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Gerry McGeough freed

mcgeoughout.jpg Political prisoner Gerry McGeough has been released from Maghaberry Prison after serving two years of his sentence for his part in an IRA action more than 30 years ago.

Published January 29, 2013

Marian Price refused parole to attend sister’s funeral

doloursmarianpriceold.jpg The family of Marian Price have been told this evening that her application for compassionate parole following the tragic death of her sister Dolours has been refused.

Published January 25, 2013

A tragic loss

doloursflag.jpg The passing of Dolours Price, a republican legend, has come as a deep shock to the entire community, regardless of politics or allegiance.

Published January 25, 2013

Police deal with UVF, UDA brings change in protest dynamics

flagsparade.jpg Loyalists engaged in illegal flag protests are facing the threat of arrest this week for the first time since the disturbances began.

Published January 25, 2013

Britain rules out border poll ‘diversion’

borderconference.jpg The British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has dismissed nationalist calls for a border poll on Irish unity, saying political attention was “better focused elsewhere”.

Published January 25, 2013

Suicides spike as mental health budgets are cut

suicideman.jpg The rate of suicide among young people in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe, new figures show, with the rate even higher in the Six Counties area.

Published January 25, 2013

Spooks at work in Ireland, England, France

mi5psniruc.jpg A Derry man has revealed how he was approached at a French airport by two men who identified themselves as members of MI5. Another man has said he was recently approached to become an informer by the PSNI in Derry, while another reported recruitment bid took place recently in Manchester.

Published January 25, 2013

Death of Inez McCormack

inezmccormackbig.jpg Tributes have been paid to Inez McCormack, a key supporter of the MacBride principles on fair employment, who died this week aged 69 following a battle with cancer.

Published January 25, 2013

Dolours Price dies

doloursprice.jpg Veteran republican Dolours Price, sister of Irish political prisoner Marian Price, has died.

Published January 24, 2013

Short Strand stands unbroken

shortstrandflag.jpg The Short Strand, a small working class nationalist and republican enclave of less than 3,000 men, women and children, has come under a renewed siege in the past week by violent loyalists.

Published January 18, 2013

Talks seek to end flag ‘protests’

flagprotest.jpg New efforts to end the flag riots in the North of Ireland have seen church leaders and even loyalist paramilitary figures take the lead in seeking an end to the violence.

Published January 18, 2013

Freedom refused even as guilty verdict overturned

shiversbig2.jpg A terminally ill Derry man has experienced elation and heartbreak this week after an appeal court in Belfast quashed his controversial conviction for the 2009 Real IRA attack on the Massereene British Army base -- only to order a retrial, while refusing him bail.

Published January 18, 2013

UVF men signed up by media as threats ignored

flagprotest2.jpg The media coverage of the flag protests and riots is being increasingly called into question after members of the UVF were seen to act as guides for some members of the international media covering the flags protests.

Published January 18, 2013

Border poll campaign launches this weekend

adamsaddressbig.jpg Sinn Féin is to hold a major conference in Dublin this weekend to launch the party’s campaign for a Border poll.

Published January 18, 2013

Goodman, Tesco accused in horsemeat scandal

goodmantesco.jpg Britain’s Tesco retail chain store has been linked to factories manufacturing and selling beefburgers in Ireland containing a high percentage of horsemeat.

Published January 18, 2013

Brian Shivers’ conviction overturned

brianshiversbig.jpg A terminally ill man jailed for a Real IRA attack on a British Army base has had his conviction overturned.

Published January 15, 2013

Loyalists in surprise attack on Short Strand

damagedhouse.jpg A sudden attack on the small nationalist enclave of the Short Strand tonight saw the homes of elderly residents set ablaze and a group of adults with special needs come under petrol bomb attack.

Published January 14, 2013

PSNI blamed as loyalists attack Short Strand

loyalistcharge.jpg A flags protest at Belfast City Hall swiftly degenerated into violence this afternoon after a unionist mob charged towards a nationalist enclave in east Belfast, attacking homes and launching into hours of intense riots.

Published January 12, 2013

Intense rioting as flags protests continue

img alt="burningbusflags.jpg" src="https://republican-news.org/current/news/burningbusflags.jpg" width="220" height="123" class="mt-image-left" style="float: left; margin: 0 20px 10px 0;" /> Plastic bullets were fired and water cannons were used as rioting erupted early this evening at loyalist flags protests.

Published January 12, 2013

Garda pact with loyalist ‘idiot’

williefrazer.jpg A deal between the 26 County Garda police and arch-loyalist Willie Frazer for a secret protest in Dublin has been revealed -- just hours after Frazer said he would not condemn an assassination attempt on the life of Six County Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Published January 11, 2013


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