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Judge calls time on internment by remand

lukeoneill.jpg In a positive development in the campaign against internment by remand which has seen republicans jailed for years without charges being brought, Luke O’Neill has been granted bail.

Published March 31, 2018

Nationalist frustration on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

maybangor.jpg On the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, a desultory media exercise by British Prime Minister Theresa May at a farm in County Down has added to the belief that political atrophy in London means there will be no revival of the Stormont powersharing institutions in the short term.

Published March 31, 2018

Trial of British soldiers to go ahead

joemccann600.jpg Two former British soldiers are to stand trial charged with murdering an Official IRA man in Belfast 46 years ago, a judge has ordered.

Published March 31, 2018

Calls for protests as homeless numbers top five figures

homelesspram.jpg The position of the 26 County Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is under increasing threat after a shock increase in the number of homeless people, particularly children, which has rocketed by almost 50 per cent in the last year.

Published March 31, 2018

Hand over inquest funds, court orders

timefortruthscales.jpg In an emphatic ruling, a High Court judge has issued a “mandatory order” to civil servants in Belfast and London to provide long-denied funds for legacy inquests in the North of Ireland.

Published March 24, 2018

Mixed messages over tributes to SF leaders

adamsdayny.jpg Unionists have reacted with outrage following a proclamation by the mayor of New York last weekend naming March 17, 2018 as ‘Gerry Adams Day’.

Published March 24, 2018

IRSP concern over Tory legal dodge

buntinglittle.jpg The Irish Republican Socialist Party has said it believes that two of its members were killed as part of a wider campaign against the party by the British government and are now the target of a potential cover-up.

Published March 24, 2018

Battles over flags on St Patrick’s Day

saoradhirishflag.jpg At the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Newry, the national flag was flown despite attempts by Newry, Mourne and Down Council to ban it.

Published March 24, 2018

Sinn Fein postpones abortion debate until after poll

carolnolan.jpg Sinn Fein has suspended one of its TDs, Offaly TD Carol Nolan, after she voted against holding a referendum to remove a constitutional ban on abortion this week.

Published March 24, 2018

Labour appoints new shadow Direct Ruler in Brexit row

tonylloydowensmith.jpg The spokesperson on Ireland for the British Labour Party, Owen Smith, was dramatically sacked by party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday night in a row over the party’s position on Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Published March 24, 2018

Hooded men, Amnesty stunned by ECHR dismissal of torture case

hoodedmenpress.jpg A decision by the European Court of Human Rights has been described as a bad day for justice after it refused to revise a judgement that the ‘Hooded Men’ did not suffer torture at the hands of their British military captors in 1971.

Published March 20, 2018

Taoiseach plays the gombeen for Trump

varadkargombeen.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing calls to resign after he bragged about how he subverted the state’s planning process on behalf of Donald Trump’s business interests during the traditional St Patrick’s Day lunch in Washington DC.

Published March 17, 2018

Gabriel Mackle released

rsfmackleprotest.jpg Political prisoner Gabriel Mackle has been released following a period of internment lasting over four months, it has been confirmed. It is believed his release was made subject to legal conditions which have prevented him making a statement on the matter.

Published March 17, 2018

DUP negotiators can’t deliver - Sinn Fein

conormurphy600.jpg Sinn Fein has questioned the authority of the DUP negotiating team, headed up by party leader Arlene Foster, after the last round of talks to restore power-sharing in Belfast suddenly collapsed as a deal was imminent.

Published March 17, 2018

Trump set to visit ‘interesting’ border areas in Ireland

trumpvaradkarshamrock.jpg US President Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland and will go to the border, according to reports from Washington DC.

Published March 17, 2018

Tory plans for Brexit include border travel ‘permit’

borderagency.jpg People crossing the British-imposed border through Ireland would have to register in advance for permission under a deranged plan for Brexit being considered by Tories.

Published March 17, 2018

Brother of shot escapee takes legal action

hughconey.jpg The brother of a County Tyrone man shot dead while trying to escape from Long Kesh internment camp almost 45 years ago has launched a legal action against the PSNI police and British Ministry of Defence.

Published March 17, 2018

DUP looks to London

fosterbcc2.jpg Sinn Fein has warned that the DUP has “checked out” of any attempt to restore the powersharing institutions in Belfast as the Tory government in London introduced an effective Direct Rule budget for the North of Ireland.

Published March 10, 2018

Gibraltar Three remembered

gibmural2018.jpg Events have been taking place in west Belfast to commemorate three IRA Volunteers ambushed and executed by the British Army’s SAS in Gibraltar 30 years ago.

Published March 10, 2018

Foster’s block on inquests ‘unlawful’

loughgallpic.jpg A High Court judge has found that the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, illegally blocked funding for inquests into killings in the north of Ireland.

Published March 10, 2018


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