[Irish Republican News]

July 25, 2015

[Irish Republican News]



The attendance of a large colour party at the funeral procession of republican socialist matriarch Peggy O’Hara last weekend has outraged politicians and encouraged the PSNI to make a number of provocative raids, including at the home of the dead woman’s grief-stricken family.

Papers confirm Thatcher was aware of Kincora cover-up

thatcherpedos.jpg The discovery of new state papers about a network of high-profile establishment figures systematically abusing and trafficking children from the north of Ireland has added to suspicions that an ‘inquiry’ set up in County Down by the British government is merely an attempt to sideline the scandal.

Raids across North an ‘attempt to appease unionists’

donnellyraid.jpg Derry independent republican councillor Gary Donnelly has described a violent search of his home by the PSNI as an attempt to “placate” the DUP.

Derry name change back on the agenda

derryname.jpg A new effort is underway to have the name of Derry city officially recognised by the British government and internationally.

Banking scandals multiply while inquiries are neutered

kennybanking.jpg The 26 County government’s financial institution for managing the assets of its collapsed banking system has refused to cross the border to answer questions over corrupt practices in the sale of assets at heavily discounted prices in the north of Ireland.

New parties launch ahead of election

irelandidentity.jpg With recent polls showing that independents and small alliances could comprise more than a quarter of the Dublin parliament after the forthcoming general election, two new political groupings have presented themselves.

Loyalist gunmen issue threat after riots

newloyalistsguns.jpg Loyalist disturbances have continued in north Belfast since an anti-Catholic Orange Order parade was rerouted from the nationalist Ardoyne area on Monday.

Stop the cash for bonfire ‘bigotfest’

bonfirecollapse.jpg Pressure is growing to end the public funding of loyalist ‘community organisations’ after some of the worst sectarian displays at Eleventh Night bonfires in some years.

Properties ‘liberated’ in direct action on housing

boltonhouse.jpg Housing activists in Dublin have been secretly taking over disused and abandoned government-owned properties in an effort to tackle the problem of homelessness in the capital.

MI5 role in shoot-to-kill cases revealed

michaeltighediarmuidoneill.jpg A former MI5 surveillance ‘spook’ has described how he followed IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill for months before he was shot dead in a boarding house in London.

Dáil hears Ballymurphy justice appeal

ballymurphydail.jpg Relatives of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre were present for an emotional debate in the Dublin parliament in which Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams vividly described being in the area on the night of the killings when internment without trial was introduced by the British government in 1971.

Tributes for IRSM legend Peggy O’Hara

peggyohara.jpg The funeral of Peggy O’Hara, mother of 1981 INLA hunger striker, Patsy O’Hara, has brought together republican figures of all strands together to pay their respects.

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, 100 years on

odonovanrossafuneral.jpg A number of events are planned to mark the centenary of the funeral of Irish patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. An account of his life, and the full text of the famous oration delivered by Patrick Pearse at his graveside, one hundred years ago this week.

End the appeasement of loyalist gang bosses

uprg.jpg Local councils, Stormont and the British government subsidise the UDA and UVF by employing their bosses and local henchmen.

Selling out the Greek people

syriza.jpg The democratic opposition of the Greek people to austerity has been overthrown by the EU capitalist system with the collaboration of the Syriza leadership, according to the IRSP.

Orange Order bigotry must be opposed

loyalistsardoyne2015.jpg For just how much longer must the beleaguered nationalist community in the north be expected to succumb to unwanted loyalist bonfires and being forced to indulge unwelcome, uninvited anti-Catholic Orangemen?

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