywood movie actor George Clooney, is also set to travel to Belfast.

Drugs gangs seeking to spread fear in Belfast

davisonfuneral.jpg Senior republicans in north Belfast have been told by the PSNI that they are under threat from criminals following the murder of former IRA commander Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison.

‘Yes’ vote urged in 26-County referendums

yesequality.jpg With the support of all of the political parties in the Dublin parliament, a referendum campaign on same-sex marriage could bring official state recognition for Ireland’s LGBT community and their relationships for the first time.

Hidden device highlights spying campaign

mcaffertybug.jpg A former republican prisoner has discovered a sophisticated listening device embedded in the ceiling of his north Belfast home.

Margaret Perry - the forgotten victim of Mullaghmore

margaretperry.jpg There is a forgotten victim of Mullaghmore - another life lost as a result of British interference in Ireland’s affairs - another victim of Britain’s dirty war in Ireland.

Reaching out

charlesadamstea.jpg Tuesday’s meeting is part of the necessary process which must now address in a more substantial way than ever before the issue of reconciliation and healing.

Sean McCaughey

seanmccaughey.jpg A look at the life and death of prominent Belfast republican, Sean McCaughey, who died on hunger-strike in Portlaoise prison on May 11, 1946.

Demeaning ourselves for the Prince

charlescamilla.jpg The 26-County gardai this week conducted a series of ‘disruptive’ raids and arrests on the homes of republicans in advance of a royal visit to Ireland by Britain’s Prince Charles. A piece by Eamonn McCann for the Irish Times on the sycophantic attitude of the Irish establishment to British royalty.

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