February 27, 2023

Protocol deal signed

sunakvdl.jpg EU president Ursula Von Der Leyen and British prime minister Rishi Sunak have signed a long-awaited deal over post-Brexit trading arrangements for the north of Ireland.

February 23, 2023

Tory psychodrama boosts DUP wreckers

rmjwa.jpg Proposals for a deal to finally end the dispute over the implementation of Brexit in the north of Ireland have been derailed by the intransigence of Tory and unionist extremists.

Senior PSNI man shot

killyclogher.jpg A senior member of the PSNI has been injured in a shooting in County Tyrone which has been linked to republican armed groups.

Inquest begins into the ‘forgotten massacre’

springhillinquest.jpg The long-awaited Springhill/Westrock inquest commenced this week in Belfast.

Public inquiry sought into actions of UVF agents

wrightjackson.jpg The family of two Catholic brothers shot dead by loyalists almost 30 years ago has called for a public inquiry into the series of sectarian murders carried out at the time.

Protest against ‘hatred and disinformation’

racismprotest.jpg Attempts by racists and foreign instigators to take advantage of concern in Ireland over immigration has been dramatically opposed by more than ten thousand people who attended a public rally in Dublin last weekend.

Evidence destroyed after James Murray’s bookmaker killings

bookmakersmurray.jpg Masks worn by the unionist paramilitary killers of three innocent Catholics in a November 1992 massacre were recovered by the Crown Forces the following day – but they were never tested and have since gone missing, it has emerged.

Interview with Eilish McCabe, sister of Aidan McAnespie

eilishmccabe.jpg On the 35th anniversary of Aidan McAnespie’s murder, in the weeks after his killer was allowed to walk free after a court conviction, an interview by journalist John Scally with Eilish McCabe, Mr McAnespie’s sister, before she lost her brave battle with illness.

DUP are Conservative Party pawns

dupmedia.jpg The people of Northern Ireland are once again collateral damage, just as we were for the last campaign of ‘getting Brexit done’.

February 16, 2023

Unionism’s heart of stone

daithistone.jpg Hardline unionists succeeded in winning approval for a provocative monument to partition at Stormont on the day their boycott of the Assembly blocked over a hundred organ transplants.

Praise for SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon as she steps down

sturgeonresigns.jpg Tributes have been paid in Ireland to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down as leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister.

Democracy denied as Britain again steps in

heatonharris2.jpg The British government has further postponed a scheduled Assembly election for a year after hardline unionists successfully lobbied to avoid a reckoning with the Six County electorate.

Hopes for justice as two inquests get underway

mccuskerfamily.jpg The first inquest into the 1998 murder of a County Derry man opened in Belfast on Monday.

Rents spiral upwards as ideology blocks change

rentqueue.jpg The rent crisis in Ireland is having a devastating impact on the lives of an entire generation, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said.

Bill could deliver far-reaching public inquiry into collusion

toibindail.jpg Legislation for a commission of investigation into decades of collusion by the British state has passed through the first stage of the Dublin parliament.

John Davey

johndavey1200.jpg ‘Big in heart and spirit’ Sinn Féin councillor John Davey was killed by loyalists in 1989, just two days after the murder of Pat Finucane.

Protocol defeat is huge setback for Unionism

irishseaborder1200.jpg Having already lost their case in the High Court and Court of Appeal, we can be permitted a measure of schadenfreude at the host of unionist luminaries who rolled the dice a third time only to have the Supreme Court return a unanimous verdict that the protocol is entirely legal and proper.

February 9, 2023

DUP running out of excuses

dupsupremecourt.jpg Unionists have failed in their legal attempts to force a renegotiation of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement after the Supreme Court in London unanimously dismissed a challenge to its new trading procedures.

Omagh inquiry could become a whitewash

omaghbombcar.jpg Expectations are low that an official inquiry into the role of state forces in the Omagh bomb will tackle the censorship and secrecy which have grown up around the events of August 15, 1998.

Backlash over wife killer’s role in Orange Order

stephenfulton.jpg The true nature of the anti-Catholic Orange Order has been exposed by its decision to appoint a man convicted of killing his wife as a ‘Worshipful Master’ in Tyrone.

Killer soldier avoids jail

mcanespiesentencing.jpg The sentencing of a British soldier for the 1988 killing of Aidan McAnespie has met with a muted response, with most nationalists and republicans condemning the suspension of the three-year sentence which has ensured David Holden will not spend a day in prison for the crime.

North Belfast massacre remembered

newlodge50.jpg A candlelit procession was among the events which were held to mark the 50th anniversary of the killing of six men in the New Lodge area of Belfast.

PSNI school stunt condemned

psnischool.jpg Saoradh has condemned a publicity stunt by armed PSNI police at a Catholic school in Derry in which children were photographed holding the force’s militaristic clothing and other equipment.

New Lodge, 50 years on

newlodgesix1200.jpg Ambrose Hardy had to get home. Trapped in a bar in the New Lodge area of north Belfast by the shooting that was going on outside, he was afraid his mother would be worried and come looking for him.

St Brigid’s holiday celebrates Irish women

stbrigid.jpg The first Irish bank holiday to be named after a woman has taken place in Ireland.

February 2, 2023

Killer soldier gets suspended sentence; Omagh inquiry announced

holden1200.jpg A decision by a non-jury court in Belfast to hand only a suspended sentence to a former British soldier found guilty of the manslaughter of 23-year-old Tyrone man Aidan McAnespie at a border checkpoint 35 years ago has been greeted with shock and disappointment.

Schoolchildren targeted by anti-Irish hate

irishout.jpg Widespread disgust has greeted a sectarian sign which was placed by loyalists outside a school for young children in Clough, County Down.

Successive governments cheated most vulnerable citizens

varadkarmcdonalddail.jpg Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted the 26 County State ‘didn’t have a leg to stand on’ in relation to disability payments deliberately withheld from people in care.

Loyalist power struggle erupts on the Shankill

barberlin.jpg UDA gangsters smashed up a pub belonging to the daughter of a veteran loyalist amid a broadening feud over loyalist crime rackets.

Bloody Sunday rally hears condemnation of ‘amnesty by attrition’

bloodysundaymarch23.jpg Nationalists and republicans joined in events to mark the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre and to renew demands for justice for the victims.

‘Bill of Shame’ could protect serial killers

philiprafferty.jpg The 90-year-old mother of a Catholic schoolboy brutally beaten and shot dead by loyalists 50 years ago has told of how she strongly believes there was British state collusion in his killing.

British agent was behind ‘romper room’ murder gang

patrickheenan.jpg The son of a man killed by loyalists fifty years ago believes he was the victim of a ‘counter gang’ set up by the British Army to carry out atrocities.

Learn the Irish national anthem

irishflag1200.jpg A new campaign is calling on everyone in Ireland to learn the words to Amhrán na bhFiann.

The truth behind the Orange Order

orangemarch1200.jpg A lot of myths, distortions and downright lies surround the Orange Order, most of them generated by the Order and its apologists.

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