[Irish Republican News]

Saturday, April 4, 2020

[Irish Republican News]

DEMAND FOR ISLAND STRATEGY AS VIRUS DEATHS MOUNT

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The North’s political leaders must depart from the British government’s coronavirus strategy and urgently harmonise with the South, a leading medical professor has said.

Care homes in crisis

nursinghome600.jpg The Dublin government is being urged to come clean about the situation in the South’s nursing homes after it was revealed that four deaths have taken place in just one out of the dozens of care homes contaminated by the coronavirus.

Belfast man imprisoned ‘for political activity’

ciaransmyth.jpg A member of Saoradh, a former prisoner, has been summarily returned to jail, apparently for the offense of meeting other Saoradh members.

PSNI condemned over new failure to hand over collusion files

seangrahamvictims.jpg The PSNI police has been told “defending the indefensible is no longer acceptable” after a report was published into its failure to disclose important information in relation to a case of alleged collusion between its predecessor, the RUC, and unionist paramilitaries.

Seanad election sees return of Sinn Féin representatives

senators.jpg Former Sinn Féin MP, Elisha McCallion, has been elected to Seanad Éireann to serve on the senate’s Industrial and Commercial panel, while the party’s former MEP Lynn Boylan has returned to political life by taking a seat on the Agricultural panel.

West Belfast leads the way with community response

andersonstownbags.jpg A huge effort will see more than 1,000 food parcels distributed across west Belfast in the coming days.

Anger as vital equipment runs short

ppe.jpg Government politicians who paid tribute to healthcare workers this week have been accused of hypocrisy over their failure to supply enough equipment to protect the workers or to take care of the ill.

‘Slavishness’ of Stormont costing lives

swannvirus.jpg The Stormont administration faces a mounting crisis over what has been described as an “abject” determination by unionists to follow the Tory government’s disastrous lead on the coronavirus epidemic.

Tributes paid to Toni Carragher

tonicarragherrip.jpg The death has taken place of Toni Carragher, a well-known campaigner against British army militarisation along the border, and the former secretary of the South Armagh Farmers and Residents’ Committee.

Emergency powers being abused in the North

psnivehicle.jpg Draconian new powers introduced at Westminster in the name of protecting the public are already being abused in the north of Ireland, according to republicans in Derry.

Unresolved sectarian murder case ‘locked down’ by PSNI

mobileshop.jpg Prosecutors have refused to ask the PSNI police to reopen an investigation linked to the murder of three Catholics killed by unionist paramilitaries almost 30 years ago, despite never having received a file on the cases against four suspects, including a man identified as the killer.

Easter commemorations cancelled

wreath.jpg Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said that her party’s planned Easter commemorations have been cancelled in their entirety due to the deterioration of the coronavirus situation.

The IRA becomes an army

flyingcolumn.jpg An extract from the Irish War of Independence and the IRA, 1916-1921, by Colm McInerney.

North and South must harmonise pandemic response

gabrielscally.jpg In this coronavirus pandemic, Ireland’s geographical advantage is being squandered by the adoption of very different approaches to dealing with the disease.

Working class being sacrificed

unequal.jpg A political analysis of the current economic and healthcare crises by Saoradh.

Up the Rebels

shirtsrebels.jpg The necessary cancellation of Easter Rising Commemorations does not mean we should not celebrate these events.

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