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DUP HYPOCRISY AMID POSTER WAR

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Sinn Féin has accused the DUP of forming electoral alliances with active paramilitaries and demonising republicans and nationalists in an attempt to provide itself with cover.

Published November 16, 2019



Brexit distorts Westminster election campaign

fosterbroadcast.jpg The DUP has been accused of treating Brexit like an “embarrassing relative” by failing to make any mention of it in the party’s election broadcast for next month’s Westminster poll.

Published November 16, 2019



Johnson pledges war crimes amnesty

boristayto.jpg A Tory vow to amend British law to protect former British soldiers from prosecutions relating to their crimes in the north of Ireland has been condemned as an attempt to use the conflict in Ireland for electoral gain.

Published November 16, 2019



Westminster election could clear way for Stormont - SF

oneillsfaf19.jpg The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis has heard this weekend that the Stormont Assembly could be restored in the New Year.

Published November 16, 2019



Address to Saoradh Ard Fheis

saoradhaf19.jpg The following is the address by Saoradh chairperson Brian Kenna to the party’s annual conference in Newry last weekend.

Published November 16, 2019



UDA threat alters election contest

stittfoster.jpg A decision by the Ulster Unionist Party to stand aside in North Belfast following loyalist threats of violence has been condemned, despite the insistence of the party’s new leader Steve Aiken that the move was not connected to the threats.

Published November 9, 2019



One pact follows another as Remainers bid for change

greensfsedlp.jpg An SDLP decision to stand aside in north Belfast as a result of the UUP’s pact with the DUP in the constituency has triggered a reciprocal arrangement with Sinn Féin which now also includes the Green Party.

Published November 9, 2019



By-elections bring test for republican politics in South

pollingstation2.jpg Four by-elections in the 26 Counties are to go ahead on 29 November -- two in Dublin, one in Cork and one in Wexford. The by-elections follow the recent election of four TDs to the European Parliament, requiring them to relinquish their seats at Leinster House.

Published November 9, 2019



Planning for Ireland’s Future

irelandsfuture.jpg This week’s initiative by Ireland’s Future is an important contribution to the ongoing debate around Brexit, the issue of rights, the need to defend the Good Friday Agreement, and the imperative of planning for Irish unity.

Published November 9, 2019



UDA’s election coercion for DUP

aikenudadodds.jpg Loyalist paramilitaries have issued threats against the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in a bid to force it to withdraw from the Westminster election in north Belfast against Nigel Dodds, the Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Published November 2, 2019



Election provides opportunities, risks for SF

finucaneoneill.jpg Sinn Féin is set to contest all 18 Westminster constituencies after its efforts to form a pact of parties opposed to Brexit failed to get a positive response from other party leaders.

Published November 2, 2019



Ireland’s unreal partition

partitionold.jpg A hundred years ago this week, as it was struggling to suppress Ireland’s fight for freedom, the British war cabinet first endorsed a unionist proposal for setting up two devolved parliaments - one in Dublin and one in Belfast. Historian Cormac Moore looks at the background to Britain’s partition of Ireland.

Published November 2, 2019



Westminster election confirmed for December 12

commonsdivision.jpg Legislation for an early British general election on Thursday, December 12 has been passed by the House of Commons. It brings down the curtain on a deeply divided parliament in which the hardline unionist DUP held the balance of power for almost two and a half years.

Published October 29, 2019



EU extends Brexit to January; election looks set for December

tusk600.jpg The deadline for Britain to leave the EU has been extended until January 31st, or earlier if the Westminster parliament passes legislation to implement the Withdrawal Agreement.

Published October 28, 2019



Brexit deadline set to be extended amid election call

johnsoncommons3.jpg A failure of Westminster MPs to support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s timetable for passing legislation on a Brexit deal has left the project in a new limbo, although one which is likely to be resolved this coming week.

Published October 26, 2019



Theatrical walk-outs as Stormont resurrection fails

zombiestormont.jpg A bizarre publicity event organised by the hardline unionist DUP at the defunct Stormont Assembly ended quickly today when an attempt to revive its lawmaking powers failed.

Published October 21, 2019



26-County Budget delivers ‘less than nothing’

budget2020.jpg The Dublin government has been slammed for a “do less” Budget despite the crisis over growing social inequality and homelessness.

Published October 12, 2019



Jingo Johnson’s mad Brexit

borisborderzone.jpg Preparations are underway for a crash Brexit after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed a barely believable set of proposals for the border through Ireland which appeared designed to be instantly rejected by Dublin and the European Union.

Published October 5, 2019



Celebrating 100 years of partition?

partition1921.jpg Three months ago, during the July marches and rallies by the Orange Order, the DUP declared that the centenary of the northern state in 2021 should be a public holiday and a source of celebration.

Published September 28, 2019



British politics in meltdown

commonsprorogued.jpg There were extraordinary scenes in the London parliament this week as opposition MPs staged an angry protest against the suspension of Westminster and accused the British Prime Minister of lying to the English queen in order to secure the Crown’s authority for the shutdown.

Published September 14, 2019


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