Dessie O'Hare, former leader of the Irish National Liberation Army
(INLA), has finally been freed from prison, but not under the terms of
the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
An official report for the Dublin and London governments on allegations
of IRA and unionist paramilitary activity is the “most positive” yet
about the Provisional IRA following a peaceful path.
Nationalist residents have welcomed talks involving the Protestant
marching orders over their provocative and triumphalist parades through
Catholic areas in the summer months.
A South Armagh man is lucky to be alive after a lump of concrete fell
from a British Army helicopter onto his roof.
Britain’s ‘Duke of Edinburgh’, Philip Mountbatten, joined Irish
President Mary McAleese as guest of honour at an awards ceremony in
Dublin today despite protests by republicans.
The partition of Ireland has left border communities struggling under a
lack of services both North and South, a Sinn Fein conference was told
May 2006 marks the centenary of the death of Michael Davitt,
nationalist, trade unionist, agrarian agitator and founder of the
National Land League.
The IMC has failed to report that almost 70 active members of a certain paramilitary organisation have been convicted of criminal offences.
Members of the PSNI police who shot and killed a motorist in County
Down last weekend are still armed and on duty, it has emerged.
A government report is expected to again confirm that the Provisional
IRA no longer poses a threat and has moved further in what is described
as “ending criminality”.
Member lodges of the Protestant Orange Order have applied for over
two hundred thousand Euros of grant aid money to stage sectarian
A 20-year-old man has described how he was stabbed in the back in a
vicious sectarian attack at a busy shopping centre on a Saturday
Controversial new legislation which will dictate how inquiries into
British Crown force collusion in a number of murders are held has been
criticised by an international panel of eminent jurists.
A judge has ordered a republican prisoner to be released from a County
Antrim prison's punishment block while a legal challenge is heard on
the wearing of Easter lilies.
Gerry Kelly spoke on Sunday
at the annual Crossbarry commemoration, remembering the British Army
operation of 1921 which set out to eliminate Tom Barry’s famous Third
West Cork Flying column.
There needs to be a debate about what it really does mean to be
Rioting has continued in Lurgan, County Armagh for two days after PSNI
police staged a raid on Wednesday on what they claimed was a dissident
republican bomb factory.
A republican prisoner has been refusing food and water after being
thrown into the prison's punishment block for wearing an Easter Lily.
British Direct Ruler Peter Hain is rushing emergency legislation through the London parliament to enable the recall of the Belfast Assembly on May 15th....
Relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims have described the delay in the
publication of the report of the new Saville Inquiry into the 1972
shootings as 'ridiculous'.
Councillors in north Antrim have said members of a sectarian gang who
stabbed a young Catholic last weekend were spotted on
the sidelines of a parade by the Protestant Apprentice Boys
organisation in Ballymena.
Sinn Fein is to put forward a motion in the Dublin parliament demanding
legislation to prevent the sale and export of important historical
We shall benefit from the work Siobhan O'Hanlon did in her life - in the freedom
struggle, in the peace process, in the bridges she built.
Until Easter Sunday Neil McConville was the only person the PSNI had
A man shot dead by the PSNI at a checkpoint in County Down was unarmed
at the time, it has been revealed.
The Dublin establishment has joined in the commemorations held across
Ireland this Easter weekend to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1916
A former senior RUC police officer has confirmed that a north Belfast UVF
commander was involved in more than a dozen murders while he worked for
RUC Special Branch.
The first of this year’s parades by the Protestant marching orders have
passed off without incident.
An attempted bomb attack in Derry on Thursday has been linked to
The Provisional IRA has apologised to the family of a Catholic man
killed in a bomb blast almost 32 years ago.
An edited version of the address by Sinn Féin’s Gerry
Adams at the annual Easter commemoration in Belfast.
Shortly before 1pm on Easter Monday 1916, outside Dublin's GPO, the British
empire started to crumble.
This weekend Ireland will witness one of the biggest official
commemorations of any historic event since partition.
An Irish republican awaiting repatriation from an English prison has
ended a fast begun in a bid to obtain better medical attention and
speed up his repatriation to be nearer his loved ones in Ireland.
Ian Paisley's DUP has warned London against any attempt to jointly
manage the Six Counties with the Dublin government.
A Sinn Fein official who was heavily involved in the party’s
negotiating team at the Belfast Assembly in the run up to the 1998 Good
Friday Agreement has died.
SDLP leader Mark Durkan is set to face a leadership challenge from the
former vice-chairman of the party.
Just before noon on Easter Monday, April 24th, a group of 150 men
strode out of Liberty Hall in Dublin, then marched toward Sackville
Street (now O’Connell Street) a few hundred yards away.
In a decision filed on Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for
the Third Circuit decided against the McAllister family’s appeal
To justify or to sympathise or, at the minimum, to understand, 1916, is to justify, sympathise or understand the IRA’s armed struggle in the North.
The text of the annual Easter message by the
Provisional IRA, in English and in Irish.
Sinn Féin has said it will attend the reconvened Belfast Assembly on
May 15th with the purpose of forming a power sharing government.
A former RUC policeman helped identify the remote hideaway of British
superspy Denis Donaldson last month, it has been revealed.
The Protestant Apprentice Boys organisation has been given a green
light to hold sectarian marches through two combustible ‘interface’
areas on Easter Monday.
Maghaberry prison authorities are trying to drive conditions for
prisoners on the republican wing back to those of the 1970s.
British intelligence services tried to recruit him a Tyrone man to spy
on the Real IRA while on a family holiday last month in the United
Nationalists have criticised the re-election of Desmond Rea as chairman
of the North’s Policing Board.
For the first time this week the notion of a ‘Plan B’ emerged.
Few in the media or among mainstream political parties have dared to
consider British involvement.
The text of a Joint Statement issued today by
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the
city of Armagh
The murder of top republican informer Denis Donaldson has caused
political shockwaves amid intense speculation about his killing.
Sinn Féin has told Tony Blair that under no circumstances will it take
part in a powerless ‘shadow’ assembly in Belfast or its committees.
Republicans have welcomed action on the promised demolition of five
remaining British army spy posts in south Armagh, which began suddenly
Catholic areas are excluded from a new 33 million pound plan to
combat poverty in Belfast, it has been revealed.
A member of the supposedly independent Parades Commission has admitted
he is working in support of the Protestant Orange Order “from inside
A former IRA Volunteer has been imprisoned in Germany over an attack on
a British army base in the country almost 17 years ago.
A review of the new book, 'The Origins and Organisation of British Propaganda in Ireland 1920', by
Brian P Murphy.
Tomorrow’s performance by Blair and Ahern promises to be a perfect
example of “the triumph of hope over experience”,
Denis Donaldson, who spied for British forces for over twenty years while working as a top
Sinn Fein official, has been found dead.
Evidence has emerged that suggests the Dublin government ordered Garda
police not to pursue British military and unionist paramilitary
killers of Irish citizens in the 1970s.
It is being reported that the Belfast Assembly will be recalled three times in the next few
months and could be finally shut down on November 24.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has been removed from a US government
‘terrorist watch list’ following a meeting between US politicians and
Republican youths have been blamed for bringing parts of Derry’s
Bogside area to a standstill
An announcement that British army personnel in the North will be
reduced to 5,000 by July 2007 has been greeted with scepticism by
The vice-chairman of the SDLP has resigned from his position, launching
a bitter attack on the party and its leadership.
A historian is aiming to rediscover the story of an Irishwoman whose
courage saved the leaders of a rebellion in 1803.
If ever there was a
politician on the make, it’s Peter Hain.