November 30, 2023

Dublin set alight

oconnellriot.jpg The dysfunctional nature of policing in Ireland has been dramatically exposed by some of the worst street violence seen in living memory.

‘Butcher of the Bogside’ dies

wilford1200.jpg News of the death this week of British Army Colonel Derek Wilford prompted reflections on his role in directing the Bloody Sunday massacre, in which 14 nationalist civilians were gunned down in January 1972, as well as calls for his military and political bosses to be exposed.

Brown inquest ‘a public scandal’

brownfamily.jpg It is now clear that key intelligence on the murder of Sean Brown has been withheld from his inquest as well as previous investigations.

Crown Force killers handed pathway to escape justice

pearsejordanscene.jpg The British government’s new laws on dealing with the conflict “legitimises” the killing of Irish civilians by members of the Crown Forces, the High Court heard on Wednesday.

Key legal action against Legacy bill

legacyaction.jpg In a legal battle set to run for at least five days, Belfast High Court has heard that victims of the conflict in the North are being put through a secondary trauma by new Tory legislation.

Sunak fluffs ‘Empire 2.0’ agenda

elginmarbles.jpg Items looted from Greece by the British are once again the subject of a diplomatic crisis after a feeble attempt by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to boost his support among English nationalists.

The 1923 hunger strike

barrysullivan.jpg An account of the largest republican hunger strike in Irish history at the end of the Civil War, by Kilmainham Tales.

Dublin is broken

dublinriot3.jpg Dublin is gripped by an edginess and an utter disillusionment amongst some younger men who will kick off when the spark ignites.

November 23, 2023

‘A shameful failure’

martinisrael.jpg An official visit to Israel by the 26 County Tanaiste Micheal Martin at a time when it is conducting a genocide of the Palestinian people has been received with anger and disbelief in Ireland.

Standing up for Ireland and Palestine

aiaiboat2.jpg Members of Anti-Imperialist Action Ireland were involved in a direct action against a British warship in Dublin port last Sunday.

Police Ombudsman spikes 400 investigations

marieanderson1200.jpg The Police Ombudsman has halted almost 400 conflict-related investigations as a result of the move by the Tory government in London to conceal British war crimes in the north of Ireland.

No inquest means no justice

theresakelly.jpg The family of a County Tyrone councillor who is believed to have been murdered by British soldiers in July 1974 have said “there is no British justice” after receiving the “devastating and shattering” news that there will likely be no fresh inquest into his murder.

Church targeted in arson attack

arsonchurchdoor.jpg The door of a Catholic church in County Antrim church was set alight in a sectarian arson attack last Sunday evening.

Momentum builds for Irish unity

irishunitysummit.jpg Seven key Irish-American organisations have announced an ‘Irish Unity Summit – For a New and United Ireland’ to be held in New York on 1st March next year as part of an international focus on Irish reunification.

New book examines Derry gerrymander

hassanbook.jpg Population growth in Derry’s Shantallow following the breakdown of the unionist ‘gerrymander’ of the city is chronicled in a new book by one of the north’s longest serving councillors.

Wolfe Tone quotes

wolfetoneetch.jpg A leading Irish revolutionary figure who was captured by the British and sentenced to be hanged, Theobald Wolfe Tone, died this week 225 years ago.

November 16, 2023

Feud fears as UVF gang ‘stood down’

eastbelfastuvf2.jpg Factions of the unionist paramilitary UVF could turn on each other after an order was issued to disband one huge gang in east Belfast which had become notorious for serious crime and intimidation of the local community.

Government sides with genocide

ambassadors.jpg A motion proposing the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador and to refer Israel to the International Criminal Court was defeated in the Dáil on Wednesday night. The motion fell by 85 votes to 55.

Smear bid seen at Springhill inquest

springhillvictims.jpg The British Ministry of Defence has again been criminalising the people of Springhill in West Belfast in its efforts to deflect an inquest from its investigation into the massacre.

Stalemate driving support for Irish unity

sammywilson1200.jpg Across the political spectrum, the British government is being accused of ignoring the north of Ireland amid another bout of political turmoil in London.

