June 29, 2016

Race violence as politicians discuss Brexit chaos

brexitracism.jpg England is currently experiencing a wave of xenophobic attacks as politicians across Europe grapple with the fallout of the shock result of a British vote to leave the EU.

June 26, 2016

Ireland go out as French dig deep

franceireland.jpg Two strikes inside three minutes sank a brave Irish campaign in the Euro 2016 championship and put the host team into the quarter-finals in Lyon this afternoon.

June 25, 2016

Disunited Kingdom

brexitresultmap.jpg Pressure for Irish reunification is at its highest in a generation after a shock ‘Leave’ result in the British referendum on the European Union is set to force the north of Ireland out of the EU and could bring a virtual iron curtain down across the island of Ireland.

Controversy in Ardoyne over parade ‘deal’

garcmap.jpg Plans have been advanced to allow a controversial parade by the anti-Catholic Orange Order march through a nationalist area of north Belfast in return for loyalists ending a campaign of intimidation at a sectarian interface.

US tapes illegally accessed by PSNI to pursue pensioner

ivorbellbig.jpg Alleged evidence against veteran republican Ivor Bell has been unlawfully obtained from America in breach of an international treaty, a court has heard.

Historic 1916 Gaelic match recalled

frongochgaa.jpg An epic GAA football match that became known as the ‘All Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’ was commemorated last weekend when a match was played at the site of the former internment camp at Frongoch in Wales.

Irish squad sets up a French date with destiny

bradygoal.jpg An already legendary victory over Italy on Wednesday has propelled Ireland into the last 16 in the Euro 2016 international soccer tournament, setting up a fateful encounter with hosts France on Sunday and gripping a nation that had feared its chance of progress had slipped away.

The All-Ireland played behind barbed wire

frongochprison.jpg A recent documentary tells the extraordinary story of the inter-county Gaelic football final which took place inside Frongoch internment camp in 1916.

When Britain said goodbye to the EU

boriscable.jpg Pepe Escobar looks at why Britain voted to leave the European Union, and what the future holds for both.

Ignoring the truth over north’s position on EU

northbrexit.jpg Forthcoming negotiations are an opportunity for Sinn Fein and northern nationalists to tighten relations with the Republic in ways that benefit all the people on this island.

June 24, 2016

Cameron quits but will ‘steady the ship’ after Brexit vote

cameronquits.jpg Conservative Party leader David Cameron has resigned as British Prime Minister, and said he will step down in October. He made his resignation speech this morning outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron said he accepted the decision of the electorate, which voted for a ‘Brexit’ yesterday by 52% to 48%.

Political upheaval as Britain votes to quit EU

brexitresult.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron is predicted to resign after results from his referendum on EU membership show it pulling Britain and the north of Ireland out of the European Union by a total vote of an estimated 51.7% to 48.3%.

June 18, 2016

MP killed for ‘British freedom’

coxmair.jpg The British political system has lurched into crisis following the murder of a progressive MP and embittered exchanges ahead of this weeks’s referendum on EU membership. Campaigning in the referendum, which could have profound significance for Ireland and Scotland, has been suspended.

Villiers under pressure to quit over Loughinisland stance

theresavilliersbig.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has refused to withdraw comments she made about the Loughinisland massacre, following a report last week which found that British state forces had indeed colluded in the murders.

Ex-prisoner support group welcomes ‘historic’ court decision

martinneeson.jpg A court has decided that it was wrong to stop former republican prisoner Martin Neeson from working as a groundsman. A judge this week quashed a decision preventing former republican PoW Martin Neeson from working for a conservation charity.

Follow the weapons, say collusion victims

uvfvz58.jpg In the aftermath of the damning Loughinisland Police Ombudsman report, further questions are being asked about a massive arms shipment linked to dozens of loyalist murders.

New effort to tackle parades as marching season begins

tourofthenorth2016.jpg Up to 15,000 loyalists are expected to take part in a parade through Belfast later today [Saturday] as thousands of nationalists will be making their way to the city centre to watch the Irish national soccer team take on Belgium in European Championship soccer.

