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Discrimination finding fails to bring change

blmderry.jpg PSNI chief Simon Byrne has failed to acknowledge institutionalised bigotry within the force after the Police Ombudsman admitted that Black Lives Matter protestors had been discriminated against.

Published December 30, 2020

Brexit negotiators conclude deal on trade, security

johnsonbrexitdeal.jpg A comprehensive deal for Britain’s departure from the EU has been agreed by negotiators from the London government and the European Union, concluding years of talks marked by British bad faith and political uncertainty, particularly in the north of Ireland.

Published December 24, 2020

Unionists block move to keep new virus strain out

stormontstatue600.jpg A new and more dangerous strain of coronavirus which has emerged in the southeast of England has resulted in a flight ban from Britain to the 26 Counties, but the Stormont Executive in the North has so far refused to take part.

Published December 21, 2020

Stormont exposed by Covid failure

fostercovid.jpg The inability of the Six-County Executive at Stormont to govern effectively has been highlighted by the announcement on Friday of a hard ‘lockdown’ for six weeks as well as a week-long 8pm curfew to begin on St Stephen’s Day.

Published December 19, 2020

Govts urged to act on Belturbet revelations

belturbetkids.jpg A new TV documentary has pointed to collusion between loyalists and the British Army in a bomb attack in Belturbet, in which two teenagers were killed.

Published December 19, 2020

Poet’s memory insulted by ‘Northern Ireland’ propaganda

heaneynio.jpg The British government has attempted to colonise the legacy of Irish poet Seamus Heaney in support of the partition of Ireland by using his image as part of a campaign to mark its centenary.

Published December 19, 2020

Shots fired at home of Derry republican

dungivenshots.jpg The wife of a member of a republican political group has narrowly escaped injury in a gun attack on her home in Dungiven.

Published December 19, 2020

‘Soldier B’ prosecution to go ahead

hegartyjordan.jpg An attempt to stop the prosecution of a former British soldier for the murder of a child in Derry 48 years ago has been rejected.

Published December 19, 2020

DNA test finally brings justice for ‘Kerry Babies’ accused

joannehayes.jpg A woman has been cleared of murdering her own baby after 35 years in a case which raised serious questions about the culture of the Garda Síochána and the treatment of unmarried mothers in Irish society.

Published December 19, 2020

Britain bows to pressure on border

govemaros.jpg Concessions by the British government have boosted hopes that a remilitarised border through Ireland can be avoided after Brexit, although overall negotiations on a trade deal with the EU could still fail.

Published December 11, 2020

PSNI wreck family home for Christmas

fograid.jpg A spate of heavy-handed operations in Derry by the PSNI has followed in a grim Crown Force tradition of Christmas-time raids in republican areas and the seizure of family gifts and children’s toys.

Published December 11, 2020

Sinn Féin internalises anti-IRA campaign

sfapologies.jpg Two separate attempts to smear and damage Sinn Féin TDs with embarrassing old social media posts have followed supposedly controversial statements about the Provisional IRA.

Published December 11, 2020

Wales ‘has pathway to independence’

adamprice.jpg Wales will be offered an independence referendum within five years if the Welsh nationalist party, Plaid Cymru, commands a majority at next May’s Welsh Parliament elections, the party’s leader Adam Price has said.

Published December 11, 2020

Student nurses on €50 as fat cats issued huge increases

studentnurses.jpg The coalition government in Dublin has come under fire for agreeing to increase wages and pensions for judges and politicians while refusing to pay student nurses.

Published December 11, 2020

Death of ‘unsung hero’ of Bloody Sunday

hughmcmonagle.jpg Hugh McMonagle has been described as “an unsung and courageous hero of Bloody Sunday” after he sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 75.

Published December 11, 2020

Loyalist leaders were British agents, court hears

reawright.jpg Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) founder Billy Wright was a state-sponsored agent, Belfast Crown Court has heard. It was alleged that the man known as ‘King Rat’ was just one of a number of unionist paramilitary bosses on the British payroll.

Published December 4, 2020

‘Good IRA vs. Bad IRA’ acted out in Twitter flap

brianstanley.jpg A controversy over a tweet by Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has been allowed to overshadow the centenary of the Kilmichael Ambush, one of the most significant military blows to British rule in Ireland in Irish history.

Published December 4, 2020

Miscarriage of justice overturned after 42 years

michaeldevine.jpg A Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled that the British Crown Forces fabricated admissions in 1978 to secure the conviction of a teenager which saw him locked away for ten years of his early adulthood.

Published December 4, 2020

UDA ‘could come back for us’

fleming.jpg The mother of a Catholic gun attack victim fears her son will be killed by the UDA after he was blasted on his doorstep in Coleraine in a savage sectarian attack.

Published December 4, 2020

Housing Executive pays out over sectarian harassment

hugoelliott.jpg A man who was forced to endure colleagues calling Catholics ‘Fenians’, wishing him ‘Happy King Billy’s Day’ and draping a a Union Jack over his work van has settled a case against the North’s Housing Executive.

Published December 4, 2020


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