August 26, 2017

Loyalist bid to ‘cleanse’ Derry’s Waterside

watersidepogrom.jpg Five Catholic and mixed families have been forced out of their homes in Derry amid a pogrom by loyalist paramilitaries in the predominately Protestant Waterside area of the city.

Informer Sean O’Callaghan found dead

seanocallaghan.jpg A self-confessed IRA informer has been found dead in a swimming pool in Jamaica.

Britain pressured Vatican to name new Cardinal

cardinaldaly.jpg Secret links between the British government and the Catholic church have been revealed in classified government papers released this week.

Stormont’s future in doubt as talks offer is rebuffed

dannymorrison600.jpg A prominent Sinn Fein figure has said that party members have become disillusioned with the Stormont Assembly even as Sinn Fein issued a call for new efforts to restore power-sharing in the Six Counties.

Fine Gael ‘sneaking in’ compulsory ID card

pscidcard.jpg Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fine Gael’s attempts to introduce a mandatory ID Card for the 26 Counties “by the back door” as a textbook example of a government that does not believe it is accountable to the people.

Inquest delay condemned

patrickcrawford.jpg The family of a teenager believed to have been shot by a British soldier on the grounds of a Belfast hospital more than four decades ago have condemned a two-year delay to the inquest into his death.

The most audacious Australian prison break

fremantle6.jpg The most successful prison break in Australian history was an international rescue effort that took years to organise, and which finally freed six Irish republicans from a British jail in Fremantle.

Collusion and the abuse of power

glenannefamilies2.jpg It is now clear that policing, intelligence and political elements within the British system have sought to frustrate families and victims getting to the truth of the Glenanne Gang and its actions.

August 19, 2017

Brexit blame game underway

mayflags.jpg Claims by the British government that they wish to impose no additional border reinforcements in Ireland following their departure from the European Union are being treated with scepticism.

Competing claims over Derry bonfire

derrybonfire.jpg A nationalist bonfire went ahead in Derry last weekend following an agreement to relocate the fire away from a main road.

Protest over sectarian parade in Rasharkin

rasharkinprotest17.jpg Two nationalist residents groups held protests against a coat-trailing loyalist march through the mainly nationalist village of Rasharkin on Friday night, August 18.

Nationalists enduring arrest, trial over parades

garc0917.jpg Republican Sinn Fein has denounced an arrest operation in the Armagh and Tyrone areas which saw several members of the party seized over a 24 hour period. In one instance a member was taken ill in the process and needed an ambulance to take him to hospital.

Hostility to Sinn Fein unity effort emerges in Dublin

donlonotoole.jpg With the prospects of Irish reunification appearing to grow in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, some elements within the 26 County establishment have become increasingly nervous.

Minister ‘looking to get handle’ on deepening homelessness crisis

eoghanmurphy.jpg The number of homeless people in Ireland could reach 10,000 by the middle of next year if the low level of government activity continues, charities have warned.

India’s partition: The British game of ‘divide and rule’

partitionindia.jpg Seventy years after the partition of India, it is hard to look back without horror at the savagery of the country’s vivisection.

Now is the time to deliver Irish unity

gerrykellyhs17.jpg The speech delivered by Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly at the party’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration.

August 12, 2017

Youths riot over bonfire raids

creditfallsfire.jpg A one-sided approach by council authorities to bonfires has been blamed for a riotous conflagration in nationalist areas of Belfast city centre this week which threatened to reignite conflict at sectarian interfaces in the city.

Sinn Fein leaders open door to left-right coalition

adamsmcdonald.jpg There is increasing speculation that Sinn Fein could become the junior partners in the next coalition government in the 26 Counties after the party leadership refused to rule it out.

Protest stops British Legion concert performance

legionbusknocklong.jpg A protest by a group called ‘Irish Socialist Republicans’ successfully disrupted a concert performance in honour of the British Army at a rural village in County Limerick this week.

Strong turnout for restricted anti-internment march

antiinternment2017.jpg Over a thousand people took part in an anti-internment parade through Belfast which was banned from the city centre last weekend, while two tiny loyalist and fascist events were allowed to take place there.

DUP ‘cosying up to the UDA’

stittfoster2.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has condemned the DUP for “cosying up to the UDA” while Sinn Fein was “standing up against armed groups from right across the community”.

‘Spycop’ infiltrated Troops Out Movement

tomlogo.jpg Undercover police who spied on political groups have been identified by a judge-led public inquiry in England into illegal police operations.

The Battle of the Bogside

battlebogside600.jpg For years the nationalist majority of Derry had suffered a unionist gerrymander of the city which left many Catholics living in slum conditions.

Gutless unionism can’t do the decent thing

jeffreydonaldson600.jpg The DUP can’t stand up to the UDA because they might need them again soon to prevent change.

August 5, 2017

Historic Dáil document on peaceful unification

unitingdoc.jpg An Irish parliamentary report on achieving Irish unity has placed the republican goal of a united Ireland in the context of 26 County constitutional parliamentary politics for the first time.

Varadkar makes waves in Belfast

leopride.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach has made his first visit north of the border since becoming Fine Gael leader, and called for a “unique solution” to the status of the Six Counties after Brexit and attending a Gay Pride event.

PSNI ‘handed keys to every flat’

newlodge.jpg The PSNI police have been provided with the keys to every property in the tower blocks of republican north Belfast, it has emerged.

Portlaoise dispute reflects divisions for prisoners

donalbillings.jpg A dispute which saw unaligned republican prisoner Donal Billings undertake a brief hunger protest after he was removed from the republican wing of Portlaoise jail has ended amicably with his return to the wing.

Tensions high as Belfast rallies against internment

burningcar.jpg Tensions remain high in the North following ‘the Twelfth’ marches by the Orange Order and sectarian bonfires earlier this month, and ahead of a confluence of nationalist, loyalist and far-right protests and counter-protests in Belfast on Sunday.

Talks on hold but Stormont rancour continues

adamsmarylou.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams has said he would “cancel his holidays now” to deal with outstanding issues and get Stormont’s Executive back up and running.

‘Uniting Ireland and its People in Peace and Prosperity’

markdaly.jpg An abridged introduction to this week’s report of Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and a summary of its recommendations.

Robert Hamill was walking home

roberthamill600.jpg The British bear a great responsibility for the visceral hatred of Catholics by loyalists who support this artificially constructed colony.

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