August 11, 2022

Judge demands political statement from internee


One of ten republican activists interned by remand following a large-scale arrest operation in 2020 has been told by a judge he must make a statement supporting a ‘shared island’ in order to be considered for bail.

Loyalist bonfire crimes go unpunished

bonfirecregagh.jpg Unionist paramilitaries in north Down threatened to break the arms of two teenage girls unless their families paid £2,000 to their bonfire fund.

Unionists keep getting it wrong

gaakids.jpg Unionists have had to retract false claims that a Gaelic sports tournament for children in County Tyrone was named in honour of a hunger striker.

Report boosts calls for new inquest

dessiehealey.jpg The death of Belfast teenager Dessie Healey has been marked with the launch of a new family report documenting the circumstances of his killing 51 years ago.

Rents ‘out of control’

rentqueue.jpg Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has warned that the Dublin government has ‘lost control’ of the housing market in the 26 Counties.

World continues to ignore Gaza’s never-ending trauma

choldgaza.jpg The besieged Gaza Strip has faced yet another devastating, deadly Israeli attack but the world continues to ignore the endless trauma.

Arthur Griffith

arthurgriffith1200.jpg Arthur Griffith, the founder of Sinn Féin and one of the fathers of the Irish Free State, died 100 years ago this week, on August 12, 1922.

Change starts with the man in the mirror

hurling1200.jpg To conflate the modern-day GAA with the IRA and a battle for Irish unity is typical of the whataboutery, the pathetic attitude and lack of leadership that exists within political unionism.

August 4, 2022

Britain accused of condoning Noah’s murder

noahprotest.jpg A wave of outrage has followed the decision by the new British Direct Ruler to sign a secrecy order covering files on the death in 2020 of 14-year-old Catholic boy Noah Donohoe.

Power-sharing strangled by DUP boycott

zombiestormont22.jpg There have been calls for political action against the DUP after they blocked a third attempt to elect a Speaker to the Belfast Assembly on Wednesday.

Commemorations remember Operation Motorman’s teen victims

hegartyplaque.jpg A plaque has been unveiled at the spot where a Derry teenager was shot dead by the British Army fifty years ago.

Growing pains for Irish culture in east Belfast

turas.jpg Almost half of the students at a new Irish language centre in east Belfast are from a Protestant background, it has emerged, although a new Gaelic sports club is facing loyalist opposition to its growth in the area.

Unionists overreach in pursuit of grievance

gardatyrone.jpg Attempts by unionists to escalate sectarian tensions have included a series of wild claims and exaggerations.

Michelle O’Neill delivers insightful interview

oneillinterview.jpg Amid increased public interest following her historic election as Sinn Fein’s First Minister-designate, Michelle O’Neill has been extensively interviewed about her life and influences.

The Lark and the Freedom Fighter

larkwire.jpg An essay written by Bobby Sands in 1979 while protesting against the criminalisation of republican prisoners. Because protesting prisoners were not allowed books or writing materials, this essay was composed on a square of toilet paper and smuggled out of the prison.

Harry Boland

harryboland.jpg On August 1, 1922, Irish revolutionary Harry Boland succumbed to wounds received at the Grand Hotel in Skerries, County Dublin at the hands of pro-Treaty forces, 100 years ago this week.

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