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US politicians intervene to protect Good Friday Agreement

delegationtruss.jpg An international furore has erupted following the decision of Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to introduce legislation at Westminster last week to unilaterally alter the Brexit deal. The European Union has again warned that “action calls for reaction”.

Published May 26, 2022



Timely US visit confirms protocol is here to stay

nealtruss.jpg The visit of Richie Neal and his congressional colleagues to Brussels, London, Dublin and Belfast could not have occurred at a more opportune moment.

Published May 26, 2022



Britain lurches from ‘law, law’ to ‘war, war’

johnsonthales.jpg Fears of a trade war and renewed conflict in the north of Ireland have increased dramatically after the British government this week tore up the Irish Protocol of Brexit in a flagrant breach of international law.

Published May 19, 2022



Crisis becomes circus in Belfast

dupstormont22.jpg A stream of political posturing and grandstanding has masked the DUP’s refusal to accept the result of this month’s election to the Stormont Assembly, in which Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party.

Published May 19, 2022



Confusion over trigger for Irish unity vote

irishunitymarch22.jpg The Sinn Féin vice president has said there is a need to fill in a grey area of the Good Friday Agreement on the circumstances for holding a referendum on constitutional change.

Published May 19, 2022



Brown family show tenacity in campaign for justice

seanbrown1200.jpg In the 25 years since the brutal murder of Sean Brown his family have been repeatedly frustrated in their campaign for justice.

Published May 19, 2022



Flash: Britain moves to renege on Brexit Protocol

brexitrenege.jpg The British government has initiated the process of formally reneging on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the introduction of unilateral legislation to “disapply” parts of the protocol on trade in the north of Ireland.

Published May 17, 2022



Old order fails to grasp seismic change

donaldsonjohnson.jpg Rejectionist unionism continues to be indulged by the British government, despite Sinn Féin winning the Stormont Assembly election and nationalist parties outpolling unionist parties in a Six County election for the first time.

Published May 12, 2022



Election adds to pressure for Border Poll

ae22map.jpg A referendum on Irish unity must be held after the Assembly election result showed there is “no majority for the union any more”, according to a group of prominent nationalists.

Published May 12, 2022



Election round-up and results

sinnfeinae22.jpg Sinn Féin’s performance in the Assembly election saw an increase in its vote share to 29%, with more of its candidates elected on the first count than in 2017.

Published May 12, 2022



DUP to block formation of Executive after losing election

donaldsonae22.jpg As a Sinn Féin First Minister was historically elected to head the new power-sharing Stormont Executive tonight, DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has confirmed he will veto its formation.

Published May 7, 2022



McDonald calls for Irish unity vote within five years

telegraphae22.jpg With counting continuing, Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party remain the big winners from the Stormont Assembly election, with Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill now certain to become First Minister-elect.

Published May 7, 2022



Flash: Nationalists outvote unionists in North for first time

mcdonaldoneillae22.jpg First election results across the north of Ireland show that nationalist candidates have outvoted unionists in the Six Counties for the first time, triggering a key requirement for a referendum on Irish reunification.

Published May 6, 2022



Tallies show Sinn Féin on course for historic victory

oneillae22.jpg Sinn Féin could be on its way to becoming the largest party in the Stormont Assembly. If tallies from count centres are borne out in final results from Thursday’s election, Michelle O’Neill is set to become First Minister-elect and the first nationalist to lead a Six County administration under British rule.

Published May 6, 2022



Counting the changes

election2022.jpg The increasing confidence of Irish nationalism and the declining power of unionism has become clear in an election campaign marked by signs of incremental but irreversible change.

Published May 5, 2022



Pursuit of IRSP election agent ‘as blatant as it gets’

danmurphyvideo.jpg There has been strong condemnation of a threat by the Crown Forces to seize the election agent of IRSP West Belfast candidate Dan Murphy on the eve of an Assembly election.

Published May 5, 2022



Pre-election ‘smear’ has opposite effect

sfletter.jpg A cynical move to publicise an attempt by Sinn Féin to contact Saoradh as part of a peace effort has seen overwhelming public support for the gesture.

Published May 5, 2022



Assembly election: Constituency profiles and candidates

candidates22.jpg A look at three key contests for nationalists in today’s Assembly election, and the complete list of candidates.

Published May 5, 2022



Bobby Sands’ historic election victory

sandselection.jpg Thatcher and her government’s intransigence handed republicans a victory that not even countless IRA military operations could have achieved, according to the author of a new book.

Published May 5, 2022



Noah’s face slashed from posters

noahposters1.jpg Posters seeking justice for schoolboy Noah Donohoe have been attacked in a predominately unionist area of north Belfast.

Published April 28, 2022