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Govts move to ‘lockdown’; prisoners seek help

borisleo.jpg In televised addresses, both the premiers in Dublin and London have announced stronger measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Published March 24, 2020

Tories back away from ‘herd cull’ plan

johnsonvirus.jpg Amid warnings that health care systems in Britain and the north of Ireland were facing a potentially catastrophic meltdown, both Tories and unionists in Ireland have ended their hands-off approach to the coronavirus health crisis.

Published March 20, 2020

Prisoners forced to take action over virus threat

portlaoiseflag600.jpg Republican prisoners in both Portlaoise and Maghaberry prisons have voluntarily stopped visits with family as a result of the Coronavirus.

Published March 20, 2020

Speech cheers viewers, leaves questions unanswered

varadkarspeech.jpg After delivering an inspirational but ultimately vacuous speech on the implications of the Coronavirus crisis, the caretaker 26 County Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been urged to take more practical action to protect lives and livelihoods across Ireland.

Published March 20, 2020

Genuine unity urged as crisis grows

mcdonaldglove.jpg A national government of unity could bring help to those in need during the current health crisis, Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has said.

Published March 20, 2020

Scottish independence referendum on hold

sturgeonflag.jpg Plans for an independence referendum in Scotland this year have been “paused” by the Scottish Government as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published March 20, 2020

‘Scapegoat’ prisoner denied family visits

paulmcintyre.jpg Prison warders at Maghaberry have prevented a family visit with Paul McIntyre for a second time after he was refused bail and incarcerated at Maghaberry earlier this month.

Published March 20, 2020

Britain moves to renege on the Stormont House Agreement

lewishoc.jpg The British government has been accused of using the cover of the Coronavirus health crisis to renege on its commitments under the 2014 Stormont House Agreement and introduce an effective amnesty for most state war crimes.

Published March 18, 2020

In solidarity on our national day

Today is a day to celebrate being Irish. But it doesn’t feel like that when so many of us are concerned for the well-being of our families and ourselves.

Published March 17, 2020

Normal life shuts down as Varadkar says crisis ‘cannot be stopped’

varadkarvirus.jpg Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Monday evening that the rise in cases of coronavirus in Ireland “cannot be stopped”. The administrations in both parts of Ireland are looking to secure intensive care equipment ahead of an expected surge in the numbers of critically ill.

Published March 17, 2020

Ireland divided along border by virus response

viruspress.jpg Efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus have become dangerously split across the island of Ireland after a division emerged between governments in Dublin and London on how quickly the virus should be allowed to spread.

Published March 13, 2020

Whitewash claims as RHI report finds ‘mistakes’, clears everyone

coghlin.jpg An official report into Stormont’s infamous RHI ‘cash for ash’ scheme has been described as a whitewash on social media after it blamed only “errors and omissions” for the runaway exploitation that collapsed the Stormont Executive in early 2017.

Published March 13, 2020

Fine Gael clings to power while virus takes hold

protestpbp.jpg Several hundred people took to the streets of Dublin last weekend to object to a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition plan to remain in power. Many expressed concern that Ireland’s two right-wing parties are attempting to form the next government under the cloak of the coronavirus.

Published March 13, 2020

MI5’s incessant pursuit of informers

mi5hqpalace.jpg Two members of Saoradh have said they were harassed by the British military intelligence to turn informer when returning from a conference in Britain, while Republican Sinn Féin said they are bringing a similar case to the Police Ombudsman.

Published March 13, 2020

Family’s collusion concerns on 30th anniversary

sammarshall600.jpg The family of a former republican prisoner shot dead while under British Army surveillance 30 years ago believe the British Army’s Force Research Unit may have been involved.

Published March 13, 2020

Britain urged to drop ‘damaging’ claim to Lough Foyle

loughfoyle600.jpg The British government should drop its territorial claim over Lough Foyle before it causes any further economic and ecological damage, Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson has said.

Published March 13, 2020

Crisis meetings as St Patrick’s events cancelled

stpatricksdublin.jpg All St Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland have been cancelled in a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. After weeks of delay, the news was leaked ahead a meeting of the acting Cabinet in Dublin on Monday. Multi-party meetings to deal with the crisis have also been announced.

Published March 9, 2020

State report confirms East Tyrone collusion

cappagh91.jpg Concern within the British Crown Forces over MI5’s involvement in a killing campaign has emerged in a report released to families of the victims of the Cappagh killings. It is the first time a state report has confirmed collusion, according to a lawyer for the families.

Published March 6, 2020

SF support jumps again but party still faces exclusion

pollsf35.jpg A new poll putting Sinn Féin support at an unprecedented 35% in the 26 Counties has added to public pressure for Mary Lou McDonald’s party to be involved in the next coalition government in Dublin despite the refusal of the leaders of Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael to countenance the idea.

Published March 6, 2020

PSNI failed to act over sectarian intimidation

sectarianalliance.jpg A Catholic mother-of-four has been driven out of her home in north Belfast following a campaign of terror which culminated in her windows getting smashed in.

Published March 6, 2020


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