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Secrecy bid over Miami Showband massacre

miamishowband2.jpg The British Crown Forces are refusing to release documents relating to top loyalist paramilitary Robin ‘The Jackal’ Jackson, a former British soldier linked to the Miami Showband massacre and other suspected acts of collusion.

Published June 23, 2018

Britain ‘playing a game of chicken’ with Brexit

maysf1806.jpg Sinn Fein and Fine Gael have warned the British government against last-minute negotiations on the border ahead of a crucial June 28-29 summit to finalise a Brexit deal.

Published June 23, 2018

New Sinn Fein direction as McDonald defies critics

mcdonaldsfaf18.jpg Sinn Fein wants to be part of an administration in Dublin after the next general election, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed, as she set out a change of strategy for her party.

Published June 23, 2018

Bonfires build as Foster criticises ‘anti-Orange’ prejudice

bonfiresandydallat.jpg The unionist paramilitary UVF are being blamed for an ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfire being built close to a children’s play park in a built-up residential area of Belfast.

Published June 23, 2018

Anglo fraud kingpin jailed

daviddrumm.jpg There have been calls for greater efforts to tackle white-collar crime after former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David ‘The Drummer’ Drumm received only a six year sentence for his central role in a 7.2 billion euro fraud which marked a low point in Ireland’s financial crisis.

Published June 23, 2018

British soldier to face prosecution

mcanespie600.jpg A British soldier who shot dead a man as he walked through a British Army checkpoint in the North of Ireland is to face prosecution.

Published June 19, 2018

Resignations follow SF conference votes on abortion

carolnolan2.jpg Sinn Fein’s internal difficulties have worsened following a combative display by the party leadership at a weekend conference saw the party adopt a hardline pro-abortion stance, including a ban on dissent on the issue by its elected representatives.

Published June 19, 2018

Royal visit denounced as one-sided, anti-republican

charlesoneillmcdonald.jpg The latest visit by British royals to Ireland has once again sown division among nationalists and republicans.

Published June 16, 2018

Sinn Fein conference polarised by abortion stance

sfaf18.jpg Sinn Fein faces difficult decisions today at the party’s annual conference as a row over the the party’s attitude to abortion threatens to overshadow the launch of its bid to enter government following the next 26 County general election.

Published June 16, 2018

Fascists on the march in Belfast

nazisalutebelfast.jpg A rally by far-right unionists and neo-Nazis at Belfast City hall last weekend has raised concerns over the increased visibility of fringe loyalist groups ahead of the sectarian marching season.

Published June 16, 2018

Hooded men praise move to appeal European ruling

marymckenna.jpg The Dublin government is to appeal the European Court of Human Right’s finding that 14 Irishmen were not tortured by the British Army in 1971.

Published June 16, 2018

Housing failures ‘could collapse government’

housingposter.jpg With the 26 County housing crisis threatening to spiral out of control, Sinn Fein have begun a new campaign against the man most hold responsible for the scandal, Fine Gael Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Published June 16, 2018

GAA urged to ‘show solidarity with the oppressed’

gaapalestinian.jpg Nationalists and republicans are being urged to unite to support the Palestinian cause amid signs that the Irish establishment is seeking to protect Israel from the fallout over recent atrocities.

Published June 16, 2018

Robinson backs ‘fixed’ border polls

peterrobinson600.jpg Peter Robinson, the former leader of the hardline unionist DUP, has suggested agreement on a strategy for phased reunification could allow him to support a Six County referendum on unity.

Published June 9, 2018

Flags and banners ‘designed to spread fear’

bonfirethreat.jpg Loyalists have begun hoisting flags and banners and painting kerbstones in locations across the North in advance of the summer sectarian parades by the Protestant marching organisations.

Published June 9, 2018

British injustice pursues dying republican to the grave

seanoneillsick.jpg One of the oldest republican prisoners in Maghaberry Prison, Sean O’Neill, has passed away from cancer in Limerick this week while still being actively sought by the British authorities in the North for “breaching bail”.

Published June 9, 2018

‘Spycops’ inquiry reveals Irish political groups targeted

spycopsprotest.jpg Sinn Fein and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) were infiltrated by an undercover British police unit which is currently the focus of a major inquiry in England.

Published June 9, 2018

Coalition rumours mount as Varadkar launches Feile

varadkarfeile.jpg A rumoured alliance between Sinn Fein and Fine Gael appears closer this week after Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launched the West Belfast festival, Feile an Phobail, on Friday.

Published June 9, 2018

US-based escapee seeks to overturn conviction

kevinbarryartt.jpg A former political prisoner, who fled to the United States after being part of the 1983 mass escape from the H-Blocks of Long Kesh 35 years ago, is making a new attempt to clear his name.

Published June 9, 2018

‘The North is next’

northisnext.jpg The issue of women’s rights and access to abortion are now being placed alongside calls for same-sex marriage as part of an equality agenda being opposed by unionists.

Published June 2, 2018


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