Ap Aug front 2017

Michael Devine – Died 20 August 1981 after 60 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

20 August 2017

On the death of INLA Volunteer Michael Devine at 12 minutes to eight on Thursday 20 August 1981, his brother-in-law, Frankie McCauley, said: “One thinks, ‘Ten men, how many more have to die? We have ours now over us. Next week it will be big Laurence’s people waiting for the same thing. Then the Devlins after that and another boy will go on hunger strike and another. They’ll never break them.’” Free article

DUP and Orange Order leaders silent as PSNI probe hate crimes at ‘bigot bonfires’

12 July 2017

A bonfire off the Castlereagh Road in east Belfast featured a black coffin with an image of the late Martin McGuinness Free article

Orange Order still has time to speak out against bonfire hate crimes

11 July 2017

Burning flags, posters and effigies should not be part of Twelfth celebrations, says north Belfast lawyer John Finucane Free article

‘Cultural traditions’ or pyres of prejudice?

11 July 2017

Will unionist leaders speak out against bonfires built on race hate? Free article

The ‘Big Four’ and tax havens – Dublin launch of new report, Tuesday 18 July

11 July 2017

Report co-author and Oxfam leader to speak at event hosted by Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy and GUE/NGL European Parliament Group Free article

Joe McDonnell – Died on July 8th 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

8 July 2017

IRA Volunteer and Hunger Striker Joe McDonnell, from Lenadoon in west Belfast, passed away at 5:15am on Wednesday 8 July 1981 after 61 agonising days on the Hunger Strike. His wife Goretti had maintained an almost constant vigil by his side but, with a callous act of disregard for her feelings when he died, the RUC called her in, ostensibly to identify the body. Free article

Stormont crisis: DUP and British Government have much to reflect upon if progress is to be made

6 July 2017

The DUP can only again go into government when it accepts the core principles of the Good Friday Agreement and the primacy of a rights-based, inclusive and anti-sectarian society in the North Free article

Anti-Irish ‘Famine Song’ at Glasgow Orange Walk brings warning by council

6 July 2017

Anti-sectarian group Nil by Mouth asked that, if the Orange Order is a religious and cultural organisation, ‘What would be the relevance of a Beach Boys song?’ Free article

Police handlers of UVF agent must now be brought to account

5 July 2017

Gary Haggarty will have a charge sheet with 500 offences on it – as an insight into what RUC Special Branch were prepared to tolerate from a loyalist agent, it beggars belief Free article

Sinn Féin leader’s frustration at DUP blocking agreement at Stormont

3 July 2017

Tory minister Brokenshire’s House of Commons statement ‘most unhelpful’ Free article

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