October 27, 2022

Paramilitary influence pushing DUP towards election

maskeddup.jpg A Six County election appears set to be called on Friday as the DUP, the main unionist party, continues to boycott the power-sharing institutions of the Good Friday Agreement.

Support for joint rule to end political deadlock

hands.jpg Demands are growing in the North for joint rule from Dublin and London as unionist politicians continue to refuse to operate the power-sharing institutions in Belfast.

Language legislation passes final stages at Westminster

wilsonlanguage.jpg Irish language activists have hailed another major step towards comprehensive language rights as new legislation passed through its final stages at Westminster.

Republican released after three years on remand

antiinternment1200.jpg Fermanagh Republican Peter Granaghan has been set free after enduring three years of internment by remand.

Football authorities condemned over vile anti-Irish abuse

mccleanfamily.jpg Derry-born soccer player James McClean has accused English football authorities of turning a blind eye to what he says is “eight years of sickening abuse” over his nationality.

Bono makes headlines with false IRA claim

bono.jpg Claims by U2 frontman Bono that he was once targeted by the IRA have been rejected.

The ‘Murder Bill’ and State Executions of Republicans

civilwarexecution.jpg One hundred years ago this month, the Free State government in Dublin approved an emergency measure to allow the executions of IRA prisoners. By Wayne Sugg.

‘Let the people sing’

wolfetones1200.jpg Saoradh has begun a campaign to defend and support the singing of Irish rebel songs and to end their equation with sectarianism by an anti-Republican lobby. An opinion piece by Paul Dunphy.

October 24, 2022

New British PM Sunak faces uphill task

sunakpm.jpg Despite signs he knows little about Ireland, the selection of former Chancellor Rishi Sunak as the next British Prime Minister has been greeted as preferable to the return of Boris Johnson, who ended a bid for a shock return to power last night.

October 20, 2022

British PM quits as Tory chaos reaches new level

trussout.jpg British prime minister Liz Truss has announced her resignation after 44 disastrous days in office, becoming the shortest-serving British prime minister in history.

Liam Campbell is back home

liamcampbelhappy.jpg Dundalk republican Liam Campbell, extradited to Lithuania earlier this year, is back in Ireland after a court there terminated the criminal case against him. It is likely the final chapter in a 12-year saga of politically motivated state harassment directed against the prominent republican.

RUC man was ordered not to investigate shoot-to-kill

coaghcars.jpg A former senior member of the RUC has revealed he was instructed not to question British soldiers about the planning of an infamous shoot-to-kill ambush which resulted in the killing of three IRA Volunteers in County Tyrone.

Court to hear Mountbatten’s links to Kincora

mountbattensmyth.jpg Testimony that English royal Louis Mountbatten sexually abused former residents of a Belfast boys home with links to the Orange Order is due to be aired in court, thanks to the bravery of a former resident.

Concern at use of vehicle-ramming ‘hard stops’

derryhardstop.jpg Derry continues to endure the brunt of attacks on political activists by members of the British forces, including a rise in the tactic of motorists being rammed by Crown Force vehicles.

Legal actions by internees and Blanketmen

dirtyprotest1200.jpg Almost 100 former prisoners have issued proceedings against the current British Direct Ruler in connection with their detention.

Loyalist threat to film star

nesbittgraffiti.jpg Loyalist graffiti appearing in County Antrim targeting actor James Nesbitt has been condemned. The graffiti appeared on a wall in Portrush on Wednesday, showing a crosshair image beside the star’s name.

Sheena Campbell

sheenacampbell1200.jpg Sheena Fagan Campbell was an activist, a law student, and a rising star in the Sinn Féin hierarchy. She was a single mother in Belfast who was determined to provide for her young child and at the time of her murder, she was engaged to be married.

Ireland, a song that shall be heard

singingira.jpg Signs that the next generation of young Irish people are ready to throw off the shackles of colonialism has deeply unnerved the pro-British establishment.

October 13, 2022

Demonisation of Irish resistance fails again

irelandwomen.jpg Strong public acceptance of the legitimacy of Ireland’s fight against British rule continues to frustrate those seeking to marginalise our cause.

Double agent ‘protected’ after murder of father-of-four

joeoconnor1200.jpg The family of a republican shot dead by an alleged double agent inside the Provisional IRA has launched legal action against the Police Ombudsman after it refused to investigate the claim.

Landmark ruling in key collusion case

petermccormack.jpg The PSNI are in breach of their duties to carry out an effective investigation into a fatal loyalist gun attack on a village pub 30 years ago, the High Court has ruled.

‘Justice Minister’ refuses to act on plastic bullets

plasticmural.jpg The United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets has hit out at the inaction of Alliance Party leader Naomi Long over the issue of the use of deadly plastic bullets by the PSNI.

President speaks out against legacy bill

higginscoe.jpg Irish President Michael D Higgins has said that nobody who has suffered from the conflict in Ireland wants to see an immunity from prosecution for those responsible.

DUP’s Brexit strategy undermined by hatred of Sinn Féin

dupconference22.jpg A slur by a DUP councillor on First Minister-designate Michelle O’Neill has derailed a bid by the party to prevent port checks they claim amount to an ‘Irish Sea Border’.

The Yank

theyank.jpg An extract from a new book, ‘The Yank , in which former US Marine John Crawley delivers an unvarnished account of his role in the Irish armed struggle.

Big progress for radical housing campaign

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A growing movement is taking on all those who seek to profit from the ‘criminal’ housing policies of the establishment in Ireland.

October 6, 2022

Confident Irish nationalism reaches out

meaneynesbitt.jpg A major conference in Dublin last weekend brought more than 5,000 people together to hear a debate on the subject of Irish unity and the way forward for the island of Ireland.

Signs of a thaw in Anglo-Irish relations

stevebaker.jpg An apparent apology by a hardline Tory Brexiteer for Britain’s bad faith in its dealings with Ireland and the EU has been given a cautious welcome.

New effort to honour fallen martyrs

crannnapoblachta.jpg An inclusive garden of tribute in memory of local republicans who have passed away over the past 50 years has been launched in Derry on Sunday.

British military blocking collusion ‘can of worms’

jamesmcartan.jpg The brother of a Belfast man murdered by a loyalist gang 50 years ago has revealed that he needs to inform the PSNI every time he visits his grave.

Coroner urged to withdraw ‘perverse’ inquest verdict

marymcglinchey.jpg The son of former Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) leader Dominic McGlinchey is seeking to have an inquest into his mother’s murder reopened.

Killer soldier could face prosecution

kathleenthompson1200.jpg A file on the British soldier who shot dead mother-of-six Kathleen Thompson as she stood in her garden in Derry has been sent to prosecutors in a move welcomed by her family.

Planning for Ireland’s future

irelandsfuture3arena.jpg Sometimes decades of political change can happen within periods of months. That’s one way to characterise developments in Ireland over recent times.

Operating a British agenda

stormontunionjacks.jpg In light of the latest census figures, constitutional nationalists have been jumping for joy, receiving this news as vindication of their strategy. Likewise reactionary unionists have been apoplectic with anger and fear, understanding this news as evidence of impending Rome Rule.

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