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Showdown expected over installation of new DUP First Minister

paulgivanband.jpg Irish language activists are piling pressure on Sinn Féin not to proceed with the confirmation of the DUP nominee for First Minister, Paul Givan, until an unstoppable process is set in train for legislation to protect the rights of Irish speakers.

Published June 12, 2021



Lewis announces unionist ‘envoy to USA’

ringland.jpg The British appointment of a minor unionist celebrity as “Northern Ireland’s special envoy to the United States” is the latest evidence that the London government is determined to flout the Good Friday Agreement, and to cause maximum offence in doing so.

Published June 12, 2021



South Dublin facing a referendum on housing

housesdublin.jpg An upcoming by-election in Dublin is set to be dominated by the escalating cost and scarcity of housing in the city.

Published June 5, 2021



The end of the DUP

dupcrowneplaza.jpg A couple of weeks ago you read here that electing Poots leader would hasten the demise of the DUP.

Published June 5, 2021



DUP backs Poots for new leader

pootsbeattie.jpg ‘Turkeys voting for Christmas’ is how some have described the DUP’s decision to elect unionist extremist and religious fundamentalist, Edwin Poots, as its new leader.

Published May 15, 2021



Anderson family speak out over sudden purge

andersonhs19.jpg The family of former Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson have accused the party of “publicly humiliating” her.

Published May 15, 2021



Scotland signals support for end to Union

sturgeonelection.jpg Following a landslide vote for her party in national elections, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared “it is the will of the country” for Scotland to have a second independence referendum.

Published May 15, 2021



Tories plan blanket amnesty for state killers

bloodysundayrites.jpg A move by the British government to halt prosecutions for any and all crimes committed by the British Crown forces in the North of Ireland has provoked widespread shock and anger.

Published May 8, 2021



Martina Anderson to quit Stormont after party request

martinaandersonsf.jpg Sinn Féin’s former MEP for the north of Ireland, Martina Anderson, is to stand down from electoral politics after being asked to do so by the party leadership.

Published May 8, 2021



DUP leadership contested as loyalist protests continue

donaldsonpoots.jpg The DUP is set for its first-ever leadership contest after MP Jeffrey Donaldson announced he will run for the leadership against the Stormont Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots.

Published May 8, 2021



Anti-republican columnist fired after trolling exposed

eoghanharris.jpg Extreme unionist columnist Eoghan Harris has been sacked by the Sunday Independent after he admitted he was involved in a misogynistic and abusive Twitter account under the name Barbara J Pym.

Published May 8, 2021



Betrayal and upheaval in the DUP

pootsfoster.jpg Politics in the north of Ireland is facing a period of transition as unionist extremist and religious fundamentalist Edwin Poots emerged as the most likely person to take over the helm of the DUP.

Published April 30, 2021



Bobby Sands

sandscages150.jpg Bobby Sands died on 5 May, 1981, 40 years ago this week. This article for IRIS recounts how he became inspired to join the Irish republican struggle and to lead the 1981 hunger strike against the criminalisation of political prisoners.

Published April 30, 2021



New DUP will bring down Stormont

dupgroup.jpg The four letters circulating against DUP leader Arlene Foster are four different versions of the same suicide note.

Published April 30, 2021



Arlene Foster resigns amid DUP heave

fosternotalks.jpg Arlene Foster is to step down as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and as Six County First Minister. She made the statement after news emerged yesterday of a number of letters drawn up by DUP elected representatives expressing no confidence in the party leadership.

Published April 28, 2021



A turning point in history

sandselected.jpg Bobby Sands’ victory in Fermanagh and South Tyrone 40 years ago this week gave the republican movement a “victory that not even countless IRA military operations could have achieved”, according to a former prisoner in the H-Blocks.

Published April 10, 2021



White House will defend peace process

bidenshamrock.jpg US President Joe Biden has expressed his strong support for continuing efforts to prevent a reinforced border through Ireland as a result of Brexit.

Published March 20, 2021



Anti-Irish bigotry in Britain has not gone away

antiirish.jpg Where elements of the British press have gone out of their way to pay lip service to the historical wrongs committed against other minority groups, Ireland remains a peculiar blind spot.

Published March 6, 2021



Unionists selling supporters a false prospectus

davidtrimble2.jpg Who said this? Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement which established an Irish Sea border is “a great step forward and is fully in accordance within the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement.” David Trimble. That was October 2019.

Published February 27, 2021



‘Incredible’ plan to delete electoral roll

electionform.jpg A plan by the North’s Electoral Office to remove all registered voters from the Electoral Register has been condemned as outrageous by Sinn Fein West Belfast MP Paul Maskey.

Published February 13, 2021


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