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A historic advance for republicanism

elected2020.jpg Republicans have been celebrating a history-making election which saw forty TDs from the tradition sign into Leinster House this week, erasing the concept of the two-party state in the process.

Published February 14, 2020

Loyalist bomb alerts follow attacks on homes

holycrossschool.jpg Loyalists have been blamed for bomb hoaxes at a primary school and at a Sinn Féin constituency office in north Belfast.

Published February 14, 2020

PSNI men to face perjury charges

lyingcops.jpg Three members of the PSNI accused of lying to a court in a harassment case have been suspended and are expected to face charges.

Published February 14, 2020

Protest at arrest of ‘scapegoat’ in Derry

mcintyrecourt.jpg Saoradh has hit out at the detention of an activist they describe as a political hostage following a number of military-style PSNI raids in Derry.

Published February 14, 2020

Newspaper denounced for carrying PSNI advertising

andytownpsni.jpg A banner erected on the external fence of the offices of a local newspaper in West Belfast is the latest indication of a deepening rift in republican areas over the status of the PSNI police.

Published February 14, 2020

Smith axed as Johnson appoints more hardline Direct Ruler

lewissmith.jpg British Direct Ruler Julian Smith has been sacked by Boris Johnson, just over six months since he took up the post. He has been replaced with Brandon Lewis, a former chair of the Conservative Party and most recently, a Security Minister in Johnson’s cabinet.

Published February 13, 2020

‘The people want us in government’ - McDonald

resultsge2020.jpg With the make-up of the Dáilcomplete, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she could well be the next Taoiseach after winning the popular vote and after electing as many TDs as any other party.

Published February 10, 2020

Media, politicians baffled by electoral revolution


While seats continue to fill in the 26 County general election, the swing to Sinn Fein has already spawned a struggle to understand the changed political circumstances in Ireland.

Published February 10, 2020

SF in clear lead as counting suspended overnight

cavanmonaghanelects.jpg Sinn Féin has heaped on more election success tonight, electing two TDs on the first count in both Donegal and Louth, and also looking highly likely to win two seats in Cavan-Monaghan, and continuing to top polls across the state.

Published February 9, 2020

First count victories pile in for Sinn Féin

mcdonaldwins.jpg There have been scenes of jubilation in count centres across Ireland as a number of poll-topping Sinn Fein candiates have been decalred elected on the first count.

Published February 9, 2020



In a complete upending of the political establishment in the 26 Counties, Sinn Féin is being confirmed as the most popular party following the completion of tallies in yesterday’s general election.

Published February 9, 2020

Sinn Féin could win up to 40 seats in electoral revolution

tallies600.jpg First results from tallies in the 26 County election point to a historic day for Sinn Féin and Irish politics generally. Sinn Féin look set to top every poll in Dublin and could see the vast majority of their candidates win election across the state.

Published February 9, 2020

Exit poll confirms Sinn Féin election breakthrough

adamssings.jpg The three main parties in the 26 Counties have polled the same vote share of just over 22 per cent in today’s general election, according to an exit poll released as polling closed this evening.

Published February 8, 2020

Turnout high despite weather, weekend events

electiondogs.jpg A brisk turnout has been reported in many areas in the election to the Dublin parliament since voting began at 7am this morning.

Published February 8, 2020

Sinn Féin at the threshold of Cabinet power

sfge2020.jpg With Sinn Fein topping opinion polls in the 26 Counties for the first time, an ambush of party leader Mary Lou McDonald by state broadcaster RTE over a comment by a party colleague 13 years ago has jeopardised what is still widely expected to be a good election for the party.

Published February 7, 2020

Communities polarised as SF take part in PSNI event

psnicareer.jpg The attendance of Sinn Féin politicians at a PSNI police recruitment drive in the Six Counties has angered republican groups.

Published February 7, 2020

Bloody Sunday campaign an inspiration for victim

bloodysundaymarch2020.jpg Miami Showband survivor Stephen Travers has told the annual Bloody Sunday march that the victims and their families have always inspired him to keep up his fight for justice.

Published February 7, 2020

Shock at death of Francie Brolly

franciebrollyrip.jpg Republican legend Francie Brolly has been honoured as a man of integrity following his sudden death. The 82-year-old died at his family home near Dungiven, County Derry in the early hours of Thursday. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

Published February 7, 2020

Conor Murphy apologises to Quinn family

paulquinnfamily.jpg Sinn Féin Stormont minister Conor Murphy has apologised to the family of murder victim Paul Quinn for comments he made 13 years ago after the young man’s death.

Published February 7, 2020

Scepticism over ‘ferry bomb’ reports

ferrybomb.jpg A statement reportedly made in the name of the Continuity IRA claimed responsibility for a device found on a lorry trailer in County Armagh last week. The statement said the device had been timed to coincide with Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Published February 7, 2020


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