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‘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

Loyalists use marching season to claim territory

flagsmarkethill.jpg In a major campaign of loyalist intimidation, flags have appeared all over towns and cities in the north of Ireland, three to a lamppost in many places.

Published July 10, 2021

Tributes to Irish hunger strikers appear around New York

hblocksubway.jpg A series of tributes to the ten Irish men who died on hunger strike in 1981 have been appearing around New York City in recent months.

Published July 10, 2021

MI5 device found in Lurgan

mi5lurgan.jpg A device believed to be a military grade British listening device has been found in a working class housing estate in Lurgan, County Armagh.

Published July 10, 2021

Labour wins Dublin by-election

bacikwins.jpg A by-election in the constituency of Dublin Bay South has been won by Labour’s Ivana Bacik in a vote which saw Fianna Fáil suffer its worst ever election result and saw Fine Gael shut out of the constituency for the first time in its history.

Published July 9, 2021

‘We will fight on’

michaelmckinney.jpg The families of victims of killer British soldiers will continue to fight for justice after Crown prosecutors announced they are discontinuing proceedings against the only soldier to face charges for the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre, as well as those soldiers involved in the murder of 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty.

Published July 3, 2021

Loyalists to gather at Drumcree

drumcreeprotest2015.jpg An attempt to reignite the Drumcree parade dispute could be the next move by loyalists seeking to escalate sectarian tensions over Brexit.

Published July 3, 2021


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