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New Taoiseach goes AWOL


Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has hit out at the new 26 County Taoiseach Simon Harris for failing to attend parliament following his election to the premiership of the state.

Published April 11, 2024

We should match German commitment to unity - Varadkar

varadkarrte2024.jpg The outgoing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the cost of a united Ireland to the 26 County state is a ‘small price to pay’ for reunification.

Published April 11, 2024

Legacy of Bobby Sands MP’s victory

sandselected1200.jpg The election of hunger striker Bobby Sands as a Westminster MP 43 years ago marked an historic change and set the Provisional movement on the path to political settlement.

Published April 11, 2024

Pressure builds in Britain for Irish reunification

shaunwoodward1200.jpg A former British Direct Ruler has said a referendum on Irish unity could happen in the next decade following a recent poll which confirmed that there is majority support in the north of Ireland — and every British constituent nation — for a united Ireland.

Published April 4, 2024

Easter speeches and statements 2024

easteroration.jpg A round-up of the messages and orations delivered around Ireland to mark the 108th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Published April 4, 2024

Flash: Jeffrey Donaldson resigns amid sex charges scandal

donaldsonout.jpg Jeffrey Donaldson has stepped down as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party with immediate effect after he was charged with “historical” sexual offences.

Published March 29, 2024

Funeral of Rose Dugdale

dugdalefuneral.jpg The funeral took place on Wednesday of renowned Provisional IRA Volunteer Rose Dugdale, which saw her remembered as “a true revolutionary and a true legend”.

Published March 28, 2024

Simon Harris to be next Taoiseach

simonharris1200.jpg Simon Harris, a 37-year-old career politician, has replaced Leo Varadkar as Fine Gael leader and appears set to be elected Taoiseach when the Dáil returns on April 9th.

Published March 24, 2024

Resignation betrays crisis at heart of coalition

varadkarout.jpg The Dublin government is reeling from the sudden announcement of Leo Varadkar’s departure as Taoiseach and is under immense pressure to allow the voters of the 26 Counties to choose his successor.

Published March 21, 2024

Flash: Varadkar resigns in political shock


Leo Varadkar has quit as Fine Gael leader and will also resign as 26 County Taoiseach within weeks, he announced today.

Published March 20, 2024

Unveiling of statues is historic day for Belfast

statues.jpg The installation of two bronze statues in the grounds of Belfast City Hall to commemorate two radical Belfast women has been hailed as a “historic and symbolic day for the city”.

Published March 14, 2024

‘Seismic change underway in Ireland’

unitysummit.jpg Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD delivered the following keynote address to the Irish Unity Summit in New York last week, an event organised by a collaboration of Irish-American groups to drive support for Irish reunification.

Published March 7, 2024

Britain cannot handle the truth

patfinucane12002.jpg An extract from an essay by Megan K. Stack for the New York Times on the cover-up of the assassination of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane, 35 years ago this month.

Published February 22, 2024

Tory move to silence nationalist rap band

kneecap2.jpg The London government is being challenged over an overtly political decision to withhold music industry funding for Belfast rappers Kneecap.

Published February 15, 2024

Sinn Féin defends Palestine rally after protest

gazaprotestsf.jpg A number of Palestinian activists were removed from a Sinn Féin ‘Solidarity Rally for Palestine’ event in Belfast over the party’s decision to attend a White House event on St Patrick’s Day.

Published February 15, 2024

World leaders complicit in Israel’s crimes

israelcrimes.jpg Palestinians are at the end of the queue when it comes to international law, according to the Motasem A Dalloul of Middle East Monitor.

Published February 15, 2024

Perfidious Albion and the trashing of the GFA

donaldsonchh.jpg You’ve read this judgement by General de Gaulle here before but it’s worth reminding you of it again: “For England there is no alliance which holds, nor any treaty that’s valued, nor any truth which counts.”

Published February 15, 2024

No more second-class citizenship

oneillstormont.jpg History was made on Saturday when Michelle O’Neill became the first nationalist First Minister for the Six Counties and banished forever the concept of Stormont being ‘a Protestant parliament for a Protestant people’.

Published February 8, 2024

Pressure for unity as new order seen at Stormont

oneillinterview24.jpg The historic confirmation of Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill as the First Minister in the north of Ireland has pushed a referendum on Irish reunification up the political agenda, and increased speculation that a ‘border poll’ is now only a matter of time.

Published February 8, 2024

First Minister’s address at Stormont

oneillspeech.jpg The remarks by First Minister Michelle O’Neill in her inaugural address to the Stormont Assembly on 3rd February 2024.

Published February 8, 2024