Council hacks away 1916 memorial

1916memorialsmashed.jpg Nationalist politicians have hit out after a 1916 Easter Rising monument was removed by a unionist-controlled council in a midnight raid.

Two sides of the Brexit debate

mckennaadams.jpg Two Irish republican viewpoints on this week’s referendum on British membership of the EU.

Question is now about extent of loyalist collusion

michaelmaguire.jpg Let’s hope the Police Ombudsman’s report on the Loughinisland killings becomes a model for future investigations by his office.

June 11, 2016

Brexit: Ireland’s opportunity?

cameronmerkel2.jpg Loyalties are divided among Irish republicans over the ‘Brexit’ referendum as a new battle over Britain’s place in Europe brings the potential for a period of significant political change in Ireland and Britain.

Pressure for Britain to face war crimes tribunal over collusion

theheights.jpg There are fresh calls in the north of Ireland for a much stronger approach to the issue of state collusion following confirmation that it played a significant role in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre.

Delays feared as new Stakeknife investigation is unveiled

scap.jpg There has been a very cautious welcome for the news that a new police investigation is to be set up into the activities of British army agent Stakeknife, thought to have been the highest ranking British double agent within the IRA during the conflict.

Dismay over flag intimidation and provocative march plans

flagsbig.jpg Sinn Fein has blamed the PSNI for “reneging on promises” after loyalist flags were erected in a mixed area of south Belfast.

MI5, MI6 get bye as Kincora abuse inquiry opens

hartkincora.jpg Evidence of British state collusion in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home will not be examined fully by the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), currently underway in Banbridge, County Down, it has been confirmed.

Kingsmill mystery deepens

kingsmill.jpg An inquest into a gun attack against Protestant workmen in 1976 has had to be halted following the bizarre claim that a match has been found for a palm print, forty years after it was taken from the scene of the attack.

Ronan MacLochlainn commemoration

mackeymaclochlainn.jpg The oration delivered by 32 County Sovereignty Movement Chairperson, Francie Mackey at the graveside of IRA Vol. Ronan MacLochlainn.

Truth alone is not enough

barneygreen.jpg It is poignantly fitting that the truth about Loughinisland has emerged at this precise time as people gather in their local pubs for the start of Euro 2016.

June 9, 2016

Families vindicated as report points to massacre cover-up

loughinislandreport16.jpg Families of six men murdered in the Loughinisland massacre have welcomed an Ombudsman’s investigation that has finally exposed significant state collusion with the killers.

June 4, 2016

The new heavy gangs

evictiongang.jpg Masked gangs are now evicting people from their homes in the 26 Counties at the behest of international vulture funds, who have ordered a wave of repossessions to extract profit from their newly acquired loan books.

PSNI harass, caution kids in Lurgan arrest operation

lurgan2016.jpg Republican Sinn Fein man has hit out at the “arbitrary arrest and internment” of twelve of its members following the opening of a republican Garden of Remembrance in Lurgan, County Armagh last weekend.

Builders end MI5 transmission in Ardoyne

ceilingbugremoved.jpg Republicans in north Belfast have described how the PSNI police descended on a house within minutes of a spying device being discovered by builders doing work on the property in the Ardoyne area.

Murderous actions of ‘Soldier A’ in west Belfast

henrythornton.jpg The wife of a County Armagh man shot dead by a member of the Parachute regiment more than 40 years ago has welcomed the findings of a fresh inquest saying “the world has seen that he was innocent”.

Anger at loyalist attack on republican graves

milltowngraffiti.jpg Loyalists have targeted the republican plot in Milltown Cemetery in a graffiti attack.

Unionists block community centre over GAA names

communityglenariff.jpg The DUP has blocked funding for a community centre indefinitely because of the appearance of the names of the two Irish War of Independence heroes on nearby gates to the site.

Birmingham Six man fears cover-up as inquest reopened

paddyhill.jpg A miscarriage of justice victim has spoken out following the announcement by Birmingham’s senior coroner that she is to reopen the inquest into the 1974 bombings in the city, in which 21 people died.

Fifty years since first victim of the conflict

spencescullion.jpg There have been calls for a fresh investigation into the death of the first victim of the recent conflict, who was shot by the UVF 50 years ago.

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