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Fool me once

borismaggie.jpg When Boris Johnson tells you that his government is determined to defend the Good Friday Agreement – don’t believe a word of it.

Published October 23, 2020

Seán Treacy

seantreacy.jpg The dramatic death took place 100 years ago this week of a revolutionary who became synonymous with Ireland’s fight for independence.

Published October 9, 2020

The search for truth

majellabrother.jpg Majella O’Hare was just 12 years of age when she was shot twice in the back by a British paratrooper on her way to Mass in Whitecross, County Armagh, on August 16, 1976.

Published October 9, 2020

Bloody Sunday: ‘They want us to shush’

katenashtruth.jpg Many people outside Derry say - and others may frequently feel like saying - that the city does go on a bit about its grievances. This week is no exception, with another eruption of rage over Bloody Sunday.

Published October 2, 2020

100 years since Rineen Ambush

rineen.jpg Tuesday September 22nd, marked the 100th anniversary of the most significant event in the War of Independence in Clare.

Published September 25, 2020

The appointment of Drew Harris, revisited

harrisconfirmed.jpg Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have this week called for the current Garda Commissioner, former RUC Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Drew Harris, to resign from his post over his past connection to collusion in the north of Ireland.

Published September 25, 2020

Unquiet Graves and the continuing cover-up

glenannevictims.jpg ‘Unquiet Graves’ was on RTÉ ONE last night and it made for hard viewing.

Published September 19, 2020

‘A choice between Brexit Britain and a New Ireland’

michelleoneill2.jpg Ireland is entering a decade of opportunity, according to Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.

Published September 11, 2020

Johnson’s behaviour is no surprise

govejohnson.jpg The only surprise about the British government’s unilateral plans to legislate for its own version of the procedures for operating the Irish Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement is that anyone is surprised.

Published September 11, 2020

The Drumnakilly Ambush

drumnakilly600.jpg The killings near Drumnakilly, County Tyrone, of brothers Martin and Gerald Harte, and Brian Mullen, three local IRA Volunteers, took place on 30th August 1988, 32 years ago this week.

Published September 4, 2020

Partition sucks. It doesn’t merit celebration

partitionold.jpg British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to establish a Centenary Forum and a Centenary Historical Advisory Plan as part of his government’s plans to mark 100 years of the Northern state.

Published September 4, 2020

The Burnings

lisburnings.jpg The shooting of a member of Britain’s Royal Irish Constabulary 100 years ago sparked weeks of anti-Catholic violence. An account of an infamous episode in the town’s history which became known as ‘The Burnings’.

Published August 28, 2020

Golfgate is a story of ruling class entitlement

hogangolf.jpg Irish EU Commissioner Paul Hogan resigned on Thursday, the latest casualty of a golf outing that showed how the class system works in Ireland. A look at an ongoing story by Paulie Doyle, for Tribune magazine.

Published August 28, 2020

Gaza goes dark under new terror campaign

gazaattack0820.jpg Gaza’s electricity supply has been cut to around three hours a day as Israeli bombing of the besieged Palestinian enclave has continued for ten consecutive days.

Published August 21, 2020

Questions the BME community ask about Noah Donohoe

noahflat600.jpg The handling of the disappearance and death of Noah Donohoe has also raised concerns about systemic racism in the North of Ireland.

Published August 21, 2020

Mickey Devine: The last hunger striker to die

mickeydevine.jpg Mickey Devine, from the Creggan in Derry city, was the tenth and final hunger striker to die in the 1981 fight against the criminalisation of Irish republican prisoners.

Published August 14, 2020

We do not have clear and equal policing

psnidivis.jpg Violence, arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations are all avoidable if we have clear and equal policing of both sides of the divide to include managing illegal bonfires.

Published August 14, 2020

Beirut emergency appeal

beirut.jpg Belfast-based political activist Fra Hughes been asked by friends in Lebanon to highlight the following appeal.

Published August 7, 2020

Remembering John Hume

humeadams.jpg John’s contribution to Irish politics cannot be underestimated. When others talked endlessly about peace John grasped the challenge and helped make peace happen.

Published August 7, 2020

The Belfast Pogrom, 1920

belfastpogrom1920.jpg In the middle of July 1920, thousands of “disloyal” workers in Belfast were driven out of their workplaces by unionist mobs. In the immediate aftermath, rioting between nationalists and unionists left nineteen people dead. This outbreak marked the start of a period of violence that left almost five hundred dead and which became known by nationalists as “the Belfast pogrom.”

Published July 24, 2020


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