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Properties ‘liberated’ in direct action on housing

boltonhouse.jpg Housing activists in Dublin have been secretly taking over disused and abandoned government-owned properties in an effort to tackle the problem of homelessness in the capital.

Published July 18, 2015

MI5 role in shoot-to-kill cases revealed

michaeltighediarmuidoneill.jpg A former MI5 surveillance ‘spook’ has described how he followed IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O’Neill for months before he was shot dead in a boarding house in London.

Published July 18, 2015

Dáil hears Ballymurphy justice appeal

ballymurphydail.jpg Relatives of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre were present for an emotional debate in the Dublin parliament in which Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams vividly described being in the area on the night of the killings when internment without trial was introduced by the British government in 1971.

Published July 18, 2015

Tributes for IRSM legend Peggy O’Hara

peggyohara.jpg The funeral of Peggy O’Hara, mother of 1981 INLA hunger striker, Patsy O’Hara, has brought together republican figures of all strands together to pay their respects.

Published July 18, 2015

Marcher accused of attempted murder as parade rerouted

twaddelltwelfth.jpg Loyalists rioted on Monday night in north Belfast and drove a vehicle into nationalist residents, seriously injuring a teenage girl, after their march was preventing from passing through the Catholic Ardoyne area.

Published July 14, 2015


loyaliststwelfth15.jpg Loyalist intimidation has reached shocking new levels after sectarian graffiti appeared in south Belfast that threatens to ‘crucify’ Catholics, while Nazi flags were erected near a loyalist bonfire site in County Antrim.

Published July 11, 2015

Residents forced out by grant-funded bonfire mayhem

bonfire2015.jpg Residents living next to a loyalist ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfire site have had to be moved out of their homes due to the hazard presented by one of tonight’s planned infernos.

Published July 11, 2015

Interface areas brace for parades

ardoynemural.jpg Tensions are running high in a number of flashpoint areas in advance of the ‘Twelfth’ parades, and thousands of PSNI police have been deployed to facilitate the marches by the anti-Catholic Orange Order.

Published July 11, 2015

Robinsons deny benefit as ‘Namagate’ scandal grows

petergerethrobinson.jpg Allegations of political corruption and bribery relating to the North’s largest ever property deal have multiplied in the past week and are now to be investigated by Britain’s version of the FBI, the National Crime Agency.

Published July 11, 2015

‘Killed on Thatcher’s orders’

hartemullin.jpg The families of three IRA Volunteers shot dead by the British Army’s SAS in County Tyrone in 1988 are taking legal action against former Ulster Unionist Ken Maginnis, the British government and the police chief constable.

Published July 11, 2015

Pensions payout as Kenny flies high

cowanahern.jpg There is outrage among government backbenchers after it was revealed that disgraced former 26-County Prime Ministers, Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern, are to have thousands of euro a year added to their already inflated pensions.

Published July 11, 2015

Stormont link to secret millions

cerberusnama.jpg A senior politician in the north of Ireland has been identified as the recipient of a giant payoff as part of a billion euro property deal which could threaten the continued functioning of the Stormont administration.

Published July 4, 2015

Short Strand besieged once again

shortstrandsiege.jpg A nationalist community in Belfast has been subjected to a nightly onslaught of bottles, nuts, bolts, golf balls, bricks and paintballs before being hemmed in by a wall of steel on Wednesday evening to allow a loyalist parade by the anti-Catholic Orange Order pass by.

Published July 4, 2015

Loyalists ‘celebrate’ racism, sectarianism

confederateflag.jpg Loyalists’ use of confederate flags as a statement of racist hate has reinforced concerns over their use of flags to spread fear and intimidation over the marching season.

Published July 4, 2015

TDs concerned as McKevitt returned to jail after cancer surgery

mckevittbig.jpg Five members of the Dublin parliament have protested about the conditions in which jailed republican Michael McKevitt is being held and have expressed their “deep concern” after he was abruptly returned to prison following a cancer operation.

Published July 4, 2015

Water tax protestors attacked outside Dail

waterprotest0715.jpg An anti-austerity protest in Dublin was brutally cleared by Gardai on Wednesday to allow disgraced former Minister Alan Shatter drive through protestors into the Leinster House parliament.

Published July 4, 2015

Sinn Fein takes mayoralties in historic advance

mayornidalaigh.jpg The election of a first-ever Sinn Fein mayor in Dublin has underlined the party’s progress in city councils across the island ahead of the centennial commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Published July 4, 2015

Solidarity of the people

greecewaterprotest.jpg The Dublin government has been accused of lining up with the IMF and the EU institutions to inflict further suffering on the Greek people even as it continues to impose further austerity cuts here.

Published June 27, 2015

Sinn Fein facing Cork rebellion

mccarthymclellan.jpg A spectacular row over the disciplining of two councillors has divided the Sinn Fein organisation in Cork, with up to 70 resignations reported across the Cork East constituency.

Published June 27, 2015

Bonfires lit prematurely amid loyalist infighting

sandyrowbonfire.jpg Two loyalist ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfires have been prematurely set ablaze, igniting a blame game over who may be responsible.

Published June 27, 2015


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