[Irish Republican News]

May 4, 2016

[Irish Republican News]



Two months after the general election, the two largest parties in the 26 Counties have reached a potentially historic agreement to form a minority government.

Rising commemorations mark centenary date

peoplesparade2.jpg A large 1916 Rising commemoration parade took place through Belfast city centre without major incident on Sunday despite efforts by loyalists to disrupt the event.

Stormont politicians seek endorsement

eastwoodmcguinness.jpg Nationalist politicians in the north of Ireland have expressed concern over voter apathy ahead of next week’s election to the Belfast Assembly.

Internees demand answers

mccaffertytaylor.jpg British authorities being sued by a prominent republican are trying to hide behind private court hearings in a bid to prevent evidence being revealed.

Death of hunger-strike author David Beresford

davidberesford.jpg An award-winning journalist credited with writing the definitive account of the 1981 Hunger Strike has died in South Africa.

Collapse of Hillsborough cover-up felt in Ireland

hillsborough96families.jpg A statement by the Bloody Sunday March Committee in response to the judgement this week that 96 Liverpool FC supporters were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough in 1989.

Ard Fheis targets coalition talks

marylousfaf16.jpg The Sinn Fein annual conference is taking place this weekend with the party facing an election to the Belfast Assembly early next month and a potential second general election to the Leinster House parliament in Dublin. Over 2,500 delegates are attending the annual conference in the Convention Centre in Dublin.

Martin condemns political ‘stranglehold’ at Stormont

martinarbourhill.jpg With just weeks to go before an election in the Six Counties, the Stormont Assembly has come under a surprise attack from Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, who urged the Dublin and London governments to directly intervene to end the “stranglehold” at Stormont.

Tensions high after north Belfast killing

michaelmcgibbon.jpg A north Belfast priest has warned the PSNI police against making “arrests for the sake of arrests” after the death of a local man following a punishment shooting.

Protests as politicians ignore Maghaberry abuses

prisonriotsquad.jpg Republican prisoners on Roe 4 wing of Maghaberry high-security prison have been subjected to repeated raids by a riot squad in which educational resources have been removed, according to reports this week.

Infamous Crown force handed victims’ funding

bspecials.jpg Former members of the B-Specials in the north of Ireland have been funded by a victims’ support group, even though the notoriously sectarian paramilitary organisation was disbanded just months after the recent conflict began.

Centenary Rising events commemorated

rogercasementbig.jpg Irish President Michael D Higgins has led a day of commemorations for republican martyr Roger Casement by describing him as a great patriot and one of the 20th century’s great humanitarians.

My homeless family

ericafleming.jpg An account by Dublin mother Erica Fleming of her attempts to cope after her family were suddenly left homeless as a result of the housing crisis.

Stormont elections - a mandate for British rule

stormontpoliticians.jpg Sean Bresnahan looks at the upcoming elections in the North. Sean Bresnahan is a member of the Thomas Ashe Society in Omagh and National PRO of the 1916 Societies.

Charlie Monahan’s fateful journey

charliemonahan.jpg Charles Monahan was the first Belfast casualty of 1916, dying in the aborted Irish Republican Brotherhood mission to seize key British wireless radio equipment in Caherciveen.

Micheal Martin could play a role in Irish unity

martinadams.jpg A Micheal Martin speech at Bodenstown or in the Dail or at Arbour Hill would not be complete without an attack on Sinn Fein. I suppose we should take some comfort from this, writes Gerry Adams.

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