[Irish Republican News]

February 19, 2018

[Irish Republican News]

DUP CAN’T TOLERATE IRISH

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There is mounting concern that unionists in the north of Ireland are incapable of treating nationalists with respect after the DUP suddenly backed away from a deal which would have legislated for the rights for Irish language speakers.

Media accused of fanning anti-Gaelic hate

nolanirish.jpg An element of sectarianism has surfaced in the mainstream media as extreme unionism rallied in opposition to the Irish language this week.

Judge backs Hegarty internment

neilhegartyface.jpg A community association in Derry have called for the immediate release of republican Neil Hegarty, who was interned in Maghaberry prison in December just one day after he had been released after five years in prison.

McDonald promises new leadership, clamps down on dissent

mcdonaldlatelate.jpg The new Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has been stamping her authority on the party in the wake of being selected as the successor to Gerry Adams, who quit the post last week.

MI5 tried to recruit Saoradh member in France

palacebarracks.jpg A former republican prisoner and political activist has said there was an attempt by British military agents to recruit him at an airport in France.

1916 Relatives battle developer over Moore St plans

moorestreet.jpg Dublin city councillors have condemned a British property company’s efforts to have buildings around a national monument site opened for development.

Adams: ‘I did my best’

adamsflag600.jpg As he hands over the reins to Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been giving interviews and facing a welter of last-minute criticism from his political opponents.

EU could rescue Six Counties from hard Brexit

barnier600.jpg With no sign of a British government solution to the issue of the Irish border, the European Union is reportedly preparing a draft of the British withdrawal treaty with the North of Ireland effectively having status within the EU.

Sharp improvement in Stormont talks outlook

adamsstormontlast.jpg The latest attempts to restore local power-sharing government in Belfast have made progress and should conclude next week, according to Sinn Fein.

Sinister agenda of prison authorities

lifeintheira.jpg Republican prisoners have condemned the authorities in Maghaberry prison over a new clampdown on educational and historical materials at the jail.

Gardai raid homes of republicans

gardaraid0210.jpg In a series of early morning raids in Dublin this week, eight republicans and their families were subjected to armed police forcing entry to their homes.

Teacup storms continue

kellyclamp.jpg The political vacuum in the North continues to be filled by unionist anger at Sinn Fein over bizarre incidents and minor issues.

Arlene does a Paisley

paisleyfoster.jpg Arlene Foster has dipped deep into her political bag of tricks and produced a very old, tried-and-trusted Paisley technique.

Right to remember our fallen comrades

saoradhpostereaster.jpg Easter 2017 saw thousands of Irish Republicans march defiant and proud behind an impressive colour party in Derry at the Unfinished Revolution Easter commemoration. Many members of the colour party have since been arrested, detained and interrogated.

The Civil Rights Association

nicramarch.jpg Contrasting views of the North’s Civil Rights Association and how it relates to where we are as we approach the 50th anniversary of its first campaign.

A new chapter

adamsoldmic.jpg I’m sure that there is a little nervousness within Sinn Fein as Gerry Adams steps down as president of the party, having led it to great electoral success across Ireland, and having been, along with the late Martin McGuinness, at the forefront of the republican struggle for decades.

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