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Green Party leader quits after election setback

ryanfunchionming.jpg The leader of the Irish Green Party, Eamon Ryan, has become the highest profile casualty of the European and local elections in the 26 Counties after he announced he is quitting politics.

Published June 20, 2024



Oration at funeral of Dr Ella O’Dwyer

ellaodwyer.jpg On Thursday, June 13 republicans from across Ireland gathered in County Tipperary to bid farewell to IRA Volunteer, Óglach Ella O’Dwyer, who passed away earlier this month.

Published June 20, 2024



Small gains, big questions

boylandaly.jpg A score of additional local councillors and the return of a European parliament seat for Dublin have offered comfort to Sinn Féin after a bruising election which has forced it to rethink its approach to the next 26 County general election.

Published June 13, 2024



Inaction again as paramilitary flags are raised

streetflags.jpg The sectarian intimidation of nationalists ahead of the Protestant marching season has raised fears of confrontations and violence.

Published June 13, 2024



Only months for Sinn Féin to find answers

mcdonaldrds24.jpg The council and Euro elections in the south were in some ways uncannily like those in 2019, but in other ways different.

Published June 13, 2024



Draw a line in the sand

votingstation.jpg Voters in the 26 Counties are being urged to back republican/left candidates in Friday’s elections to send a message to the coalition government and limit the damage from opportunistic anti-immigrant campaigners.

Published June 6, 2024



Crisp flavour is key election issue for unionists

taytoallister.jpg Desperate unionist politicians have made an election issue from an EU food safety measure which restricts the use of toxic flavourings in potato crisps.

Published June 6, 2024



Goodbye and good riddance to our Brexit hard men

heatonharrisbaker.jpg They imposed Brexit on the north, which the majority of people opposed, because neither of them knew anything about Ireland and cared less about the consequences.

Published June 6, 2024



Britain’s role in Gaza horror

britscargo.jpg Britain’s air force are taking part in genocidal war crimes directed against the civilian population of Gaza, it has emerged.

Published May 30, 2024



Daly hits back at Murdoch over prisoner campaign

murdochdaly.jpg One of Ireland’s foremost anti-imperialist activists, independent Dublin MEP Clare Daly, has said she has been effectively smeared in a Sunday Times article which has made insinuations about her work on prisoners’ rights.

Published May 30, 2024



Sunak announces July date for Westminster election

sunakrain.jpg There has been a strong welcome across Britain and Ireland for the announcement of a British General Election on July 4 by Rishi Sunak.

Published May 23, 2024



Posters up for 26 County elections

posterselection24.jpg Campaigning is well under way ahead of the local and European elections in the 26 Counties, the first such elections in five years.

Published May 23, 2024



Immigration and border tensions make Unity more urgent

nohardborder.jpg The May 2024 local election results in England have confirmed what the opinion polls have suggested for the past year. The Conservatives are destined to lose the next UK General Election. But their actions for the remainder of their time in government can still have an impact on both Britain and Ireland.

Published May 9, 2024



There cannot be an official history of the Troubles

britsira.jpg There was a revealing spat last week between the NIO and academic historians about the British government’s plans to bowdlerise the original historical archival proposals in the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) on legacy

Published May 9, 2024



Calls for all-island checks on illegal immigration

larnelorries.jpg A row over asylum seekers “pouring” into the north of Ireland to escape deportation from Britain has brought pressure for identity checks on passengers crossing the Irish Sea.

Published May 2, 2024



The opportunity for a new beginning

donaldsoncourt.jpg As former DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson was mobbed by a media scrum outside Newry Courthouse following a first court hearing of shock sex crime charges dating back to 1985, DUP interim leader Gavin Robinson has been appealing for unionist unity. Unionism can use the current crisis to plan for the future.

Published April 25, 2024



Waffling Harris urges people to ‘get to know each other’

simonharris1200c.jpg Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O’Neill has warned the new 26 County Taoiseach Simon Harris that he cannot ‘hide his head’ in the sand on Irish unification.

Published April 18, 2024



Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín interviewed

peadartoibin1200.jpg Aontú has reached up to 5% support in opinion polls and is just shy of becoming the fourth largest party in the 26 Counties, just over five years since the party began as a more socially conservative alternative on the republican left.

Published April 18, 2024



New Taoiseach goes AWOL

harriswave.jpg 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


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