[Irish Republican News]

February 7, 2016

[Irish Republican News]

INQUIRY DEMANDED AS ALLEGED INFORMER FLEES

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A former commander of the Provisional IRA in Ardoyne has said he has been forced to flee his home after receiving death threats over allegations he was a state agent, which he denies.

‘Stakeknife’ repercussions become public

hodginsmorrison.jpg A row has broken out among republicans in Belfast over the impact of infiltration by informers in the aftermath of the apparent exposure of another highly-placed double agent within the Provisional IRA.

Fine Gael flounders as election campaign gets underway

noonankenny.jpg The 26 County general election campaign has begun with a major embarrassment for the coalition parties after their annual spending plans were found to have overestimated available state funds by several billion euro.

Strength and resilience at Bloody Sunday commemoration

bloodysundaymarch2016.jpg Several thousand people took part in a rain-soaked march in Derry last weekend to mark the 44th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday killings.

Politicians in a flap as ‘Brexit’ likelihood increases

brexit.jpg Concern is mounting in Ireland at the prospects of a British withdrawal from the European Union and the implications this would have for border crossings and the economy.

British Army link to Larne killings revealed

rodneymccormick.jpg It has taken the British authorities 35 years to tell the family of a Catholic man that his killer was a former British soldier.

British war crime on the Shankill

shankilbomb2.jpg There has been a shocked reaction to evidence that the 1993 Shankill Road bomb, in which nine civilians and one IRA Volunteer died in a premature explosion, was planned by a double-agent working in concert with the British Crown forces.

Hamilton reveals hierarchy of conflict investigations

georgehamilton2.jpg PSNI Chief George Hamilton has warned that most conflict-related cases will be shelved as pressure is heaped on the force to cooperate with inquest investigations.

No plan to question main suspect in O’Connor murder

garethoconnor2.jpg The main suspect in the murder of republican Gareth O’Connor has still not been questioned almost thirteen years after his death it has emerged. The man in question has also received an ‘OTR letter’ from the PSNI which could allow him to permanently evade prosecution for the murder.

Clashes as petrol bombs are thrown at PSNI

lurgantrouble0116.jpg There was a riot in Lurgan, County Armagh on Sunday night when more than 100 petrol bombs were thrown by nationalist youths after police cordons were set up in the Lake Street area.

Noonan accused in nine billion euro giveaway

michaelnoonanbig.jpg The 26 County Minister for Finance Michael Noonan blew over nine billion euro of government funds when he failed to stand up to EU bank chiefs over the state’s bank debts, the banking inquiry has revealed.

Thousands of protestors turn out to oppose water charges

waterprotest0123gpo.jpg Tens of thousands of protestors turned out to oppose water charges at Right2Water demonstrations across the country last Saturday. In Dublin City Centre, at the largest rally, community and political groups were joined by representatives from six trade unions.

RTE’s ‘Rebellion’ series, and its propaganda value

rebellionrte.jpg Three valuable hours of my life has been wasted on what RTE describes as a ‘commemorative drama’ to herald the beginning of the Centenary year of the 1916 revolution.

Eight years on and it is political business as usual

michaellowrybig.jpg Nothing has changed and no one is held accountable in Ireland, and this is a government promising more of the same.

The first 1916 commemoration

1916belfastmural.jpg In the aftermath of the 1916 Rising and the releases from Frongoch internment camp that autumn, the Sinn Féin movement was re-organised in Belfast in early 1917, and the first Easter Commemoration Parade in the city was part of that process.

Paddy Joe Rice remembered

paddyjoerice.jpg Former H Block blanketman Gerard Hodgins spoke this week at the Foresters Club in West Belfast in honour of the late IRA volunteer, Paddy Joe Rice. The event was hosted by the Anne Devlin Society, Belfast.

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