[Irish Republican News]

September 24, 2016

[Irish Republican News]



A former British army soldier has admitted he planted listening devices in the homes of senior politicians in the north of Ireland, years after the 1994 ceasefires and some still thought to be in use today.

Families walk away from humiliation meetings

ballymurphyfamiliesmeeting.jpg Families of victims of state killings have announced that they will be suing the British government, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness as the London and Belfast regimes again stonewalled their demands for legacy inquests.

Orange march to end Ardoyne dispute?

orangemarchardoyne.jpg Orangemen are to seek permission for a march through north Belfast next weekend, which if it goes ahead, could bring about the removal of their three-year protest camp at a sectarian interface.

Sinn Fein furious over new BBC smear

jenniferoleary.jpg A new claim broadcast by BBC Spotlight journalist Jennifer O’Leary against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been rejected by police and could provoke a libel action by Mr Adams.

Children flee for lives after loyalist mob attack club

watersideyouthclub.jpg A Derry mother has described how her family was forced to lie on the floor of her car as she fled through the city’s Waterside area after a loyalist mob targeted Catholic teenagers.

Anti-water charges campaign remains defiant

watercharges0917.jpg Political tension is building in the 26 Counties ahead of the annual budget announcements after a giant demonstration in Dublin again demanded the abolition of water charges.

Adams and McGuinness reveal timescale to quit

sfthinkin2016adams.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has announced that he will step down from his leadership role as part of the party’s ten year plan. Mr Adams indicated a time frame within ten years for his departure as party president, and confirmed that it was a matter of not ‘if, but when’.

Inquiry announced into northern corruption scandal

mcguinnessquaylerobinson.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has agreed that an inquiry should go ahead into evidence of corrupt practices in the sale of distressed property assets in the North of Ireland, but is refusing a broader inquiry into the actions of NAMA, the bank set up to handle such sales.

Maghaberry horror leaves prisoner blind

seanlynchdamian.jpg An “extreme and shocking” case of neglect has been reported at Maghaberry jail after prison staff watched but failed to intervene while a mentally ill prisoner blinded and mutilated himself.

Stormont political dynasties face new challenges

newwestminstercons.jpg The entry of a political party from the South and a profound redrafting of Westminster constituencies is set to shake up the political establishment in the North.

Woman interned in 1970s takes test case

evelyngilroy.jpg A West Belfast woman interned during the conflict is pressing for full disclosure of documents which she believes will show she was subjected to inhumane conditions.

Spain fights back against surge for independence

catalanprotest16.jpg Sinn Fein has condemned a decision by Spain’s Constitutional Court to back a ruling that Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi cannot run as a candidate in an upcoming regional election due to a conviction against him for links to the armed group ETA.

The history thieves

historythieves.jpg An extract fro a new book examining Britain’s record of covert government actions and cover-ups.

A response to the BBC

markthompsonbig.jpg Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice responds to the BBC Spotlight documentary on the death of British double-agent Denis Donaldson.

The women’s hunger strike, Armagh 1943

armaghprisoninterior.jpg In 1943, the women interned by the northern government in Armagh Prison went on hunger strike over their status and conditions in the jail.

Building Gaeilge for future generations

glornamonalily.jpg Irish history is full of examples of policies intended to deter the use of the Irish language while promoting English. But it is also full of courageous men and women who strove to defend the language and music and culture of Ireland.

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