IRPWA – Summary of Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th September

IRPWA – Summary of Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th September

The IRPWA held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th September. The AGM took place in Newry where over 100 activists from across the country gathered in attendance. The event offered the opportunity for activists to meet and engage with each other against the large screen visual display of images from protests, pickets and events

Street Theatre brings new dimension to protests 28/3/15

Street Theatre brings new dimension to protests 28/3/15

Today, in the Andersonstown area of Belfast, the IRPWA held a whiteline picket to highlight the plight of Republican Political Prisoners. The picket was accompanied by an information stall and a piece of ‘street theatre’ depicting controlled movement. A spokesperson for the IRPWA in Belfast stated: “The IRPWA in Belfast are planning a number of

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 20/3/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 20/3/15

Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, Maghaberry Jail, wish to highlight and condemn the recent politically motivated arrests of 5 Republican Prisoners who were taken from the Republican landings to Antrim barracks on Wednesday 18th March.  These men have been questioned and reports sent to the PPS by the PSNI regarding alleged threats made against jailers

Download the Justice For The Craigavon Two Song Now!

Download the Justice For The Craigavon Two Song Now!

The IRPWA call on all our members and supporters to fully support the Justice for the Craigavon Two Committee’s most recent initiative by downloading the protest song called Justice for the Craigavon Two. The Justice For The Craigavon Two song is available for download NOW. The IRPWA urge our members and supporters to campaign for

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 8/3/15

Statement from Roe 4 Republican Prisoners 8/3/15

Prisoner Ombudsman and Prison Oversight Bodies are Paper Tigers. From its inception in 2005, Republican Political Prisoners in Roe House have been zealously engaging the office of the Prisoner Ombudsman in an effort to resolve serious issues of concern.  We have found that the Prisoner Ombudsman is at times weak and is used by the

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 02/03/15.

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 02/03/15.

Director General’s attempts to silence and cover-up exposed Sue McAllister’s latest letter in The Irish News (25-02-15) with its usual plethora of ‘safety and security’ rhetoric is laced with deliberate inaccuracies and downright lies. In relation to Republican prisoners being assaulted in Roe House around the start of February, she claimed that there were no

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 26/02/15.

Statement from Republican Prisoners Maghaberry 26/02/15.

Further Fuelling of Conflict Major structural changes to the Republican landings were heralded by the Jail Administration and Sue McAllister as being part of the stock-take and “that these structural improvements have been implemented to allow easier access for prisoners into their communal areas and they are intended to assist prisoner movement”.  In direct contradiction

Supporters of Republican Political Prisoners haven’t gone away, you know!

Supporters of Republican Political Prisoners haven’t gone away, you know!

  Immediately upon learning of the assaults against Republican Political Prisoners in Maghaberry, IRPWA activists and supporters took to the streets. Initially, and within hours, several hundred people marched on Maghaberry Prison. At the gates of Maghaberry gaol IRPWA activists Mandy Duffy and Dee Fennell spoke to those who had travelled to show solidarity with