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Exhaustion at Britain’s scattershot border ideas

bufferzone.jpg Britain’s cartwheeling approach to Brexit and the north of Ireland has reached a critical point with a new plan to expand the Irish border into a ten-mile demilitarised ‘buffer’ zone.

Published June 2, 2018

Momentum seen behind Sinn Fein policy shift

maryloucastle.jpg" Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she expects her party will endorse the provision of abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy following last Friday’s 26 County referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which gave a pregnant woman only an equal right to life as her unborn child.

Published June 2, 2018

Bradley refuses to discuss Taylor case

karenbradley2.jpg The British Direct Ruler Karen Bradley has refused to meet Derry councillors to discuss the two-year internment of a republican political activist.

Published June 2, 2018

Hopes new inquest will answer questions

stephenmcconomy.jpg The younger brother of Derry plastic bullet victim, Stephen McConomy, says a new inquest into his death could provide his family with the “answers we deserve.”

Published June 2, 2018

Republicans remember George McBrearty and Charles Maguire

mcbrearty18.jpg Dozens of republicans gathered with friends and family of the late IRA Volunteer, George McBrearty in Derry on Sunday to commemorate the 37th anniversary of his death at the hands of SAS alongside his comrade Charles ‘Pop’ Maguire in 1981.

Published June 2, 2018

‘New politics’ brings historic change

repealcastle.jpg An overwhelming vote in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution has opened the way for the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws, with a final result of 66.4% to 33.6%.

Published May 26, 2018

Pressure grows to move beyond DUP vetoes

corbynqub.jpg The leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn visited Belfast this week to mark 20 years since the Good Friday peace agreement and added his voice to efforts to circumvent unionist intransigence.

Published May 26, 2018

Boy hospitalised after vicious loyalist beating

rossdowney.jpg A Catholic teenager has been hospitalised after being kicked in the head in a sectarian attack in Derry’s Waterside area.

Published May 26, 2018

Part of remains of British shooting victim withheld

mcanespie600.jpg The British government is to be asked to explain the disappearance of part of the body of Aidan McAnespie in 1988. The 23-year-old was shot dead by a British soldier close to a border checkpoint at Aughnacloy in County Tyrone as he made his way to a local Gaelic sports club.

Published May 26, 2018

Royals but no Saffrons on television

royalsgaa.jpg Sinn Fein has criticised the BBC’s lack of coverage of Gaelic games in a meeting with representatives of the GAA (Gaelic Athletics Association).

Published May 26, 2018

Families reject call to abandon prosecutions

barramcgrory2.jpg Families who lost loved ones at the hands of unionist paramilitaries acting in collusion with the state have criticised comments made by a former Director of Public Prosecutions for an end to conflict-related prosecutions.

Published May 26, 2018

Exit poll predicts victory for pro-abortion campaign

savitayes.jpg Ireland looks set to legalise abortion after an exit poll showed a referendum to remove the constitutional protection for the unborn passing by an overwhelming 68% Yes to 32% No.

Published May 25, 2018

May runs away from border poll

andersonbradley.jpg Theresa May has privately ruled out a vote on Irish unity within the north of Ireland because it could produce a majority in favour, according to leaked reports from a secret Tory briefing.

Published May 19, 2018

Loyalist bludgeon gangs on the prowl

loyalists600.jpg There is growing concern in the north of Ireland over threats and attacks by loyalist gangs ahead of the summer marching season.

Published May 19, 2018

Last week of campaigning, but no end to abortion debate

mcdonaldabortion.jpg The hugely divisive referendum campaign on the Eighth Amendment draws to a close ahead of voting day next Friday with opinion polls showing support for the removal of Ireland’s constitutional protection for the unborn declining, but still likely to pass.

Published May 19, 2018

New IRA ‘won’t go away’

newiraposter.jpg The ‘New IRA’ has responded to a call by former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for rival republican groups to “go away”, with posters signed in the name of “The IRA” appearing in west and north Belfast.

Published May 19, 2018

Moves to bring charges against agent’s handlers

haggarty2.jpg A legal intervention has forced Crown prosecutors to revise a decision not to bring criminal charges against two former RUC Special Branch members who are believed to have directed and shielded loyalist serial killer Gary Haggarty.

Published May 19, 2018

Minister vows to obtain Dublin/Monaghan documents

dublinmonaghanbomb.jpg The victims of the worst day of the recent conflict in Ireland should be told the truth, a campaigner has said.

Published May 19, 2018

Protests across Ireland against Israeli massacre

dublingaza.jpg Thousands protested in cities across the country this evening following a horrific mass murder by Israel of some 60 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza on Monday. It was the single deadliest day for Palestinians in several years.

Published May 15, 2018

More than 55 dead in new Israeli atrocity

gazanakba70.jpg Scores of Palestinians have been shot dead in Gaza as Israel’s declaration of independence was marked by a mass slaughter of protestors gathered at the border.

Published May 14, 2018


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