British in the dock
The British government is
bracing itself for a potentially huge number of cases brought by
those arrested under emergency legislation contesting their
On Wednesday, 14 June, the Orange
Order confirmed it would continue to refuse meeting the Parades
Republican and nationalist concerns at the British government's
watering down of the Patten proposals has grown over the past
The Bloody Sunday Inquiry heard this week that a soldier was told
by a senior officer before the march ``we want some
A bomb exploded at the rear of a house in South Down in advance of
an Orange band parade through the area.
An arson attack on St Mary's church in the North Antrim village
of Cushendall has all the hallmarks of a sectarian attack.
A Catholic businessman at the centre of a UDA extortion trial has
fled his North Belfast home.
You get the distinct feeling that the Dublin
government is a rudderless ship, writes Robbie MacGabhann.
The Dublin government is increasing the powers of the Minister for Justice
and the Gardaí to deport people who are refused asylum.
As Westmeath County Council prepares to destroy a historic
ringfort near Mullingar, one family is preparing to defend it.
The election of Sinn Féin councillor Cathal Crumley as
Mayor of Derry changed the face of politics in
Seoirse Henry Magee on the difficulty of being an
Anglican with a social
Mick Derrig> remembers evidence
from the inside of the British state that they knew they couldn't beat republicans - in 1978.
Angry residents have accused the RUC of colluding with anti
social elements in the Springfield Road area of Belfast.
A protest against the visit to Dublin of a British Army Band is
to be held outside the National Concert Hall on Friday 23 June.
Jim Gibney spoke at the welcome
home function for his lifelong friend and comrade Gerry Hanratty
in Dublin last Friday night.
Attempts by the DUP to heighten tension at Derry's Civic parade
last Saturda failed when only a handful of loyalist
protesters turned out.
A cross-border project promoting the participation of people with
disabilities in public life this week visited Leinster House.
Despite threats from loyalists to disrupt this year's James
Connolly commemoration march in Edinburgh the event passed off
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has
called for radical action to solve the housing crisis.
Sinn Fein's long-term
concerns and worst fears about the operations of the IDB have
been borne out.
The mother of a Belfast teenager has reacted angrily to reports
that some British soldiers are to be dismissed for taking drugs but not her son's killers.
Sinn Féin's Mitchel
McLaughlin has slammed a claim by RUC Chief Ronnie Flanagan
alleging IRA involvement in a recent shooting.
Democratic Unionist Willy McCrea has been accused
of begging disident loyalists
not to decommission their weapons.
Sinn Féin Head Office has recently been upgrading and
professionalising the party's Administration departments in
Dublin and Belfast.
The high level of educational
disadvantage in Ireland today was the subject of an Opposition motion in the Dáil last week.
The Strabane branch of the Tyrone National Graves Association
recently travelled to Dublin to visit Kilmainham Gaol.
A function in Derry has paid tribute to Sean McKenna, who was 53 days on hunger strike in
SDLP Deputy Minister Seamus Mallon has defended his party's
decision to meet the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.
The launch of the 26-County headquarters of the organisation
working towards the reintegration of republican prisoners
will take place on Saturday 8 July.
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