[Irish Republican News]

Sunday, October 20, 2019

[Irish Republican News]



The British government has been accused of deliberately failing to implement the provisions of Good Friday Agreement in its domestic law following an appeals court ruling which found that an Irish woman from County Derry is legally British and not Irish.

Vindictive treatment of John Downey

johndowneycuffs.jpg The treatment by the PSNI of a Donegal pensioner has been widely condemned after he was seen to be dragged around in handcuffs following his extradition into British jurisdiction last week.

UVF ‘don’t want Catholics here’

sectarianravenhill.jpg Escalating anti-Catholic attacks in a ‘shared’ housing development in south Belfast have left a disabled man fearing for his life as well as the life of his four-year-old son.

How ‘King Rat’ targeted family members of republicans

kingrat600.jpg The police in the north of Ireland provided unionist paramilitary kingpin Billy Wright with information to help his murder gang target Catholics, one of his former associates has admitted.

New INLA armed group claims attacks

newinla.jpg Images have emerged of a show of strength by an apparent INLA unit amid increasing tension in the Derry area.

Unionists to debate abortion at ‘Zombie Stormont’

deadstormont.jpg Unionists are to gather at the mothballed Stormont Assembly chamber in a symbolic attempt to revive the collapsed Six County institutions. They intend to discuss the implementation of Direct Rule legislation for abortion, due to become law on Monday.

‘Open the path to freedom’

johnsonvaradkar2.jpg The British government and the European Union are being urged to seize the moment to prepare for peaceful Irish unification after Brexit negotiators shied away from a disastrous agenda to reinforce partition.

Frazer was gun-runner for DUP-linked group - BBC

frazerulsterresistance.jpg Willie Frazer, a prominent loyalist who in recent years described himself as a ‘victims campaigner’, secretly helped funnel weapons to loyalist paramilitary groups in the early 1990s, according to a BBC television news investigation.

MI5 ‘deleted Finucane files’

mi5harddrive.jpg British military intelligence removed and destroyed the files of a judge who was investigating Crown Force involvement in the 1989 murder of Belfast defence lawyer Patrick Finucane, according to a BBC documentary aired this week.

Truck driver describes MI5’s terror tactics

mvarley.jpg A County Tyrone man has recounted a “horrific” attempt by British MI5 intelligence to recruit him as an informer.

PSNI harassment at Saoradh commemoration

saoradhhungercommem19.jpg Members of a colour party in Saoradh’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration in Newry last weekend were stopped and searched by armed PSNI police.

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.

Catalonia rises up

catalanprotest1910.jpg Catalonia’s peaceful struggle for freedom has erupted into revolutionary street actions and huge demonstrations after shocking prison terms were handed down by a Spanish court to the former leaders of the Catalan government who had organised a peaceful independence referendum.

The Brexit deal - what they said

johnsonbrexit.jpg A deal announced between the EU and the British government allows for a form of special status for the North of Ireland in regard to single-market regulations, customs and VAT, following a transition period and subject to periodic consent being granted by the Stormont Assembly. A round-up of quotes and statements ahead of a vote on the deal at the Westminster Parliament.

Pressure grows for action on Scottish independence

auobmarch.jpg The biggest ever demonstration for Scottish independence was held last weekend in Edinburgh. A sea of blue and white moved through the Scottish capital as an estimated 200,000 people marched in good cheer despite damp and windy weather conditions.

Act now to save the Kurds

kurdsattacked.jpg The family of an Italian anti-fascist who died fighting ISIS in northern Syria has appealed for support for the Kurdish people against a Turkish invasion.

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