Statement From Republican Prisoners PortLaoise – Solidarity Protest

Statement From Republican Prisoners PortLaoise – Solidarity Protest

Portlaoise Republican Political Prisoners on E3/E4 landings are currently this evening refusing to obey “Lock Up” in solidarity with our comrades in Maghaberry jail. This protest is designed not to cause conflict or confrontation in Portlaoise jail but to draw attention to the deplorable conditions and brutality endured by our comrades in Maghaberry jail and

Statement From Republican Prisoners PortLaoise 04/02/15

Statement From Republican Prisoners PortLaoise 04/02/15

The Republican Prisoners on E3/E4 Portlaoise Jail, send solidarity greeting to our comrades in Roe House, Maghaberry jail. We salute your fortitude and restraint in the face of an ongoing attempt to break your spirit of resistance The agreement of August 2010 sought to put an end to the barbaric and degrading practice of strip

Timeline of events leading up to and following the assault on Republican Political Prisoners

Timeline of events leading up to and following the assault on Republican Political Prisoners

UPDATE: 10.21 AM – MONDAY 02/02/2015 Roe House remains in turmoil today with reports to IRPWA that an unprecedented number of prison officers were drafted on to the wings yesterday. These screws are hell bent on creating conflict and began by verbally abusing Republican Prisoners; shouting vile degrading comments to individual prisoners about their wives

Bloody Sunday 2015 – IRPWA march in Derry

Bloody Sunday 2015 – IRPWA march in Derry

The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association took to the streets of Derry in solidarity with the families of the Bloody Sunday victims and to highlight the ongoing torture of Republican Prisoners in Maghaberry. Members and supporters carried placards highlighting the issues affecting Republican Prisoners and distributed leaflets which briefly outlined the issues of Controlled Movement;

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 30/01/15

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 30/01/15

Republican Political Prisoners recently released a statement regarding plans made by the Jail Administration to further entrench conflict through regressive structural changes to our landings.  These changes have been made and have as predicted further reduced our already limited space and further impeded our movement within our wing. Corridors and doorways leading from our landings

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 17/01/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 17/01/15

Entrenching Conflict Following the DUP sponsored disruption of the Stocktake the emboldened attitude of the Jail Administration has been obvious.  Having disregarded the August 2010 Agreement the Administration is content to simply tinker at the edges of its failed Controlled Movement Policy. There is no doubt that the physical entrenchment of controlled movement is being

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 09/01/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 09/01/15

New Barriers to Progress. Republican Political Prisoners have recently been made aware that the Jail Administration has plans to make structural changes to our landing space.  This will incorporate the joining of multiple access and entry points for classrooms and kitchens etc into single access and entry points.  The Jail Administration will undoubtedly try to

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 04/01/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 04/01/15

Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, wish to make our position clear regarding a number of Republican Prisoners (arrested recently) being held within Maghaberry Jail who are not aligned to Roe 4.  These prisoners have been imprisoned recently on political charges, yet are forcibly being held on non-political landings. We have consistently condemned and resisted the

An Interview with Republican Prisoner Harry Fitzsimons

An Interview with Republican Prisoner Harry Fitzsimons

As the crisis within Maghaberry deepens as a result of the recent sabotaging of the Stocktake report, Republican Political Prisoner Harry Fitzsimons speaks to the Irish News and outlines the prisoners views on the prison authorities’ failure to implement the August 2010 Agreement.   Background to the Stock-take For a full analysis of the Stock-take

Statement- An Open Letter to Pat Ramsey 15/12/14

Statement- An Open Letter to Pat Ramsey 15/12/14

A chara, Although we appreciate your efforts to end conflict in Maghaberry gaol we feel we must clarify an issue you raised in a Stormont debate held on November 25th 2014. A campaign to erode our rights and return us to serious conflict is being fronted by the DUP.  For some time the SET has