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Judge backs Hegarty internment

neilhegartyface.jpg A community association in Derry have called for the immediate release of republican Neil Hegarty, who was interned in Maghaberry prison in December just one day after he had been released after five years in prison.

Published February 17, 2018

McDonald promises new leadership, clamps down on dissent

mcdonaldlatelate.jpg The new Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has been stamping her authority on the party in the wake of being selected as the successor to Gerry Adams, who quit the post last week.

Published February 17, 2018

MI5 tried to recruit Saoradh member in France

palacebarracks.jpg A former republican prisoner and political activist has said there was an attempt by British military agents to recruit him at an airport in France.

Published February 17, 2018

1916 Relatives battle developer over Moore St plans

moorestreet.jpg Dublin city councillors have condemned a British property company’s efforts to have buildings around a national monument site opened for development.

Published February 17, 2018

Talks collapse as DUP block Irish Language Act

doddsfoster.jpg The current phase of political talks in Belfast has ended after unionist hardliners in the DUP rejected measures to increase recognition for the Irish language in the north of Ireland.

Published February 14, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald becomes new Sinn Fein President

mcdonaldleader.jpg Mary Lou McDonald today officially replaced Gerry Adams as Uachtaran Shinn Fein [President of Sinn Fein] at a special party conference in Dublin. The following is the full text of her acceptance speech.

Published February 10, 2018

Adams: ‘I did my best’

adamsflag600.jpg As he hands over the reins to Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been giving interviews and facing a welter of last-minute criticism from his political opponents.

Published February 10, 2018

EU could rescue Six Counties from hard Brexit

barnier600.jpg With no sign of a British government solution to the issue of the Irish border, the European Union is reportedly preparing a draft of the British withdrawal treaty with the North of Ireland effectively having status within the EU.

Published February 10, 2018

Sharp improvement in Stormont talks outlook

adamsstormontlast.jpg The latest attempts to restore local power-sharing government in Belfast have made progress and should conclude next week, according to Sinn Fein.

Published February 10, 2018

Sinister agenda of prison authorities

lifeintheira.jpg Republican prisoners have condemned the authorities in Maghaberry prison over a new clampdown on educational and historical materials at the jail.

Published February 10, 2018

Gardai raid homes of republicans

gardaraid0210.jpg In a series of early morning raids in Dublin this week, eight republicans and their families were subjected to armed police forcing entry to their homes.

Published February 10, 2018

Teacup storms continue

kellyclamp.jpg The political vacuum in the North continues to be filled by unionist anger at Sinn Fein over bizarre incidents and minor issues.

Published February 10, 2018

Haggarty to go free in brazen cover-up

haggartyout.jpg There was widespread shock this week after it was confirmed that loyalist Special Branch double agent Gary Haggarty could be freed within weeks despite pleading guilty to five murders, five attempted murders and hundreds of other crimes.

Published February 3, 2018

Prisoners endorse ONH suspension of armed action

coguslogo.jpg A group of republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail has said the suspension of armed actions by the breakaway IRA group known as Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) last week will allow a “period of consolidation, expansion and preparation”.

Published February 3, 2018

Fight for civil rights continues

languagestormont.jpg Fifty years on from the launch of the civil rights movement, nationalists are contining to battle for equality in the face of systematic and opportunistic discrimination.

Published February 3, 2018

Strong support urged for ‘March for Truth’

timefortruth.jpg Victims of the conflict have announced plans for a mass march in Belfast to demand action on efforts to deal with the legacy of the conflict.

Published February 3, 2018

Varadkar blunders into abortion maelstrom

abortionposters.jpg The Dublin government has paved the way for a referendum on abortion next May which has already provoked unanswered questions as to what is actually being proposed.

Published February 3, 2018

British Army schools promotion ‘endangered children’

soldierkids.jpg A former republican prisoner has accused his daughters’ Catholic school of becoming a tool of oppression after British Army soldiers were allowed to make a presentation.

Published February 3, 2018

Scappaticci arrested

scappaticci600.jpg The man alleged to have been the British Army’s most high-ranking agent in the Provisional IRA has been arrested and is being questioned about allegations that he murdered dozens of people while working undercover in the IRA’s feared internal security unit.

Published January 30, 2018

ONH ceasefire welcomed

onhmural3.jpg Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) have confirmed no immediate plans to decommission their weapons following the breakaway IRA group’s announcement that it is to “suspend all armed actions against the British State”.

Published January 27, 2018


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