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Micheál Martin confirms new lockdown

martincovid.jpg After weeks of vacillation and infighting, the Dublin government has responded to inexorably rising levels of the coronavirus in Ireland with a stringent, six-week ‘level 5’ lockdown.

Published October 19, 2020



Scotland pushing at the door

scots58.jpg Post-Brexit Europe will see a border between Scotland and England if the result of the latest poll, which found 58% of Scots now support independence, is borne out in a referendum.

Published October 16, 2020



Consequences of partitioned public health become clear

oneillmasks.jpg The failure to agree a joint all-island strategy on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a blame game on both sides of the border as the numbers of new cases and deaths have once again spiralled upwards.

Published October 16, 2020



Protest at new British spy towers

spytower2020.jpg Large-scale surveillance installations used by British forces to spy on the nationalist population in the north of Ireland are the focus of a new campaign by republican activists.

Published October 16, 2020



New information on killings ignored by PSNI

gerardrorycairns.jpg A year after a breakthrough documentary was broadcast on the case, the father of two brothers killed by loyalists almost 30 years ago has confirmed that the PSNI failed to take any action on the new information.

Published October 16, 2020



Former death row prisoner tortured into ‘confession’ takes case

liamholden600.jpg A Belfast man has begun a High Court action over the British Army’s use of torture techniques to extract a false confession used to secure a death sentence against him at trial.

Published October 16, 2020



Partition ‘celebration’ plans get slow handclap

nicentennial.jpg A forum set up by the British government to look at how to mark next year’s ‘Centenary of Northern Ireland’ is being boycotted by nationalists and republicans. The Centenary Forum was announced by British prime minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Ireland in August.

Published October 16, 2020



Tories back death squads, condemn human rights lawyers

patfinucanebig600.jpg An attack on human rights lawyers by the British Prime Minister has been described as “appalling” and “ shameful”.

Published October 9, 2020



Loyalists shoot grandmother, stone schoolbus

colerainething.jpg A 61-year-old woman has been left fighting for her life after a unionist paramilitary gun attack in Coleraine, County Derry. Sally Cummings is in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being struck in the head by one of eight shots.

Published October 9, 2020



Glenanne Gang member linked to shocking new death threat

mullens.jpg A member of the notorious ‘Glenanne Gang’ death squad is being investigated after a shocking death threat was made against Aontú councillor Denise Mullen, the daughter of a man previously murdered by the gang.

Published October 9, 2020



Brexit a reality as Gardaí move to harden border

drewharris3.jpg An armed Garda support unit is to be permanently deployed to the border in a decision which appears to confirm plans for a cross-border remilitarisation of the area.

Published October 9, 2020



Bank protest over frozen accounts

santanderprotest.jpg Political activists in Derry occupied the local branch of the Santander bank in an action over the freezing of bank accounts and welfare benefits of those targeted by the PSNI.

Published October 9, 2020



Amnesty take on case of murdered 12-year-old

majellaohare600.jpg Amnesty International is helping organise a campaign for justice for Majella O’Hare, a girl who was shot in the back on her way to church by a British soldier and then ‘treated like a piece of meat’, according to an eyewitness.

Published October 9, 2020



A legacy wiped from the map

orahillyhouse3.jpg The house of the O’Rahilly, a famous historical landmark once home to the 1916 Easter Rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, was tragically and deliberately demolished in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 29.

Published October 2, 2020



Panel finds historic torture of republican prisoners

iamsir.jpg An independent inquiry report into the mistreatment of PoWs in the H-Blocks and Armagh Women’s Jail in the period between 1976 and 1981 has exposed the systematic abuse and torture of prisoners during the prison protests.

Published October 2, 2020



SF meeting with Charles angers Bloody Sunday families

charliesf.jpg Sinn Féin has come in for stinging criticism for its meeting this week with Prince Charles, the head of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment, less than 24 hours after it was announced that no further charges will be brought over the Bloody Sunday massacre.

Published October 2, 2020



‘All bets are off’ in hard border scenario

mcdonaldzoom.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the “erratic” and “dangerous” Boris Johnson cannot be trusted on Brexit. She said Johnson has forfeited credibility by unpicking the Withdrawal Agreement, negotiated earlier this year, and now cannot be believed when he says he wants a trade deal.

Published October 2, 2020



Flanagan can’t tolerate Glenanne Gang film

charlieflanagan600.jpg An extraordinary attack by the former 26 County Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan on a documentary film on collusion has been described as an attack on nationalist victims of the conflict.

Published October 2, 2020



Narratives in struggle as Kelly recalls prison escape

escapeposter.jpg Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly has said he remains proud of his involvement in the 1983 mass breakout from Long Kesh prison despite British Direct Ruler Brandon Lewis describing his memories of the event “disgraceful”.

Published October 2, 2020



New legal bid likely after massacre prosecutions decision

sunday600.jpg There was disappointment in Derry today after Crown Prosecutors confirmed that they will not prosecute 15 British soldiers in connection with Bloody Sunday.

Published September 29, 2020

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