March 31, 2022

Who stands behind ‘Brexit’s bombers’?

antiprotocol.jpg Questions are being raised over the role of unionist politicians and media in motivating a hoax bomb attack at an event in north Belfast on Friday morning, 25 March.

British soldier goes on trial for McAnespie killing

aughnacloy.jpg A trial in Belfast of a former British soldier has heard that his claim that his finger “slipped” when he killed 23-year-old nationalist Aidan McAnespie at a border checkpoint was “not credible”.

Hopes fade for language rights as ‘hocus-pocus’ deal dissolves

lewismelvin.jpg An admission by the British government that it has no immediate plans to introduce Irish language legislation in the north of Ireland has been angrily condemned by Irish language speakers.

AIA claim successes against normalisation of British rule

aiaprotests.jpg A year-long republican campaign in Armagh appears to have succeeded in its bid to stop the city being branded as a “UK City of Culture”.

PSNI refuse to deny informer allegations

finegan600.jpg A legal challenge has been launched after the PSNI police said it would neither confirm nor deny if alleged paedophile priest Malachy Finegan was an informer for the force.

Protest at Orange parade in Glasgow

callitoutprotest2.jpg A parade by the anti-Catholic Orange Order past a Catholic church went ahead in Glasgow on Sunday, 27 March, amid a new focus on the failure of the authorities in Scotland to limit sectarian marches in the city.

The ‘IRA Pirates’: The capture of the British ship Upnor

upnor.jpg An account of the daring capture of the British ship Upnor 100 years ago this week, from the papers of Michael Burke, O/C Cobh IRA.

British borders bill highlights illogicality of partition

solutiontobrexit.jpg Just when you thought the Brexit commotion had taken a back seat to war in Ukraine and spiralling cost-of-living concerns, a Westminster vote limiting free movement for people on the island of Ireland inserts a new plot twist.

March 24, 2022

Anger at stealth move to harden Border

borderforce.jpg A plan by the British government to restrict movements of non-Irish citizens of the European Union on the island of Ireland has come under renewed criticism following a vote in the Westminster parliament.

Quick action urged on Bloody Sunday prosecution

wraymckinney.jpg Lawyers acting for the families of the victims of the Bloody Sunday say prosecutors must now immediately resume proceedings against ‘Soldier F’ after a decision to drop charges against him was quashed by the High Court.

US President speaks out as unionists obsess on protocol

bidenshamrock22.jpg US President Joe Biden has responded to continuing unionist and British efforts to use Brexit to reinforce the partition of Ireland with a warning that the Good Friday Agreement “cannot change”.

Sinn Féin dig in as royals face post-colonial anger

treeplantingjubilee.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Committee has condemned the participation of Sinn Féin in a ceremony at the Belfast Assembly to mark the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth Windsor’s coronation as Queen of England.

Birmingham Six campaigner wins case over sources

chrismullin.jpg A journalist who led the campaign to expose the Birmingham Six miscarriage of justice will not have to hand over his notes to police in England after they launched a legal bid to require him to reveal his sources.

Ukrainian soldiers given copies of IRA manual - report

ukrainianbook.jpg A Ukrainian translation of the IRA’s ‘Green Book’ for military planning has been distributed to soldiers in the war-ravaged country to help them engage in guerrilla conflict, according to a report in the Sunday World.

50th anniversary commemoration of two young IRA Volunteers

derrycommem.jpg Several hundred people attended a commemoration in Derry this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the shooting of two local IRA men by British forces in the Bogside area of the city.

The McMahon murders

mcmahonmurders.jpg The infamous slaughter of the McMahon family 100 years ago epitomised the Protestant campaign of terror against Catholics.

March 23, 2022

Bloody Sunday prosecution should go ahead, court rules

sundaytowardsjustice.jpg A decision to drop murder charges against a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday is to be quashed, the High Court in Belfast ruled today.

March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

stpatrickskids.jpg In solidarity with all our readers on our national day.

Donaldson’s role in ‘dirty peace’ no clearer

denisdonaldsonbig2.jpg An official report into the murder of Denis Donaldson, an MI5 informer operating at the highest ranks of Sinn Fein, has not quelled speculation over his killing.

Support for Irish unity on St Patrick’s Day

mcdonaldny.jpg Unionists will be in short supply at the traditional White House celebrations for St Patrick’s Day after DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson and UUP leader Doug Beattie both pulled out.

