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The sorry saga of Shell

shellhell.jpg Maura Harrington is a spokesperson for the Shell to Sea campaign, from County Mayo, who has now been jailed four times for her opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project in north Mayo. Here she looks back at a decade of resistance by the local community and its supporters against an unwanted, dangerous and apparently corrupt exploitation of a sensitive environment.

Published September 17, 2009

Time for the transfer of powers

stormontstatue.jpg Policing has again reached a critical juncture but with a fresh opportunity to accelerate the process of change.

Published September 14, 2009

Stand together for our own good

unitedirelandribbon.jpg Nationalists and republicans should have a united policy about one most important issue: Our right to make our own political, economic and cultural decisions.

Published September 10, 2009

The killing of Loughlin Maginn

loughlinmaginn.jpg The killing of Loughlin Maginn was to spark a chain reaction of events that would finally lift the lid on Crown force collusion.

Published September 7, 2009

Pro-Lisbon factions get desperate

bollocksposter.jpg With just five weeks to go to the referendum on Lisbon 2, the Yes side grows ever more desperate and its advocates more bizarre.

Published September 3, 2009

Bailing out the rich and powerful

fatcat.jpg In the course of the current crisis, the only state intervention into the market has been to secure the interests and profits of a tiny wealthy elite.

Published August 31, 2009

Nama a good deal only for the banks’ shareholders

namaodds.jpg UCD lecturer Karl Whelan on the implications of the Dublin government’s proposed bailout for Irish property speculators and their bankers through the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Published August 27, 2009

The Battle of the Bogside

bogsidegasmask.jpg The scene for the Battle of the Bogside was set long before August 1969.

Published August 20, 2009

The stone that broke the North’s dam of violence

battleofthebogside.jpg Forty years ago this weekend, the dam broke and the generational political failure that had deepened since partition washed over all the Irish political institutions.

Published August 14, 2009

Secret go-between shines a light on history makers

brendanduddy.jpg Brendan Duddy is slowly emerging as another important name to add to that list of names most publicly associated with the Irish peace process

Published August 7, 2009

Making Sinn Fein’s message relevant

sflogo.jpg Sinn Fein is not in crisis and its continued role in and relevance to the future of political life in Ireland is not in doubt, according to Eoin O Broin.

Published July 31, 2009

Death of Frank McCourt

frankmccourt.jpg The death took place during the week of Frank McCourt, one of Ireland’s greatest and most popular writers and a major literary figure in his native New York. We publish an extract from his novel, ‘Angela’s Ashes’.

Published July 24, 2009

A united Ireland is possible

unitedireland.jpg The single most important issue facing the people of Ireland and Britain is the achievement of Irish unity and the construction of a new relationship between Ireland and Britain based on equality.

Published July 17, 2009

Twenty-Six County’s week of shame in Mayo

shellgarda.jpg In addition to the three hundred Gardai, the two Navy ships, the planes and the helicopters the Twenty-Six County government have also brought their ‘justice’ system out to bat for Shell.

Published July 10, 2009

Ireland agenda for Americans

irishusflags.jpg A senior Irish-American suggests the areas where U.S. support might be most welcome and productive.

Published July 3, 2009

A victory to savour

breenwig.jpg Last week’s judgment in Belfast was a triumph for press freedom across Europe, according to Sunday Tribune Northern Editor Suzanne Breen.

Published June 26, 2009

‘Don’t Extradite the Basques’

basques.jpg The official launch of the Don’t Extradite the Basques Campaign took place last Wednesday [June 10] in Culturlann MacAdam-O Fiaich in Belfast.

Published June 19, 2009

Shell to Sea Action Alert

shellout.jpg Mayo man Pat O’Donnell has had his boat, the ‘Iona Isle’ boarded last night by armed, masked men and sunk in the latest act of aggression by Shell OIl & Gas in their attempt to construct a controversial onshore gas refinery in Belmullet.

Published June 12, 2009

SAS slaughter at Coagh

coagh.jpg Three IRA Volunteers were shot dead by undercover British forces fourteen years ago this week

Published June 4, 2009

‘The old ways are gone’

martinmcguinness.jpg A keynote speech delivered by Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the Kevin Lynch commemoration at Park, County Derry last weekend.

Published May 29, 2009


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