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Scotland denied freedom vote

sturgeon1200.jpg A judgement by the Supreme Court in London that a Scottish independence referendum cannot be held without the backing of the Westminster parliament has made clear that the ‘United Kingdom’ is a union that exists by force, not by democracy.

Published November 24, 2022



US political leaders maintain support for Ireland

schumer.jpg US political leaders continue to show strong support for the Irish cause despite a change in the balance of power following mid-term elections there.

Published November 24, 2022



Reform of GFA would shift goalposts

michelleoneill1200.jpg Sinn Féin’s First Minister-designate Michelle O’Neill argues that there should be no fundamental change to the Good Friday Agreement without the consent of the people.

Published November 24, 2022



DUP failing to see the danger ahead

vdlsunak.jpg It’s surprising that there’s any surprise about support for increased Irish government involvement in the north in the absence of a devolved administration here as evidenced in the latest LucidTalk poll.

Published November 16, 2022



New decade, same old British approach

heatonharris2.jpg The British government has ripped up a requirement for holding an election in the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ Stormont talks deal.

Published November 10, 2022



Desperate Donaldson can’t stop telling lies

jeffreydonaldson1200.jpg DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has been caught making a series of false claims in an attempt to win support for the party’s position on the Irish Protocol of Brexit.

Published November 10, 2022



Paisley move exposes DUP’s fear of democracy

paisley1200.jpg The DUP has been accused of “having trouble respecting democracy” after north Antrim MP Ian Paisley drafted a Westminster bill to increase the majorities required for referendums on Irish unity and Scottish independence.

Published November 10, 2022



Sinn Féin Ard Fheis – Presidential Address

mcdonaldaf22.jpg The prepared text of the address by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to her party’s ard fheis (annual conference) last weekend.

Published November 10, 2022



Loyalist bluff must be called

loyalistflag.jpg Despite mixed messages from the British government, nationalists and republicans are clear that new threats of political conflict by unionist paramilitaries cannot be allowed to succeed.

Published November 3, 2022



Britain ‘undecided’ about Stormont election

heatonharris.jpg The British government has been accused of ‘playing for time’ after backing away from a legal requirement to hold an Assembly election in the north of Ireland.

Published November 3, 2022



Paramilitary influence pushing DUP towards election

maskeddup.jpg A Six County election appears set to be called on Friday as the DUP, the main unionist party, continues to boycott the power-sharing institutions of the Good Friday Agreement.

Published October 27, 2022



New British PM Sunak faces uphill task

sunakpm.jpg Despite signs he knows little about Ireland, the selection of former Chancellor Rishi Sunak as the next British Prime Minister has been greeted as preferable to the return of Boris Johnson, who ended a bid for a shock return to power last night.

Published October 24, 2022



British PM quits as Tory chaos reaches new level

trussout.jpg British prime minister Liz Truss has announced her resignation after 44 disastrous days in office, becoming the shortest-serving British prime minister in history.

Published October 20, 2022



DUP’s Brexit strategy undermined by hatred of Sinn Féin

dupconference22.jpg A slur by a DUP councillor on First Minister-designate Michelle O’Neill has derailed a bid by the party to prevent port checks they claim amount to an ‘Irish Sea Border’.

Published October 13, 2022



Signs of a thaw in Anglo-Irish relations

stevebaker.jpg An apparent apology by a hardline Tory Brexiteer for Britain’s bad faith in its dealings with Ireland and the EU has been given a cautious welcome.

Published October 6, 2022



Planning for Ireland’s future

irelandsfuture3arena.jpg Sometimes decades of political change can happen within periods of months. That’s one way to characterise developments in Ireland over recent times.

Published October 6, 2022



Operating a British agenda

stormontunionjacks.jpg In light of the latest census figures, constitutional nationalists have been jumping for joy, receiving this news as vindication of their strategy. Likewise reactionary unionists have been apoplectic with anger and fear, understanding this news as evidence of impending Rome Rule.

Published October 6, 2022



The rationale for the Union has gone

partitionwrong.jpg The release of census figures has removed any justification for the British partition of Ireland.

Published September 29, 2022



Unionists reject census results in advance

census21.jpg Unionists have been attempting to play down the significance of the results of the 2021 Census for the north of Ireland.

Published September 22, 2022



New faces, old problems

trusschh.jpg Britain’s fourth British Prime Minister since 2016 started her political career as an accountant and a political moderate but is now leading one of the most right-wing governments in British history.

Published September 7, 2022