The soaring rate of suicides in nationalist areas of Belfast has
driven relatives of the victims to picket a health trust
meeting, carrying placards demanding action.
The PSNI police chief has accused the Provisional IRA of
continuing to recruit and target potential victims -- but added
that it was not set to return to armed struggle.
With just days left before elections in the North of Ireland,
Sinn Féin has called for a new nationalist strategy on Irish
Unionist hardliner Ian Paisley has said rival unionist leader
David Trimble will get “the electric chair and the rope” in
regard to the May 5 elections.
Families of victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings
have said they have no confidence in a new ‘Commission of
Investigation’ into the police inquiry into the bombings, blamed
on collusion between unionist paramilitaries and state forces.
Gerry Adams was barracked and abused in republican south Belfast
this week over Sinn Féin’s support for the McCartney sisters.
A weapons haul linked uncovered on ther Shankill Road in west
Belfast has been linked to the unionist paramilitary Ulster
Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has said that all
of the parties and the two governments needed to start preparing
for intensive political negotiations to take place after the
election if progress was to be made before the summer months.
Strip-searching of women prisoners at Hydebank prison in County
Antrim was criticised yesterday by a High Court judge as
humiliating, disproportionate and unnecessary.
An illegal march by the Protestant Orange Order passing a
Catholic Church in east Belfast is expected to go ahead this
weekend without interference from the PSNI police.
Aiden Hulme, who is alleged to have planned a Real IRA bombing
campaign in England, failed to overturn his conviction on
Ian Paisley’s DUP has formally declared the 1998 Good Friday
Agreement dead and gone as the party appears set to virtually
wipe out David Trimble’s Ulster Unionist Party in the May 5
British general election.
A summary of the election manifestos of Sinn Féin’s main
A new report has revealed that thousands of ex-prisoners have
suffered mental illness and considerable difficulty in
readjustment on their release.
Human rights activists have called on members of the North’s
Policing Board who oppose the use of plastic bullets to resign.
The fmily of murdered Catholic man Patsy Kelly have called on the
PSNI to explain in public why it has not interviewed any of the
people named by a former British soldier in the Ulster Defence
Regiment as being directly involved in the killing.
Hundreds of construction workers staged protests in Dublin and
Galway this week, alleging that money belonging to them had been
paid into Dutch bank accounts without their knowledge.
Sinn Féin President has described his appeal to the Provisional
IRA last week to commit itself to purely political and democratic
activity as an attempt to break the “downward spiral” of the
peace process and “create the right political context”.
A look at the second half of the 18 seats up for grabs in the
Westminster elections next month.
West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty yesterday predicted Sinn Féin would
capture 150 seats in the local council elections on May 5 — a
rise of almost 50 per cent in the party’s representation.
A Catholic man is recovering in hospital after being beaten and
robbed by a gang of loyalists who daubed ‘Taigs Out’ in his north
The death on Saturday of Pope John Paul II has had a profound
effect in Ireland as it has throughout the world.
The following is an edited version of the speech made by Sinn
Féin president Gerry Adams at his party’s Easter Commemoration in
Derry on Easter Sunday.
Sinn Féin has won its first seat on the Board of Udaras na
Gaeltachta, the authority with responsibility for Irish-speaking
regions in Ireland.
Republicans across Ireland last weekend gathered at graveyards
and at memorials don the Easter lily and remember Ireland’s
The so-called evidence used against the Colombia Three was
dismissed in the dissenting opinion of a judge on the
three-member appeal tribunal, it has emerged.
A British army helicopter got into difficulties in South Armagh
on Thursday and almost came down in a residential area.