[Irish Republican News]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

[Irish Republican News]

ESTABLISHMENT CIRCLES THE WAGONS

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A sense of crisis has gripped the Irish ruling classes after Sinn Féin nearly tripled its vote in last weekend’s election to Leinster House and took the first steps in the formation of a new government in Dublin.

A historic advance for republicanism

elected2020.jpg Republicans have been celebrating a history-making election which saw forty TDs from the tradition sign into Leinster House this week, erasing the concept of the two-party state in the process.

Loyalist bomb alerts follow attacks on homes

holycrossschool.jpg Loyalists have been blamed for bomb hoaxes at a primary school and at a Sinn Féin constituency office in north Belfast.

PSNI men to face perjury charges

lyingcops.jpg Three members of the PSNI accused of lying to a court in a harassment case have been suspended and are expected to face charges.

Protest at arrest of ‘scapegoat’ in Derry

mcintyrecourt.jpg Saoradh has hit out at the detention of an activist they describe as a political hostage following a number of military-style PSNI raids in Derry.

Newspaper denounced for carrying PSNI advertising

andytownpsni.jpg A banner erected on the external fence of the offices of a local newspaper in West Belfast is the latest indication of a deepening rift in republican areas over the status of the PSNI police.

Sinn Féin at the threshold of Cabinet power

sfge2020.jpg With Sinn Fein topping opinion polls in the 26 Counties for the first time, an ambush of party leader Mary Lou McDonald by state broadcaster RTE over a comment by a party colleague 13 years ago has jeopardised what is still widely expected to be a good election for the party.

Communities polarised as SF take part in PSNI event

psnicareer.jpg The attendance of Sinn Féin politicians at a PSNI police recruitment drive in the Six Counties has angered republican groups.

Bloody Sunday campaign an inspiration for victim

bloodysundaymarch2020.jpg Miami Showband survivor Stephen Travers has told the annual Bloody Sunday march that the victims and their families have always inspired him to keep up his fight for justice.

Shock at death of Francie Brolly

franciebrollyrip.jpg Republican legend Francie Brolly has been honoured as a man of integrity following his sudden death. The 82-year-old died at his family home near Dungiven, County Derry in the early hours of Thursday. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

Conor Murphy apologises to Quinn family

paulquinnfamily.jpg Sinn Féin Stormont minister Conor Murphy has apologised to the family of murder victim Paul Quinn for comments he made 13 years ago after the young man’s death.

Scepticism over ‘ferry bomb’ reports

ferrybomb.jpg A statement reportedly made in the name of the Continuity IRA claimed responsibility for a device found on a lorry trailer in County Armagh last week. The statement said the device had been timed to coincide with Britain’s exit from the European Union.

A fantastic moment

davidcullinaneelected.jpg A speech made at a Sinn Féin event in Waterford on Sunday night, when poll-topping candidate David Cullinane TD expressed the delight of many in his party at overcoming a history of demonisation, vilification, and state repression, is published in full below, along with an introduction by his election agent.

Unionist jitters after Sinn Féin success

mcdonaldwins2.jpg Regardless of when or whether Sinn Féin ends up in government, as Tony Blair’s former adviser Jonathan Powell says, the outcome of the election will make demands for movement on Irish unity stronger.

General election 2020 - list of candidates

irelandconsmap.jpg All the declared candidates in Saturday's general election in the 26 Counties. Candidates with an asterisk are outgoing TDs, republican candidates are in bold.

A conversation about Paul Quinn’s death

paulquinn.jpg Surely Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are not using this death which happened thirteen years ago as a way of halting Sinn Féin’s rise in the polls?

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