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DUP still says no


The DUP continue to defy the EU, the US government, their own government in London and their own voters, as overwhelming support for a renegotiated Irish Protocol of Brexit left them with no excuse for not ending their boycott of powersharing in Belfast.

Published March 23, 2023

Social media bigot is DUP election candidate

tylerhoeyselected.jpg DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has been criticised for backing a party election candidate whose actions he admitted were “indefensible”.

Published March 23, 2023

A First Minister for all

oneillnpc.jpg The remarks of Sinn Féin First Minister-elect Michelle O’Neill at the National Press Club in Washington DC last week.

Published March 23, 2023

Luke Burke and Michael Grealy

burkegrealy.jpg Luke Burke and Michael Grealy, known as Mullingar’s ‘two forgotten martyrs’, were executed on 13 March, 1923. An oration delivered by Peter A Rogers in Keady on Sunday for the Luke Burke Centenary Commemoration.

Published March 16, 2023

London considers unilateral changes to Good Friday Agreement

heatonharris.jpg The British government has been warned against making unilateral changes to the Good Friday Agreement in order to appease the escalating demands of the DUP.

Published March 9, 2023

DUP isolated as Tories hail Brexit deal

charlesvdl.jpg The DUP is under intense pressure to end their boycott of the power-sharing institutions in the North of Ireland after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak admitted he was a “over the moon” at a deal agreed with the EU to end seven years of tensions over the implementation of Brexit.

Published March 2, 2023

Tory psychodrama boosts DUP wreckers

rmjwa.jpg Proposals for a deal to finally end the dispute over the implementation of Brexit in the north of Ireland have been derailed by the intransigence of Tory and unionist extremists.

Published February 23, 2023

Praise for SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon as she steps down

sturgeonresigns.jpg Tributes have been paid in Ireland to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down as leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister.

Published February 16, 2023

Democracy denied as Britain again steps in

heatonharris2.jpg The British government has further postponed a scheduled Assembly election for a year after hardline unionists successfully lobbied to avoid a reckoning with the Six County electorate.

Published February 16, 2023

John Davey

johndavey1200.jpg ‘Big in heart and spirit’ Sinn Féin councillor John Davey was killed by loyalists in 1989, just two days after the murder of Pat Finucane.

Published February 16, 2023

DUP running out of excuses

dupsupremecourt.jpg Unionists have failed in their legal attempts to force a renegotiation of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement after the Supreme Court in London unanimously dismissed a challenge to its new trading procedures.

Published February 9, 2023

Killer soldier avoids jail

mcanespiesentencing.jpg The sentencing of a British soldier for the 1988 killing of Aidan McAnespie has met with a muted response, with most nationalists and republicans condemning the suspension of the three-year sentence which has ensured David Holden will not spend a day in prison for the crime.

Published February 9, 2023

Britain shows little motivation for ending North’s stalemate

burleymcdonald.jpg The British government could face court action if it “stalls and delays” in calling a vote on Irish reunification, according to Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Published January 26, 2023

Donation row hints at deeper cronyism scandal

paschaldonohoedail.jpg Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is under pressure to resign after it emerged he violated election law over donations and concealed it for years.

Published January 19, 2023

US focus grows as Protocol talks drag on

cleverlyblinken.jpg A group of influential congressmen have introduced a resolution calling for the full implementation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and expressing hope for the “continued success” of the peace process amid growing doubts over the commitment of hardline unionists to the North’s powersharing institutions.

Published January 19, 2023

A year of real change

declankearney1200.jpg 2022 was an unprecedented political year, and the momentum for constitutional change will continue growing throughout 2023.

Published January 12, 2023

New Year Statements 2023

2023.jpg A round-up of messages issued by republican organisations to mark the New Year.

Published January 5, 2023

Scotland denied freedom vote

sturgeon1200.jpg A judgement by the Supreme Court in London that a Scottish independence referendum cannot be held without the backing of the Westminster parliament has made clear that the ‘United Kingdom’ is a union that exists by force, not by democracy.

Published November 24, 2022

US political leaders maintain support for Ireland

schumer.jpg US political leaders continue to show strong support for the Irish cause despite a change in the balance of power following mid-term elections there.

Published November 24, 2022

Reform of GFA would shift goalposts

michelleoneill1200.jpg Sinn Féin’s First Minister-designate Michelle O’Neill argues that there should be no fundamental change to the Good Friday Agreement without the consent of the people.

Published November 24, 2022