January 30, 2024

DUP agrees deal to revive Stormont


After a two-year boycott, the DUP’s executive has voted to endorse a deal to return to power-sharing at Stormont.

January 25, 2024

Donaldson battles ‘those who point the finger’

donaldsonpaisley.jpg A bid to revive power-sharing in the North of Ireland hangs in the balance following attempts by loyalists and their supporters in the media to sabotage a potential deal between the British government and the DUP.

Sinn Féin to ‘pursue peace’ in Washington trip

bidensinnfein.jpg Sinn Féin representatives will travel to Washington DC for the annual St Patrick’s Day events despite strong pressure to boycott the trip over the US role in the conflict in the Middle East.

Success of Irish language film infuriates unionists

kneecap.jpg An Irish-language film Kneecap, the story of the Belfast rap trio of the same name, is to be released in North America and other major markets around the world.

No justification for abandoning Irish signage

vandalisedirishsign.jpg Members of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council have rejected residents’ request for a street sign to include the Irish language in the overwhelmingly nationalist Garvaghy Road area of Portadown.

International Wall rededicated to Palestine

palestinemural.jpg A new mural in Belfast designed by artists in Palestine is underway as the International Wall on Divis Street is to be fully reimagined.

Free Derry - Free Palestine

bloodysundaypalestine.jpg The Bloody Sunday March Committee says Palestine will be at the centre of a packed programme of events lined up for the 52nd anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday.

Óglach Jim Gallagher Commemoration

rnucommem.jpg Republican Network for Unity held its annual Commemoration last week for Óglach Jim Gallagher of the IRA’s Derry Brigade. Orlaith Ní Domhnaill from RNU Belfast delivered the oration.

Leinster House ‘rewriting history’

oglaighmural.jpg Last week the Irish people learned that we cannot talk about the men and women of the Irish Volunteers/ Óglaigh na hÉireann /the Irish Republican Army without facing a fine by the fascist FF/FG government.

January 18, 2024

‘Northern Ireland’ shuts down

stormontwalk.jpg Ahead of a huge one-day general strike over the failure to deliver backdated pay increases and funding for services, the North’s first minister designate, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, has told the Stormont Assembly she fears the democratic institutions of the Good Friday Agreement are in “free fall”.

Ireland demands peace with justice for Gaza

nighralaighvaradkar.jpg An Irish lawyer has received global praise for making the case against Israel at the International Court of Justice at the Hague, only to be undermined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Suspect in Brown murder is serving British soldier

rir1200.jpg An inquest into the murder of Gaelic sports official Sean Brown which was due to resume this month has now been put back until March after it emerged that a suspect in the killing is believed to be a serving member of the British Army’s Royal Irish Regiment (RIR).

Ugly scenes as immigration crisis deepens

roscreakids.jpg Terrified asylum seekers, mostly women and children, were forced to run a gauntlet through an anti-immigrant protest in County Tipperary this week.

Anger as republican prisoner subjected to scan punishment

maghaberrycells1200.jpg A republican prisoner has been forced into a punishment block at Maghaberry jail after supposedly failing a body scan.

Inquest welcomed after almost 50 years

jimmurphy1200.jpg A new inquest has been ordered into the murder of a County Fermanagh man Jim Murphy after the original RUC police investigation into the 1974 killing was discredited.

A first-hand account of the IRA Border Campaign

seangarland1200.jpg Seán Garland (1934-2018) joined the Irish Republican Army in the early 1950s and played a leading part in the IRA Border Campaign before becoming President of the Workers’ Party in Ireland. The following is an account of the beginning of the Border Campaign, written by Sean Garland himself before his passing.

Blame for stand-off lies squarely with inept Heaton-Harris

heatonharris1200.jpg Chris Heaton-Harris has been a complete and utter failure in office. The DUP are laughing up their sleeves at him.

January 11, 2024

Scandal of housing crisis brought home

mollymalone.jpg The death of a homeless man of suspected hypothermia near one of Dublin’s main tourist attractions has refocused attention on the profound failure of the coalition government to tackle the homelessness and housing crises.

Move against Bloody Sunday families seen as political policing

eastwoodwalk.jpg Family members of those killed in the Bloody Sunday massacre face prosecution for walking together to a courthouse in Derry ahead of a court hearing in August.

Disinformation follows Derry protest

palestinecrane.jpg Socialist Republicans in Derry, including members of activist group Lasair Dhearg, scaled a crane in the city last weekend to highlight the plight of Palestine and show their support.

Legacy response ‘designed to satisfy Tory backbenchers’

heatonharris1200.jpg The British government has responded aggressively to an inter-state case brought by the Dublin government to challenge its legislation on the legacy of the past conflict in the European Court of Human Rights.

McDonald sees Stormont sell-by date

mcdonaldspiegel.jpg As the Stormont Assembly approaches a third year of stalemate over an ongoing unionist boycott, Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has said the Assembly could be abolished in a united Ireland.

Saoradh members jailed for Christmas window decoration

saoradhsnowman.jpg Saoradh has condemned the recent sentencing of two party members in Derry following their conviction for a Christmas decoration on the window of their party headquarters, Junior McDaid House.

Frank Kitson - Death of an international terrorist

kitson2.jpg It was in Kenya that Frank Kitson first came to prominence, earning his dubious reputation as ‘a counter-insurgency expert’.

What Palestine needs is not a ceasefire

palestineprotest1200.jpg Lasair Dhearg argues that their should be no compromise with Zionist imperialism in Palestine.

January 4, 2024

‘Architect of collusion’ reported dead

kitsoncolour.jpg One of the most senior British army officers to operate during the conflict in Ireland and who is most identified with the deliberate killings of Irish civilians has died aged 97, according to reports

New IRA ‘reiterates its fight’

niras.jpg The New IRA has said it will continue to target the British Crown Forces in a statement which appeared on walls in Dublin on Monday.

Fresh calls for Irish politicians to act for Gaza

albertbridgegaza.jpg Dozens of vigils took place around the country over the New Year to show solidarity with Palestine and to press Irish politicians to take immediate action to end the genocide in Gaza.

Stakeknife details emerge in state papers

scappaticci1200.jpg Sinn Féin was aware the organisation had been infiltrated by a top-ranking British agent during peace process negotiations with the British government, according to declassified papers released this year.

GAA pitch attacked

gaapitchoil.jpg A Belfast City councillor has condemned the latest hate crime at an east Belfast GAA pitch, saying it’s time for those intent on waging a “campaign of hate” to move on.

Retail chain condemned over sectarianism

primarkbelfast.jpg Primark has apologised after one of its employees in Belfast was subjected to an anti-Irish dressing-down by her bosses because she wore a Christmas jumper which bore words in Irish Gaelic.

2024 State Papers

statepapers1200.jpg A round-up of previously classified state papers which were released over the New Year.

New Year statements

2024.jpg A round-up of the statements issed to mark the New Year by Sinn Féin and republican groups across Ireland.

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