[Irish Republican News]

November 21, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



There are fears that this week’s talks agreement represents such a victory for unionist and British negotiators that it could wreck the North’s political process, rather than sustain it.

Historic change for DUP and SDLP

eastwoodmckinney.jpg The unionist DUP and the nationalist SDLP are undergoing internal upheaval as the leadership of both parties is in the process of changing hands.

Mixed-race family attacked as UDA group targets refugees

arsonballymena.jpg A UDA-linked group in north Antrim has called for refugees fleeing war zones to he “hunted” out of loyalist areas.

Marley family seek justice

larrymarley.jpg Informers within the Provisional IRA are suspected of providing information that led to the loyalist murder of a senior republican in north Belfast man almost 30 years ago.

United Ireland would deliver economic bonanza - report

huebner.jpg An international academic report has for the first time spelled out the potential economic benefits of unification both North and South, with a 35.6 billion euro boost to the island’s economy for the first eight years.

Minister’s sick stunt amid health plan fiasco

varadkar.jpg Patients have lashed out at a publicity stunt by the coalition governement after being treated like “guinea pigs” to mask the failures in the 26 County health system.

Humiliation once again

mcguinnessgstq.jpg Sinn Fein has accused unionists of embarrassing Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness by making him stand for a rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’ at a Poppy Day event at Stormont.

Hope for Bloody Sunday families as ex-soldier questioned

bloodysundaysoldiers2.jpg Relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims say they feel “a flicker of hope” following the questioning of a former British soldier involved in the 1972 massacre, despite renewed efforts to block their justice campaign.

New leader predicted as SDLP struggles with identity crisis

eastwoodmcdonnell.jpg The leadership battle in the SDLP reaches a climax tomorrow when youthful challenger Colum Eastwood is expected to unseat party stalwart Alasdair McDonnell.

State harassment continues for veteran republicans

patrickmagee.jpg Peace campaigner and former republican prisoner Patrick Magee said he was refused permission to board a flight last week, simply because it was due to pass over US airspace.

Loyalist violence linked to ‘territory’ claims

windowscrumlinrd.jpg Loyalists have targeted the home of a Catholic family in a campaign of sectarian terror on a north Belfast street.

Fianna Fail hit by sex abuse scandal

patcareybig.jpg Former minister Pat Carey has stepped down as the director of elections for the 26 County’s largest opposition party over shock sex abuse allegations against him.

The ticking clock dilemma

robertmcclenaghan.jpg McGurk’s Bar activist, Robert McClenaghan, writes on the reality of Britain’s inability to face up to its human rights abuses, and how this now becomes his own ticking clock dilemma.

Robinson has gone before he was pushed

robinsondup.jpg Robinson's opponents in the DUP made no secret of their belief that he was an electoral liability.

Why India is not grateful for British colonialism

bengalfamine.jpg To suggest that Britain was a benevolent colonial power is an offensive myth that must be de-bunked.

Spies and spooks - the same old story

mi5logofancybig.jpg It is regrettable but not surprising that elements of the Irish political establishment and sections of the Irish media are willing to exploit a specious report to attack Sinn Fein.

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