There have been calls for an inquiry after a sectarian march
through the heart of Dublin resulted in widespread rioting and
disorder on Saturday.
One of the most notorious sectarian killers of the conflict
worked for the RUC Special Branch police, it has been revealed.
The SDLP has accused DUP leader Ian Paisley of being
“disgraceful, reckless and inflammatory” after he
suggested that Protestants should be “forearmed” to deal with an
alleged IRA threat.
Relatives of a Dundalk man murdered by a gang of unionist
paramilitaries and British soldiers have criticised the 26-County
Taoiseach for refusing to meet them.
There are fears that a ‘Love Ulster’ parade organised by unionist
hardliners on Saturday through Dublin city centre could lead to
A document has been found which reveals the extent of ongoing
covert British military activity in south Armagh.
Canadian Judge Peter Cory has described the British government’s
approach to the Pat Finucane case as “Alice in Wonderland”.
Sinn Fein won’t be endorsing the PSNI or joining the Policing
Board any time soon.
Gerry Adams’s unequivocal support for and defence of the peace
process is significant because at the minute the peace process is
A unionist paramilitary convicted of 12 sectarian murders
continued to be paid by police after his release from prison, it
26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today described a scathing
attack on President Mary McAleese by Democratic Unionist Party
leader Ian Paisley as immature.
The US embassy in Dublin warned Washington after Bloody Sunday in
1972 that its failure to press Britain to change its policy in
the North threatened to plunge Ireland into civil war, it has
The unionist paramilitary UDA has been accused of bludgeoning a
man to death in an alleyway on Saturday.
Attempts to hold “phased multi-party talks” involving the North’s
five main political parties collapsed amid acrimony on Monday
The following is an abridged version of the speech by Sinn Féin
president Gerry Adams to the party’s annual conference on Saturday.
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Delegates at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis were deeply divided in a
debate on policing and coalition policies, which saw the party
leadership narrowly holding its position.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has cancelled plans to go to
the North of Ireland to deliver a major speech intended to pave
the way for the restoration of a local power-sharing
PSNI police raided the home of a former Sinn Féin councillor in
County Down this week as part of continuing efforts to smear the
party over last year’s Northern bank raid.
Plans to give British military intelligence an enhanced role in
the North of Ireland are being strongly opposed by nationalists.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the 25th anniversary of the
1981 hunger strikes must be used as an opportunity to look
forward as well as remember those who died.
A sudden u-turn by the 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on issue
of representation for northerners in the Dublin parliament has
shocked Sinn Féin.
As part of our continuing series on the 25th anniversary of the
1981 hunger strike, we look at the period of the early seventies,
including the death on hunger strike of Frank Stagg -- 30 years ago
Sinn Féin is preparing to lay the groundwork for the next general
election in the 26 Counties at the 2006 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in
Dublin this weekend.
A County Tyrone council has become the first local authority in
the North to declare its official support for Irish unity.
News that Irish troops are to join European ‘battle groups’ in
international conflict arenas has been met with grave concern by
The husband of the Irish President held secret talks with the UDA
in Belfast last week amid growing speculation about an imminent
announcement by the unionist paramilitary group.
The Republican Prisoners’ Action Group have said they reject the
“minimal nature” of recent proposals on Maghaberry prison policy
by the Six County Prisons’ Minister, Shaun Woodward.
Sinn Féin Dail Group Leader Caoimhghin O Caolain TD spoke
comprehensively about the current political situation at the
Annual General Meeting of Sinn Féin in the Six Counties at the
weekend. The following is the full text of his address.
A Democratic Unionist party mayor has been forced to apologise to
a Sinn Féin councillor and admit he was wrong.
A scandal-hit assembly member quit Ian Paisley’s DUP yesterday,
potentially altering the make-up of the North’s political
What happens next year when the DUP is ready to sign up to a deal
with SF only for the IMC to emerge and provide another dollop of
what Martin McGuinness called ‘Balderdice’?
A mobile phone network has scrapped roaming charges between the
26 Counties and the Six Counties for all of its customers for the
A statement, issued on behalf of a third party from the Six
Counties, has said that new information would be made available
on the Ludlow case if such an inquiry was set up.
The PSNI police have alleged that a solicitor telephoned the
unionist paramilitary UVF from a police station and said a man
they shot should be “taken out” before he made a statement.
The British government has rejected calls by the nationalist
parties for the Belfast Assembly to be reconvened as political
talks resumed in Belfast this week.
Special Branch police were aware of a plot three years ago to
kill the family of Pat Finucane but failed to inform them of the
threat, it has been admitted.
Any attempt to conflate republicanism and sectarian Catholic
attitudes cannot be sustained.
Even though Hain rule is misrule and unrepresentative rule, it is
better than Paisley rule. We’ve waited for 800 years, what’s a
Sinn Féin is to receive their allowances for the British
parliament and Belfast Assembly after a motion to have them
restored was passed tonight in the House of Commons in London.
The Rossport Five have suspended their involvement in a mediation
process with Shell Oil established by the Dublin government.
The 1998 Good Friday Agreement was pronounced dead at the party’s
annual conference today as party leader Ian Paisley again
declared “No surrender” and “Not an Inch”.
Sinn Féin has published a Bill in the Dublin parliament calling
for the 26-County government to end its political backing and
funding for the IMC and to have the legislation, which brought it
into being, repealed.
A conflict has appeared in the political establishment over a
report on IRA and unionist paramilitary activity by the
government-mandated ‘Independent Monitoring Commission’.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP made the following comments regarding the peace process to the National Conference
of Ogra Shinn Féin, the party’s youth organisation, which
met in Dublin City centre on Saturday.
The latest figures has revealed that less than one in four of
core departmental staff of the British government’s Northern
Ireland Office is Catholic.
Claims by the IMC that two new hardline republican paramilitary
groups are operating in the North of Ireland has been greeted