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Gaelic League takes Sinn Fein minister to court

caralnichuilinirish.jpg Caral Ni Chuilin, Sinn Fein’s Minister for Culture in the Six Counties, is to be sued over her administration’s failure to introduce laws to promote the Irish language.

Published April 9, 2016



Villiers silent on British cabinet support for torture

hoodedmenbig.jpg The British Direct Ruler in the north of Ireland, Theresa Villiers, has been accused of withholding information in the case of a group of Irish torture victims known as the ‘Hooded Men’.

Published April 9, 2016



Political move to prevent US deportation

malachymcallisterbig.jpg US Congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in the House of Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish republican prisoner from the US.

Published April 9, 2016



Spirit of 1916 reclaimed?

2016gpo26coarmy.jpg In a remarkable weekend of events to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Irish president Michael D Higgins called for Irish people to take responsibility for building ‘a true Republic’. However, republican commemorations heard condemnations of the 26 County state for continuing to ‘turn its back’ on the people of the Six Counties.

Published April 2, 2016



Historic Easter weekend in the Six Counties

unfinishedrevolution.jpg Republicans marched in Lurgan, Belfast, Coalisland and Derry over the Easter in defiance of threatened PSNI arrest operations and in stark contrast to the comfortable celebrations of independence in the 26 Counties.

Published April 2, 2016



Clashes as marching season begins

lurganclash.jpg The Protestant marching season has started badly, with disturbances at two separate events this week.

Published April 2, 2016



Dail in limbo for a second month

kennymartin.jpg The Dublin parliament has descended further into farce as Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have made no progress towards the formation of a government, more than five weeks after the 26 County general election.

Published April 2, 2016



Collusion fears as republicans told their lives are in danger

seanhannabig.jpg A number of republicans in County Antrim have been warned about their safety after it was reported that a “PSNI document” had been lost.

Published April 2, 2016



Michael McKevitt released from prison

mckevittbig.jpg A high-profile critic of the peace process in the north of Ireland has continued to maintain his innocence after completing a 20-year jail sentence for ‘directing terrorism’.

Published April 2, 2016



Irish President calls for an end to revisionism

pres1916.jpg In a speech to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, President Michael D Higgins has called for an end to the pro-British bias in the interpretation of events at the turn of the last century.

Published March 28, 2016



Symbolic shift in west Belfast

muralsdivis.jpg There has been an outcry over the destruction of a republican mural of IRA Volunteer Kieran Nugent who started the blanket protest in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. It was replaced with a mural depicting unionist leader Edward Carson.

Published March 26, 2016



Identity crises in Dublin, Belfast

misneachredmond.jpg An Irish language group has attacked a Dublin City Council banner featuring moderate nationalist John Redmond on the Bank of Ireland building at College Green.

Published March 26, 2016



Revisionism, not reconciliation at Glasnevin

glasnevin.jpg Relatives of those who fought and died in the Easter Rising are set to take legal action to stop a wall being unveiled at Glasnevin cemetery which commemorates the British army dead alongside those who were killed while attempting to liberate Ireland from that army.

Published March 26, 2016



Clashing agendas for nationalists, 100 years on

mcguinnessbig.jpg Sinn Fein’s First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the next stage of the north’s peace process must be the “reconciliation phase” and again condemned the new IRA, who he said wanted to “destroy the peace process”.

Published March 26, 2016



The main Easter commemorations

lostleaders.jpg The number and variety of Easter commemorative events taking place this weekend is at a record as the 26 County state attempts to make up for the years when it ignored the 1916 anniversary.

Published March 26, 2016



McDonald condemns new US ‘security’ agenda

malachymcallistermarylou.jpg Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has said she was subjected to “heavy-handed and very invasive” security searches while travelling home from the United States after St Patrick’s Day.

Published March 26, 2016



Triumph as 1916 battle site is saved

moorestvictory.jpg In a landmark victory for republican heritage campaigners, a High Court judge has granted that a number of buildings on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a battlefield site worthy of the designation of national monument.

Published March 19, 2016



Adams seeks to end differential treatment by US officials

mcdonaldadamsny.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has called on the US to review its security arrangements for visits by party representatives after he was dramatically refused entry to a St Patrick’s reception at the White House.

Published March 19, 2016



Prison tensions heightened after official’s death

ismayvan.jpg There have been further condemnations by politicians after a senior prison official died from a heart attack two weeks after he received a leg injury in an attack on his vehicle.

Published March 19, 2016



Increased harassment in nationalist areas

mauragallagher.jpg Several homes in Belfast were violently raided last weekend amid an increased PSNI presence, with heavily armed units deployed in the west and north of the city.

Published March 19, 2016

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