Tag: IRA

Black Operations: The Intelligence War Against the Real IRA and Lessons for the Political Right

John Mooney, the journalist and relay point for British and Irish  intelligence agencies, said something rather interesting on a recent episode of his podcast The Dark State with Ciaran O’Connor of the ISD.  Mooney claims that the emergence of “right-wing...

/ 08/10/2022

Is Putin in the ‘Ra? Media Pushes NATO Scare Stories on North

A new front in the Ukrainian war looks set to be opened up shortly, not in Kiev or Kharkov, but on the streets of Derry and Belfast, at least according to the British press in Ireland. Syndicated throughout the week,...

/ 08/04/2022

What to do with Seán Russell?

Leo Varadkar is correct. We do need conversations about the statue of Seán Russell, the vandalism of the Booterstown plaque to Kevin O'Higgins, the vandals' Glasnevin victory, the Nenagh and Drumcondra monuments to rapist Martin Hogan, the statues in Crossmaglen,...

/ 20/03/2022

Bloody Sunday: Why Mere Civil Rights Were Never Enough

“I yearn for hammerblows on clinkered planks, the uncompromised report of driven thole-pins, to know there is one among us who never swerved from all his instincts told him was right action, who stood his ground in the indicative, whose...

/ 30/01/2022

Hunger Strikers’ American Legacy

This article was originally syndicated in the recently launched Gaelic American and is syndicated with permission. Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut...

/ 24/01/2022

Collusion Report Underlines Why The North was Never a Normal State

A policing report this week on collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries lifts the lid on the cynical tactics deployed by the British state in the later stages of the Troubles. A reminder if any was needed why ‘Northern...

/ 16/01/2022

What is Our Socialism? The Economic Syncretism of the Provisional Movement 1970

The following is a 1970 statement issued by the Caretaker Executive of Sinn Féin, clarifying the ideological nuances and reasoning behind the republican movement’s recent schism as well as outlining the Provisional’s syncretic brand of national liberation and socialism and...

/ 13/12/2021

British Intelligence is Still Up To Dirty Tricks in Ireland

Britain’s intelligence services have always acted in the shadows, unscrupulously. Turning people tout, or planting their own in target groups, have been the lighter side of their activities. Running public-facing organisations to coach the media and massage a narrative on...

/ 28/06/2021

The North : Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Republican activist Des Dalton recently drew both praise and ire from active Republicans for his statement regarding the continuing armed campaign by various groups. And while there has been some discussion on the topic of the justification (or lack thereof)...

/ 28/03/2021

Sinn Féin and Distributism — Aodh de Blácam 1921

One of the more forgotten names of the revolutionary period, Aodh de Blácam played a role in both the Gaelic Revival and War of Independence before proceeding to be heavily involved in early Fianna Fáil and Clann na Poblachta respectively....

/ 11/12/2020