[Irish Republican News]

August 26, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



In response to a growing media furore, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted that the Provisional IRA were not involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast earlier this month.

Letter reveals farcical Ballymurphy investigation

britsold.jpg The failure of the British Ministry of Defence to trace any of the British soldiers present at the time of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre has infuriated the families of the victims.

1985: Thatcher’s ego and the need to stop Sinn Fein

fitzgeraldthatcher.jpg Over 500 files have been made available to historians in Belfast this week as part of the declassification of government files dating from the mid-1980s.

Homeless offered sleeping bags, urged to leave the city

homelessprotest.jpg Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of “blowing smoke” after he insisted that “common sense” must be applied in response to the growing homelessness crisis.

Rasharkin parade increases tensions

rasharkin2015.jpg Sinn Fein’s Daithi McKay has said there were a number of breaches of determinations by the Parades Commission at a loyalist parade in Rasharkin last [Friday] night.

New play suggests protected paedophile may have been informer

olubhlai.jpg The 26-County state and the Gardai police will be accused from a Dublin stage next week of covering up claims about the serial rape of young boys because the alleged abuser - dubbed “the Irish Jimmy Savile” - was an informer blackmailed into spying on the IRA.

Bomb attack hits MI5 base

vanbombpalace.jpg The political crisis in the North deepened this week when a bomb attack struck the British Army’s Palace Barracks, the headquarters of MI5 in Ireland.

Sinn Fein condemns Davison ‘revenge’ killing

kevinmcguigan.jpg The close-knit republican community of the Short Strand has been shocked by the apparent revenge killing on Wednesday night of Kevin McGuigan, the chief suspect in the murder earlier this year of former PIRA commander Jock Davison.

Repercussions continue after march for prisoners is halted

ailmarch2015.jpg There has been a flood of complaints about the PSNI’s actions after it blocked a nationalist anti-internment protest from marching to Belfast city centre on Sunday.

Concern at casual violence and intimidation

branniganattack.jpg A three-hour racist assault on the home of a former republican prisoner in west Belfast last weekend has highlighted a wave of spontaneous acts of violence, racism and sectarianism across the North.

TDs anger at criminal charges report

paulmurphywater.jpg Leaked reports that a decision has been made to bring criminal charges against water charge protesters may have been a deliberate attempt to smear those politicians involved.

Failures in ‘Craigavon Two’ judgement outlined

johnfinucane.jpg A lawyer for one of two men convicted of an IRA action in March 2009 has raised fresh concerns about the case.

The last obscenity

maghaberrybig.jpgg Maghaberry is an injustice that undermines the very fabric of our society.

The deaths of Gerard Davison and Kevin McGuigan

davisonmcguigan.jpg Are the Provisional IRA about to re-commence their armed campaign? Do unionist politicians really think so?

Interview with Martin McGuinness

mcguinnessflat2.jpg In a wide-ranging interview, Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness insists that a united Ireland is inevitable.

A two-tier policing and justice system

pregnantailmarch.jpg It would appear as if a two tier police and justice system - one rule for Irish Republicans and another, much more lenient one, for the pro British community - is in force today in the north of Ireland.

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