Armed action claimed in County Derry

dungivenjunction.jpg A small republican armed group, Arm na Poblachta, has said it was responsible for an attack on a PSNI patrol in County Derry using an improvised explosive device.

PSNI target vulnerable young girl

psninewrygirl.jpg There has been an angry reaction in Newry after a 13-year-old girl with mental health needs and a friend were harassed by an “aggressive” police patrol in the centre of the town on Thursday, March 10.

A change in advertising in west Belfast

dontjoinpsni.jpg Recruitment posters for the British Army cadets which have appeared on Belfast’s Falls Road have been taken down.

Internees get convictions overturned

sixinternees.jpg Six former internees are to have their convictions for escaping from Long Kesh in the 1970s quashed, the Court of Appeal ruled on Monday.

European hypocrisy over Palestine has been exposed

tamimi.jpg Going forward, it will not be acceptable for European policymakers to tell me, when I ask them to treat Palestine like Ukraine: “It’s different!”

Ukraine war means it’s all over for protocol protests

protocolprotest.jpg We’re living through the biggest geopolitical shock since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

March 10, 2022

Irish neutrality ‘under siege’

kingnorkaiser.jpg Efforts to exploit the invasion of Ukraine to push for an end to Ireland’s military neutrality have been condemned.

English racists seek to shut Irish border to Ukrainians

ukrainianfamily.jpg The Dublin government has rejected English calls to ‘close the Irish Border’ over its decision to offer asylum to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.

‘Secretive’ extradition opposed

stopextraditions.jpg In response to a demand by British forces in the north of Ireland, a Cork-based republican has been brought before a court for an extradition hearing.

British Labour selects prominent Scottish Orangeman

dunbar.jpg The British Labour Party in Scotland has been accused of promoting anti-Catholic hate after it named a former Orange Order leader as a local election candidate for the party.

Brexit seen taking back seat after Russian invasion

trusstank.jpg The war in Ukraine has overwhelmed plans by the British government to trigger a showdown with the European Union, according to reports in the London media.

New Lodge Six families seek review of investigation delay

newlodgesixmural.jpg British Army killers of six Catholic men in north Belfast may be dead before the case is allocated for a PSNI investigation, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has heard.

Momentous change marked in Dungarvan

dungarvanira.jpg On Saturday, March 5, in the grounds of Dungarvan Castle, a special event took place to mark the centennial withdrawal of British forces from the garrison and its subsequent handover to the local IRA, ending an 800-year British presence in the County Waterford town.

Russia get out of Ukraine

adamshairy.jpg The views of former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams on the conflict in Ukraine.

March 3, 2022

End the Occupations

russianoccupation.jpg In full support of peace and freedom for the people of Ukraine, Irish nationalists and republicans have been leading calls for a reassertion of Ukraine’s national sovereignty and for an end to military expansions across the world.

New evidence of collusion in journalist’s murder

martinohagan2.jpg The family of murdered Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan are to sue the PSNI for withholding information which could have prevented his murder.

Donohoes targeted for PSNI harassment

donohoes2.jpg Anger has greeted news that Fiona Donohoe has been required to attend a PSNI base for questioning over police claims a walk in support of her family may have breached Covid restrictions.

Another TD quits Sinn Féin

violetannewynne.jpg A Sinn Féin TD has dramatically quit the party as its organisational crisis once again erupted onto the front pages.

Support for prisoners over visits protest

bannervisits.jpg Three independent councillors in Derry and Strabane have supported republican prisoners who are campaigning for visiting arrangements introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic to be relaxed.

Kelly out as Labour stuggles for relevance

alankellyout.jpg Alan Kelly has resigned as leader of the Irish Labour Party following a sudden heave against him by his fellow party TDs. The colleagues who forced him out stood uneasily in the background as the Labour leader made an emotional resignation speech to the media on Wednesday evening.

Break the connection with England!

psnivehicles2.jpg The irony of British Imperialism pontificating about ‘illegal Occupations’ of Sovereign Nations can not be lost on many.

BBC imbalance shifting unionist agenda to the right

nolan.jpg Evidence shows that a disproportionate airing of an outlandish minority line, legitimising it, has shifted the agenda within unionism to the right.

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