Pub out of tune with public demand

lukewhittywolfetones.jpg Following a public outcry, the owners of a Wexford bar have been moved to issue a public apology to a musician after he was told not to play Irish rebel songs.

Offensive items removed from sale

poppymerchandise.jpg A major supermarket chain has reportedly withdrawn the sale of offensive Crown Force merchandise following a protest by a lone nationalist woman in Lurgan, County Armagh.

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis - Presidential Address

mcdonaldardfheis23.jpg The following is the full prepared text of Mary Lou McDonald’s address to the Sinn Féin 2023 Ard Fheis.

Remembering the hunger strikers

johncrawley.jpg Author John Crawley delivered the following address at a commemoration in Dublin earlier this year for those republicans who lost their lives on hunger strike in British prisons.

November 9, 2023

Bloody Sunday documents show murderous intent

coldstreamguards.jpg The British government has been accused of deliberately withholding evidence from the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that shows their senior military officers were demanding to shoot ‘rioters’ and ‘mobs’ before and after the massacre.

Outcry forces Irish politicians to toughen stance on Israel

nakba2023.jpg Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said this week that the position of the Israeli ambassador in Dublin is now “untenable” ahead of a poll which showed Irish voters overwhelmingly in support of action to end the genocide in Gaza.

Haggarty adds to collusion revelations

haggarty1200.jpg Special Branch police in the north of Ireland turned down the chance to save the lives of people targeted by unionist paramilitary gunmen because they simply ‘couldn’t be bothered’, according to a UVF commander turned supergrass, Gary Haggarty.

Jon Boutcher confirmed as new PSNI Chief

boutcherpsni.jpg Jon Boutcher, who replaces Simon Byrne as head of the PSNI, has been urged to sever the force’s ties to unionist paramilitaries and end the harassment of nationalists.

Loyalists targeting the GAA

gaanotwelcome.jpg A loyalist campaign against Gaelic games in the north of Ireland has seen sectarian stickers placed around east Belfast.

Inquest findings quashed

thomasfriel1200.jpg A fresh hearing has been directed into the British Army killing of an innocent Derry man in May 1973 after the inconclusive findings of his original inquest were overturned.

Moving the goalposts

supermajority.jpg Since its creation over a century ago, we have been told that the North is part of the Union because that is the wish of a majority of its population.

Legacy and legalising lawlessness

charlescamilla2.jpg Britain’s King Charles was on a state visit to Kenya this week expressing “greatest sorrow” and “deepest regret for the wrongdoings of the past”, but not apologising.

November 2, 2023

Irish leaders urged to act for Gaza

gazabombedhania.jpg An Irish citizen in Gaza City has made an emotional plea for help from Irish politicians and world leaders as he and his Dublin-born family face death in the continuing Israeli annihilation of Gaza.

Rising Sun massacre recalled

greysteel30.jpg Events have been taking place to remember the eight people murdered in the 1993 Greysteel massacre on the 30th anniversary of their deaths.

Support for public inquiry into 1997 murder

seanbrown1200.jpg A public inquiry may be required to obtain the truth about the murder of Gaelic sports official Sean Brown after a coroner’s court heard the case may be in “Litvinenko territory”.

Progress for Irish language in Belfast

gaeltachtquarter.jpg Plans for bilingual street signs in west Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter are to go ahead following ratification of an agreement by a Belfast City Council committee.

Republicans notified about ‘state-sponsored attackers’

mi51200.jpg The targeting of Saoradh members by British agencies continued this week as two Tyrone Republicans received warning messages that they are being spied on.

Councillor’s excuse after sectarian post goes viral

newryfloodmckillop.jpg A unionist councillor has claimed her business’s social media account was hacked after a post by her pub celebrated devastating floods in the predominately nationalist town of Newry.

The execution of Kevin Barry

kevinbarryexecution.jpg This week 103 years ago, 18-year-old medical student Kevin Barry was executed following an ambush on British troops in Dublin as part of the War of Independence.

History of solidarity: Why Ireland stands out

gazaprotestbelfast.jpg A background to Ireland’s strong support for the Palestinian people.

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