A prominent Belfast priest was targeted for assassination
by the unionist paramilitary UDA with the full knowledge of
the RUC police Special Branch, it has been revealed.
The son of a Catholic woman whose home in Ballymena was
targeted in a paint-bomb attack has said she was lucky not
to have been hurt.
Following the first formal meeting with the 26-County
government since January, Gerry Adams said that
politicians, North and South and in London, had to be
prepared to exploit the "enormous opportunities" that would
arise from the announcement, which is expected in the next
An official announcement by the IICD arms decommissioning
body that the Provisional IRA has fully disarmed is to be
announced this afternoon.
The DUP has demanded a 'decontamination' period after the
IRA disarms before it will share power with Sinn Fein.
Just over a week from the orgy of unionist violence across
Belfast what can be said about it all?
Following a day-long meeting of Sinn Fein assembly members in south Armagh this Thursday, tens of thousands of republicans are expected to converge on Dublin for a historic rally on Saturday.
Historians have been baffled by a unionist mural which claims that thousands of Protestant women and children fled to Liverpool from Belfast during the conflict.
Sinn Fein chief negotiator Martin McGuinness is travelling to Washington on Tuesday amid intense speculation that disarmament by the Provisional IRA is imminent and could come as soon as next week.
The edited text of an address by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams MP to party supporters in South Armagh on Thursday evening.
Gerry Adams took journalists on the roof of Divis Tower in west Belfast to view the now-vacated site of an infamous British spy-post.
It's a safe bet none of those involved in rioting on the streets of Belfast and elsewhere over the last couple of weeks felt shame when the pictures of flame and destruction were flashed round the world. Why should they?
Gerry Adams took journalists on the roof of Divis Tower in west
Belfast to view the now-vacated site of an infamous British
Unionist paramilitaries have petrol-bombed the family of one of
their murder victims.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP, who has spent four days in
political briefings in Washington DC, has expressed his
confidence that the Provisional IRA leadership will honour its
commitments, including that of engaging with the decommissioning
body and putting its weapons beyond use.
A Catholic man from north Belfast has been viciously stabbed by
a unionist gang under the direction of a young woman who yelled:
‘Slice the Fenian bastard’.
Unionist paramilitaries involved in intense violence on the
streets of Belfast have demanded the British government end what
it described as the “suppression and containment” of Protestants
in the North of Ireland.
Irish Ferries is to replace hundreds of workers with seafarers
from eastern Europe in a move that has shocked trade unions and
The SAS have carried on a ‘Dirty War’ in British colonies long
before their deployment in the conflict in the North of Ireland
or their latest skirmish in Iraq. A look at the history of the
Special Air Service, from the book ‘Oliver’s Army’ by Aly
Hardline republicans have promised a “vicious and violent”
response if nationalists are murdered by unionist
It was confirmed yesterday that Magilligan Prison in County
Derry is to be replaced with a new jail.
The British government has confirmed that it no longer
recognises the UVF ceasefire. However, it is continuing to claim
that the largest unionist paramilitary organisation, the UDA, is
abiding by a ceasefire.
Mainstream unionist politicians have withdrawn from police
boards, condemning the PSNI police -- but not rioters -- after a
fifth night of disturbances in Belfast.
Ireland’s population is booming, according to new official
statistics which show a surge in immigration.
The 26-County government has received ‘documentation’ from the
Colombian authorities relating to three Irishmen falsely accused
of training left wing rebels in the south American country.
Republicans have been blamed for an attack on a friend of Robert
McCartney in east Belfast on Monday night.
Last week’s rioting shows that unionists still remain leaderless
and have learnt little from the clear PR disasters that were
Drumcree, Harryville and Holy Cross.
The Provisional IRA is reported to be engaged in putting its
weapons beyond use this weekend, at the start of another week of
significant movement in the peace process.
Support for Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s Fianna Fail party has
declined dramatically, as voters blame the 26-County government
for higher prices.
Jeffrey Donaldson of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party has
said that the Colombian foreign minister is to serve papers
seeking the extradition of the Colombia Three.
After days of open warfare, British Direct Ruler Peter Hain is
finally to admit that the unionist paramilitaries are no longer
Nationalist residents of west Belfast’s Springfield Road were
subjected to hours of unionist intimidation and threats on
Saturday as the PSNI police stood by.
Several towns in County Antrim witnessed their worst ever street
violence over the weekend.
In the bad old days of The Troubles there was a term coined
called “selective horror”. People were horrified by certain
acts, but not by others.
A Catholic man has described how loyalists discussed cutting up
his body with a saw after they mistakenly thought they had
stabbed him to death.
Tension is mounting in west Belfast ahead of tomorrow’s
anti-Catholic march by the Orange Order in the Whiterock area.
A report of the British government’s IMC sanctions body has
blamed the unionist paramilitary UVF for recent killings,
putting pressure on the British Direct Ruler Peter Hain to admit
that the group is in breach of its ceasefire.
Irish President Mary McAleese provoked controversy yesterday by
publicly hugging a unionist paramilitary leader, despite being
forced to cancel a visit to the Shankill in Belfast under the
threat of violence.
Electoral officers in the North are said to have launched a
campaign to return the votes of hundreds of thousands of people
disenfranchised by recent legislation.
Nationalists in the north are once again feeling the heat,
caught between two states.
The handling of a loyalist riot by the PSNI police in north
Belfast on Monday stands has sharply contrast with violent
clashes with nationalists over the weekend.
There are fears that a miscarriage of justice could take place
in the case of a man accused of making the Omagh bomb.
The 26-County government will donate O1 million in aid towards
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is considering sending
troops to the region.
An inquest into the death of a County Louth man shot dead by a
unionist paramilitary/British Army murder gang has been told
that the 26-County Gardai police knew the identity of his
killers within 18 months, but never sought their extradition.
Ian Paisley’s demands on decommissioning will fall on deaf ears
unless his party engages in direct talks with Sinn Féin, Martin
McGuinness has said.
The Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said the plight of the
Colombia Three now rests with the legal process -- even as
unionist hardliners and Ahern’s Minister for Justice campaign
for their prosecution.
Those who call for the Colombia Three to be forcibly returned to jail are full of hate and blind to reason when it
comes to discussing justice for Irish republicans.
Reports have claimed that the unionist paramilitary UVF may be
preparing to make a significant move in the peace process,
including ordering its members to ‘stand down’.
The main entry point for Shell Oil into Ireland is to be
blockaded as part of escalating protests against a controversial
new gas pipeline and onshore gas refinery.
A magistrate will rule tomorrow on whether South Armagh man Sean
Hoey should stand trial for the murders of the 29 people killed
in the Omagh bomb of 1998.
Two primary schools in Ballymena have been struck by unionist
arsonists in a start-of-term message of hate.
John Devoy was a persevering, courageous man -- involved in
every aspect of Irish revolutionary politics for over 60