Republican prisoners at Maghaberry Prison are now refusing meals in an
increasing protest for the recognition of political status.
American chef Larry Zaitschek says he will fight any attempt to
extradite him to Ireland to stand trial in connection with the
Residents on Belfasts nationalist Springfield Road allowed a small
sectarian parade by the Protestant Orange Order to pass through the area on
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
will reportedly set out a timetable of work on Thursday in the
build-up to November 24, the date the North’s politicians must choose
between local power-sharing or joint authority by the two governments.
Prominent human rights lawyer Imran Khan has said there is
institutional culpability in the failure to deal with racism in the
north of Ireland.
Protests will greet the largest warship in the British Navy when it
arrives in Dublin on
The Framing of Michael McKevitt, a booklet written by Marcella Sands,
sister-in-law of Michael and sister of Bobby Sands, raises serious
questions about the activities of MI5 in Ireland, collusion by senior
Garda police and a judiciary swayed by political rather than legal
In case any one is in any doubt about the purpose behind Orange marches
the decision by the Parades Commission in relation to an Orange march
on Belfasts Springfield Road is a timely reminder.
The Parades Commission stands accused of rewarding loyalist violence
after it ruled that a sectarian, coat-trailing march can pass along the
nationalist Springfield Road in west Belfast this weekend.
There are mounting fears of a major feud among rival groups within the
unionist paramilitary organisation UDA after its north Belfast units
rejected instructions to expel its leadership.
Republican prisoners in Maghaberry have called on members of the public
to support their campaign for political status.
Hundreds of PSNI police and British army troops, took part in a massive
military operation in parts of Armagh and Fermanagh on Monday.
Controversial priest Fr Denis Faul has died after a lengthy battle with
The text of Sinn Fein’s annual address over the grave
of Wolfe Tone at Bodenstown. County Kildare. It was delivered at the
weekend by north belfast representative Gerry Kelly.
There is a very simple yet powerful and time honoured message in Ken
Loach’s new film about the Irish people’s struggle for independence.
Belatedly, unionists have come to recognise the concept of alienation -
which they derided in nationalists.
Relatively little violence at the ‘Tour of the North’ parade in north
Belfast on Friday night is being cited as evidence that this year’s
marching season could be the quietest for several years.
The families of six Catholics murdered in a County Down pub by unionist
paramilitaries 12 years ago have accused police of protecting those
involved in the killings.
The legacy of controversial former 26-County Taoiseach Charles Haughey
is under debate following his death aged 80 at his home in Kinsealy,
County Dublin, on Tuesday morning.
Sinn Féin has accused Ian Paisley’s DUP of attempting to use delaying
tactics to stretch the timetable within which there should be
an Executive formed at the shadow Belfast Assembly.
The discovery of a US military prisoner being illegally transported
aboard a civilian plane at Shannon airport in the west of Ireland has
The PSNI police are investigating the financial affairs of the Ulster
Unionist Party (UUP), it has emerged.
The following is the full text of the Michael Davitt Centenary Lecture,
given by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in Castlebar, County Mayo on
There is no political way we can say 'No' to, or change, what
Peter Hain decrees.
Frustration is growing in the North of Ireland over the ongoing
attempts by hardline unionists to obstruct and undermine the peace
A Court of Appeal ruling which upheld British Direct Ruler Peter Hain’s
decision to appoint two members of the anti-Catholic Orange Order to
the Parades Commission has been strongly criticised by nationalists.
A Catholic pensioner of 91 was attacked in her home during the week
amid a number of violent incidents across the North.
A report by the Council of Europe has found Ireland guilty of collusion
with the CIA in the illegal transfer of prisoners to secret
The arrest of two people in connection with the 1994 Loughinisland pub
killingws is being seen as the result of a campaign for justice by the
families of the victims.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told representatives in Iberia that
dialogue and respect for political and democratic rights was the key to
achieving peace in the region
Richard O'Rawe's own words show clearly there was no deal during the 1981 hunger strike.
It was entirely understandable that nationalists and their political
representatives would be cynical about the
decision a few weeks ago by Reg Empey to take David Ervine into his
Martin McGuinness has accused his enemies of trying to have him killed
by claiming he was a British spy.
Members of the unionist paramilitary UVF who shot double-agent Mark
Haddock last week may themselves have been working for the murderous
Special Branch division of the PSNI police, according to reports.
Amid a public furore over the collapse of its laws on statutory rape,
the 26-County government has said a constitutional referendum may be
needed to resolve the crisis.
The first meeting of an Assembly committee established to outline the
path to the restoration of power-sharing has broken up in acrimony.
Nationalists are angry after unionist bandsmen broke a deal
struck last week surrounding a contentious parade in Ballymena on
Renowned film-maker Ken Loach has hit back at British press criticism
of his award-winning film on the War of Independence.
Long Kesh is a place apart. Inside and outside its walls it generated
great pain, loss and heroism.
The confession by the former north Belfast Ulster Volunteer
Force man Mark Haddock that he has been a Special Branch informer for
the last 16 years is further damning evidence of collusion.