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Mickey Devine

mickeydevinewake.jpg Commemorations are taking place in Derry and in the US to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Mickey Devine, the last of the H-Block prisoners to give his life after 60 days on hunger strike.

Published August 21, 2021

Unionists know the British will eventually withdraw

britishwithdrawal.jpg This place is the only part of the UK which has a legal and constitutional right to secede. Yet, despite in their hearts knowing these truths, most unionists refuse even to think about preparing for inevitable British withdrawal.

Published August 21, 2021

Unity debate can’t wait until unionists are ready

irishflagtrees.jpg Those who seek change need to get on with constructing a robust and persuasive case for a united Ireland, writes QUB academic Colin Harvey.

Published August 14, 2021

Internment 1971

internmentdragged.jpg A report on the horrors committed by British forces in implementing internment without trial in the north of Ireland. ‘Operation Demetrius’ began fifty years ago this week.

Published August 7, 2021

Families will never give up on loved ones

nevergivingup.jpg Johnson and Lewis have ensured by their duplicity that the legacy issue will remain unresolved. It will continue to dominate much of the political discourse in the North.

Published July 31, 2021

Should the Invincibles be reburied in Glasnevin Cemetery?

invincibles.jpg The Irish National Invincibles were a splinter group of the IRB who had five members hanged and buried in Kilmainham Gaol in 1883 for an attack in which two senior British civil servants died. A campaign is underway for their reinterment.

Published July 24, 2021

Legacy plan will be unworkable but British don't care

britisharmyold.jpg Anyone reading yesterday’s British government command paper, ‘Addressing the Legacy of NI’s Past’, should be warned to keep a suitable receptacle nearby to contain the disgusting product of the nausea this exercise in hypocrisy, doublethink and colonial condescension will induce.

Published July 17, 2021

No healing for Bloody Sunday families

sundayfamiliesflat.jpg The announcement that Bloody Sunday prosecutions have been halted cast a shadow over Derry that contrasted with the bright skies of June 15, 2010, when it appeared that the victims would be treated properly.

Published July 10, 2021

Master plan for Moore Street unveiled

moorestplan.jpg We have Irish governments with no sense of the history of their own land, no imagination, no sense of history and no vision for the future, as the historic Moore Street base of the 1916 Rising remains derelict and sealed off from the public.

Published July 3, 2021

Springhill – ‘the forgotten massacre’

springhillmassacre.jpg Springhill is often regarded as the ‘forgotten massacre’, having received very little coverage in the mainstream media, but the people of West Belfast have never forgotten.

Published June 19, 2021

The Carrowkennedy Ambush

flyingsquadmayo.jpg One of the most important battles during the Irish War of Independence took place 100 years ago this week. A look at a famous episode in Mayo history.

Published June 12, 2021

Time for Boris Johnson to stop playing the fool

bennyjohnson.jpg It’s somewhat stating the obvious but Joe Biden is not some angry councillor who phones his local paper every week in order to boost his profile.

Published June 12, 2021

The end of the DUP

dupcrowneplaza.jpg A couple of weeks ago you read here that electing Poots leader would hasten the demise of the DUP.

Published June 5, 2021

Ballymurphy - A conspiracy of cover-up

soldiersballymurphy.jpg The reality is that the Coroner’s conclusions in the Ballymurphy case will not have surprised the security mandarins that run the British system. Every government, Conservative and Labour, has known the truth of these events since they first occurred.

Published May 29, 2021

The final days of Patsy O’Hara

patsyoharacoffin.jpg INLA Volunteer, Patsy O’Hara was one of three INLA Volunteers who died whilst on Hunger Strike, along with the seven Volunteers from the IRA. Patsy survived 61 days on hunger strike from 21 March 1981 until 21 May 1981 when he died, 40 years ago this week.

Published May 22, 2021

The blanket men and a man from America

blanketmen.jpg It was the desperate plight of prisoners In the North of Ireland and the death of Bobby Sands that took me 3000 miles across the Atlantic to meet the Elliott family, whose ancestors long ago had left Derry and settled in the USA.

Published May 15, 2021

Why can’t the EU say the word apartheid?

apartheidisrael.jpg Human Rights Watch has issued a landmark report concluding that Israel commits the crimes of apartheid and persecution against the Palestinian people.

Published May 8, 2021

New DUP will bring down Stormont

dupgroup.jpg The four letters circulating against DUP leader Arlene Foster are four different versions of the same suicide note.

Published April 30, 2021

Are British soldiers above the law for Irish murders?

brits600.jpg Boris Johnson has told the British parliament final preparations were being made to a draft bill that would in effect provide protection from prosecution for British soldiers that served in the North of Ireland.

Published April 24, 2021

Unionists have failed to stop progress

molyneauxpaisley.jpg There’s one aspect of the chronically defective unionist leadership through the decades that you have to admit: consistency.

Published April 17, 2021


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