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The Continuity IRA’s Hollow Show Of Strength In Lurgan

    So the (Continuity) Irish Republican Army is making minor headlines again following the publication of several rather indistinct photos on the Facebook Page of Republican Sinn Féin, the guerilla grouping’s political wing, … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paddy Ashdown, IRA Volunteer

Paddy Ashdown is a former British marine commando and intelligence officer with MI5, the ex-leader of the Liberal-Democrat party (which is now the minority partner in Britain’s coalition government), and … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

Britain’s Very Own Own Crimea In Ireland

Military jeeps driven by masked men wearing combat fatigues drive through the darkened streets of a city while hysterical crowds scream “Bring out the guns!” before confronting local paramilitary police. … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 9 Comments

Time For Truth, An Fhírinne Anois

With thanks to the Mirror, a powerful video from the Irish victims support organisation “Relatives for Justice” which campaigns for truth and openess in relation to the former conflict in the … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

British War Hysteria – The Hibernoban!

So to another round of Fantasy Troubles as the news media in Britain, with a nod and a wink from domestic “security sources”, launch a febrile attempt to whip up … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 9 Comments

Death Squad Britain – The Past That Won’t Stay Hidden

Regular readers of An Sionnach Fionn will know how many times we have examined in detail the activities of Britain’s various official and unofficial forces participating in its thirty year … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

From Drogue Grenades To IRAMs

There are a couple of recent articles in the At War blog of the New York Times that are quite interesting. The first examines the use of conventional weapons and explosives … Continue reading

November 11, 2013

British Terrorism In Ireland – A Return To War?

At the start of the summer rumours began to circulate in media and political circles that factions of the British terror gangs in Ireland, principally within the UVF and UDA-UFF, … Continue reading

September 9, 2013

The North-East Of Ireland: Convergence

The Irish blogger “Endgame In Ulster” asks why is the political establishment of the British Unionist community in the north-east of Ireland in crisis? The answers make it obvious.

August 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Ireland’s 800 Year Culture War

Recently a trilingual Danish acquaintance of mine, somewhat familiar with Ireland, asked me why is it that most of the political leaders of the British Unionist minority in the north-east … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 17 Comments

NI21 – Or NI1921?

People are speculating that the newest “moderate” British Unionist party to be announced on Thursday by Basil McCrea and John McAllister will be named “NI21”. This is taken as a … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

A Fake Economy In A Fake State

The benefits of Britain’s continued colonial rule over the north-east of Ireland? Fake shops for a fake economy. From the BBC: “Fermanagh is having a £1m makeover as it prepares … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ireland’s British Troubles

Interesting revelation from court documents released in Belfast (via the Detail), where Ciarán Martin, the former Security and Intelligence adviser to British prime minister David Cameron, admits that British terrorist … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Margaret Thatcher – She Came, She Saw, She Failed

As a citizen of Ireland there is only one Margaret Thatcher that I remember. From the archives of the Guardian newspaper: “Margaret Thatcher horrified her advisers when she recommended that … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 12 Comments

More Accounts Of Death Squad Britain

Veteran Irish journalist and author Ed Moloney and his colleague Bob Mitchell continue their investigations into the Military Reaction Force (MRF), a British Army death squad that operated in the north-east of Ireland during … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unionism Closes Ranks

Interesting to note that the DUP leader Peter Robinson and UUP leader Mike Nesbitt have agreed a joint “Unionist Unity” candidate, Nigel Lutton, for the Mid-Ulster by-election, and the furore … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Britain’s War In Ireland – Learning The Lessons

The Irish journalist and author Finian Cunningham examines the conflict in the north-east of Ireland during the late 1960s and early ‘70s and draws some lessons in relation to France’s … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The McGurk Bar Massacre – British Bombers In Irish Cities

Two reviews of the ground-breaking investigative book “The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover–Up and a Campaign for Truth” by the Irish author and campaigner Ciarán Mac Airt. The first is from the news and current … Continue reading

January 30, 2013

Counter-Gangs – The Origins Of British Terrorism In Ireland

I’ve devoted considerable space on An Sionnach Fionn to cataloguing Britain’s dirty war in Ireland highlighting a wide range of evidence gathered over the last forty years by human rights organisations, journalists and historians. … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Ballot-Box And Petrol-Bomb – Unionism In Action

The best of British – in Ireland.

January 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

“Northern Ireland” 48% Protestant, 47% British – So Why Is Ireland Still Partitioned?

Several weeks ago the elected members of Belfast City Council voted by a majority to end the year-round flying of the British national flag from the rooftop of the city hall. Councillors … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Fantasy Troubles Part 4

In the aftermath of the publication of the de Silva report into the assassination of the Irish civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane by terrorists from the British-run UDA the journalist … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

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