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May 16, 2024

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‘We won’t be silenced’

gavinmcshanefamily.jpg The family of an Armagh teenager shot dead by a British state agent say their campaign for justice won’t be stopped. “We know the truth; what we want is for it to be recorded, set down in history, that this man killed Gavin.”

Published May 16, 2024



Remembering the forgotten victims of Dublin and Monaghan

talbotstbomb.jpg The Dublin and Monaghan car bombings were the single biggest atrocity of the conflict committed in one day. Last Friday a new documentary film on the massacre opened in Dublin.

Published May 16, 2024



Immigration and border tensions make Unity more urgent

nohardborder.jpg The May 2024 local election results in England have confirmed what the opinion polls have suggested for the past year. The Conservatives are destined to lose the next UK General Election. But their actions for the remainder of their time in government can still have an impact on both Britain and Ireland.

Published May 9, 2024



There cannot be an official history of the Troubles

britsira.jpg There was a revealing spat last week between the NIO and academic historians about the British government’s plans to bowdlerise the original historical archival proposals in the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) on legacy

Published May 9, 2024



The opportunity for a new beginning

donaldsoncourt.jpg As former DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson was mobbed by a media scrum outside Newry Courthouse following a first court hearing of shock sex crime charges dating back to 1985, DUP interim leader Gavin Robinson has been appealing for unionist unity. Unionism can use the current crisis to plan for the future.

Published April 25, 2024



New memorial stone to mark anniversary of Peggy Whyte

peggywhytestone.jpg The son of a woman murdered in a UVF bomb attack on her south Belfast home has said the Catholic community living in the Lower Ormeau Road area were one of the most targeted during the conflict.

Published April 18, 2024



Legacy of Bobby Sands MP’s victory

sandselected1200.jpg The election of hunger striker Bobby Sands as a Westminster MP 43 years ago marked an historic change and set the Provisional movement on the path to political settlement.

Published April 11, 2024



Harris couldn’t care less about the North

simonharris12000b.jpg The Irish government must be the only one in the world which has an objective, a constitutional imperative, repeated dutifully, religiously, but no plan to achieve it and refuses to do anything to achieve it.

Published April 11, 2024



Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s healthcare system

alshifa.jpg Israel has ended its assault on the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, because there is nothing left to assault.

Published April 4, 2024



Britain will never reveal its role in the ‘dirty war’

kenova.jpg None of Jon Boutcher’s recommendations from Operation Kenova are likely to be actioned, writes Brian Feeney.

Published March 28, 2024



Rosemary Nelson’s last interview

rosemarynelson1200.jpg This week marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of prominent Irish human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson. Her killing, amid Crown force harassment, led to the continuing belief that the state colluded with her loyalist killers.

Published March 21, 2024



Fire and rain: the burning of Long Kesh

burningkesh1200.jpg An eyewitness account of the burning of the Long Kesh prison camp by Irish republican internees 45 years ago this week, by Irish author Ronan Bennett.

Published March 21, 2024



Unveiling of statues is historic day for Belfast

statues.jpg The installation of two bronze statues in the grounds of Belfast City Hall to commemorate two radical Belfast women has been hailed as a “historic and symbolic day for the city”.

Published March 14, 2024



Vote No, twice

amendmentsbook.jpg A referendum takes place in the 26 Counties on Friday to alter two articles of the Irish Constitution relating to families. Voters should vote no on the basis they can both be redone, better, later.

Published March 7, 2024



The GAA club that saw off an army

choppercrossmaglen1200.jpg A documentary on the Crossmaglen Rangers club in south Armagh highlights the difficulties it has faced throughout the conflict.

Published February 29, 2024



Stop this genocide

gazafamine.jpg I want to return to my home. I want to feel like a human deserving of life. Truly deserving of the most basic human rights.

Published February 22, 2024



Britain cannot handle the truth

patfinucane12002.jpg An extract from an essay by Megan K. Stack for the New York Times on the cover-up of the assassination of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane, 35 years ago this month.

Published February 22, 2024



World leaders complicit in Israel’s crimes

israelcrimes.jpg Palestinians are at the end of the queue when it comes to international law, according to the Motasem A Dalloul of Middle East Monitor.

Published February 15, 2024



Perfidious Albion and the trashing of the GFA

donaldsonchh.jpg You’ve read this judgement by General de Gaulle here before but it’s worth reminding you of it again: “For England there is no alliance which holds, nor any treaty that’s valued, nor any truth which counts.”

Published February 15, 2024



A border poll is a case of when, not if

borderpollsf.jpg There won’t be a border poll tomorrow, but Northern Ireland is closer to a vote than it has ever been before. It is not a case of if the people of Northern Ireland go to the polls – it’s a case of when.

Published February 8, 2024

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