[Irish Republican News]

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

[Irish Republican News]

SCOTLAND PUSHING AT THE DOOR

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Post-Brexit Europe will see a border between Scotland and England if the result of the latest poll, which found 58% of Scots now support independence, is borne out in a referendum.

Consequences of partitioned public health become clear

oneillmasks.jpg The failure to agree a joint all-island strategy on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a blame game on both sides of the border as the numbers of new cases and deaths have once again spiralled upwards.

Protest at new British spy towers

spytower2020.jpg Large-scale surveillance installations used by British forces to spy on the nationalist population in the north of Ireland are the focus of a new campaign by republican activists.

New information on killings ignored by PSNI

gerardrorycairns.jpg A year after a breakthrough documentary was broadcast on the case, the father of two brothers killed by loyalists almost 30 years ago has confirmed that the PSNI failed to take any action on the new information.

Former death row prisoner tortured into ‘confession’ takes case

liamholden600.jpg A Belfast man has begun a High Court action over the British Army’s use of torture techniques to extract a false confession used to secure a death sentence against him at trial.

Partition ‘celebration’ plans get slow handclap

nicentennial.jpg A forum set up by the British government to look at how to mark next year’s ‘Centenary of Northern Ireland’ is being boycotted by nationalists and republicans. The Centenary Forum was announced by British prime minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Ireland in August.

Tories back death squads, condemn human rights lawyers

patfinucanebig600.jpg An attack on human rights lawyers by the British Prime Minister has been described as “appalling” and “ shameful”.

Loyalists shoot grandmother, stone schoolbus

colerainething.jpg A 61-year-old woman has been left fighting for her life after a unionist paramilitary gun attack in Coleraine, County Derry. Sally Cummings is in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being struck in the head by one of eight shots.

Glenanne Gang member linked to shocking new death threat

mullens.jpg A member of the notorious ‘Glenanne Gang’ death squad is being investigated after a shocking death threat was made against Aontú councillor Denise Mullen, the daughter of a man previously murdered by the gang.

Brexit a reality as Gardaí move to harden border

drewharris3.jpg An armed Garda support unit is to be permanently deployed to the border in a decision which appears to confirm plans for a cross-border remilitarisation of the area.

Bank protest over frozen accounts

santanderprotest.jpg Political activists in Derry occupied the local branch of the Santander bank in an action over the freezing of bank accounts and welfare benefits of those targeted by the PSNI.

Amnesty take on case of murdered 12-year-old

majellaohare600.jpg Amnesty International is helping organise a campaign for justice for Majella O’Hare, a girl who was shot in the back on her way to church by a British soldier and then ‘treated like a piece of meat’, according to an eyewitness.

Joe O’Connor

joeoconnor600.jpg Amid calls for the legacy investigation into the actions of British agents inside the Provisional IRA to be expanded, the 32 County Sovereignty Movement recall the brutal ambush twenty years ago this week of 26-year-old Joe O’Connor.

A frightening direction

bloodysundaymural.jpg The attempt to close the book on Bloody Sunday is an insult to the victims’ families and to the rule of law. It is a stark indication of where this British government is headed, writes former British soldier Richard Rudkin.

Seán Treacy

seantreacy.jpg The dramatic death took place 100 years ago this week of a revolutionary who became synonymous with Ireland’s fight for independence.

The search for truth

majellabrother.jpg Majella O’Hare was just 12 years of age when she was shot twice in the back by a British paratrooper on her way to Mass in Whitecross, County Armagh, on August 16, 1976.

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