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Fine Gael shameless over job handed to crony Zappone

coveneyzappone.jpg The 26 County Minister for Foreign Affairs has been accused of misappropriating public funds after he quietly created a highly paid job and awarded it to a political ally after she urged him to do so.

Published July 31, 2021

UDA gang ‘getting British protection’

mckeagmural600.jpg The unionist paramilitary UDA are a focus of the impunity bid being planned by the British government, it has been alleged.

Published July 31, 2021

No unionist counties in Ireland any more, analysis finds

northernireland.jpg New figures suggest that none of the north’s Six Counties has an outright unionist electoral majority.

Published July 31, 2021

Judge demands inquiry into Omagh bomb

omaghbomb600.jpg The British government has said it will “take time” to consider its options after a judge called for an inquiry into state actions in connection with a bomb which was allowed to detonate on a street in Omagh, County Tyrone in August 1998, killing 29 people.

Published July 24, 2021

Collusion found in murder of Belfast teen

damienwalsh600.jpg A damning report by the North’s Police Ombudsman on state collusion in the 1993 murder of Damien Walsh shows why the British government wants to “lock the doors of the courts” to those still fighting for justice in unresolved conflict cases, according to lawyers in the case.

Published July 24, 2021

Protests continue over conflict ‘amnesty’

sundayguilty.jpg Victims of British state atrocities in the north of Ireland have made clear their opposition to Tory plans to ban legal actions related to the killings.

Published July 24, 2021

‘Renegotiation once again’ rejected by EU

frostjohnson.jpg The European Union has rebuffed a move by the London government to renege on Brexit and the protocol which could see it reimpose a hard border through the north of Ireland.

Published July 24, 2021

Protestant man was shot by British, not IRA - archives

archivemills.jpg A factory worker whose 1972 murder was blamed on the IRA was shot dead by the British Army, newly uncovered military documents reveal.

Published July 24, 2021

British considered Bruton ‘as good as it gets’ – state papers

blairbruton.jpg Former Fine Gael leader John Bruton was “as good a taoiseach as we are likely to get”, according to a senior British civil servant in 1997.

Published July 24, 2021

The mother of all cover-ups

murfewis.jpg The British government’s move to block official investigations into its history of war crimes in the north of Ireland has unleashed unprecedented anger at a historic act of British bad faith.

Published July 17, 2021

Pressure to end the bonfire madness

bonfiremadness.jpg The ‘festival of hate’ around the anti-Catholic July 12 marches across the North every year may be rechristened the ‘festival of stupidity’ after two giant bonfires toppled over into a crowd and two others resulted in serious injuries to bonfire builders.

Published July 17, 2021

SDLP leader threatened after naming Bloody Sunday’s ‘Soldier F’

eastwoodsoldierf.jpg SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said he has received death threats after naming a former British soldier who has faced multiple murder charges over his involvement in the Bloody Sunday massacre.

Published July 17, 2021

Confrontation marks ‘the Twelfth’

twelfth2021.jpg The annual Twelfth of July parades, the highlight of the summer marching season by the Protestant Orange Order, passed with relatively little incident this year despite the weekend of bonfire mayhem which preceded it.

Published July 17, 2021

Michelle O’Neill heckled at British military commemoration

sommeoneill.jpg Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister in the north of Ireland was among a group of dignitaries who were the subject of a loud protest in Dublin on Saturday, July 10 as they took part in a wreath-laying ceremony for British soldiers.

Published July 17, 2021

British Labour leader falls down on Ireland

starmerbbc.jpg The British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is facing pressure within his party after he said he would campaign for the north of Ireland to remain under British rule if there was a referendum on reunification in his lifetime.

Published July 17, 2021

London moves to end all conflict prosecutions

lewismajella.jpg British Direct Ruler Brandon Lewis has today announced a unilateral statute of limitations in the Westminster parliament to end all conflict-related prosecutions, including all killings perpetrated by the British Crown forces and loyalist death squads.

Published July 14, 2021

‘Eleventh’ tensions pass without violence

bonfires2021.jpg Despite large numbers of offensive and provocative displays at loyalist ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfires, a weekend of the sectarian events passed without serious trouble, easing tensions ahead of anti-Catholic marches later today by the Orange Order.

Published July 12, 2021

PSNI defy ministers over bonfire

bonfiredonaldson.jpg The PSNI police have won a judge’s backing for their decision to ignore Stormont Ministers in relation to a violent loyalist bonfire gang.

Published July 10, 2021

British pocket concessions on Protocol

protestfrost.jpg Loyalists held a protest parade in South Belfast on Thursday evening against the post-Brexit Irish Protocol. Many wore masks in a gangster style as they walked behind a traditional loyalist flute band.

Published July 10, 2021

Bloody Sunday killer will not see charges dropped pending review

sundaycolour.jpg A brother of one of those shot dead on Bloody Sunday has secured High Court permission to challenge the decision to drop murder charges against a former British soldier accused of taking part in the massacre.

Published July 10, 2021


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