[Irish Republican News]

Monday, July 6, 2020

[Irish Republican News]



Thousands of people watched the funeral procession take place in west Belfast on Tuesday, of the late Bobby Storey, Sinn Féin’s chairperson in the Six Counties and a renowned Provisional IRA figure who died last Sunday week.

Sectarian point-scoring follows funeral of Bobby Storey

storeyfuneral.jpg There is anger in republican circles at a cynical attempt by unionists and others to turn the funeral of IRA veteran Bobby Storey into a stick with which to beat Sinn Féin.

Loyalists seek to reopen marching season

prideofthebann.jpg The Parades Commission has received more than 140 applications for sectarian marches to mark ‘the Twelfth’, the anniversary of a Protestant battle victory over Catholics, despite the Orange Order advising its members not to do so due to the coronavirus.

New Dublin-centric government sets a low bar

cabinetffgg.jpg The composition of the new 26-County cabinet is being criticised for contining the ongoing marginalisation of both the north and the west of Ireland.

Protest at embassy over planned extradition

extraditionposters.jpg A protest is to take place in Dublin on Saturday against the impending extradition of republican Liam Campbell, set to be sent to Lithuania for a trial on arms charges despite never having set foot in the country.

Register of former prisoners to face judicial review

damienmclaughlin600.jpg A County Tyrone man has won the legal right to challenge oppressive new powers directed at former republican prisoners.

A pact among devils

coalitionffgg.jpg Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have voted overwhelmingly to enter into a three-party coalition in Dublin which they say will “stand up” for Ireland at this time of crisis, but which republicans and socialists believe will only preserve the hegemony of a privileged minority.

Sinn Féin ends opposition to the Special Criminal Court

scc600.jpg For the first time since Sinn Féin entered the Dublin parliament, the party has abstained in a vote on the renewal of the infamous Offences Against the State Act. The legislation, which dates from 1939, facilitates the imprisonment of any individual which the 26 County government believes could pose a threat to ‘state security’ for any reason.

Loyalists terrorising kids in north Belfast

grovepark.jpg Children are being singled out for abuse and intimidation by loyalists in north Belfast if they are perceived to be nationalist or Catholic.

Adams pays tribute as ‘Big Bobby’ returns to Belfast

storeyfuneral1.jpg Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has released a personal tribute to the former political prisoner and former party chairman Bobby Storey following his death at the age of 64.

Statue of Irish war hero vandalised

seanrussellpaint.jpg The National Graves Association (NGA) has praised an outpouring of concern by the public following an attack on a monument in Dublin in honour of former IRA Chief of Staff Sean Russell.

Signs of change in Belfast

lasairsigns.jpg Signs honouring deceased republicans including Maire Drumm, Bobby Sands and 1916 Rising leader James Connolly were erected around Belfast this week as part of what organisers Lasair Dhearg say is a campaign to highlight British State colonialism, and historic figures associated with it, in Ireland.

The Falls Curfew, fifty years on

fallsroadcurfew.jpg The British Army sealed off an area encompassing nearly 3,000 homes in west Belfast, 50 years ago this week. They ransacked over a thousand homes and businesses and killed four civilians.

Bobby Storey led from the front

storeyadams.jpg In Ireland’s centuries long struggle for independence, exceptional men and women, heroes, emerged, which set them apart and around whom people rallied, inspired and motivated by them.

Stop the extradition of Liam Campbell

liamcampbell600.jpg A High Court judge has said that she will order the extradition of 58-year-old Dundalk man, Liam Campbell, to Lithuania for Real IRA arms offences allegedly committed there 14 years ago. After a process which has taken 12 years, the order is to be officially delivered on July 13. The following is an analysis of the latest bid to extradite him by Cait Trainor (damnyourconcessions.com)

Ireland can help save Palestine

palestinemaps.jpg Pressure is growing for Ireland to act against a new plan by Israel to further annex and re-partition Palestine. The 26 County state won a seat on the influential United Nations Security Council last week, but at the cost of its planned sanctions against Israel’s illegal settlements. The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign outlines what is at risk and calls on the Irish people and politicians to act now.

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