[Irish Republican News]

Saturday, May 28, 2022

[Irish Republican News]

Red letter day for the Irish language

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A new sense of empowerment was evident in the largest ever demonstration for Irish language rights in Belfast last weekend, as up to 20,000 people demanded overdue legislation to protect the rights of Irish speakers under British rule.

US politicians intervene to protect Good Friday Agreement

delegationtruss.jpg An international furore has erupted following the decision of Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to introduce legislation at Westminster last week to unilaterally alter the Brexit deal. The European Union has again warned that “action calls for reaction”.

Legacy ‘bill of shame’ getting rushed into law

coffinlegacy.jpg A coffin was carried to Downing Street by relatives of victims of the conflict as protests increased at British government legacy plans which amount to yet another breach of the Good Friday peace Agreement.

Family’s concern at Tory bid to shut down legal options

patrickmcveigh1200.jpg The daughter of a Catholic man killed by an undercover British army unit 50 years ago this month has said his killing tore her family apart.

Strip-searches of children condemned

psnipinnedkid.jpg The PSNI has strip-searched children on 34 occasions last year with the overwhelming majority of the searches finding nothing, it has been revealed.

Loyalist disturbances in north Belfast

bonfiresitenewlodge.jpg Homes and businesses in the Oldpark area of north Belfast have been attacked by loyalists throwing bricks, bottles and timber.

Britain lurches from ‘law, law’ to ‘war, war’

johnsonthales.jpg Fears of a trade war and renewed conflict in the north of Ireland have increased dramatically after the British government this week tore up the Irish Protocol of Brexit in a flagrant breach of international law.

Outrage as details of amnesty bill emerge

ballymurphyprotest.jpg There has been intense anger at British government plans to introduce an amnesty from conflict prosecutions from which former political prisoners would be disbarred.

Liam Campbell extradited

campellarrested.jpg Louth republican Liam Campbell has been extradited to Lithuania after being arrested by Gardai police on Monday. He was handed over to Lithuanian authorities at Dublin Airport.

Crisis becomes circus in Belfast

dupstormont22.jpg A stream of political posturing and grandstanding has masked the DUP’s refusal to accept the result of this month’s election to the Stormont Assembly, in which Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party.

Confusion over trigger for Irish unity vote

irishunitymarch22.jpg The Sinn Féin vice president has said there is a need to fill in a grey area of the Good Friday Agreement on the circumstances for holding a referendum on constitutional change.

‘Low-level informer’ flees Derry

elliot.jpg An alleged informer in Derry has been defended by his family who said he had been coerced into collaborating with the British forces.

Timely US visit confirms protocol is here to stay

nealtruss.jpg The visit of Richie Neal and his congressional colleagues to Brussels, London, Dublin and Belfast could not have occurred at a more opportune moment.

No Irish celebrations for an imperial monarch

royals1200.jpg Irish Republicans, and indeed Republicans throughout the world, will never celebrate the lives of any monarch and especially one who resides in massive palaces in England.

Even in death, are lies exposed

shireenfuneral.jpg Scenes from occupied Jerusalem, where the funeral of state-murdered journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was attacked by Israeli forces, have recalled for many the murderous and oppressive actions of the British forces in Ireland. Maureen Clare Murphy writes from Palestine about a dark week for the conflict there.

Brown family show tenacity in campaign for justice

seanbrown1200.jpg In the 25 years since the brutal murder of Sean Brown his family have been repeatedly frustrated in their campaign for justice.

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