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‘An address from the Army Council of the Irish Republican Army to the men and women of the Orange Order’

16 July 2017

‘The fact is we are quite unaware of religious distinctions within our Movement. We guarantee you, you will guarantee us, and we will both guarantee all full freedom of conscience and religious worship in the Ireland we are to set free.’ Free article

DUP still stonewalling over Brexit ‘dark money’ and shady sources

29 May 2017

Billboard launched in Belfast as DUP refuses to say who gave unionists £435,000 to fight against Brexit in Britain Free article

The Manchester atrocity and Sinn Féin’s condemnation – Declan Kearney

26 May 2017

In this latest blog, Sinn Féin chairperson Declan Kearney MLA writes that the aftermath of the Manchester arena bombing and the attempts by some at political recrimination highlights the need for reconciliation and healing in the peace process. Free article

Commemoration Saturday for Volunteer Martin ‘Doco’ Doherty, shot dead stopping a UVF bombing in Dublin, 1994

26 May 2017

Martin ‘Doco’Doherty was killed in Dublin by the UVF on 21 May 1994 as he stopped the unionists detonating a bomb at a Sinn Féin function in a packed Pearse Street pub Free article

Ballymurphy Massacre families go to Westminster to launch civil proceedings against Ministry of Defence

24 May 2017

British Government has 21 days to respond from Tuesday, with the next step in proceedings beginning in September Free article

Working to oppose Brexit where it counts – in the EU

24 May 2017

The parties at Westminster have failed to protect the interests of our people and to ensure that the votes of the people of the North to remain in the EU is respected Free article

Republican ex-prisoners meet to discuss their issues and immunity drive for British forces

23 May 2017

Series of meetings being arranged by Coiste na nIarchimí, the ex-prisoners’ network Free article

Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara – Died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, 21 May 1981

21 May 2017

THURSDAY, 21 MAY 1981, witnessed the deaths of two more Hunger Strikers. Raymond McCreesh passed away at 2:30am. That evening, Patsy O’Hara died. The deaths of Raymond and Patsy – who had started the strike on the same day, died on the same day and were born within a fortnight of each other in February 1957 – marked a critical escalation in the prison struggle as well as the struggle outside the prisons walls. Free article

Tamils in Derry mark anniversary of Sri Lanka’s massacre of up to 70,000 people

19 May 2017

Group meets Martina Anderson MEP and human rights campaigners Free article

Maghaberry Prison issues and Tony Taylor discussed at Dáil by TDs and Sinn Féin leaders

18 May 2017

Continuing detention of Tony Taylor, search regime and mental health issues raised Free article

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