May 15, 2021

JOY TURNS TO ANGER AT MEALY-MOUTHED APOLOGY

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The families of the Ballymurphy massacre victims have rejected a British letter of apology and have called for the disbandment of the regiment responsible for the slaughter of their loved ones.

Irish horror at Israeli bombings in Palestine

gazahell.jpg Irish groups have joined others around the world in expressing their shock and condemnation at escalating Israeli acts of war and war crimes against Palestinian communities.

DUP backs Poots for new leader

pootsbeattie.jpg ‘Turkeys voting for Christmas’ is how some have described the DUP’s decision to elect unionist extremist and religious fundamentalist, Edwin Poots, as its new leader.

Britain holds fresh talks with loyalist gangs

frostfinucane.jpg Sinn Féin has said the British government needs to clarify whether it retains a “cosy relationship” with illegal armed criminal gangs after senior British ministers met with representatives of the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando on Monday.

Anderson family speak out over sudden purge

andersonhs19.jpg The family of former Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson have accused the party of “publicly humiliating” her.

Scotland signals support for end to Union

sturgeonelection.jpg Following a landslide vote for her party in national elections, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared “it is the will of the country” for Scotland to have a second independence referendum.

Francis Hughes

francishughes.jpg The second republican to join the H-Block hunger-strike for political status, a fortnight after Bobby Sands, was twenty-five-year-old Francis Hughes, from Bellaghy in South Derry. He died 40 years ago this week.

The blanket men and a man from America

blanketmen.jpg It was the desperate plight of prisoners In the North of Ireland and the death of Bobby Sands that took me 3000 miles across the Atlantic to meet the Elliott family, whose ancestors long ago had left Derry and settled in the USA.

May 11, 2021

Truth and vindication at last for Ballymurphy families

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After fifty years of British state lies and cover-ups, a coroner has finally ruled today that those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre were entirely innocent.

May 8, 2021

Tories plan blanket amnesty for state killers

bloodysundayrites.jpg A move by the British government to halt prosecutions for any and all crimes committed by the British Crown forces in the North of Ireland has provoked widespread shock and anger.

Martina Anderson to quit Stormont after party request

martinaandersonsf.jpg Sinn Féin’s former MEP for the north of Ireland, Martina Anderson, is to stand down from electoral politics after being asked to do so by the party leadership.

Tributes on 40th anniversary of Bobby Sands’ death

sandsmadrid.jpg There were tributes far and wide to IRA Volunteer Bobby Sands on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of his death, after 66 days on hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.

Report finds RUC killings were not investigated

rooneyfamily.jpg PSNI chief Simon Byrne has been urged to at least issue a public apology over the deaths of a boy and three men in Belfast after a finding by the Police Ombudsman of “significant operational and investigative failures”.

DUP leadership contested as loyalist protests continue

donaldsonpoots.jpg The DUP is set for its first-ever leadership contest after MP Jeffrey Donaldson announced he will run for the leadership against the Stormont Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots.

Anti-republican columnist fired after trolling exposed

eoghanharris.jpg Extreme unionist columnist Eoghan Harris has been sacked by the Sunday Independent after he admitted he was involved in a misogynistic and abusive Twitter account under the name Barbara J Pym.

Why can’t the EU say the word apartheid?

apartheidisrael.jpg Human Rights Watch has issued a landmark report concluding that Israel commits the crimes of apartheid and persecution against the Palestinian people.

Centenary of partition – century of failure

partitionarmy.jpg The violent imposition of partition one hundred years ago this week was a crime against the Irish people. The continuation and maintenance of partition perpetuates that crime. The democratic will of the Irish people cannot be expressed so long as partition remains.

May 4, 2021

Paras handed impunity for murder of Joe McCann

mccannfamily.jpg The family of Joe McCann have said their campaign for justice will not end with a court ruling which today ended the murder trial of two British soldiers and has all but confirmed effective immunity for his killers.

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