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Brexit means unity debate must begin

brexitprotestfightgoeson.jpg Speaking at a protest against Brexit on the Irish border on the day Britain leaves the EU, taking the northeast of Ireland with it, the Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said preparations for constitutional change on the island “needed to start”.

Published January 31, 2020

Killer soldiers get trial dates

joemccann600.jpg Two former British soldiers who fired on Official IRA man Joe McCann have failed to stop their trial for the murder of the Belfast father of four from going ahead.

Published January 31, 2020

Sinn Féin management ‘no different’ to other organisations

ardchomhairlemeeting.jpg A row over the nature of Sinn Féin’s top management has dominated the second week of the 26 County general election campaign.

Published January 31, 2020

Prominent republican survives gun attack

patfitzpatrick.jpg A gun attack on a well-known Belfast republican has raised fears of the return of a grudge-type dispute in east Belfast which in 2015 claimed the lives of two former members of the Provisional IRA, Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan.

Published January 31, 2020

Judicial review for Finucane family as Britain continues to stall

finucanessupremecourt.jpg The widow of murdered defence lawyer Pat Finucane has won permission at Belfast’s High Court to challenge the continuing failure of the British government to carry out an effective investigation.

Published January 31, 2020

British Army was behind Miami Showband massacre

showbandbomb.jpg Shocking new documents have disclosed that British Army intelligence officer Robert Nairac was responsible for the planning and execution of the Miami Showband Massacre, in which three innocent band-members were killed.

Published January 24, 2020

Election is a chance to change the system

virginmediadebate.jpg Sinn Féin could be on the cusp of a breakthrough in the 26 Counties as polls show a sharp jump in support for the party and a corresponding decline in support for the main party of government, Fine Gael.

Published January 24, 2020

Parties launch campaigns, condemn censorship

mcdonaldtoibin2.jpg Sinn Féin has called for a referendum on Irish unity within five years in tandem with a ‘Green New Deal’ for climate change as part of its election launch at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Published January 24, 2020

Derry’s battle for justice as it marks anniversary

derrycourthouse.jpg Ahead of the anniversary of the British Army’s massacre of 14 civil rights demonstrators in Derry, families say they will fight “tooth and nail” to prevent the only Bloody Sunday murder case from being moved out of the city.

Published January 24, 2020

‘Wall of Shame’ to remember Black and Tans

glasnevinwall.jpg Despite the deferral of a commemoration for members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), plans remain in place for the names of members of the British Crown Forces who died in Ireland up to 1921, including the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, to be etched on a commemorative wall in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Published January 24, 2020

Irish language speakers in fight to bolster talks deal

cngmeeting.jpg Irish speakers face “a battle a day” to get services in the language despite featuring in a new multi-party agreement to restore the Six County political institutions, according to language activists.

Published January 24, 2020

Varadkar’s election plan unravels

varadkarflanagankeane.jpg The 26 County election campaign has had the most shocking start imaginable after body parts of a murdered 17-year-old boy were found in a bag in north Dublin.

Published January 17, 2020

Stormont parties left high and dry by Johnson

johnsonstormont.jpg Disingenuous and almost sarcastic comments by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first visit to the Belfast Assembly have underlined a sense that politicians at Stormont have been left to fend for themselves despite a new effort to ‘make Northern Ireland work’.

Published January 17, 2020

Sinn Féin kept in second class in RTE election debates

varadkarmartinmcdonaldx.jpg Sinn Féin has described the decision by the state-run broadcaster RTE to hold a one-to-one election debate between the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail as an “utter joke”.

Published January 17, 2020

SAS victim facing jail sentence over IRA charges

paulcampbell.jpg A man shot in an SAS ambush as the Provisional IRA engaged Crown Forces in Coalisland 23 years ago has been convicted of involvement in the attack, and jailed ahead of sentencing -- despite the incident taking place before the Good Friday peace Agreement.

Published January 17, 2020

Family remember tragic death of three-year-old

jimdorrian.jpg The family of the first child to be killed by a British Army armoured vehicle have been recalling the tragedy, fifty years after it took place.

Published January 17, 2020

British PM took action to cancel ‘Famine’ event

johnmajor.jpg Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Great Hunger in 1996, according to state papers dating from that time.

Published January 17, 2020

Varadkar calls election for February 8

varadkarposter.jpg Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a dissolution of the Dublin parliament from President Michael D Higgins to allow for a 26 County general election on Saturday February 8.

Published January 14, 2020

Stormont restored as parties divvy up Ministerial posts

fosterstormont.jpg The DUP’s Arlene Foster has returned as Stormont First Minister and Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has taken up the post of deputy First Minister as the main political parties moved quickly today to restore the Six County institutions and take up Ministerial appointments.

Published January 11, 2020

Sinn Féin agree to return to Stormont

returntostormont2.jpg Three years after they collapsed, Sinn Féin has made a decision to return to the partitionist institutions at Stormont, with party leader Mary Lou McDonald stating that it is the “responsibility of every party to ensure the Executive meets”.

Published January 10, 2020


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