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Promises Broken Are Votes Negated

  Sixteen years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, thirteen years after the “reform” of policing, seven years after Sinn Féin took the office of deputy first minister and … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Many Faces Of The Irish News Media

Jim Cusack, the “security” correspondent of the Sunday Independent newspaper and arch-apologist for British colonial policing in Ireland, has penned a typically bizarre piece attacking the now decades old peace … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Dirty Secrets Of A Dirty War Get Even Dirtier

In the “better late than never” category Britain’s Left-leaning newspaper, the Guardian, has published a special investigation by Ian Cobain into the infamous Ballymurphy Massacre of August 1971. During the … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Torture Files

So the News and Current Affairs Department of RTÉ, our self-proclaimed “national broadcaster” (no sniggering, please), has suddenly become aware that there were two sides to the conflict that raged … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Continuity RUC

In an unprecedented move the Police Ombudsman for the north-east of Ireland, Michael Maguire, is to sue the Chief Constable of the PSNI, the region’s paramilitary police force, over his organisation’s repeated failures … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Great Irish Media Cover-Up

The pretence that the media establishment in Ireland is anything other than anti-Republican in terms of its collective political ideology has pretty much gone out the window over the last … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Only A General Amnesty Will Yield The Truth

As the impact of the arrest of the veteran activist Ivor Bell continues to reverberate within Republican circles there is a lot to agree with in this analysis by Kevin … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pat Finucane – A Victim Of Britain’s State-Sponsored Terrorism In Ireland

On the 12th of Februaray 1989 the respected Irish civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane was sitting down to a Sunday dinner in his north Belfast home with his wife Geraldine and their three young children. … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 6 Comments

Former British Agent Admits Irish Citizens Were Waterboarded

I’ve written before on An Sionnach Fionn about the widespread use of torture, both physical and psychological, by the British Forces in the North of Ireland, particularly during the 1970s … Continue reading

June 14, 2012

The Murder Machine – The British War In Ireland

Several weeks ago I examined the acquittal in a British-run court in the North of Ireland of the long-time Irish Republican activist Colin Duffy. Following years of imprisonment while awaiting … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Guns For Hire – From RIC To RUC

In the 1920s, following the British defeat in Ireland’s War of Independence, many serving members of Britain’ paramilitary police force in Ireland, the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), went on to … Continue reading

February 15, 2012

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