[Irish Republican News]

Friday, August 7, 2020

[Irish Republican News]

ONE LAW FOR THEM

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The culmination of weeks of outrage over the new Dublin government’s attempts to seize new powers and perks, while stripping benefits from newly unemployed citizens, saw this session of parliament culminate in an angry walk-out by several parties.

British state ‘getting away with murder’

patrickrooneyflat.jpg The RUC have “gotten away with the murder of a 9 year old child” after a decision was taken not to prosecute anyone in relation to the case, according to his family.

New British powers in border area opposed

psniborder.jpg A legal challenge is being mounted over a new quasi-militarised border zone being planned by the British government.

Unionist politicians disgrace themselves again

campbellyoghurt.jpg DUP MP Gregory Campbell has been widely condemned after he reprised an infamous incident in which he mocked the Irish language.

Desperate hunger strike by refugees forces action

skelligstar.jpg Asylum seekers at one of Ireland’s most notorious direct provision centres are to be relocated after ending a hunger strike in protest at the conditions of their disease-ridden accommodation in County Kerry.

Support urged for interned Blanketman

zacksmyth600.jpg Saoradh have called the immediate release of former political prisoner Ciarán ‘Zack’ Smyth and an end to the use of internment against republicans.

Sinn Féin MP questions Good Friday Agreement

franciemolloyflat.jpg A veteran Sinn Féin politician has created a storm after he expressed his personal concern that the public had been cheated by the Good Friday Agreement.

Coalition ‘a shambles’ as stresses mount

connollygreens.jpg The lifespan of the new government in Dublin appears to be shortening as unrest within the three-party coalition has begun to manifest itself.

Pressure grows for all-Ireland virus strategy

virusborder.jpg The partition of Ireland is once again endangering lives as divergent strategies on the coronavirus make it easier for the disease and disease carriers to bypass restrictions on either side.

MP undeterred by loyalist confrontation

finucaneirvine.jpg North Belfast MP John Finucane says he will not be intimidated after he was asked to leave a protest by alleged loyalist paramilitary commander Winston ‘Winkie’ Irvine.

Family ‘none the wiser’ over killing

michaelmccartan.jpg The family of a Catholic teenager shot dead by an RUC policeman 40 years ago say they never got “any justice” for his killing.

Tributes for historic Sinn Féin politician

tommitchell.jpg Tributes have been paid to veteran republican Tom Mitchell who died in his native Dublin at the age of 88.

The ambush at Sinnott’s Cross

sinnottscrossmonument.jpg A local account of the 1921 Sinnott’s Cross ambush, a small but successful operation of the Kilkenny IRA in the War of Independence, by Clogga Ireland.

Sinnott’s Cross Ambush commemoration

sinnottscrosscommemoration.jpg The following oration was delivered at the Sinnott’s Cross Monument in Mooncoin, at an event organised recently by the Independent Republicans of South Kilkenny, by John Murphy of the 32CSM.

The Belfast Pogrom, 1920

belfastpogrom1920.jpg In the middle of July 1920, thousands of “disloyal” workers in Belfast were driven out of their workplaces by unionist mobs. In the immediate aftermath, rioting between nationalists and unionists left nineteen people dead. This outbreak marked the start of a period of violence that left almost five hundred dead and which became known by nationalists as “the Belfast pogrom.”

New prison visit rules ‘a wrecker’s charter’

maghaberrycovid.jpg Former republican prisoner Alex McCrory speaks out on the current situation for prisoners at Maghaberry as they face a ban on family contact due to the coronavirus.

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