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Ireland go out as French dig deep

franceireland.jpg Two strikes inside three minutes sank a brave Irish campaign in the Euro 2016 championship and put the host team into the quarter-finals in Lyon this afternoon.

Published June 26, 2016

Disunited Kingdom

brexitresultmap.jpg Pressure for Irish reunification is at its highest in a generation after a shock ‘Leave’ result in the British referendum on the European Union is set to force the north of Ireland out of the EU and could bring a virtual iron curtain down across the island of Ireland.

Published June 25, 2016

Controversy in Ardoyne over parade ‘deal’

garcmap.jpg Plans have been advanced to allow a controversial parade by the anti-Catholic Orange Order march through a nationalist area of north Belfast in return for loyalists ending a campaign of intimidation at a sectarian interface.

Published June 25, 2016

US tapes illegally accessed by PSNI to pursue pensioner

ivorbellbig.jpg Alleged evidence against veteran republican Ivor Bell has been unlawfully obtained from America in breach of an international treaty, a court has heard.

Published June 25, 2016

Historic 1916 Gaelic match recalled

frongochgaa.jpg An epic GAA football match that became known as the ‘All Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’ was commemorated last weekend when a match was played at the site of the former internment camp at Frongoch in Wales.

Published June 25, 2016

Irish squad sets up a French date with destiny

bradygoal.jpg An already legendary victory over Italy on Wednesday has propelled Ireland into the last 16 in the Euro 2016 international soccer tournament, setting up a fateful encounter with hosts France on Sunday and gripping a nation that had feared its chance of progress had slipped away.

Published June 25, 2016

The All-Ireland played behind barbed wire

frongochprison.jpg A recent documentary tells the extraordinary story of the inter-county Gaelic football final which took place inside Frongoch internment camp in 1916.

Published June 25, 2016

Cameron quits but will ‘steady the ship’ after Brexit vote

cameronquits.jpg Conservative Party leader David Cameron has resigned as British Prime Minister, and said he will step down in October. He made his resignation speech this morning outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron said he accepted the decision of the electorate, which voted for a ‘Brexit’ yesterday by 52% to 48%.

Published June 24, 2016

Political upheaval as Britain votes to quit EU

brexitresult.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron is predicted to resign after results from his referendum on EU membership show it pulling Britain and the north of Ireland out of the European Union by a total vote of an estimated 51.7% to 48.3%.

Published June 24, 2016

MP killed for ‘British freedom’

coxmair.jpg The British political system has lurched into crisis following the murder of a progressive MP and embittered exchanges ahead of this weeks’s referendum on EU membership. Campaigning in the referendum, which could have profound significance for Ireland and Scotland, has been suspended.

Published June 18, 2016

Villiers under pressure to quit over Loughinisland stance

theresavilliersbig.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has refused to withdraw comments she made about the Loughinisland massacre, following a report last week which found that British state forces had indeed colluded in the murders.

Published June 18, 2016

Ex-prisoner support group welcomes ‘historic’ court decision

martinneeson.jpg A court has decided that it was wrong to stop former republican prisoner Martin Neeson from working as a groundsman. A judge this week quashed a decision preventing former republican PoW Martin Neeson from working for a conservation charity.

Published June 18, 2016

Follow the weapons, say collusion victims

uvfvz58.jpg In the aftermath of the damning Loughinisland Police Ombudsman report, further questions are being asked about a massive arms shipment linked to dozens of loyalist murders.

Published June 18, 2016

New effort to tackle parades as marching season begins

tourofthenorth2016.jpg Up to 15,000 loyalists are expected to take part in a parade through Belfast later today [Saturday] as thousands of nationalists will be making their way to the city centre to watch the Irish national soccer team take on Belgium in European Championship soccer.

Published June 18, 2016

Council hacks away 1916 memorial

1916memorialsmashed.jpg Nationalist politicians have hit out after a 1916 Easter Rising monument was removed by a unionist-controlled council in a midnight raid.

Published June 18, 2016

Brexit: Ireland’s opportunity?

cameronmerkel2.jpg Loyalties are divided among Irish republicans over the ‘Brexit’ referendum as a new battle over Britain’s place in Europe brings the potential for a period of significant political change in Ireland and Britain.

Published June 11, 2016

Pressure for Britain to face war crimes tribunal over collusion

theheights.jpg There are fresh calls in the north of Ireland for a much stronger approach to the issue of state collusion following confirmation that it played a significant role in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre.

Published June 11, 2016

Delays feared as new Stakeknife investigation is unveiled

scap.jpg There has been a very cautious welcome for the news that a new police investigation is to be set up into the activities of British army agent Stakeknife, thought to have been the highest ranking British double agent within the IRA during the conflict.

Published June 11, 2016

Dismay over flag intimidation and provocative march plans

flagsbig.jpg Sinn Fein has blamed the PSNI for “reneging on promises” after loyalist flags were erected in a mixed area of south Belfast.

Published June 11, 2016

MI5, MI6 get bye as Kincora abuse inquiry opens

hartkincora.jpg Evidence of British state collusion in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home will not be examined fully by the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), currently underway in Banbridge, County Down, it has been confirmed.

Published June 11, 2016


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