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Section of Act of Union ‘repealed’ by Brexit

allisterhabibhoey.jpg Unionists have been outraged by a Belfast High Court ruling that Brexit implicitly repeals part of the Acts of Union, which legislated for the annexation of Ireland by Britain in 1800 following the defeat of the United Irishmen rebellion two years earlier.

Published July 3, 2021

Shrinking DUP now smaller than Sinn Féin at Stormont

jeffreydonaldson2021.jpg The DUP has lost its status as the largest party in the Belfast Assembly as the party continues to disintegrate following the affirmation of Jeffrey Donaldson as the new party leader.

Published July 3, 2021

Time for Truth campaign protests British impunity move

timefortruthprotest.jpg The British government’s proposed Legacy Bill has been denounced as “totally unacceptable” as a campaign ramped up this week to demand London “honour its own word” and respect people’s “basic human rights”.

Published July 3, 2021

New claims fuel concerns in Noah Donohoe case

donohoes.jpg An appalling vista has opened up for policing in the north of Ireland after the PSNI reportedly ignored a confession that a 14-year-old mixed-race Catholic boy, Noah Donohoe, was abducted and murdered in a loyalist area of Belfast.

Published July 3, 2021

Prosecutions of British soldiers halted on a pretext

wraymckinneyhegarty.jpg Anger and disbelief have greeted a decision by Crown Prosecutors to summarily collapse cases against those involved in the Bloody Sunday massacre and the Operation Motorman atrocity, both perpetrated by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in Derry in 1972.

Published July 2, 2021

MI5’s evil tactics exposed

vickyduffy.jpg A Lurgan mother-of-three has spoken out after an intimidating encounter with MI5 left her feeling “stalked” by British military agents.

Published June 26, 2021

Loyalist mouthpiece works for ‘peace charity’

davidcampbell.jpg There have been calls for an investigation into a ‘peace-building charity’ after it emerged one of its board members is a loyalist spokesperson who has been linked to recent threats of violence.

Published June 26, 2021

Signs of acceptance in DUP following turmoil

donaldsonpoots.jpg Outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots has admitted that unionists have been exaggerating their grievances and that Irish language legislation being opposed by his party is balanced and moderate.

Published June 26, 2021

Loyalists looking to create friction

bonfiregolf.jpg Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly has called for a loyalist bonfire in the New Lodge area of Belfast to be removed from a sectarian interface after golf balls were fired from the site aimed at houses and vehicles in nationalist areas.

Published June 26, 2021

Protest as Dáil renews support for kangaroo courts

sccprotest.jpg Sinn Féin and the Green Party have faced widespread condemnation after they failed to oppose the renewal of the ‘Special Criminal Court’, a court dating from 1939 which is used to deprive republicans and others of the right to a fair trial by jury.

Published June 26, 2021

Gardaí ignore 999 calls, offered powers to search phones

drewharris3.jpg New legislation is being put forward to give police in the 26 Counties the power to search through private phones and other electronic devices, even as it emerged the Gardaí been ignoring more than a thousand emergency phone calls for help every month.

Published June 26, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson to become next DUP leader

donaldsondup.jpg Jeffrey Donaldson has been named as the next leader of the DUP. It emerged today that he was the only candidate to replace Edwin Poots, who announced his resignation following an internal party revolt last week.

Published June 22, 2021

Unionism in turmoil as basic rights asserted

pootscamera.jpg A second collapse of the leadership of the largest unionist party, in the face of Irish language speakers receiving a commitment that their rights will be protected, marks a further loosening of the grip on northern politics by the DUP’s extremists.

Published June 19, 2021

Fine Gael to organise in North, work for ‘inclusive’ reunification

varadkaronline.jpg There has been a cautious welcome among nationalists and republicans to a speech by Fine Gael leader and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in which he said Irish unification should be part of his party’s mission.

Published June 19, 2021

Angry loyalists threaten Dublin

newtownardsprotest.jpg Loyalist paramilitaries have issued a veiled threat to the Dublin government that its Ministers “are no longer welcome” in the north of Ireland.

Published June 19, 2021

Ireland plays key role for British military

raftyphoon.jpg A secret defence pact with London has allowed British RAF fighter jets to operate with complete freedom in sovereign Irish airspace, it has emerged.

Published June 19, 2021

PSNI forced to cancel PR events

psnibikes.jpg A 13-year-old girl was struck with a bicycle by a PSNI man as republican activists confronted the British police force at a recent publicity event in south Armagh.

Published June 19, 2021

DUP MPs off the leash

paisleyvanmorrisonwilsonsausages.jpg The bizarre antics of two of its MPs has provided further evidence of the disarray within the DUP.

Published June 19, 2021

Poots quits in DUP meltdown

pootsout.jpg Edwin Poots has said he will stand down as the leader of the DUP following an internal party revolt against him. He was ratified as party leader less than three weeks ago.

Published June 17, 2021

DUP in crisis over deal to support Irish language


The North of Ireland has a new First Minister, although with no increase in political stability, after DUP leader Edwin Poots defied his own party to go ahead with nominating colleague Paul Givan as First Minister this afternoon.

Published June 17, 2021


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