[Irish Republican News]

Friday, June 5, 2020

[Irish Republican News]

WHO KILLED SEAMUS LUDLOW?

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On the day it emerged that the most senior British military figure linked to the killing has died, an Irish court has served to maintain an official cover-up of the murder of Louth man Seamus Ludlow.

No explanation for militarised raids, arrests

raidderry.jpg A violent Crown Force operation to arrest four Derry men ended with all four being released without a single shred of evidence being put forward, according to the men’s lawyers.

IRA questions dominate interviews for SF leaders

interviewsindo.jpg As part of a newspaper interview, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s armed struggle was “justified” and there is “every chance” she would have taken up arms during the conflict.

Dysfunction on show as lockdowns break down

varadkarshirtcummings.jpg The Six Counties currently have the highest rate of transmission of the coronavirus in either Britain or Ireland but is facing a new danger this week as lockdowns weaken on both sides of the border.

Activists push back against normalisation of the PSNI

lasairpsni.jpg Republicans have been removing dozens of PSNI symbols across north and west Belfast as part of a campaign against Britain’s ‘normalisation’ of the PSNI and other state forces.

Eugene Reavey challenges online smears

eugenereavey600.jpg Prominent peace campaigner Eugene Reavey is to take on defamatory statements made about him on the internet by suing Google and Facebook.

CIRA patrolling openly

cirapatrol.jpg The Continuity IRA, which says it has been recruiting and regrouping in the Fermanagh area, has released pictures of one of its armed patrols along a border road. It has claimed the organisation “can operate at any time day or night in south Fermanagh”.

Unionist MP defies policy change, insists Irish are British

gavinrobinson.jpg A row has erupted after DUP MP Gavin Robinson said people born in the north of Ireland have to be British first before they can be Irish.

Gardaí involved in abusive Belfast search - RSF

gardaistick.jpg Republican Sinn Féin have said a heavy-handed police raid on one of its member’s homes in west Belfast involved a specialist unit from the 26 Counties.

Concern as Basque hunger striker hospitalised

patxiruiz.jpg Irish republican groups have been expressing their support for Basque political prisoner Patxi Ruiz, who has been hospitalised with kidney failure after a hunger and thirst strike which began on May 11.

Sectarian incidents increase

taigsroad.jpg A Catholic church in County Antrim has been targeted in a loyalist paint bomb attack.

Irish support for struggling Native American communities

choctawart.jpg The chief of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma has welcomed Irish donations to help two tribes suffering in the Covid-19 pandemic as a sign of the solidarity between the two nations which dates back more than 170 years.

Dig may be close to remains of Gaelic leader

redhugh.jpg ‘Red’ Hugh O’Donnell is one of the most romantic figures in Irish history. He was a sixteenth-century Irish nobleman who brought his country to the very brink of expelling the English occupation.

‘Punishment control’ for released prisoners

vinnykelly.jpg Saoradh have sought public attention for the case of former Republican Prisoner, Vinny Kelly, who has been persecuted since his release last year.

Forty-seven years ago today

michaelleonard2.jpg Even though 47 years have passed, the family of Michael Leonard is still determined to find out the full truth about his murder by the RUC on a lonely country road in Fermanagh near the border with Donegal.

Irish unification is still inevitable

inevitableireland.jpg Kevin Meaghar looks at the state of the debate on Irish Unity as the idea continues to go mainstream.

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