[Irish Republican News]

February 24, 2017

[Irish Republican News]

DUP FACE DAY OF RECKONING

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The north’s largest unionist party is increasingly fearful ahead of next month’s Stormont Assembly election amid predictions that it could fall below the thirty seats it needs to hold on to its veto over political change in the north of Ireland.

Taoiseach fails to advance case for special EU status for North

kennyjuncker.jpg The embattled 26 County Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said that the eventual Brexit deal must allow access into the EU for the Six Counties of Ireland still under British rule in the event of Irish reunification.

Human rights activists attacked by Tories and DUP

maycommonsni.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May has been condemned after she hit out at the families of those killed by British soldiers and their legal representatives during a debate at the Westminster parliament.

PSNI man targeted by under-car device

culmoredevice.jpg A PSNI policeman narrowly escaped a limpet mine attack in Derry City in the latest incident being attributed to the breakaway armed group known as the ‘new IRA’

Kenny to confirm plan to quit after White House event

trumpkenny.jpg Under intense pressure from within his own party to resign, the 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he should be allowed to travel to Washington DC to meet Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, before making an announcement.

Loyalist ‘threatened Catholics’ before Shankill murder

shankillold.jpg A suspect in the sectarian loyalist shooting of a young Catholic father vowed to clear all “taigs” from the area, a lawyer told an inquest this week.

Kenny facing heave after ‘shambolic’ episode

endakennytired.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny is struggling to retain the leadership of his Fine Gael party after his ponderous and contradictory responses to allegations of a smear campaign against a Garda police whistleblower.

Torture of ‘Hooded Men’ is a war crime, court is told

hoodedmen17.jpg One of 14 Irish nationalists tortured during internment was bitten by a British soldier’s dog and forced to drink from the animal’s dish, the High Court heard this week.

Appeal for information on Lisburn killing

bradleyfamily.jpg The family of Paul Bradley, who was murdered by a sectarian mob just over 30 years ago, has made a heartfelt appeal for information.

Nesbitt grabs the campaign limelight

electiondebate.jpg In a statement that has created upheaval within his own party, the leader of the Ulster Unionists has said that he will vote for the nationalist SDLP after his own party -- but ahead of other unionist candidates -- in the coming Stormont election.

Visitors to Maghaberry facing abuses

maghaberrygdog.jpg The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association has warned of a systematic effort by the jail administration at Maghaberry to harass and intimidate the families of republican prisoners during visits.

Clonoe Martyrs remembered

oneillclonoe.jpg Sinn Fein’s new northern leader has said there should be no hierarchy of victims as she spoke at a vigil in memory of four IRA Volunteers who were gunned down in an SAS ambush in a churchyard in Clonoe, County Tyrone.

An election about integrity

sfae17.jpg We are determined to rebuild the political process but it must be on the basis of genuinely progressive power-sharing where we work with one another in the best interests of everyone in society.

The death of Pat Finucane: just one more killing?

geraldinefinucane2017.jpg I was at the annual Pat Finucane memorial lecture last night in the Europa Hotel. In some ways it was a moving evening, in some ways disappointing and in some ways enraging.

Injustice breeds injustice

ballymurphyvictims.jpg A former British soldier backs calls for prosecutions for the Ballymurphy Massacre of 1971, when eleven unarmed civilians were killed by the British Army.

Foster’s disturbing attempt to demonise SF voters

arlenefosterold.jpg Arlene Foster’s characterisation of Sinn Fein as a ‘crocodile’ is very disturbing indeed for a number of reasons.

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