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Lives at risk as more than 600 lie on trolleys

trolleys600.jpg The number of patients stuck on trolleys awaiting beds in hospitals in the 26 County state has broken new records, forcing Minister for Health Simon Harris to apologise for his failure to deal with the crisis.

Published January 6, 2017

Making hope and hunger rhyme

foodparcels.jpg The centenary year of the 1916 Rising ends with new optimism over a campaign of direct action against inequality headed by a motley group of musicians, actors and writers. However, the sight of thousands of people braving the cold to receive food handouts in Dublin and Limerick has highlighted the scale of the challenge.

Published December 24, 2016

Stormont in disarray as Foster clings to power

fosternoconf.jpg The futures of both DUP First Minister Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are in the balance after a farcical power-play at Stormont this week.

Published December 24, 2016

DUP ‘Communities’ Minister accused of hating Irish

dupflute.jpg News that a DUP Minister at Stormont has axed a bursary scheme for children from deprived communities to study Irish has drawn a bitterly hostile reaction from Irish language and equality campaigners.

Published December 24, 2016

British demand secrecy over Omagh bomb, Doherty killing

ciarandoherty600.jpg The High Court in Belfast has allowed the British government to hold a secret hearing in a legal action over the alleged cover-up of the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing.

Published December 24, 2016

Christmas anguish for family of Irish prisoner of conscience

taylorfamily600.jpg The family of Derry republican prisoner Tony Taylor have said that it will be a ‘very rough Christmas’ without him.

Published December 24, 2016

Republican prisoner on dirty protest over segregation

lukeoneill.jpg A republican political prisoner, Luke O’Neill is spending Christmas on a dirty protest in Maghaberry Prison in protest at a refusal to move him to the republican wing.

Published December 24, 2016

Foster mocks opposition after Stormont walkout

stormontwalkout.jpg A motion of no confidence in First Minister Arlene Foster was vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party today, but not before other parties in the Stormont Assembly staged a theatrical walk-out from a chamber in which they are powerless to effect political change without DUP support.

Published December 19, 2016

Sinn Fein could turn against corrupt DUP

bellfoster.jpg Over a thousand people have attended protests in Belfast and Derry calling for DUP leader Arlene Foster to resign as Six County First Minister after a public display of DUP infighting over corruption allegations.

Published December 17, 2016

Huge support as stars become squatters for homeless

homesweethomelaunch.jpg A group of Irish celebrities have spearheaded an action to tackle the homelessness crisis by taking over a government-owned property to provide accommodation.

Published December 17, 2016

Justice hopes for McCann family as British soldiers are charged

joemccann600.jpg The prosecution of two former British paratroopers for the killing of Official IRA Volunteer Joe McCann brings hope to his family who have campaigned for justice since the Historial Enquiries Team ruled the shooting unlawful.

Published December 17, 2016

Child’s trauma after seeing father attacked by riot squad

maghaberryriot600.jpg There was a serious incident at Maghaberry prison last weekend when three republican prisoners were dragged from the visiting area by the riot squad, and one was beaten to the ground and assaulted.

Published December 17, 2016

MI5 linked to legacy police agency

neilmcguinness.jpg A member of the Legacy Investigations Branch (LIB) of the PSNI police in the north of Ireland has been accused of being a covert member of British military intelligence.

Published December 17, 2016

New push to overcome political block on inquests

declanmorgan.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinnness accused the British government of not being serious about dealing with the legacy of the past after the most senior judge in the North admitted Britain was ignoring its legal obligation to ensure blocked inquests go ahead.

Published December 17, 2016

Process in crisis as Stormont rots

rpgvideo.jpg There are concerns over the political direction in the north of Ireland after a video emerged which appears to show a heavily armed breakaway IRA unit on patrol in north Belfast -- in the same week that the police confirmed that unionist paramilitary activities are being illegally funded from Stormont.

Published December 10, 2016

Family’s grief becomes political football

stackgerry.jpg A theatrical confrontation at a press conference in Dublin appears to be the latest installment in an orchestrated effort to embarrass Gerry Adams.

Published December 10, 2016

Prison regime implementing a sectarian agenda

maghberrycrownwire.jpg Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail have condemned discrimination against Irish culture and traditions by the jail administration.

Published December 10, 2016

Justice systems unmoved by concern over prisoners

isobelmaureen.jpg An Irish judge has drawn attention to herself after she hit out at an Irish parliamentarian’s interest in the human rights of political prisoners, and claimed to be ‘puzzled’ at her concern over the issue of internment by remand.

Published December 10, 2016

‘Save our Seas’ - film director highlights marine crisis

atlanticfilm.jpg A documentary on the Atlantic fishing industry has drawn a strong reaction after it was aired on Irish state television this week.

Published December 10, 2016

1916 Rising surrender letter to leave Ireland

pearseletter.jpg There have been protests after a surrender letter written by Easter Rising commander Padraig Pearse three days before his execution was placed for auction and is now set to leave Ireland after failing to sell.

Published December 10, 2016


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