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Coalition sends out the bully-boys

pepperspraygalway.jpg There is increasing concern at the Dublin government’s use of heavy-handed tactics in support of its austerity agenda.

Published April 20, 2012

British general identifies Freddie Scappaticci as ‘Stakeknife’

scappaticci.jpg A recording of a telephone conversation with a former British army General Officer Commanding in the north appears to confirm allegations that Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci was the infamous British double-agent known as ‘Steak-Knife’ or ‘Stakeknife’.

Published April 20, 2012

PSNI raiders leave gun, CS gas on child’s bed

scaredchild.jpg A member of the PSNI police left a loaded gun, ammunition and deadly CS gas lying on a nine-year-old girl’s bed following a raid on her family’s north Belfast home.

Published April 20, 2012

Prisoners punished over Easter lilies

prisonerbars.jpg Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail were placed under 24-hour lock-up on Easter Sunday for refusing to remove their Easter lilies, it has emerged.

Published April 20, 2012

Joe McCann remembered

joemccann.jpg Forty years to the day after he was gunned down by British paratroopers, Official IRA Volunteer Joe McCann was commemorated in Belfast.

Published April 20, 2012

Protesters break through police lines at Labour conference

galwayprotest.jpg Chaos erupted at the annual conference of the Labour Party in Galway today as Gardai were unable to hold back protestors against the 26-County government’s austerity program.

Published April 14, 2012

“There is only one IRA”

riraeaster2012.jpg A member of the breakaway ‘Real IRA’ has told a public Easter commemoration in Derry that the group will continue its armed struggle against British rule in the north of Ireland.

Published April 13, 2012

Pressure grows for release of Gerry McGeough and Marian Price

pricemcgeough.jpg Former Fianna Fail minister Éamon Ó Cuív has added his voice to a campaign for the release of a high-profile republican dissident, former Sinn Fein Ard Chomhairle member Gerry McGeough.

Published April 13, 2012

PSNI accused of using civilians as cover

martinslane.jpg The PSNI police took almost two hours to respond to a bomb alert in Newry on Saturday, raising fresh questions over the force’s attitude towards the civilian population in the North of Ireland.

Published April 13, 2012

Referendum an insult to 1916 leaders - Adams

adamsmedia.jpg Speaking at an Easter Rising commemoration in Bandon, west Cork, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said the 26-County State has failed the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Published April 13, 2012

Redmond recalled as Dublin launches ‘decade of commemorations’

johnredmond.jpg The centenary of the Third Home Rule Bill for Ireland was marked by an event in Waterford city hall on Wednesday evening.

Published April 13, 2012

Stormy weather for Titanic Belfast

jlstitanic.jpg A new tourist attraction based on the Titanic in Belfast, where the ship was built, has been hit by a controversy following accusations that it is perpetuating the class divide with which the ship is synonymous.

Published April 13, 2012

Unionists see a golden era

nesbittrobinson.jpg The former news anchorman of ‘Ulster Television’, Mike Nesbitt, who was elected new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party last weekend, has said “there has never been a better time” for unionism and said he wants to address Sinn Fein’s Ard Fheis.

Published April 6, 2012

Fine Gael ‘blind to the people’

blindsconventioncentre.jpg A decision to order the blinds at the National Convention Centre to be pulled down as over ten thousand angry citizens descended on Fine Gael’s annual conference last weekend has become a metaphor for the coalition government’s attitude to the Irish people.

Published April 6, 2012

Craigavon anger over jailings

craigavonvan.jpg There were serious disturbances in Craigavon, County Armagh last weekend following the convictions of two local men over a Continuity IRA attack in 2009.

Published April 6, 2012

Courtroom battle over IRA interviews

moloneymcintyre.jpg A US appeal court has adjourned to consider whether an academic project by Boston College involving confidential interviews with former IRA Volunteers must be handed over to the PSNI police.

Published April 6, 2012

Police bias exposed in report

het2.jpg The police Historical Enquiries Team (HET) in the North has given favourable treatment to British soldiers linked to killings during the conflict, a University of Ulster report has confirmed.

Published April 6, 2012

Family forced out for Ireland t-shirt

irelandtshirt.jpg The unionist paramilitary UDA has intimidated a Protestant family out of their County Derry home after their son was spotted wearing an Ireland t-shirt.

Published April 6, 2012

Easter commemorations 2012

lilybadge.jpg A list of Easter Rising Commemorative events in Ireland for 2012. Please contact your local organisation for details.

Published April 3, 2012

Huge crowds gather outside Fine Gael Ard Fheis

chargeprotestconvention.jpg Over ten thousand protestors have gathered outside the Fine Gael Ard Fheis [annual conference] this afternoon, with more still arriving.

Published March 31, 2012


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