[Irish Republican News]

July 27, 2016

[Irish Republican News]

CHANGED UTTERLY? PARTY LEADERS ACCEPT REUNIFICATION DRIVE

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In a potentially historic advance, the Irish Taoiseach and the leader of the largest opposition party in the Dublin parliament have both said they recognise the prospect of a referendum to bring about Irish reunification.

‘No crime’ say PSNI as UVF banner celebrates murders

wrightbanner.jpg The PSNI police have refused to even describe as a hate crime a new loyalist paramilitary banner which gloats about the UVF murder of four men in County Tyrone.

New row over Cameron’s Bloody Sunday apology

cameronsunday.jpg Former British PM David Cameron has been accused of hypocrisy over his Bloody Sunday apology amid efforts to eulogise his legacy following his departure from Downing Street.

Justice campaign for Robert McGuinness

robertmcguinness.jpg The brother of a 20-year-old man shot dead by the British Army 43 years ago has embarked on a campaign to clear his name of accusations that he was armed at the time.

Soldier’s death linked to war crime 40 years earlier

leonorneybig.jpg A coroner has been given a letter revealing new evidence about a ‘psychopathic’ British soldier who was linked to the murder of a west Belfast teenager and also plotting to assassinate Gerry Adams.

Call to reform ‘inhumane’ Direct Provision

directprovisionkids.jpg There have been new calls for the Dublin government to disband their “inhumane” Direct Provision centres as a report revealed the mental strain endured by those consigned to live in the refugee shelters.

Councillor attacked at Ballycastle parade

mcshaneinjured.jpg Independent nationalist councillor Padraig McShane was attacked and left bleeding from his head in the most serious incident arising from the ‘Twelfth’ parades by the anti-Catholic Orange Order on Tuesday.

Action against hate bonfires would ‘increase disorder’ - PSNI

bonfireposters.jpg The PSNI police has washed its hands over a series of hate crimes and other offences at this year’s loyalist ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfires, calling for “consultation and dialogue” instead of bringing charges against loyalists.

New British PM and Direct Ruler ‘value Northern Ireland’

maybrokenshire.jpg The new British Prime Minister Theresa May has stressed her commitment to maintaining British rule in the north of Ireland amid concern among human rights workers that her appointment will further undermine civil and human rights here.

‘Messy business’ as debate over post-Brexit border begins

eubarbedwire.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister at Stormont, Martin McGuinness, has said the new British Prime Minister is on a collision course with the European Union over its approach to what he described as a “disastrous decision” to leave the EU.

Growing support for release of Derry internee

tonytaylormural.jpg Pressure for the release of Derry republican Tony Taylor has increased following the dropping of a prosecution dating from October 2015 and the removal from her post of British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers, who ordered his internment.

Census confirms numbers of vacant homes amid housing crisis

emptyhouses.jpg Homeless campaigners have demanded immediate action after Census 2016 found almost 200,000 houses and apartments lying empty across the 26 Counties.

Bobby Sands - 66 Days

66daysmovie.jpg ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’ is a new documentary based around extracts from the late republican’s prison diary by Brendan J Byrne. He spoke to David Roy about making the film.

Political process has a one dimensional unionist narrative

smashedmemorial.jpg The revelation that the 1916 memorial in Carnlough was removed in the dead of night by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is unsurprising but symptomatic of a political establishment and narrative that seeks to remove all vestiges of Irish nationalist and republican culture and history.

Irish outside 26 Counties to get vote in Presidential elections

emigrantsvote.jpg A referendum to give Irish people living abroad a vote in the presidential election is planned for 2017, diaspora minister Joe McHugh announced this week.

Sectarian Orange Order bonfires

bonfireunionjacks.jpg Perhaps one reason why the Northern state turns a blind eye to the naked sectarianism displayed at 11th July bonfires is the fundamentally sectarian foundations of the British Constitution.

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