November 26, 2021

Demanding truth for Noah

noahdonohoeprotest.jpg Hundreds gathered in North Belfast this week to mark to call on the PSNI to come clean about Noah Donohoe’s death on what would have been his 16th birthday.

Loyalist violence and intimidation

workersshot.jpg Dozens of workers have been forced to abandon a construction site in the loyalist Rathcoole estate in Newtownabbey after sectarian death threats against them were sprayed on nearby hoardings.

DUP power play obstructs rights expert, boosts loyalist

harveycampbell.jpg The DUP has been condemned for blocking a committee tasked with delivering on a key aspect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, a Bill of Rights for the north of Ireland.

PSNI brutality captured on video

psnipunch.jpg No action has yet been taken against a member of the PSNI who was filmed plainly punching a man in the face in the predominately nationalist town of Moy, County Tyrone, it has emerged.

Suspicious activity in Cavan, Tyrone

gardasdu.jpg Republican Sinn Féin has condemned Garda police in the 26 Counties for “vicious” actions on Tuesday and Wednesday, when approximately 30 members of the Special Detective Unit and other militarised police carried out searches and the destruction of farmland in West Cavan.

Angela D’Arcy remembered

angeladarcy.jpg This week marks the 40th anniversary of the death of a young Fermanagh woman shot and killed by an off-duty British soldier.

Irish republican prisoners list

prisonersgraphic.jpg December is the month for remembering republican political prisoners. This is the current up to date Irish republican prisoner list for 2021, with addresses and tips for writing to prisoners.

Unionist noise masks lack of leadership

donaldsonleadership.jpg You couldn’t fail to notice a striking imbalance in the heat and noise generated here this year about the consequences of the Brexit the DUP supported.

November 20, 2021

Fresh border protests against British threats

bcabposter.jpg The group Border Communities Against Brexit will protest at five locations on the border on Saturday, November 20, in support of the Irish Protocol and to stop the London government from moving to collapse the Brexit accords.

Frustration grows in absence of movement on Irish language

languageprotest.jpg There are fears Irish politicians have again been tricked by false British promises on the Irish language, fifteen years after Irish speakers in the North first received a commitment of action to protect their rights.

Concern over MI5 agent’s role within Sinn Féin

mcfadden3.jpg MI5 double agent Dennis McFadden may have been linked to a network of spies within Sinn Féin before he began to spy on Saoradh and other republican organisations, according to reports.

Tories to hire mercenary academics for history ‘update’

historians.jpg A plan by the British government to craft its own “official history” of the conflict is being described as an Orwellian attempt to cover up the truth of its actions in Ireland.

Questions after ‘UVF’ march gets police escort

shankillmarch.jpg Despite confirming that the unionist paramilitary UVF was involved in the hijacking and burning of at least one bus this month, the PSNI has refused to confirm that the organisation is not on ceasefire.

US rally opposition to British cover-up plan

congress.jpg US Congress members have called on the US Secretary of State to publicly oppose a massive British government cover-up plan which would end prosecutions of members of the British Crown Forces and their agents for their actions in the conflict in Ireland.

Death of republican veteran Dan Hoban

danhoban.jpg A tribute by Republican Sinn Féin to Dan Hoban, a lifelong republican and a former internee in the Curragh internment camp, where he was married.

Saoradh Ard Fheis takes place despite internments

saoradhaf21.jpg Saoradh held its annual conference in Newry recently with empty seats at the top table to represent those members of its National Executive who have been interned.

November 13, 2021

Support for Ireland against perfidious Britain

article16.jpg An international effort is coming together to try to stop the British government from collapsing the Irish Protocol of Brexit and causing potentially catastrophic damage to the peace process.

Questions mount over provocations

lanarkway.jpg The PSNI’s approach to loyalist violence and their efforts to incite nationalist youths in west Belfast is the subject of continuing controversy.

Family of collusion victims to take legal actions

hastylundy.jpg The family of a footballer shot dead by loyalists almost 50 years ago are set to launch a legal action against the British state over his death.

Judicial review bid against amnesty plan

burnsmccready.jpg The families of two victims of killer British soldiers are to make a last-ditch plea against the plans for an overarching amnesty.

Supporting John Pat and his family

namejohnpat.jpg After a British Army killer received an exaggerated and politicised military funeral in England on Thursday, there are calls for people to remember his innocent victim, John Pat Cunningham, by holding up a simple sign and photographing it.

Relatives mark 100 years since Spike Island escape

spikeisland.jpg A number of relatives of seven IRA men who made a famous escape from Spike Island prison in County Cork attended a special commemoration on Tuesday night to mark the occasion exactly 100 years on.

Who is really shocked about the killing of a Palestinian boy?

amjaddadas.jpg A Palestinian child was killed by Israeli forces on Friday, 5 November.

Triggering Article 16 will mean turmoil for north

frostjohnson.jpg Within days of Brexit coming into effect last January xenophobic British tabloids were ranting about Dutch customs officers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal confiscating ‘British lorry drivers’ ham sandwiches’.

November 8, 2021

Loyalist leader ‘no longer supports GFA’

hutchinsonbus.jpg A spokesperson for one of the main loyalist organisations has said he no longer supports the 1998 peace Good Friday Agreement in a statement which could further set the scene for a move by London to trigger the collapse of the Brexit accords.

November 6, 2021

Triggering trouble

lanarktrouble.jpg Children in loyalist areas are again being manipulated by unionists and Tories to provide the illusion of ‘street chaos’ for their own selfish political agenda.

‘Conflict is over’ as Sinn Féin defends courts move

mcdonaldkerins.jpg Sinn Féin has come in for sustained criticism after it broke with republican tradition by dropping its outright opposition to the use of non-jury courts and other special legislation used to suppress the struggle for Irish reunification in the 26 Counties.

Grieving prisoner abused, assaulted by warders

paddymcdaid.jpg The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association has condemned the treatment of republican prisoner, Paddy McDaid, at Maghaberry prison following his return from a visit to see his dying father.

Cover-up fears over death of Noah Donohoe

noahflat600.jpg The PSNI’s use of a gag or secrecy order has raised concerns of a potential cover-up of a state role in the disappearance and death of Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe in June of last year.

PSNI unreformed, 20 years on

psnispringfield2021.jpg The PSNI (formerly RUC) police have marked the 20th anniversary of their rebranding by attempting to provoke some nationalist youths into violence, while at the same time recruiting others to act as spies.

Tone walks the streets of Belfast

tonenapier.jpg A Belfast walking tour celebrating the birthplaces of Irish democracy in the late 1700s has welcomed a descendant of the family of legendary Irish leader Theobald Wolfe Tone.

Presidential Address to Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2021

sfaf21.jpg The full text of the prepared address to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2021 by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD.

This climate conference is a scam

cops26.jpg I’m starting to get the impression of COP26 as a contrived stitch up. Where world leaders get to present their inadequate action as fixing the problem. This really is dangerous stuff. You see I remember the 1992 Rio Earth Summit well.

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