September 29, 2022

The rationale for the Union has gone

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The release of census figures has removed any justification for the British partition of Ireland.

British opposition could call border poll

peterkyle.jpg The British Labour Party has said it would be prepared to call a referendum on Irish reunification if it gets into power. Shadow British Direct Ruler Peter Kyle has said he would set out his criteria for calling a referendum.

Failed budgets follow cost of living protests

colprotest.jpg Thousands turned out in protest on Saturday, September 24 to march against the rising cost of living and increased hardship in both parts of Ireland.

Dillon family ‘deserve answers’

seamusdillon1200.jpgg British secrecy and cover-up has increased ahead of the inquest into the 1997 murder of Seamus Dillon by a loyalist murder gang.

A new generation to carry on the justice fight

derryduffys.jpg No one was brought to justice for the death of Harry Duffy. His family fear new legacy legislation means no one ever will, but another generation has vowed to continue the campaign regardless.

Schools urged to reject PSNI stunts

minipolice.jpg Lasair Dhearg has sent correspondence to every school and education facility in the North about a British policing strategy which it says is “aimed at grabbing the hearts and minds of our young people”.

The Great Escape

1983greatescape.jpg An account of the 1983 Long Kesh prison breakout, which occurred 39 years ago this week.

Unionists must engage in unity debate

unionists1200.jpg The latest census figures show that fundamental change is unstoppable and points towards a referendum on Irish reunification.

September 22, 2022

Census results confirm significant demographic change

census2021religionbroughtupin.jpg The 2021 census results confirm that the number of Catholics in the North of Ireland has leapt above the number of Protestants for the first time since the border was drawn through Ireland a century ago to prevent such a situation.

Unionists reject census results in advance

census21.jpg Unionists have been attempting to play down the significance of the results of the 2021 Census for the north of Ireland.

Sectarian attacks in east Belfast

windowsmashed.jpg Two “shocking” anti-Catholic attacks have taken place in a mixed area of east Belfast.

Anti-monarchy protest in Dublin

coffinliffey.jpg A protest march against the English monarchy took place in Dublin on Monday as Irish republicans responded to the accession of King Charles and the proclamation of his intent to rule over the north of Ireland.

Nothing compensates for murder of husband and father

loughlinmaginn1200.jpg The family of Loughlin Maginn, murdered as a result of collusion in 1989, have demanded a proper inquest into the killing after their civil action against the British Crown Forces was settled in their favour.

Pain for family after UVF funeral

cogglefuneral.jpg Recently deceased loyalist paramilitary Joe Coggle got away with murder, says the daughter-in-law of a woman he killed nearly 40 years ago.

Two justice campaigners pass away

liamholdenjohnmcanespie.jpg Liam Holden, who spent 17 years in prison after his wrongful conviction for the killing of a British Army soldier died last Thursday, September 15. He was the last prisoner in the North to face the death penalty.

The battle for survival

keshcell.jpg An essay written in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison by hunger striker Bobby Sands, first published in January 1979.

Tolerating differences

adamscharles.jpg Society must reflect and include the entirety of its people, not part of them. Inclusivity is vital to the well being of any community, whether a nation, the global village or a local populace.

September 15, 2022

Death of Queen undermines Union

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Decades in the planning, a massive operation to honour the late Queen of England has failed to dispel questions over the future of the monarchy or the unity of their kingdom.

Sinn Féin at Hillsborough as Charles proclaimed King

sinnfeinking.jpg Sinn Fein’s participation in events to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth and the accession to the throne of Charles has seen it continue to build an ever closer relationship with the English royal family.

Families forced to flee loyalist attack

magherasectarian.jpg The PSNI have admitted an attack on four homes in County Derry was a sectarian loyalist attack.

Death of prominent Sinn Féin activist

donnchafuneral.jpg Widespread shock has greeted the news of the death of former Republican prisoner, Blanketman and Derry nationalists’ rights campaigner Donncha Mac Niallais.

