[Irish Republican News]

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

[Irish Republican News]

Report on arrest of journalists suppressed

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An official report on an infamous arrest operation against two journalists investigating collusion in 2018 has been withheld, with only a small summary released into the public domain.

Britain shows little motivation for ending North’s stalemate

burleymcdonald.jpg The British government could face court action if it “stalls and delays” in calling a vote on Irish reunification, according to Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

‘Hooded Men’ working to bring an end to torture methods

hoodedmanbbc.jpg A BBC documentary on the ‘Hooded Men’ has cast a new light on the treatment of the group of 14 innocent young men who were arrested, interned and subjected to extreme and experimental cruelty by their British Army captors.

Sinn Féin calls for Legacy summit

legacyprotest.jpg Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has written to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and 26 County Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asking that they call an urgent summit on issues dealing the the past conflict.

Dramatic gun attack on Gardaí recalled

desfitzgerald.jpg A court action has been launched in a case in which a former 26 County policeman escaped death in a border gun attack he describes as a murder bid carried out by the British Army.

Vigil for Fergal McCusker

fergalmccusker1200.jpg A candlelight vigil will be held on Friday to mark the anniversary of the death of Fergal McCusker, shot dead as he made his way home from a night out 25 years ago this week.

Tribal trophies of the SAS

sasuniform.jpg Reports that close-up images of the bodies of eight IRA Volunteers postered the wall of a British Army training camp, and the tooth of one of the victims extracted as a ghoulish souvenir, have been described as “disgusting”.

Human rights group ‘sabotaged’ justice campaign

justicewatchmcfadden.jpg New details have emerged about a human rights organisation allegedly set up by an MI5 agent to penetrate and undermine Irish justice campaigns.

Donation row hints at deeper cronyism scandal

paschaldonohoedail.jpg Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is under pressure to resign after it emerged he violated election law over donations and concealed it for years.

If passed, legacy bill could be repealed

starmerqub.jpg A pledge by the leader of the British opposition, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, to repeal the Tory government’s controversial legacy legislation has been widely welcomed.

US focus grows as Protocol talks drag on

cleverlyblinken.jpg A group of influential congressmen have introduced a resolution calling for the full implementation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and expressing hope for the “continued success” of the peace process amid growing doubts over the commitment of hardline unionists to the North’s powersharing institutions.

Action to remove loyalist intimidation

varadkarposter2.jpg Republican Sinn Féin has said its activists have removed loyalist posters which it said had been used “to stoke up sectarian fear”.

An injustice to one, is an injustice to all!

jacksonmural.jpg On Bloody Sunday, we march for all those everywhere who have lost family and friends and had their children’s hopes of happiness shattered by the armoured cars and tanks and guns of imperial armies.

Be prepared for more stupidities

heatonharrisbaker.jpg Stupidity like the British Government’s exclusion of the Sinn Féin President from recent talks needs to be highlighted, according to Gerry Adams.

Francis Liggett

francisliggett.jpg A large crowd gathered on Wednesday evening in the New Lodge area of Belfast for the commemoration of Francis Liggett, a 24-year-old newlywed Volunteer shot dead by undercover British soldiers, fifty years ago this week.

Government handling of refugees is a disaster

dublinarrival.jpg ‘Reality and common sense’ must play a part in any discussion of the Dublin government’s failure to manage the migration and refugee issue, according to Aontú.

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