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Tributes on 40th anniversary of Bobby Sands’ death

sandsmadrid.jpg There were tributes far and wide to IRA Volunteer Bobby Sands on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of his death, after 66 days on hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.

Published May 8, 2021

Report finds RUC killings were not investigated

rooneyfamily.jpg PSNI chief Simon Byrne has been urged to at least issue a public apology over the deaths of a boy and three men in Belfast after a finding by the Police Ombudsman of “significant operational and investigative failures”.

Published May 8, 2021

DUP leadership contested as loyalist protests continue

donaldsonpoots.jpg The DUP is set for its first-ever leadership contest after MP Jeffrey Donaldson announced he will run for the leadership against the Stormont Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots.

Published May 8, 2021

Anti-republican columnist fired after trolling exposed

eoghanharris.jpg Extreme unionist columnist Eoghan Harris has been sacked by the Sunday Independent after he admitted he was involved in a misogynistic and abusive Twitter account under the name Barbara J Pym.

Published May 8, 2021

Paras handed impunity for murder of Joe McCann

mccannfamily.jpg The family of Joe McCann have said their campaign for justice will not end with a court ruling which today ended the murder trial of two British soldiers and has all but confirmed effective immunity for his killers.

Published May 4, 2021

Betrayal and upheaval in the DUP

pootsfoster.jpg Politics in the north of Ireland is facing a period of transition as unionist extremist and religious fundamentalist Edwin Poots emerged as the most likely person to take over the helm of the DUP.

Published April 30, 2021

O’Neill to be ‘put back in her kennel’ - DUP councillor

carsononeill.jpg A DUP councillor has been condemned after he suggested Sinn Féin deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill, “will be put back in her kennel” by the new leader of the DUP, who he expects will be Edwin Poots.

Published April 30, 2021

Paratroopers’ confessions ruled inadmissible

joemccann150.jpg Two former British soldiers were not legally justified in opening fire on an Official IRA Volunteer as he ran away from them, a court has heard.

Published April 30, 2021

Former UVF boss survives murder bid

willieyoung.jpg Willie ‘Mr Muscles’ Young, a well known loyalist paramilitary figure, was shot through the door of his home in north Belfast on Saturday evening in the latest murderous attack linked to loyalist crime gangs.

Published April 30, 2021

Attempt to whitewash centenary opposed

partitioncentenary.jpg As Ireland approaches the 100th anniversary of its partition, Lasair Dhearg in the Six Counties has launched a campaign to highlight what it describes as “the real story of this rotten little statelet”.

Published April 30, 2021

Debenhams strike action attacked by Gardaí

debenhamsgardai.jpg Four people were arrested after garda police violently removed several workers who were staging a peaceful sit down protest outside a former Debenhams store in Dublin last week.

Published April 30, 2021

Arlene Foster resigns amid DUP heave

fosternotalks.jpg Arlene Foster is to step down as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and as Six County First Minister. She made the statement after news emerged yesterday of a number of letters drawn up by DUP elected representatives expressing no confidence in the party leadership.

Published April 28, 2021

Rage in Derry over PSNI shooting

celandine.jpg A vulnerable Derry man has been left fighting for his life after the PSNI used CS nerve spray against him before shooting him at point-blank range.

Published April 24, 2021

Loyalist disturbances wind down

loyalistsatit.jpg Loyalist street violence dissipated this week as attempts by loyalist leaders to hold peaceful protests also failed to attract significant interest.

Published April 24, 2021

Unity referendum ‘out, out, out’ - govts

martinjohnson.jpg As a new poll pointed to a clear demand across Ireland for a vote on Irish reunification, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week effectively ruled one out, saying there will be no such referendum for “a very, very long time to come”.

Published April 24, 2021

McDonald ‘apology’ seen as possible step change

mountbattenmcdonald.jpg Despite some backtracking, a form of apology by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald for a 1979 IRA attack in which senior British royal Lord Mountbatten was killed has raised the possibility of a broader statement of regret for the Provisional IRA’s role in the conflict.

Published April 24, 2021

Victims ‘sickened’ by loyalist mural

uffmural.jpg A sinister loyalist paramilitary mural has appeared which gloats about the mass murder of innocent Catholics.

Published April 24, 2021

Child’s plight draws attention to housing crisis

childeating.jpg Ireland’s homelessness crisis has been exposed in a striking photograph of a four-year-old girl sitting on the street eating at a soup kitchen.

Published April 24, 2021

Catholics forced out amid fears of new violence

portadownmasked.jpg A loyalist paramilitary crime gang in County Antrim has “ordered” the removal of Catholic families from housing estates in the latest episode of sectarian violence in the north.

Published April 17, 2021

Gun goes ‘missing’ at PSNI base

shedgun.jpg A gun and ammunition possibly used by a collusion gang and handed into a PSNI station last week went ‘missing’ at the station for four days.

Published April 17, 2021


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