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Irish leaders respond to US election outcome

bidenmural.jpg The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has led Irish congratulations to Joe Biden after his success in becoming the US President.

Published November 7, 2020



Tories wary as Biden elected US President

biden.jpg The new US President-elect Joe Biden could make a visit to Ireland’s border area as part of an intervention on Brexit, according to reports.

Published November 7, 2020



Varadkar damaged by cronyism revelations

varadkarcontract.jpg Sinn Féin is to table a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar after he offered no real defence for leaking a confidential medical contract to a friend involved in negotiations for a rival group.

Published November 7, 2020



Mother of ‘boy who got away’ calls for investigations

kidshorenoah.jpg The mother of a Catholic teenager who was chased, attacked and robbed by loyalist youths this summer has spoken out over the PSNI’s refusal to properly investigate the death of 14-year-old Noah Donohoe.

Published November 6, 2020



No indication of British plan for referendums

lewisjack.jpg There are fears the London government could seek to prevent referendums on Irish unity and Scottish independence for decades in light of recent statements by its most senior representatives in both countries.

Published November 6, 2020



Wild west scene at PSNI house party

psnipoppy.jpg The parallel systems of policing in the north of Ireland have been highlighted by the treatment of two members of the PSNI who were released despite pleading guilty to opening fire at a house party.

Published November 6, 2020



Frederick Douglass to be remembered in Belfast

frederickdouglass600.jpg A proposal to erect a statue dedicated to US abolitionist and activist Frederick Douglass has been passed by Belfast City Council. Douglass, a former slave, visited Belfast in 1845 as part of his lecturing tour of Ireland.

Published November 6, 2020



Clashes as anger mounts over policing

derryclash.jpg There has been sporadic unrest in Derry over three days as a provocative Crown Force operation took place in the area of Racecourse Road, Greenhaw Road, Glengalliagh Road and Fern Road.

Published October 31, 2020



‘Lies and failure’ over killing of 13-year-old

marthacampbell.jpg New evidence has emerged in the murder of 13-year-old Martha Campbell in Belfast in 1972, which puts a British Army unit in the area and shooting at the time she was shot and killed.

Published October 31, 2020



SF Senator steps down amid new grants scandal

elishamccallion.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald accepted the resignation of party Senator Elisha McCallion as a new financial scandal erupted in the North this week.

Published October 31, 2020



PPS defends its own in Stakeknife case

scap.jpg A decision of the North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) not to prosecute one of their own members for perjury relating to the ‘Stakeknife’ double-agent has come as no surprise, according to legal representatives of his victims.

Published October 31, 2020



Detailed study launched on use of plastic bullets in North

plasticvictims.jpg ‘Plastic Justice’, an extensive report on the history, legacy and the deadly impact of the plastic bullet in the north of Ireland, was launched by Relatives for Justice last weekend.

Published October 31, 2020



‘Guerrilla’ campaign draws attention to British occupation

lasairguerrilla.jpg Lasair Dhearg activists said they have carried out a “new guerilla marketing strategy” throughout Belfast to highlight the ongoing British occupation of the north of Ireland.

Published October 31, 2020



US Action Alert: Stop plans for a hard border

borderprotest2.jpg This weeks marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1980 hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, as well as the centenary of the death on hunger strike of Terence MacSwiney, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork. It is also an important week for the Irish cause in 2020. That is because it is now widely believed that the British government has delayed key Brexit negotiations until after the US Presidential election.

Published October 27, 2020



Fury at homes abuse cover-up

babyshoes.jpg An adoption rights activist born in one of Ireland’s notorious ‘mother and baby’ homes has described a move to seal records about the institutions for thirty years as a denial of justice.

Published October 23, 2020



Martin ‘not interested’ in Irish Unity

martinshared.jpg A refusal by Micheál Martin to say if a border poll will ever take place and a statement that Irish reunification is not a priority has put the Taoiseach at odds with a broad swathe of Irish public opinion, including his own party.

Published October 23, 2020



DUP Minister reaches new low

pootsflat.jpg A deeply-rooted prejudice of DUP minister Edwin Poots emerged in scandalous fashion this week when he issued a series of bigoted remarks in connection with Covid-19, peaking with the incredible claim that they weren’t sectarian as “most Sinn Féin leaders don’t attend the Catholic Church on a regular basis”.

Published October 23, 2020



MI5 infiltration of Craigavon 2 campaign prompts legal action

mcfaddencraigavon2.jpg Lawyers representing two men jailed in a miscarriage of justice say there are new grounds for their convictions to be deemed unsafe due to the sinister involvement of MI5 double agent Dennis McFadden.

Published October 23, 2020



Family urge letter writer to come forward

frankhughes2.jpg The family of a County Tyrone man murdered by loyalists 30 years ago has called for an independent investigation to be carried out after receiving an anonymous letter containing significant new information.

Published October 23, 2020



US election campaign echoes in Ireland

usaelection.jpg Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has outlined how he will work with Irish-America and Ireland if he is elected US president.

Published October 23, 2020

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