[Irish Republican News]

Friday, December 14, 2018

[Irish Republican News]



Anglo-Irish relations are at their worst in decades after a senior British Tory MP suggested using the possibility of food shortages in Ireland to coerce negotiators into dropping their opposition to the remilitarisation of the border area after Brexit.

‘I saw soldier spray crowd with bullets’

edwarddoherty.jpg A witness to one of the killings of the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre, who has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder since, has given his first-ever statement on the atrocity to the coroner of the current inquest.

Gem Bar was collusion target, papers indicate

mcgurks2.jpg It has emerged that the British Army raided the pub which was the original target of the McGurk’s Bar bombers, two nights before the massacre in which collusion is strongly suspected.

Foster admits making ‘wrong’ statements under oath

fosterrhi2.jpg DUP leader Arlene Foster is under renewed pressure to quit politics after acknowledging that some of her sworn evidence to a public corruption inquiry is likely false.

Bloody Sunday commemoration to focus on military top brass

bloodysunday2019.jpg The 47th Bloody Sunday march has been launched with the focus returned to the issue to making those ultimately responsible for the slaughter of 13 innocent civilians accountable for their actions.

Unionist bid to steal Christmas from prisoners’ families

paulgallagher.jpg A row has broken out after council staff attempted to remove the names of political prisoners from a public Christmas tree in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Emotions run high as new group holds meetings

dailabortion.jpg A debate on abortion legislation in the Dublin parliament has seen a bitter attack by Sinn Fein TDs against former comrades as a potentially damaging split in the party continues to grow.

Loughinisland at the heart of battle over policing

journosbail.jpg Families of those killed in a notorious loyalist/Crown force massacre have welcomed a judge’s decision to dismiss a legal challenge against the Police Ombudsman’s finding that the police colluded with the killers.

Loyalist violence ignored as gangs issue Brexit warning

carsarsoncarrick.jpg Loyalist paramilitaries “have the run of the town” in County Antrim, according to the owner of a repair business in Carrickfergus whose cars have repeatedly been torched.

Breakthrough for equality of symbolism in Derry

easterlilies.jpg Derry City and Strabane council is set to be the first council in the north of Ireland to allow staff members to honour Ireland’s war dead by wearing an Easter Lily, a symbol with its roots in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Early shoot-to-kill incidents recalled

stklaunch.jpg Relatives for Justice have launched a report into the killings of Jim Bryson and Patrick Mulvenna amid outstanding questions about the shoot-to-kill policy of targeted state assassinations which was responsible for their deaths.

Thousands march over housing crisis

homesforallmarch.jpg Campaigners have taken to the streets of Dublin this Saturday afternoon to voice their anger over the ongoing housing and homelessness crisis.

The 1918 election, a turning point in history

1918electionmap.jpg The general election of 1918 provided Sinn Fein with a democratic endorsement both to establish Dail Eireann and proclaim a republic.

Chairman’s address to the 32CSM Ard Fheis

32csm2018af.jpg The address to the recent Ard Fheis of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, given by national chairperson Francis Mackey.

‘Harness the energy of all republicans’

toibindriver.jpg A speech delivered last weekend by Peadar Toibin TD at the annual commemoration for former Sinn Fein Vice President Frank Driver at Ballymore Eustace in County Kildare.

Loughinisland verdict, families’ vindication

loughinislandobudsman.jpg The families of those killed and injured in the Heights Bar have official vindication of the fact that RUC collusion facilitated the murder of their loved ones.

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