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Attack on democracy

gardaarrest.jpg A number of children have been arrested in Dublin after being caught up in a shocking crackdown by the 26 County state against anti-austerity protests in the capital.

Published February 14, 2015

Trouble continues at Maghaberry

prisonriotsquad.jpg Maghaberry’s ‘riot squad’ have continued to use violence against republican prisoners following last week’s disturbances at the jail, which left one prisoner to seek hospital treatment.

Published February 14, 2015

Vindication for Ballymurphy man

terrylaverty.jpg A man tortured during the Ballymurphy Massacre and who was subsequently convicted of rioting has had his conviction quashed, some 44 years later.

Published February 14, 2015

Orchestrated effort to cover up war crimes

georgehamilton3.jpg The failure to convict a single member of the British Crown forces since 1998 is being linked to the systematic frustration of investigations and inquests by elements within the policing system in the north of Ireland.

Published February 14, 2015

More legal drama as PSNI collect Boston tapes

bostoncollege3.jpg The latest development in a notorious ‘oral history’ project operated by a Boston university has seen British forces granted the right to seize, but not open, sealed tapes of interviews given by a former unionist paramilitary prisoner.

Published February 14, 2015

‘Love Ulster’ parade gets go ahead

loyalistmarch.jpg A sectarian loyalist parade organised by Willie Frazer has been given approval to march through Dublin city centre and past the GPO on O’Connell Street, the site of the 1916 Easter Rising, according to reports.

Published February 14, 2015

Protests spread following arrest of anti-austerity TD

paulmurphyarrested.jpg The arrest of anti-austerity TD Paul Murphy and three other left-wing activists in early morning raids has led to angry protests at Garda police stations across Dublin.

Published February 9, 2015

Prison a ‘pressure cooker’

maghaberryprotestfeb.jpg A republican political prisoner was badly beaten by warders at Maghaberry jail last week following confrontations over new changes to the prison regime.

Published February 7, 2015

Legal breakthrough as judicial review granted in Glenanne case

glenannefarm.jpg Leave to seek a judicial review of how the PSNI police investigated a gang responsible for the murders of up to 120 innocent Catholics was granted last week after it emerged that a key police report on the gang was suddenly “shelved” five years ago.

Published February 7, 2015

Fears over role of new British police agency

ncatraining.jpg Concerns have been raised after a new British police force known as ‘Britain’s FBI’ received the go-ahead to begin operation in the Six Counties.

Published February 7, 2015

Bloody Sunday campaign renewed

sundaymarch2015.jpg Many of the issues behind the original Bloody Sunday march are still relevant today, marchers attending a Bloody Sunday commemoration rally have been told.

Published February 7, 2015

PSNI not invited to St Patrick’s Day parade

psninyc.jpg A decision not to include the PSNI police in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in New York has been welcomed by US-based republicans.

Published February 7, 2015

Alternative 1916 programme launched

sf1916rising.jpg Sinn Fein has launched an alternative Easter Rising programme to the State events for next year’s centenary commemorations.

Published February 7, 2015

Turmoil in north Belfast

meehanfennell.jpg In a night of drama for north Belfast, Martin Og Meehan, a prominent republican spokesperson in the area, has been dramatically expelled by two organisations for allegedly ‘collaborating with loyalists’.

Published January 31, 2015

OTR letter delivered to suspect in 2003 killing

garethoconnor.jpg The suspension of the inquest into the death of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor in 2003 caused shockwaves on Monday after it was claimed that a former Provisional IRA Volunteer accused of involvement received an ‘On the Run’ (OTR) letter, potentially giving him immunity from questioning on the killing.

Published January 31, 2015

Anti-water charge protests to be held across the country

galwaywater.jpg A hundred thousand people are set to take the streets and march in protest against water charges across the country today [Saturday].

Published January 31, 2015

Syriza triumph inspires Irish campaign against austerity

tsipras.jpg The victory in last weekend’s Greek general election of the left-wing Syriza party has electrified European politics and inspired new confidence in Ireland’s anti-austerity movement and parties.

Published January 31, 2015

Top QC backs the Craigavon Two

michaelmansfield.jpg A high profile lawyer who represented the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six has said he believes that two County Armagh men are the victims of a miscarriage of justice.

Published January 31, 2015

Sinn Fein denies speculation over Westminster pact

milibandsf.jpg The British Labour Party has denied claims that it has tried to persuade Sinn Fein to take up its five seats at Westminster to collectively oust the Conservatives and put Labour leader Ed Miliband into Number 10.

Published January 31, 2015

Britain’s chopper propaganda

choppercrossmaglen.jpg A newly-released British military file has finally admitted that a British Army helicopter, said to have crashed in a 1978 air accident, came down trying to avoid IRA gunfire.

Published January 24, 2015


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