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Institutionalised bigotry at Belfast hospital

belfastcityhospital.jpg A culture of anti-Catholic hate was rife among staff at Belfast City Hospital in recent years but senior health officials chose not to take action against the perpetrators, it has emerged.

Published March 9, 2019

‘We won’

finucanessupremecourt.jpg The Supreme Court in London has unanimously backed the appeal by the family of Pat Finucane against the refusal of the British government to carry out a proper inquiry into his 1989 murder by state agents.

Published March 2, 2019

Targeted journalists resist bail censorship

journosbail2.jpg Two Belfast-based journalists arrested after investigating collusion in the North have complained that the PSNI tried to censor them over what they can say about it.

Published March 2, 2019

Ballymurphy duo were shot as they aided the injured

inquestquinnmullan.jpg A priest called the British Army to plead for help to protect Catholics in Ballymurphy from attacks from their Protestant neighbours, just half an hour before he was shot dead, the inquest into the Ballymurphy Massacre has heard.

Published March 2, 2019

UVF link to death of former paramilitary

davidmurphy.jpg A former loyalist paramilitary murdered last week died as a result of a power-struggle among loyalists associated with the UVF, according to reports which indicated he was killed with an illegal shotgun the UVF had previously taken from him.

Published March 2, 2019

Targets of threats ‘not Catholic’, but PSNI not interested

24hours.jpg A County Antrim couple have been issued death threats after loyalists targeted them because they have “Catholic sounding names”. Graffiti was daubed outside their home with their names telling them they have “24 hours to get out”.

Published March 2, 2019

Labour activists show support for Irish reunification

tunui.jpg More than 150 trade unionists have signed a declaration calling on the labour movement to advocate for a united Ireland and a new all-Ireland constitution with workers’ rights at the heart of it.

Published March 2, 2019

MI5’s plan to foment civil war

johnweir600.jpg A film which exposes a horrific plot to massacre Catholic children and nuns at a school has premiered in Belfast. It also reveals the rationale behind MI5’s most shocking target.

Published February 23, 2019

Leading Saoradh figure ‘interned’

alanlundy600.jpg A member of the Saoradh executive is being held indefinitely on the back of an MI5-directed arrest operation, despite the existence of video and social media evidence which should have meant his immediate release.

Published February 23, 2019

Political row amid pressure for policing reform

mcdonaldpsni.jpg A row has erupted over the future leadership of the PSNI (formerly RUC) following revelations last week that collusion-related documents in PSNI archives continue to be withheld from investigators.

Published February 23, 2019

Former RIRA figure warns of armed resistance to a hard border

borderconnolly.jpg A former republican prisoner has said there will be “massive recruitment” by republican armed groups in the event of a hard Brexit and a British remilitarisation of the border in Ireland.

Published February 23, 2019

Lack of protections for northern nationalists exposed

letternovote.jpg Letters from the North’s Electoral Office warning people who consider themselves Irish that they would not be allowed to cast their vote in forthcoming elections were ‘a mistake’, according to the chief electoral officer.

Published February 23, 2019

Éirígí amends name ahead of elections

eirigiaf2019.jpg Éirígí activists have voted to append ‘For A New Republic’ to the party name at the party’s recent annual conference. The amended name has been approved by the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties at the Dublin parliament, meaning that Éirígí For A New Republic” will appear on ballot papers in the 26 County local elections in May.

Published February 23, 2019

Hamilton - the face of collusion in 2019?

hamiltoncap.jpg PSNI chief George Hamilton stands accused of subverting justice in regard to dozens of loyalist killings in the late 1980s and early 1990s after secret police documents relating to collusion unexpectedly came to light.

Published February 16, 2019

Lying, chaotic Tories ‘pretending to negotiate’

theresamay2.jpg With time running out to avert a disastrous crash Brexit, there is a growing consensus in Ireland and Europe that British Prime Minister Theresa May is not sincere about negotiating a deal with the European Union, and probably cannot be trusted to honour one in any event.

Published February 16, 2019

SDLP moves closer to extinction

eastwoodmartin.jpg The SDLP, the second largest nationalist party in the north of Ireland led by Colum Eastwood, is at risk of rapid disintegration following a highly controversial decision to enter into “partnership” with the 26 County Fianna Fáil party, led by Micheal Martin.

Published February 16, 2019

Saoradh ‘will not be defeated’ by harassment

saoradhpressbarr.jpg The Derry branch of republican party Saoradh have hit out at an intensive campaign of arrests and intimidation in the city which has seen the vice-chair of the party arrested twice in one week.

Published February 16, 2019

Finucane name ‘reverberates around the world’

patfinucane600.jpg Belfast human rights lawyer Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other lawyers, his son said in a moving event to mark the 30th anniversary of Mr Finucane’s murder.

Published February 16, 2019

Stormont talks dismissed as pointless

stormontsfpress.jpg In some of its frankest criticism of the North’s political process in recent years, Sinn Féin has accused the British government of indulging in a “sham” and a “merry-go-round”.

Published February 16, 2019

‘Dial moving’ for a border poll

mcdonaldmarr.jpg There are signs of a growing acceptance in London that a referendum on unity in the Six Counties will be required in the circumstances of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Published February 9, 2019


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