US special envoy Ambassador Mitchell Reiss has clashed with Sinn
Féin over the party’s policy on policing and the role of the US
administration in the peace process.
Support for Bertie Ahern’s Fianna Fail party has risen sharply in
the weeks following a giveaway budget, according to the findings
of the latest polls.
A Westminster motion calling for British Army criminals to be
forced to quit the military has received cross-party support from
23 Members of Parliament.
The so-called Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) is reported
to have stated that the Provisional IRA is still engaged in
“intelligence-gathering” in its latest report, which has been
handed to the Dublin and London governments.
The Irish community in the US is rallying to protest against
proposed immigration reforms which threaten thousands of
undocumented Irish immigrants.
Thousands of people on Sunday retraced the route of the 1972
civil rights demonstration that ended in a massacre on the
streets of Derry on Bloody Sunday.
Dublin’s justice minister Michael McDowell has decided to deport
a Nigerian man who caused him political embarrassment last year,
ostensibly due to traffic offences.
The family of Seamus Ludlow have given their accounts for the
first time at an inquiry into the Barron report on his savage
murder by a gang of pro-British killers in 1976, and the
Scores of killings by the RUC police in the North may not be
properly investigated due to a lack of resources at the Police
Ombudsman’s office, it has emerged.
A north Belfast man wanted by the Germans over an IRA mortar bomb
attack on a British army base has voluntarily travelled to
Germany, it has emerged.
26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony
Blair have announced that a new round of talks with the political
parties will begin on February 6, to establish if progress is
possible on the implementation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
In an extract from a new book, ‘The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, The
Families Speak Out’, Eamonn McCann tells the story of the
campaign for justice by the victims’ families over the massacre --
32 years ago this Monday.
Over the last 20 years Sri Lanka has been torn apart by a war
which has claimed the lives of over 60,000 people.
The British government has moved to restore the London
parliamentary allowances of Sinn Féin MPs, withdrawn following
allegations of activity by the Provisional IRA.
A former Sinn Féin election worker has admitted to
being a paid Special Branch informer for 25 years.
A Sinn Féin representative had a gun pointed at him as he warmed
up for a football match, it emerged today.
Former British Conservative Home office minister Douglas Hogg has
admitted he was privately briefed by RUC Special Branch on
multiple occasions in the run up to the murder of Belfast defence
lawyer Pat Finucane.
Nationalists have criticised the PSNI’s Historical Enquiry Team
(HET), as it begins an investigation into more than 3,000
killings during the conflict in the North.
The murder of an undercover British Army soldier in the North by
a drunken colleague was followed by an elaborate cover-up, it has
26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will meet British Prime Minister
Tony Blair in Dublin on Thursday as problems mount ahead of
discussions on the possible implementation of the 1998 Good
A Bloody Sunday commemoration parade in Scotland on Saturday
narrowly avoided erupting into serious violence after loyalists
waving Union flags and giving Nazi salutes hurled bottles and
abuse at marchers.
The truth is that the DUP, and what’s left of the UUP, would just
love an assembly with British ministers taking executive
A delegation of members of the US Congress has held high level
meetings in Ireland amid growing tension over the talks process
in the North.
A senior PSNI police chief has controversially claimed that the
Provisional IRA continues to engage in activity.
A 10-year-old was sprayed with CS gas by the PSNI police on
Saturdaay night in an unprovoked attack.
Irish rugby and soccer international matches will be played for
the first time at the home of the Gaelic Athletics Association,
it has been confirmed.
Sinn Féin has alleged that secret talks have been taking place
aimed at excluding the party from a restored power-sharing
administration in the North.
Sean Mac Conmara looks at the progress of peace process
negotiations on policing over the last three years.
The British Army has dashed hopes that five military spytowers in
south Armagh are to be taken down.
Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness is to travel to Sri Lanka next week
to speak on conflict resolution at the invitation of a peace
Republicans ‘on the run’ from potential conflict-related
prosecutions face an uncertain future following a sudden decision
of the British government to abandon new legislation intended to
regularise their status.
The opposition leader in the 26 Counties has led calls for a full
public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat
In a keynote address, Sinn Fein’s spokesperson on policing and
justice Gerry Kelly said today his party would respond to a
truly new beginning to policing. The following is the text of
Sinn Fein delegates gathered in Dublin today for a key party
conference on economic policy.
The Dublin and London governments are to act on a pledge to
establish an all-Ireland autism centre of excellence in a border
The Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for a bomb left in
Armagh on Wednesday.
Bertie Ahern, in a radio interview on Sunday, backed off a demand
for an investigation into what is known as “Stormontgate”, writes
A published inventory of weapons decommissioned by the
Provisional IRA would come as “too little, too late,” a DUP
politician has said.
New figures have shown that more than 300,000 US troops had
passed through Shannon airport in the west of Ireland last year.
The death in a London hospital last week of former British
governor in Ireland, Merlyn Rees, followed the release of
historical government papers which shed light on his role in the
A nationalist resident is to mount a legal action against the
appointment of two members of the Protestant Orange Order to the
North’s Parades Commission.
Sinn Fein has called on the British government to hand back a
surrender letter rebel leader Padraig Pearse gave to an English
general after the Easter Rising.
A republican prisoner has accused the British government of
denying him his human rights.
This year, 2006, marks the 25th anniversary of the 1981 hunger
strike. We will be carrying several feature article throughout
the year on the story of that fateful struggle.
All parties and the Dublin and London governments have a public
duty to work together in 2006 to restore power to the North’s
political institutions, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said.
Sinn Fein has warned that speculation more spies could be
unearthed within the party may be coming from some elements
within the British intelligence service.
The home of a Catholic family in Derry has been targeted in a
A former member of the British army is the main suspect in the
controversial killing of a leading unionist paramilitary figure.
The following is the full text of the annual New Year statement by
the Provisional IRA.
The RUC was never a police service. It was a political
paramilitary militia, which engaged in the most disgraceful abuse
of human rights which included torture and murder.
Peter Hain hasn’t presented a single fact. That’s why none of the north’s
political parties believes his gloss on what has unfolded in the
last couple of weeks.