April 27, 2023

Sinn Féin to attend Coronation

oneillcharles.jpg Sinn Féin is struggling to convince republicans that it has not broken away from its roots after it agreed to send First Minister-elect, Michelle O’Neill, to attend the Coronation of Charles as King.

Family vindicated by report, but justice campaign goes on

patsykellyfamily.jpg The report of the Police Ombudsman into the assassination of independent nationalist councillor Patsy Kelly has found that the actions of the Crown Forces was indicative of “collusive behaviour” and that his family were “failed”.

Victory in information battle against stonewalling PSNI

ciaranmacairt1200.jpg The Information Commissioner’s Office has upheld a complaint that the PSNI failed to provide information regarding a secret British agreement to blame the victims of the McGurk’s Bar massacre for the loyalist bomb attack in which 15 people were killed.

Two inquests open into British ambushes

duffybradley.jpg An inquest has heard how a County Derry man shot dead by British soldiers was told by the RUC police he would not see his 21st birthday.

Six Counties set for ‘punishment budget’

heatonharris2.jpg The North is set to be hit with devastating cuts to public services by the British government as a result of the DUP’s block on powersharing.

Nominations close for May local elections

ballotbox1200.jpg The largest ever number of nationalist candidates are standing in council elections in the north of Ireland, will all three main nationalist parties fielding additional candidates.

Carrickmore Easter Sunday

caoimheniloingsigh.jpg The speech delivered by Caoimhe Ní Loingsigh at the Easter commemoration in Carrickmore organised by the Tyrone National Graves Association and the 1916 Societies.

‘Scap’, 20 years on

scappaticci1200.jpg Following the reported death of Freddie Scappaticci, Anthony McIntyre recalls the bitter divisions over the ‘Stakeknife’ allegations that the head of the Provisional IRA’s Internal Security Unit was a British agent. For The Pensive Quill.

April 20, 2023

Loyalists threaten election candidates and workers

aontuira.jpg Three political parties have been targeted by loyalists ahead of local elections next month.

Conference organisers get wires crossed

paisleygfa25.jpg Two prominent hardline unionists who serially obstructed the peace process in the north of Ireland have absurdly been hailed as ‘peacemakers’ at events organised by Queen’s University, Belfast.

English media embittered by Biden visit

bidenvisitpub.jpg The visit to Ireland by US President Joe Biden provoked a bout of anti-Irish and anti-American xenophobia in the English media which has confirmed the country’s increasingly insular and backward outlook.

Relatives of British agent’s victims seek clarification on death

scap1200.jpg The reported death of west Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci has been treated with suspicion by the families of those he killed.

Human rights concerns over new body scanners

scannerprison.jpg The British prison authorities at Maghaberry have been accused of “laying down a marker” by abusing new body scanners intended to replace strip searches.

Anger at warning of ‘IRA taxi drivers’

blackcabtour.jpg Several black taxi drivers in Belfast are set to take legal action following a memo issued by security firm responsible for a leading tech conference which suggested they are operated by the IRA.

Looking forward to the next 25 years

sinnfeingfa.jpg A quarter century on from the Belfast Agreement, we look to the next 25 years, committed to work together to build a better, more prosperous future for all the people of this island.

The British never wanted Biden

bidensunaktea.jpg Joe Biden’s visit to Belfast, or more accurately, a carefully restricted bit of Belfast, wasn’t the visit he intended or had hoped it to be.

April 13, 2023

PSNI ‘plant bombs’ after trashing cemetery

derrycemetery.jpg Britain’s ‘dirty tricks’ department has been accused of planting bogus devices at Derry city cemetery in order to attract international condemnation for the New IRA.

America is ‘invested in your success’

bidenuu.jpg US President Joe Biden delivered a significant speech on Wednesday in support of the political process, addressed to the North’s young people as much as its deadlocked political leadership.

Large turnouts for Easter commemorations

irspmarcheaster.jpg There were big attendances for events to mark the Easter Rising across Ireland, including parades at which colour parties defiantly wore traditional combat-style clothing.

Calls for supports to be withdrawn from feuding gangs

newtownardsplaques.jpg The PSNI stood and watched last week as a mob of 50 masked loyalists attacked murals and plaques belonging to a rival outfit in the ongoing feud among unionist paramilitary gangs in north Down.

Anger at refusal to prosecute killer soldiers

jamesbell.jpg The family of an unarmed Catholic man shot dead by the British Army have expressed their anger after a decision was taken not to prosecute the British soldier who fired the shots that killed him.

Easter statements

easterstatement.jpg Statements issued by republican groups to mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Interview with Gerry Adams

adamsinterview.jpg An interview given by former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to Freya McClements of the Irish Times to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

The truth of the Good Friday Agreement

gfasigned.jpg As we approach 25 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) it is worth reflecting and challenging some of the false narratives that have been peddled since then.

April 11, 2023

US President begins Irish visit

bidenireland.jpg US President Joe Biden has landed at Aldergrove airport in Belfast as he begins a four-day visit to the island of Ireland.

British agent Scappaticci ‘dead and buried’

scappaticci1200.jpg Freddie Scappaticci, the high-ranking IRA informer known as Steak-Knife or Stakeknife, died in England earlier this month, it has been reported.

April 10, 2023

Petrol bombs thrown as PSNI harass Easter parade

psnicreggan.jpg Petrol bombs have been thrown at PSNI vehicles who descended on an estate in Derry where an Easter commemoration linked to traditional republicans was being held.

April 6, 2023

DUP boycott undermines peace deal anniversary

varadkarbidendonaldson.jpg Confirmation that US President Joe Biden is to visit Ireland next week to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement will bring international attention to the unionist boycott of the political institutions set up under the peace deal.

High profile trial collapses

alexmccroy1200.jpg The prosecution of prominent republican Alex McCrory has been condemned as a “farce” after the former internee was found not guilty almost ten years after he was detained along with two other prominent republicans.

Collusion feared as car torched outside PSNI base

bmwdundonald.jpg A car belonging to a feuding loyalist gang which was seized by the PSNI was destroyed, along with evidence of criminality, when it was left outside a PSNI station in north Down. The incident has renewed fears of continuing collusion between the police and unionist paramilitaries.

Sectarian assaults blamed on political failures

girlsectarian.jpg Three young men were subjected to a “vicious” sectarian attack in Belfast city centre after one was discovered to be wearing a Gaelic sports top, a court has heard.

Famine comparison riles political establishment

spicebagpic.jpg Ireland is facing an almost unprecedented wave of evictions, but the Dublin government has chosen to deal with the problem by deflecting attention away from the issue.

British forces warned against escalation of violence

britscreggan.jpg Ahead of the 107th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Saoradh has called on the British forces not to again use violence against republican commemorations of Ireland’s patriot dead.

A tribute to Sean Brown

brownheaney.jpg A tribute to sectarian murder victim Sean Brown written by the famed poet Seamus Heaney in 1997.

Liam Lynch

liamlynch.jpg Liam Lynch, chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, died one hundred years ago this week. He was killed whilst trying to escape an encirclement by pro-Treaty forces in south Tipperary.

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