Suspicion about the role of the British Crown forces in the 1998
Omagh bombing has increased after a PSNI Special Branch officer
was accused of making an anonymous warning of an attack in
advance of of the bombing.
The Dublin government is looking to secure an agreement in the
peace process before the British General Election, expected in
A gang who carried out one of the largest bank robberies in
history appear to have been tipped off that a PSNI police foot
patrol was on its way to the bank.
December is traditionally the month in which republican
prisoners are remembered. The following is a list of republican
prisoners identified with the mainstream [Provisional]
Republican Movement, from Coiste
Two republican political parties are preparing to celebrate the
100th anniversary of the founding of Sinn Fein.
Tens of thousands of people in the North are expected to reject
British government identification cards when they are introduced
in the six counties in 2008.
Irish aid agencies are receiving siginificant financial support
for the victims of the Indian Ocean disaster, but are appealing
The circumstances around the long-running case against Niall
Connolly, James Monaghan and Martin McAuley are in many ways
more significant than the case itself.
Republican hardliners have claimed responsibility for a spate of
pre-Christmas firebomb attacks on businesses in Counties Derry
The Third International Conference Against Isolation took place
in Berlin last week. This speech was delivered by Liam O Ruairc
and Gerard McGarrigle of the Irish Republican Socialist Party.
Republicans believe disaffected members of the British security
forces may have worked with unionist paramilitaries to carry out
the largest bank robbery in Irish history.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has responded to accusations by
the rival SDLP that his party has allowed the 1998 Good Friday
Agreement to be eroded in recent draft proposals for a new
agreement involving the Dublin and London governments,
Ian Paisley’s DUP and the Provisional IRA.
The case of three men accused of training rebels in the
Colombian civil war is to be raised with the European Union
following an extraordinary decision by the country’s judiciary
to overturn their acquittal earlier this year.
The following account of the trial of the Colombia 3 is by
Stephen M. McCabe, an American attorney who observed the
Colombian judicial process
A man linked by British security forces to the ‘raid’ at
Castlereagh barracks on St Patrick’s Day 2002 remains in legal
limbo almost three years later.
Intensive efforts to reach a deal in the northern peace proess
will not resume until the New Year, it has emerged.
Ireland’s population may exceed seven million by 2016 if current
immigration patterns and improving medical standards continue,
it is predicted.
The unionist paramilitary UDA has been blamed for planting four
hoax bombs at Catholic schools in north Belfast in the last two
Three Irishmen who face a 17-year jail sentence in Colombia
after a shock judicial reversal are to attempt to overturn the
judgement through an international route.
A brief summary of the story of the Colombia 3
followed by an action appeal.
In practical terms decommissioning was always a nonsense.
A young girl has been attacked in a third sectarian attack on
young nationalists in north Belfast in as many weeks.
Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has offered to meet DUP leader Ian
Paisley on the issue of ‘sin’ if it helped move the peace
Sinn Féin mayors and council chairs held ceremonies to
commemorate the dead of all wars last weekend.
The US-based Irish Northern Aid Committee has issued an appeal
to contact US envoy Mitchell Reiss.
Irish teenagers have the highest level of so-called ‘binge
drinking’ in Europe, and are almost twice as likely to smoke
marijuana or hashish than the European average, new research has
A British soldier opened fire during an incident at a border
checkpoint in south Armagh at the weekend.
Rosemount Barracks in Derry is the centre of a bid for a world
record with the Guinness Book of Records.
A republican currently living in Spain was approached by MI5
this week in an elaborate operation to get information from him.
The following is the full text of a prepared statement delivered
by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at a press conference in
The British Prime Minister and Irish Taoiseach are to reveal
their proposals for peace in the North of Ireland this afternoon
despite the refusal of Ian Paisley’s DUP to back the plan
without symbolic photographs of IRA disarmament.
A public hearing in Brussels has looked into British government
killings in the North of Ireland.
Garda police in the 26 Counties have called for four Provisional
IRA members to be kept in jail regardless of any new peace deal
in the North.
The Department of Health in the Six Counties has no suicide
prevention strategy despite escalating numbers of deaths among
young people in deprived nationalist areas.
A Tyrone man was released yesterday after a non-jury court
cleared him of charges of conspiring to bomb a police base four
years ago and membership of the breakaway ‘Real IRA’.
The following is the edited text of an address by Sinn Féin
President Gerry Adams in Navan, County Meath this week.
SDLP veteran Seamus Mallon’s Westminster seat will be contested
by Dominic Bradley of the SDLP and Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy.
Bertie Ahern has accepted that four Provisional IRA men still
held in Castlerea prison should be released as part of a
comprehensive deal in the peace process.
The Dublin government presented a generous budget on Wednesday
in a transparent effort to boost its rating in the polls.