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Divided we fall as lockdowns clash at Border

gardapsnicovid.jpg The Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has spoken out about the danger of having two jurisdictions in Ireland in the current health crisis, saying it is wrong to have an all-island approach to animal care, but not human healthcare.

Published May 1, 2020

Duffy arrest an exercise in persecution

colinduffy600.jpg Prominent republican Colin Duffy, currently on bail awaiting trial, has overcome a cynical attempt by the PSNI to return him to jail over an alleged breach of his bail conditions.

Published May 1, 2020

Brexit delay urged over British inaction

brexitnew.jpg The British government has been accused of “foot dragging and vague promises” amid calls for urgent action on preparations on Brexit, including new customs posts to carry out checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea.

Published May 1, 2020

Britain seen gaining control over Irish policing

psnigardai.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Committee has said appointments of two senior figures from Britain’s PSNI police to An Garda Síochána represent a strengthening of direct control of the police in Ireland by British intelligence.

Published May 1, 2020

‘Inquiry’ seen as bid to give cover to broken promises

niac2020.jpg A Westminster committee has launched an inquiry to consider British government proposals on legacy, but it does not have the confidence of victims and relatives of people killed as a result of British state violence and collusion.

Published May 1, 2020

Rights being stolen as workers face arrest, fines

debenhams.jpg The coronavirus was used as an excuse to break up protests by retail workers this week as they sought their legal redundancy rights, despite the protestors adhering to social distancing requirements.

Published May 1, 2020

Colombia three get amnesty, 19 years on

colombia3.jpg Three Irish republicans once accused of training rebels in Colombia’s civil war have been granted an amnesty nearly two decades after they were arrested.

Published April 24, 2020

Doctor quits Medical Council over state blunders

marcusdebrun.jpg There have been calls for a criminal investigation into the failure to protect residents of Irish nursing and care homes from the coronavirus disease after a prominent County Dublin doctor resigned from the Irish Medical Council over the government’s mishandling of the crisis.

Published April 24, 2020

Two-speed island response jeopardising public health efforts

mapscovid.jpg A growing disparity between the coronavirus death rates in the north and south of Ireland is proof that two different approaches to the crisis are causing lives to be lost, according to academics.

Published April 24, 2020

Republican dies in fight against virus

bigpathaystack.jpg A republican healthcare worker from County Tyrone has died from coronovirus following a 40-year career saving lives as a nurse.

Published April 24, 2020

Campaigner urges caution against ‘indescribable’ illness

niallmurphyclaps.jpg Prominent Belfast lawyer and campaigner Niall Murphy has paid tribute to the medical staff who helped save his life after he became infected with the Coronavirus.

Published April 24, 2020

Online exhibition of Easter Rising materials

oldflaggpo.jpg The best-known flag of the Easter Rising is not the Tricolour that flew over the GPO in 1916 but the Irish Republic one currently on display by the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, Dublin, in an exhibition that can be viewed online.

Published April 24, 2020

‘New IRA’ vows to continue struggle

nirastat2020.jpg In an Easter statement, the New IRA has said it remains committed to bringing the British government’s undemocratic rule in occupied Ireland to an end. It dismissed the idea of a border poll in the aftermath of Brexit, and warned the British establishment listens only to “physical force”.

Published April 17, 2020

Concern over plan to deploy British Army ‘help’

britisharmylane.jpg There are fears the Coronavirus could be used as a cover for the renewed deployment of British soldiers on the ground in the north of Ireland.

Published April 17, 2020

Scandal of rising virus death toll

stlukes.jpg It has emerged that two in three of coronavirus deaths in Ireland have taken place in residential homes at a rate significantly higher than anywhere else in the world.

Published April 17, 2020

‘Grand coalition’ plan slithers on

varadkarmartintv.jpg A historic but deeply unpopular coalition government between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael appears to be on the cards after the Green Party failed to reject a bizzare manifesto issued in a desperate plea for support to prop up the improbable alliance.

Published April 17, 2020

Haggarty prison sentence extended, but no return to jail

haggartyout.jpg A unionist paramilitary double agent who admitted the murders of five people and a catalog of other atrocities has had his prison sentence nominally increased by three-and-a-half years.

Published April 17, 2020

Republican prisoners spat at by warders

maghaberryriot600.jpg Republican Prisoners at Maghaberry prison have said that prison warders have been caught deliberately spitting on doors during night checks. Saoradh has demanded an end to what it said was a “barbaric activity” which has threatened a coronavirus outbreak.

Published April 17, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald recovering after virus diagnosis

marylou600.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has tested positive for coronavirus, she has confirmed in a statement today.

Published April 14, 2020

Jackboots follow public health failure

covidcheck.jpg Police in the 26 Counties have been given unprecedented powers as state efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being displaced by an authoritarian crackdown set to last well into the summer.

Published April 10, 2020


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