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Easter statements

lurganeasterrsf22.jpg Statements issued by republican groups to mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Published April 21, 2022

The UDR – A powerful weapon in Britain’s ‘dirty war’

udrdeclassified.jpg Declassified files have revealed the shocking level of collusion between the British Army’s UDR regiment and loyalists. Micheál Smith is the author of a new book on the subject.

Published April 14, 2022

How it has all gone wrong for unionism

paisleyultersaysno.jpg It is commonly argued that unionism’s problems began with Brexit, but the explanation lies much deeper in history.

Published April 14, 2022

The Arnon Street massacre

arnonst.jpg A hundred years ago this week, the Crown Forces murdered six nationalist civilians in Belfast, shortly after they had killed six Catholic civilians in the McMahon murders.

Published April 7, 2022

British borders bill highlights illogicality of partition

solutiontobrexit.jpg Just when you thought the Brexit commotion had taken a back seat to war in Ukraine and spiralling cost-of-living concerns, a Westminster vote limiting free movement for people on the island of Ireland inserts a new plot twist.

Published March 31, 2022

The McMahon murders

mcmahonmurders.jpg The infamous slaughter of the McMahon family 100 years ago epitomised the Protestant campaign of terror against Catholics.

Published March 24, 2022

European hypocrisy over Palestine has been exposed

tamimi.jpg Going forward, it will not be acceptable for European policymakers to tell me, when I ask them to treat Palestine like Ukraine: “It’s different!”

Published March 17, 2022

Ukraine war means it’s all over for protocol protests

protocolprotest.jpg We’re living through the biggest geopolitical shock since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

Published March 17, 2022

Momentous change marked in Dungarvan

dungarvanira.jpg On Saturday, March 5, in the grounds of Dungarvan Castle, a special event took place to mark the centennial withdrawal of British forces from the garrison and its subsequent handover to the local IRA, ending an 800-year British presence in the County Waterford town.

Published March 10, 2022

Russia get out of Ukraine

adamshairy.jpg The views of former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams on the conflict in Ukraine.

Published March 10, 2022

BBC imbalance shifting unionist agenda to the right

nolan.jpg Evidence shows that a disproportionate airing of an outlandish minority line, legitimising it, has shifted the agenda within unionism to the right.

Published March 3, 2022

A party split by a deal with the British

sfaf1922.jpg A history of a landmark Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 100 years ago this week which still has echoes today, by Des Dalton.

Published February 24, 2022

Fear of the Shinners gives establishment the jitters

cblivesf.jpg The third week in February was national Bash The Shinners Week, according to Pat Flanagan.

Published February 24, 2022

The Weaver Street bombing and not dealing with the past

weaverstreet.jpg One of the most shocking incidents following the signing of the Treaty took place 100 years ago this week, when Catholic children playing in a Belfast street were bombed.

Published February 17, 2022

The DUP is trapped in a delusion

donaldsoncameras.jpg Since Stormont was set up in 1999, it has been shut for 37pc of the time. It should be a time-share.

Published February 17, 2022

Drew Harris and Special Branch collusion

harrisconfirmed.jpg I’m waiting for a journalist – maybe RTÉ – to approach Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and ask him what he knows of these murderous activities involving Special Branch.

Published February 10, 2022

Shankill visit illustrates partisan British behaviour

shankillmeeting.jpg British Direct Ruler Brandon Lewis, British foreign secretary Liz Truss and Orange Order grand secretary Mervyn Gibson met on the loyalist Shankill Road in Belfast last Thursday. Commentator Brian Feeney on what he describes as a deliberately provocative gesture.

Published February 3, 2022

Jack Clafferty

jackclafferty.jpg An obituary written by Aisling Claffery for her father, a draughtsman who produced memorable images connected with the conflict in the north of Ireland.

Published January 13, 2022

The Treaty debate

mansionhousedebate.jpg A historical account of the parliamentary debate on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, 100 years ago this week which presaged the outbreak of the Irish Civil War, by Des Dalton.

Published January 13, 2022

Deaf ears and blind eyes fuelled rage we felt for years

joebrolly600.jpg Commentator Joe Brolly has addressed the southern establishment’s selfish response to the conflict in the north.

Published January 6, 2022


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