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RUC trap exposed

A West Belfast man has revealed an RUC attempt to recruit him as an informer by offering him 25,000. more

RUC - the status quo is not an option

The RUC has again demonstrated why it must go after a series of attacks by members, mostly on young people.

How do you teach a nationalist child he's a second class citizen?

Laura Friel on a shocking experience endured by one Catholic child recently in North Belfast.

H is for history

With the final closure of the H-Blocks of Long Kesh this week, ex-prisoner Peadar Whelan reflects on the toll of years, and of republican lives, lost in those jails.

British say Diplock courts to stay

The British government is likely to come under severe criticism once more on its human rights record after a decision to retain the Diplock non-jury trial system.

Drumcree shows that we need future together as equals

The events surrounding the Drumcree parade issue clearly shows the nature of the state we all live in, writes Councillor Paul Butler.

Loyalist gang attacks elderly Catholic

An elderly Catholic man was viciously beaten in a sectarian attack in Ballynahinch last week.

Incinerator plans in trouble

Government plans to introduce incineration as a method of waste disposal are not going smoothly.

Need for grassroots debate on drugs

The National Chairperson of Ireland's biggest anti-drugs organisation has called for a widespread debate about drugs policy in Ireland.

Do homeless children have constitutional rights?

The failure of the health boards to provide accommodation for troubled children is to be the subject of a Supreme Court appeal.

$750 million PR party for G8

The leaders of the self styled G8 blew the best part of a billion dollars did at their summit in Okinawa last weekend.

Haughey wriggles on the hook

The highlights of the two ongoing tribunals at Dublin Castle.

Loyalists intimidate Catholic holiday makers

A West Belfast mother and her ten year old son were the target of sectarian thugs at a Spanish holiday resort.

Graves Association refused compensation over damaged graves

The National Graves Association has been refused compensation over the destruction of headstones in the republican plot in Milltown cemetery.

Securocrats digging their heels in

More proof has emerged this week that the securocrats are tightening their grip, or grasping at straws, on British policy in Ireland.

Death riding initiative launched

Belfast Sinn Féin has launched a major new `anti joyriding' initiative.

Scandal of homelessness worsens

Government funding and strategy are far from meeting the needs of Ireland's homeless population, Michael Pierse writes.

Christy Burke secures funding for Haven House hostel

A hostel for the homeless is the 'nearest thing to a prison camp', according to a Sinn Fein councillor.

Rent control setback

A government report on rented accomodation has been leaked to the media.

Action needed on rural transport

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called for action from the government to provide better public transport in rural areas.

The Disaster of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

In the second part of a two-part investigation, Roisin de Rosa looks at the ``sell off'' of the Irish fishing industry and our natural resources.


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