[Irish Republican News]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

[Irish Republican News]

HAMILTON - THE FACE OF COLLUSION IN 2019?

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PSNI chief George Hamilton stands accused of subverting justice in regard to dozens of loyalist killings in the late 1980s and early 1990s after secret police documents relating to collusion unexpectedly came to light.

Lying, chaotic Tories ‘pretending to negotiate’

theresamay2.jpg With time running out to avert a disastrous crash Brexit, there is a growing consensus in Ireland and Europe that British Prime Minister Theresa May is not sincere about negotiating a deal with the European Union, and probably cannot be trusted to honour one in any event.

SDLP moves closer to extinction

eastwoodmartin.jpg The SDLP, the second largest nationalist party in the north of Ireland led by Colum Eastwood, is at risk of rapid disintegration following a highly controversial decision to enter into “partnership” with the 26 County Fianna Fáil party, led by Micheal Martin.

Saoradh ‘will not be defeated’ by harassment

saoradhpressbarr.jpg The Derry branch of republican party Saoradh have hit out at an intensive campaign of arrests and intimidation in the city which has seen the vice-chair of the party arrested twice in one week.

Finucane name ‘reverberates around the world’

patfinucane600.jpg Belfast human rights lawyer Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other lawyers, his son said in a moving event to mark the 30th anniversary of Mr Finucane’s murder.

Stormont talks dismissed as pointless

stormontsfpress.jpg In some of its frankest criticism of the North’s political process in recent years, Sinn Féin has accused the British government of indulging in a “sham” and a “merry-go-round”.

‘Dial moving’ for a border poll

mcdonaldmarr.jpg There are signs of a growing acceptance in London that a referendum on unity in the Six Counties will be required in the circumstances of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Minister under pressure over false statements

harrisdail.jpg Pressure is mounting on the 26 County Minister for Health Simon Harris to resign after he stood accused of misleading parliament about when he was told about the ballooning cost of a new children’s hospital in Dublin.

Inquest ordered into murder of special needs man

paddymcelhone.jpg Britain’s Attorney General for the Six Counties has directed that a fresh inquest be carried out into the killing of an unarmed Tyrone man who was shot in the back by the British Army in August 1974.

Incident 2 - a cold-blooded massacre

incident2.jpg Paratroopers “just opened up” on a group of people standing near a church hall which had they taken over as a British Army base, the Ballymurphy Inquest has heard.

Irish-America wakens to Brexit crisis

ahcpgfa.jpg A committee to protect the 1998 Good Friday Agreement has been established by a group of leading Irish Americans in the wake of what they describe as the erosion of the deal by Tories, “almost to the point of dismissing it as irrelevant even though it is a binding international peace agreement”.

Radioactive border dump plan

nuclearwaste.jpg The town of Newry is being considered as a location to dispose of British nuclear waste in a move which is being met with incredulity in a border town already bracing for the impact of Brexit.

Free Abdullah Öcalan

ocalanposter.jpg This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the abduction of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, who remains in solitary confinement as the only prisoner on an island in the Sea of Marmara in Turkey.

Escape from Lincoln Jail

lincolnescape.jpg During the years 1918 and 1919 Irish republicans, including Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins, were imprisoned in Lincoln Jail in England. They occupied themselves with study and debate, and then devised a textbook prison escape, 100 years ago this month.

The Dáil Courts of the Black and Tan War

dailcourt.jpg There is plenty that we can learn today from the history of the Republican Court of a century ago.

A dirty deal to jail a solid republican

cullentrial.jpg Saoradh’s view of the conviction in a non-jury court this week of its former party chairperson in Dublin, Kevin Braney, on the word of a paid informer.

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