Time for Truth rally against amnesty bill

tfttrally.jpg Over a thousand people gathered in Belfast on Sunday, 11 September to demand the scrapping of the British government’s plan to provide an amnesty for British war criminals.

Coagh ambush inquest opens

coaghambush.jpg A British army shoot-to-kill in which three IRA Volunteers were shot dead was set up after information was passed to Special Branch police, an inquest has heard.

Aodh Ruadh - A magnificent Gaelic leader

redhugh1200.jpg Saturday marked the 420th anniversary of the death of Aodh Ruadh, Red Hugh, the last of the great Gaelic leaders of Donegal.

Lest we forget

gaelforceking.jpg Over 100 years on since the magnificent banner was hoisted outside of Liberty Hall, Dublin by the Irish Citizens Army, those words again come into direct correlation with the present, “We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland!”

September 7, 2022

Little trust in Liz Truss

trusspm.jpg Nationalists have been viewing the installation of a new British administration with alarm after two fanatical Brexiteers were appointed to Belfast.

Mixed emotions as inquest brings closure

geddis.jpg An inquest has found that a British soldier was “unjustified” in firing a plastic bullet that killed a schoolboy.

A blind eye turned to loyalist paramilitarism

brianrobinson.jpg The lack of condemnation of a loyalist paramilitary parade held in tribute to a sectarian killer speaks volumes about the current double standards in the north of Ireland.

Anger at hypocrisy of PSNI spin on Noah

noahpsniprotest.jpg Fiona Donohoe has filed a third complaint with the Police Ombudsman, accusing the PSNI of leaking sensitive material on her sons’s disappearance and death to social media.

Supreme Court challenge leaves only one Bloody Sunday prosecution

sundaydaly.jpg Relatives of Bloody Sunday victims seeking the prosecution of three former British soldiers have been denied permission to take their case to the Supreme Court in London.

‘Don’t let them fool you’

psnimi5.jpg British military intelligence is continuing to engage in harassment and recruitment bids on republicans and their family in Derry.

New faces, old problems

trusschh.jpg Britain’s fourth British Prime Minister since 2016 started her political career as an accountant and a political moderate but is now leading one of the most right-wing governments in British history.

Former Unionist: Why I’m now for Irish Unity

bencollinsbook.jpg My conversion to the New Ireland cause was not an overnight decision and predates Brexit. I have always felt Irish and while initially this was in addition to feeling British, my thinking has changed over time.

September 5, 2022

Liz Truss is the new British Prime Minister

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Liz Truss has been named as the new leader of the British Conservative Party and Britain’s fourth prime minister in just over six years.

September 1, 2022

Questions mount over loyalist violence

udahandmural1200.jpg The PSNI have been accused of playing down a loyalist campaign of terror in the Coleraine area after a series of petrol bomb attacks were blamed on UDA paramilitaries.

Tory ‘hand grenade’ targets Ireland

trusstank2.jpg Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss could be set to create an even greater crisis over the Irish Protocol of Brexit if, as expected, she becomes the next British Prime Minister on Monday.

Veteran republicans arrested

garymcnally.jpg Two republican activists including a former Blanketman are being held without bail following a Crown Force operation in Belfast.

Hunger striker takes on Israeli internment

khalil.jpg Israel has been forced to back down in the face of a wave of support for Palestinian hunger striker Khalil Awawdeh after images emerged showing him close to death.

PSNI set upon man suffering medical emergency

medicalpsni.jpg An attack on a critically ill republican as he made his way to hospital for emergency treatment has been condemned as “a new low”.

Loyalist territorialism reaches new height

downflagpost.jpg A giant flag pole erected by loyalists in County Down could be used to fly the world’s largest Union Jack.

‘Shot on sight’ – Paddy Mulvenna and Jim Bryson

brysonmulvenna.jpg The ambush in which IRA Volunteers Paddy Mulvenna and Jim Bryson were assassinated by the British Army took place 49 years ago this week. An account of their lives cut short, based on a report by Relatives for Justice.

Is Liz Truss a rerun?

thatchertruss.jpg They say those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. It’s 1979 all over. Here we go again.

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