December 22, 2022

Top Dublin official is British spy

spystock.jpg There have been calls for an internal investigation by the Dublin government after a former British agent revealed that a senior Irish official has been working for British military intelligence for more than three decades.

Annie’s Bar, the ‘forgotten’ massacre, is remembered

anniesbar1200.jpg A frequently overlooked massacre in Derry 50 years ago has been marked with a vigil and wreath-laying ceremony at the scene following a remembrance Mass.

Call for action to remove loyalist posters

varadkarposterprotocol.jpg The PSNI police have been urged to take action against the erection of intimidatory posters of Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar against the background of an image of the Dublin/Monaghan bombs.

Britain shamed by new court ruling

patfinucane1200.jpg The Finucane family have achieved another legal victory against the British government in their campaign for justice.

Murder ‘apology’ returned

johnpatcunningham1200.jpg The family of John Pat Cunningham, who was shot dead at a British Army checkpoint nearly 50 years ago, have returned a letter of apology to the British Ministry of Defence.

Martin has ‘no strategy’ for a united Ireland

adamsoireachtas.jpg Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has told a committee of the Dublin parliament that the failure to plan for a united Ireland “beggars belief”.

Tribute to the Grey Abbey Martyrs

greyabbeyoconnor.jpg Mary Lou McDonald’s grand-uncle was one of the Grey Abbey Martyrs killed by the Free State 100 years ago. The Sinn Fein leader delivered a speech at the Heritage Centre in Kildare town last weekend to mark the anniversary.

British used colonial playbook in north

sasafghans.jpg People campaigning for justice will have exchanged knowing looks after last week’s announcement of ‘an independent judicial inquiry’ into the SAS killings of 54 Afghan civilians in 2010-11.

December 19, 2022

Joe Kennedy appointed as US Special Envoy

joekennedy.jpg Joseph (Joe) Kennedy, a grandson of the late US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy and grand-nephew of the late US President John F Kennedy, has been confirmed in the role of new US Special Envoy to the north of Ireland.

December 15, 2022

Spooks fear Stakeknife report as publication looms

scappaticci1200.jpg A report into one of the most controversial episodes of the conflict is facing censorship by British state agencies even before it is published in the new year.

New pressure to tackle loyalist crime gangs

spotlightloansharks.jpg Loyalist paramilitary organisations are targeting desperate food bank users, according to a new investigation into UDA and UVF loan sharks operating in Belfast.

Council of Europe denounces legacy bill

coedunja.jpg A report by a top European human rights official has called on the British government to withdraw its notorious legacy bill.

Centenary of Four Martyrs marked

mcdonaldmartyrs.jpg Several republican groups and societies have marked the centenary of the summary execution by Free State forces of Liam Mellows and three other prominent IRA figures who died as martyrs for the Republic.

Forced confessions come back before the courts

castlereagh1200.jpg Two of those who were beaten into making admissions about IRA attacks by Crown Force interrogators 45 years ago have had mixed outcomes in the battle to overturn their convictions.

Taoiseach blasts Tiktok over Varadkar video scandal

varadkarkiss.jpg An era of high-tech censorship could be on the cards for Ireland in the wake of a new controversy involving Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar.

Liam Mellows

liammellows1200.jpg An essay on the life and sacrifice of rebel and martyr Liam Mellows, by Anti-Imperialist Action.

How British colonialism killed 100m Indians in 40 years

colonialism.jpg Between 1880 to 1920, British colonial policies in India claimed more lives than all famines in the Soviet Union, Maoist China and North Korea combined.

December 8, 2022

Historic day as language rights signed into law

dreamdearg3.jpg The passage of Irish language legislation into British law has been welcomed as a “historic milestone” by campaigners who are now seeking the implementation of the law, including the appointment of the north’s first Irish language commissioner.

Fine Gael’s disdain for those they abandoned

dukeschilders.jpg One hundred years on from the betrayal of the north of Ireland by a partitionist cabal, the anti-Irish prejudice of their Fine Gael successors has been encapsulated in an outrageous smear by a former leader.

‘Shameful’ delay tactics as family waits 25 years for inquest

seanbrownfamily.jpg The continued delays in starting the inquest into the murder of County Derry Gaelic sports official Sean Brown have been described as “intolerable” and “devastating”.

Prisoners face tough conditions this Christmas

prisonersxmastree.jpg A republican prisoner has obtained legal permission to challenge prison authorities for subjecting him to strip searches around every court attendance.

‘Neither confirm, nor deny’ - cover-up retools

confidential.jpg Those seeking truth and justice in the north of Ireland are facing a wall of silence by state officials hiding state crimes behind data protection legislation.

Collusion bomb attack which advanced repression

sackvillestreet.jpg The 50th anniversary of a deadly bomb attack thought to have been the earliest act of British/loyalist collusion south of the border has been marked in Dublin.

Seamus Grew and Roddy Carroll

grewcarroll.jpg Seamus Grew and Roddy Carroll were killed 40 years ago this week as the car they were driving was fired on by the RUC at Armagh in what has become known as ‘The Mullacreevie Park Massacre’.

Irish republican prisoners list

prisonersxmas22.jpg The current Irish republican prisoner list for December 2022, as collated by Irish Republican Prisoner News Facebook page from public lists by prisoner welfare groups and family/friends of independent prisoners. Its tips on writing to prisoners are included.

December 1, 2022

Opposition to amnesty bill boosted by conviction

mcanespiehappy.jpg The response of the London government to the conviction of a British soldier for the death of a young Tyrone man has beeen described as “shocking”.

Attacks claimed by armed groups

strabaneied.jpg The New IRA has claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on a PSNI patrol in Strabane, County Tyrone on November 17.

Republican communities punished by raids, evacuations

proteststrabane.jpg A protest has taken place in Strabane, County Tyrone following a week of intense Crown Force activity which has seen front doors smashed and families forced out of their homes by late-night raids and bogus ‘security’ alerts.

Intense MI5 efforts to recruit informers

mi5texts.jpg Family members of republicans are being increasingly harassed and coerced to provide information and collaborate with the Crown Forces.

DUP bid to ‘cherry pick’ protocol

pootsdonaldson1200.jpg The DUP have been accused of talking “from both sides of their mouth” on the Brexit protocol after it was revealed former party leader Edwin Poots lobbied to retain elements which benefit the largely unionist farming community.

Changing unionism on show at the Ulster Hall

futureulsterhall.jpg Up to a thousand people attended the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Wednesday night for a meeting supporting Irish unity in a venue long associated with unionism.

Marie and Martin Ferris

adamsferrises.jpg A week or so ago on November 18 in Killarney 820 republicans broke bread together in honour of Martin and Marie Ferris. It was a great night.

Border Poll ‘an error’ which will continue partition

patsyduffycommem.jpg An oration read by Francie Mackey, national chairperson of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, at an event last weekend to remember IRA Volunteer Patsy Duffy in Derry.

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