[Irish Republican News]

April 22, 2017

[Irish Republican News]



Crisis talks in the north of Ireland have been suspended until June following the decision of the British Prime Minister to call a snap general election, an unexpected move which angered politicians in Belfast and cast new uncertainty over the future of Stormont and its powersharing institutions.

Republicans reaffirm campaigns in Easter commemorations

saoradheaster17.jpg Tens of thousands of republicans took to the streets of villages, towns and cities across Ireland last weekend to pay their respects to Ireland’s fallen heroes.

Deranged Garda informer blamed for double murder

crevanmackin.jpg There have been calls for a public inquiry after a Louth man who shot and killed a Garda policeman and seriously injured his ex-girlfriend before killing himself was confirmed to have been a state informer who had been told to spy on IRA groups.

Divisons continue over Martin McGuinness’s legacy

mcguinnessheadstone.jpg Unionists have expressed outrage at a gravestone erected for former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness as republicans gathered to remember him a month after his passing.

PSNI accused of withholding evidence on weapons

tommycasey.jpg The family of a Catholic man killed by loyalists in collusion with state forces has called for the release of details of a recently found arms cache which they believe could finally secure a conviction for his murder.

Outcry as nuns set to be handed new maternity hospital

nmhplans.jpg Over 80,000 people have signed a petition calling on Simon Harris, the 26 County health minister, to prevent a religious order from being handed ownership of a new maternity hospital.

‘Clear names of Scap’s victims’

scapbig.jpg Sinn Fein has been urged to exonerate those republicans and others who were executed as ‘informers’ on the orders of a British double agent operating inside the Provisional IRA.

Anger as killer soldiers hold protest

saoradhprotestveterans.jpg A demonstration by former British soldiers in Belfast city and a counter-demonstration by republican group Saoradh have both passed off peacefully on Good Friday.

‘Excess’ water charges seen as first step back

waterprotest0417.jpg A deal between the two main right-wing parties on water charges in the 26 Counties has reignited the controversy, despite claims that the charges have been scrapped “for most people”.

Coroner brings closure for the Deery family

deeryfamily.jpg A decades-long justice campaign for a teenage boy shot dead by the British Army in Derry in 1972 has been fully vindicated after a coroner ruled this week that Manus Deery was ‘totally innocent’ and his murder ‘totally unjustified’.

Talks deadline postponed again

stormontsf.jpg Talks between the Stormont political parties have been extended into May amid a deadlock which Sinn Fein has blamed on unionists’ refusal to back a rights-based society.

Partition ‘a grave injustice’ - Villiers

villierscyprus.jpg Former British Direct Ruler in the North of Ireland, Theresa Villiers, has become the subject of ridicule after she expressed support for freedom and unity for the divided island of... Cyprus.

Malice intended

hoodedmentorture.jpg Anne Cadwallader tells the story of the Hooded Men, internees subjected to fine-tuned methods of torture, that left little physical evidence, imported by Britain to Ireland in 1971.

The North will be biggest loser in the Brexit election

electionglum.jpg The general election couldn’t come at a worse time for Northern Ireland.

Easter commemorations 2017

arbourhill.jpg A round up of Easter commemorative events by various organisations this year. Please check locally for more information.

Joint administration the only way forward

flagsjoint2.jpg The sacrifice of this generation of republicans and the families of our patriot dead transformed Ireland in a way that means that a new independent Ireland can be realised.

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