September 18, 2021

President rises above unionist attacks

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The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has hit out at those who have insisted he attend an event to publicly celebrate the partition of Ireland.

DUP dial up trouble

protestdonaldson.jpg DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has issued a veiled threat to the stability of the north of Ireland if his demands on the Brexit protocol are not met.

New horror for Ballymurphy families

ballymurphyinquest2003.jpg The Ballymurphy Massacre Families have spoken of their pain following revelations that the retained organs and other body tissue parts of five of the deceased were retained from their original postmortems in 1971.

Lives of Catholic family threatened by UVF

eastbelfastuvf.jpg A Belfast family has been forced out of their home after receiving sectarian threats from unionist paramilitaries.

Anger at failure to broadcast historic GAA win

gaafinal.jpg The BBC in the north of Ireland has been condemned over its refusal to accord coverage to Gaelic sports after Tyrone won the All-Ireland senior football final.

Relatives settle legal action against British govt

marianbrown2.jpg Relatives of a teenage girl shot dead when British soldiers opened fire in west Belfast nearly 50 years ago have settled legal actions taken against Britain’s Ministry of Defence.

New Roger Casement statue drives reinterment campaign

casementstatue.jpg A three-metre tall statue of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement has been installed on the south Dublin coast near the place of his birth. Using cranes at Dún Laoghaire Baths, the bronze sculpture of Casement was placed high on a plinth.

Protocol is fig leaf for DUP’s retreat to sectarianism

donaldsonorange.jpg Unionism saw in Brexit an opportunity to wreck the Good Friday agreement and get a hard border back. Instead, it is any prospect of the survival of Northern Ireland that has been demolished.

September 11, 2021

DUP’s Brexit blackmail

donaldsonthreat.jpg The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has set an agenda for political turmoil in the north of Ireland with a threat to pull out of the North’s political institutions if his demands on the Irish protocol are not met.

Fine Gael leaders stick the finger up

coveneyzapponevaradkar.jpg The scandalous actions of senior Fine Gael Ministers, and the lack of any action against them, are provoking anger among the government’s own supporters.

IRSP HQ raided

irsphqraid.jpg Heavily armed PSNI members raided the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) in West Belfast this week using a chainsaw to remove the front door.

Call for return of prison visits

irpwascotland2.jpg An anti-internment parade in support of republican prisoners last weekend heard a call for the full resumption of prison visits.

British secrecy bid compared to South American dictatorship

johnsonpinochet.jpg British government plans for a blanket cover-up on conflict-related prosecutions are more sweeping than the amnesty introduced in Chile by the country’s former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, a new report has found.

Ombudsman delays in line with Tory agenda

ombudsmanprotest2.jpg Victims and their families have held a protest outside the Police Ombudsman’s Office in Belfast City Centre calling for the immediate publication of legacy reports, some of which have now been completed for over three years.

Kevin Mulgrew

kevinmulgrew.jpg Family was the watchword for Kevin Mulgrew, who died peacefully at his home in Dundalk on September 5 after a long battle with cancer.

British gaolers are abusing Covid

maghaberrycovid2.jpg The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association call for the direct opening of visits, both social and legal in Maghaberry and Hydebank gaols.

September 4, 2021

Scotland’s shame

faminesongrangers.jpg Anti-racism charities in Scotland have condemned the police there for not intervening while a group of over 100 soccer fans marched through Glasgow city centre singing the anti-Irish tune ‘The Famine Is Over, Why Don’t You Go Home’.

PSNI to adjust stance in South Armagh

crownforces.jpg A heavily fortified PSNI base in south Armagh could be shut down and lands returned to a Gaelic sports club as the force makes a new bid to win support in the strongly republican area.

All-party opposition to British legacy plan

noamnesty.jpg Representatives from all the major parties in Ireland, north and south, have signed a document outlining their rejection of proposals by the London government to draw a veil over legacy killings.

Children determined to get justice for father

bellchildren.jpg Prosecutors have been accused of ‘dragging their feet’ on the prosecution of five British soldiers who shot a young man six times in the back.

Call for removal of UVF mural at football grounds

uvfmuralcrusaders.jpg Disturbing new hoarding featuring masked UVF gunmen has appeared next to the home ground of Crusaders Football Club.

Compensation scheme for victims opens

vpb.jpg A long-delayed compensation scheme is set to bring official recognition for many of those who suffered permanent disablement in the conflict. After years of political and legal disputes, the scheme opened for applications this week.

Soldier who shot our Annette will never be questioned

annettemcgavigan3.jpg The family of 14 year-old schoolgirl, Annette McGavigan, who was shot dead in Derry by the British Army in 1971, have written the following open letter to the British Direct Ruler Brandon Lewis accusing his government of treating them shamefully.

British occupation will never be acceptable

ceasefirecavalcade.jpg Anti-Imperialist Action offer their critique of the Provisional IRA ceasefire, which began on August 31, 1994, 27 years ago this week.

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