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Success for Bobby Sands movie

brendanjbyrne.jpg An Irish-made documentary exploring the life and death of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands smashed the national box office record in its opening weekend, and continues to sell out weeks after it opened.

Published September 3, 2016

‘Don’t take them down’

glenariffegates.jpg The chairman of a County Antrim Gaelic sports club has resigned after it voted to remove entrance gates dedicated to the memory of two Irish War of Independence martyrs in order to secure a grant from a unionist-controlled council.

Published August 27, 2016

Bryson sought revenge for Dervock band - report

dervockbandmasked.jpg A dispute over a sectarian loyalist parade through the mainly nationalist town of Rasharkin last week is being linked to the “leak” of private messages targeting Sinn Fein Assembly member Daithi McKay.

Published August 27, 2016

Call for new investigation into informer recruitment coercion

johnbradybig2.jpg The Police Ombudsman has been urged to review an investigation into the suspicious death of a republican while in PSNI custody after an investigator linked to the case resigned.

Published August 27, 2016

Papers reignite hunger strike ‘deal’ debate

orawemorrison.jpg Recently released government papers dating from 1985 have again reopened a debate about negotiations which took place during the 1981 hunger strike which some have argued could have prevented the deaths of six of the ten republican prisoners who died.

Published August 27, 2016

Collusion victim’s son condemns ‘years of lies’

stepinnbig.jpg A man whose wife was killed when a car bomb exploded outside the Step Inn bar in south Armagh 40 years ago has said he wants to see a new inquest

Published August 27, 2016

New delay as end of Bloody Sunday saga is “in sight”

bloodysundymarch2011.jpg The Bloody Sunday families have called on the PSNI to state whether or not they intend recommending that the soldiers responsible for the 1972 killings are prosecuted.

Published August 27, 2016

Sinister agenda sees McKay ousted

daithimckaybig2.jpg Senior Sinn Fein political figure Daithi McKay, who worked to expose wrongdoing in the murky world of Ireland’s NAMA property deals, could end up being the only direct casualty of the scandal following his forced resignation this week.

Published August 20, 2016

Apprentice Boys marchers provoke city centre outrage

abodchanting.jpg The main Apprentice Boys of Derry parade of the year infuriated residents after loyalist band members were seen to lead inflammatory chanting and sectarian singing at the heart of the overwhelmingly nationalist city.

Published August 20, 2016

Dialogue appeal over tensions in republican areas

adamsfennell.jpg Support is growing for a public dialogue to address a rift in republican communities following an appeal for talks by Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Published August 20, 2016

Nationalist bonfires seen as hotspots of dissent

derrybonfire16.jpg Thousands attended this years anti-internment bonfires, traditionally held on the feast day of the Assumption, and which have become public displays of nationalist dissatisfaction with the Stormont administration and British rule.

Published August 20, 2016

Irish Olympics boss arrested in multi-million ticket tout scheme

pathickeyarrested.jpg Irish corruption is again the subject of international media attention following the arrest of the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Pat Hickey as part of a Brazilian police investigation into an insider ticket touting scandal.

Published August 20, 2016

International solidarity as hunger strike anniversary marked

blanketmenmarch.jpg Sinn Fein have marked the 35th anniversary of the hunger strikes with a march involving thousands of activists in west Belfast.

Published August 20, 2016

Sinn Fein Assembly member quits over NAMA testimony


Published August 18, 2016

Feud fears as Stormont cosies up to killers

boreland.jpg The Six County administration in Belfast has been accused of sustaining loyalist criminality following the murder of a former UDA leader by a rival loyalist gang.

Published August 13, 2016

Call for state recognition for heroic Bloody Sunday priest

sundayduddydaly.jpg Tributes have been paid following the death of the former Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly, who attended to the victims on Bloody Sunday at the risk of his own life. However, his memory has also been subjected to a sickening sectarian attack by a former member of the British Crown forces who claimed to have been present at the massacre.

Published August 13, 2016

Governors assault prisoners in Maghaberry mayhem

maghaberry600.jpg There were clashes at Maghaberry jail this week as prison governors took part in two separate assaults on republican prisoners over a 48 hour period.

Published August 13, 2016

Palestinian anger at Sinn Fein’s links to Israeli regime

sinnfeinlikud.jpg Palestinians have expressed dismay that representatives of Sinn Féin have been hosting delegations from Likud, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Published August 13, 2016

State historians pressured to provide centenary ‘propaganda’

191620162.jpg Historians involved in advising the decade of centenaries for the Dublin government have revealed how they were asked to provide pro-British propaganda for use in the north of Ireland, but refused “point blank”.

Published August 13, 2016

Freedom of assembly denied, but anti-internment message is heard

internmentmarchblocked.jpg Thousands of republicans staged a peaceful protest after an anti-internment parade was barred from entering Belfast city centre last Sunday.

Published August 13, 2016


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