Tag: Northern Ireland

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

With Every Ardfheis, More Republicans Leave Sinn Féin

As the dust settles on the 2021 Sinn Féin Ardfheis, the Free State’s assimilation of the Provisional Movement is complete: Sinn Féin has trod the ways of Fianna Fáil evolving from a revolutionary militant party to a “slightly constitutional” party...

/ 02/11/2021

Father Ted Creator Wanted for Questioning By PSNI After ‘Transphobia’ Accusations

Comedy writer Graham Linehan has had his collar felt up yet again by British police, this time in the form of the PSNI requesting an interview on the grounds of the writer’s anti-trans stance. Not the first occurrence, the announcement...

/ 28/09/2021

For All his Faults, Higgins is right on Northern Centenary

Michael D. Higgins has caused consternation amongst the John Brutons of this world by his non-attendance at a religious ceremony in Armagh that was to "mark the centenaries of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland."  The...

/ 18/09/2021

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

Exit Edwin: What the Poots Resignation Means for Unionism

A new First Minister has been crowned, and fast falls the Sword of Damocles on Edwin Poots for his temerity. Less than a month after a bitter and public backstabbing that saw Arlene Foster toppled, her successor has suffered the...

/ 17/06/2021

Sinn Féin Abandons Northern Nationalists

You would be forgiven for thinking that nothing has happened in the North for the last week, given the myopic nature of the southern media’s coverage of issues in the North. It took the worst night of rioting the North...

/ 10/04/2021

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

The Hallucination of ‘Ulster’ — Tom Kettle

An accomplished poet, economist as well as Home Rule politician, Tom Kettle was an up and coming figure in moderate Irish nationalism before his death at the Somme while serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1916. With the centenary...

/ 03/01/2021

The Last Brexit from Brussels

It looks as if Britain is heading for a no-deal Brexit on the 31 October. This can only be avoided if the British Parliament either approves a withdrawal treaty or revokes the Article 50 notification; or else there is a...

/ 05/09/2019