December 21, 2023

See you in international court

sunakflags.jpg A decision by the Dublin government to take an inter-state case against Britain over new cover-up legislation has been widely welcomed in Ireland but has drawn a bitter response from London who have vowed to defend their soldiers regardless.

Poor reviews for Christmas talks panto

chhtalks23.jpg Public support for Stormont politics has reached a new low following the collapse of talks to restore the North’s local power-sharing institutions.

Christmas raids on homes of republican activists

gardaraidxmas.jpg Saoradh has accused the Gardaí police in the 26 Counties of “heavy handed, stage managed and deliberately provocative” raids on the homes of party members over the last couple of days.

Bloody Sunday families refuse to cooperate with PSNI

sundaycourtwalk.jpg SDLP leader Colum Eastwood walked out of an interview at a PSNI police barracks on Friday, denouncing the force’s treatment of the Bloody Sunday families over a loyalist’s accusation that they held an ‘illegal parade’ by walking together to a recent court appearance.

‘Soldier F’ to face prosecution after all

wraymckinney1200.jpg A belated acceptance by Crown prosecutors that the trial of a British soldier for his role in the Bloody Sunday massacre should go ahead has been welcomed –– but there have been calls for the soldier’s anonymity to finally be removed.

Father dies before conclusion of delayed inquest

francisbradley1200.jpg A County Derry man whose son was killed by the British Army has been denied the truth after he died before an inquest could be completed.

Vigil for Palestine

dublinvigil.jpg The Dublin branch of the IPSC are holding a candlelight vigil to mourn the almost 20,000 people killed in Apartheid Israel’s ongoing genocidal war on the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The DUP is not a normal political party

donaldsonhillsborough.jpg Some people may have expected the DUP to fold and agree before Christmas to resurrect the Stormont administration. Those who held that expectation did so because they believe mistakenly that the DUP is a normal political party.

December 14, 2023

Christmas gifts for the DUP

duphillsborough.jpg The DUP is under renewed pressure to end its boycott of power-sharing in the North and accept a multi-billion pound British financial package which would deliver substantial funding across the North’s public sector.

Loyalists target Irish support for Palestinians

cityhallflag.jpg As the death toll from the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip exceeds 20,000 civilians dead, including almost 10,000 children and almost two million people displaced, unionists and nationalists have been responding in very different ways.

Collusion blamed for attack in Ballymoney

ahmed.jpg A former republican prisoner, Julian Flohr, has been forced from his job in County Antrim after what Saoradh described as “a clear case of collusion” resulted in his workplace being attacked by loyalists.

Truth campaigner dies

margaretcampbell.jpg A County Down widow who helped bring to activities of the notorious Glenanne Gang into the public view has died aged 85.

State secrecy threatens to unravel Donaldson inquest

denisdonaldson1200.jpg The inquest into the killing of top-level Sinn Féin informer Denis Donaldson has descended into a charade after it was adjourned for an absurd 26th time.

Appeal over murder of Gary Moore

garymoore.jpg The mother of a Catholic building worker murdered by loyalist paramilitaries more than 20 years ago has made a fresh public appeal for information about the killing.

Irish republican prisoners list 2023

prisonersxmas.jpg Just in time for Christmas, the most recently updated Irish Republican Prisoner list, with prison addresses, as collated by the Irish Republican Prisoner News Facebook page.

A horrible year for the PSNI

bmca.jpg It was hard to think of a way that the PSNI’s year could have gotten worse, but somehow they managed it this week.

December 7, 2023

A poet is mourned

shanemacgowan.jpg A huge funeral is expected for the legendary singer and proud Irish patriot Shane MacGowan following his death aged 65. The former Pogues frontman died last Thursday with his wife and family by his side.

PSNI seen backing loyalist intimidation of Muslims

bmcaarson.jpg A Belfast charity targeted in racist attacks was told by the PSNI to “reassure” loyalist community leaders that the organisation was not operating a mosque.

Call for ‘Winkie’ Rea tapes to be released

winkierea1200.jpg The family of a Catholic man whose murder is believed to have involved loyalist Winston ‘Winkie’ Rea has called for Boston College interviews he gave to be made public.

Lundy parade condemned

lundy1200.jpg A number of inflammatory incidents has brought strong criticism of an agreement by which the huge annual ‘Lundy’ parade by the loyalist Apprentice Boys of Derry (ABOD) organisation takes place in the overwhelmingly nationalist city.

‘Immediate action’ urged to address Stormont stalemate

michelleoneill1200.jpg Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has called for “immediate action” from the London government to address the political deadlock in the Six Counties.

Clash over Roll of Honour in Tyrone

molloycommem.jpg A war of words has broken out among republicans over a commemoration of in which an IRA Volunteer was omitted by Sinn Féin from its Roll of Honour of Tyrone martyrs.

Britain’s smokescreen for Israel’s ethnic cleansing

gazababy.jpg In 1917, the British government announced its support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. After leaving in 1948, Britain kept a foothold on nearby Cyprus from where it now helps Israel bomb Gaza. Now, Britain is secretly backing Israel’s complete takeover of Palestine.

Why the silence from some on Sean Brown?

seanbrownflat.jpg Over half a century after the civil rights movement, the PSNI appears to be protecting secret agents who are apparently immune from prosecution.

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