[Irish Republican News]

August 1, 2014

[Irish Republican News]



A decision by the Dublin government on Wednesday to abstain in a key vote on an emergency debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the conflict in Gaza has provoked a crisis over Ireland’s managing of its foreign affairs.

Canada blocks 32CSM speaking tour

pearsonairport.jpg Senior republican politician Francis Mackey and two other members of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement were detained by authorities at a Canadian airport this week and taken to a high-security prison.

Repatriated prisoners win release after legal challenge

aidanhulmeprison.jpg Six republicans serving lengthy prison sentences after being arrested in Britain have been released from Portlaoise Prison after challenging the legality of their continued detention.

Housing - a tale of two Dublins

evictionprotestcoyne.jpg Charities have said they are unable to cope with the pressure of thousands seeking help for homelessness amid signs of a return of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ property bubble.

Arson bid on Catholic church

starofthesea.jpg Loyalists have attempted to burn down St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church on the Shore Road on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Tensions linger at Stormont after Ministers jet away

nelsonmccauslandbig.jpg The Stormont administration in Belfast has been accused of acting irresponsibly after it was confirmed that a DUP Minister will not be sanctioned despite the findings of an official report which supported allegations that he deliberately deceived the Assembly.

Stop the slaughter

gazafuneral2014.jpg The Dublin government has failed to condemn the latest massacre in Gaza despite Israel intensifying operations against the sealed-off Palestinian enclave, and has declined to even call in the Israeli ambassador.

Unionists step back from Ardoyne violence

ardoynetwelfth2014.jpg Three men were stabbed and there were a number of other sectarian incidents last weekend around the annual ‘Twelfth of July’ marches, but the events themselves took place without serious disorder.

Judge’s report eases OTRs controversy

hallett.jpg A report by a British judge has found that a long-standing process to deal with the issue of republicans ‘on the run’ from conflict-related prosecutions (OTRs) was lawful.

Kincora truth must be exposed - victim

kincora.jpg Sinn Fein has called for an inquiry into abuses at Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast to be fully independent amid new allegations that the matter was covered up by the British authorities.

Limerick and Maghaberry prison regimes condemned

limerickprison.jpg Eighty-year-old artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has described the prison system in the 26 Counties as “inhumane” following her release from prison in Limerick.

PSNI ‘protecting UDA attackers’

paulmcauley.jpg A “circle of silence” is protecting those who attacked a Derry man eight years ago and left him needing round-the-clock care, according to his father.

Bodenstown address by Francie Mackey

mackeyboden13.jpg Francie Mackey, Chairperson of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, delivered the main address at the organisation’s annual gathering at the grave of Wolfe Tone in Bodenstown recently.

MI5’s murky role in Kincora scandal yet to be exposed

colinwallacebig.jpg MI5’s interests will take precedence over the rights of raped children.

Henry Joy McCracken

henryjoymccracken.jpg With no rising in sight in Ulster despite the signal coming from Dublin, one man seized the initiative and assembled the United Irish forces to assert Ireland’s right to independence. That man was Henry Joy McCracken, who died 216 years ago this month.

End the war on Gaza

gazakids.jpg The short ceasefire in Gaza will only be another temporary lull in the cyclical violence in that region unless a real and inclusive dialogue takes place involving all of the combatant groups.

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