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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

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael told to learn lessons of the GFA

blairaherngfa600.jpg Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has marked the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement with a rebuke of continuing efforts by right-wing politicians in Dublin to exclude his party from office.

Published April 10, 2020

‘Casual collusion’ in military logs of Springhill massacre unit

boykings1.jpg A British Army unit responsible for the murders of five unarmed Catholic civilians, including a 13-year-old schoolgirl, handed a loyalist gunman over to the UDA, according to a report published last weekend in the Sunday World.

Published April 10, 2020

PSNI to investigate republican funeral over social distancing

funeralmcnally.jpg The Catholic church has backed calls for the PSNI to stop policing funerals after a colour party at a republican funeral was targeted for the novel crime of marching too close together.

Published April 10, 2020

Death of Judge Peter Cory

petercory.jpg The former Canadian Supreme court judge who led an investigation into allegations of British state collusion with unionist paramilitary death squads has died. He passed away in Canada on Tuesday aged 94.

Published April 10, 2020

Grey skies lift as North’s weather warnings included in map

stormmap.jpg After years of criticism for excluding the Six Counties, the Irish weather forecasting service is to include all of Ireland on its weather warning maps.

Published April 10, 2020


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