The PSNI police has been covering up a series of unionist paramilitary
arms discoveries -- according to the UDA themselves.
Families of victims of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings have demanded a
public apology after it emerged that the British government has always
known the bombers’ identities but failed to bring them to justice.
26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British prime minister Tony Blair
are reported to be considering holding “hothouse” talks with the
North’s parties in Scotland in the second week in October.
A Catholic family in the County Antrim village of Ahoghill has come
under attack for the fourth time in a year, while in nearby Ballymena,
another Catholic family was targeted by petrol bombers.
Republicans considering a debate on possible alternatives to the troubled
1998 Good Friday Agreement have abandoned a meeting scheduled for Tuesday
night, with conflicting reasons given for the decision.
The summer marching season ended last weekend without serious trouble
during the annual ‘Last Saturday’ marches by the ‘Blackmen’ of the
Protestant Royal Black Order.
An urgent action alert is being distributed by a number of
Britain’s history in Ireland is one of brutality and inhumanity, often
characterised through the abuse of political prisoners.
Sinn Fein has revealed that Ian Paisley’s DUP are refusing to even look
directly at the party’s representatives across the table at meetings
intended to prepare the way for the two parties to share power in the
The British government is under pressure to confirm that it used a
lethal gas on republican prisoners during a prison riot 32 years ago.
Unionist paramilitaries are believed to be behind the brutal murder
of a rival drug dealer.
A meeting to discuss the current state of republicanism and to
establish “a way forward” is being held in the County Antrim village of
Toome on Tuesday evening.
26-County Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has been described as
“fascist” in a report issued as two more prisoners died in Mountjoy
The Catholic Church has led angry condemnation of a decision by
Scottish prosecutors to caution a Polish footballer who blessed himself
during a Glasgow soccer match.
Partition is alive and well in Ireland.
The British strategy on non-jury Diplock courts seems clearly and solely directed at Sinn Féin.
The Police Ombudsman has been asked to investigate the assault of a
Sinn Féin politician by the PSNI police at a weekend loyalist parade.
A couple and their three-month-old baby have been forced from their
home in north Belfast following an arson attack on Sunday.
The PSNI has finally admitted to the family of a murdered County
Donegal teenager that the UVF was responsible for his death -- after 33
years -- despite the force knowing all along.
Ian Paisley’s DUP has been warned that an all-Ireland agenda led by the
Dublin and London governments would proceed in the absence of agreement
on power-sharing in the Six Counties.
Organisers of a commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the death
of hunger striker Michael Devine have defended the firing of a gun at
All those entitled to vote in the Six Counties are being urged to
complete the new registration form in order to register their votes.
The tenth and final hunger striker to die in the 1981 hunger strike
was Mickey Devine. He died 25 years ago on Sunday.
News of the protest against criminalization, by Republican political
prisoners at Maghaberry, will strike a chord deep within the hearts and
memories of many nationalists and Republicans.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has called for greater compromise and
confidence in dealing with unionists during a significant mass rally in
A large bomb was partially detonated by the Real IRA at the empty home
of an industrialist and unionist peer in another attack by the
breakaway armed republican group.
The PSNI police have been strongly criticised after raiding two homes
in a violent manner in Dungiven, County Derry.
The Morris Tribunal of Inquiry into Garda police corruption has spoken
of widespread anarchy in the force.
A senior Dublin government official has visited a stretch of beach in
the North which is being used as a British army training ground.
Some of the worst rioting in north Belfast in months took place last
A little known shipping disaster which claimed the lives of almost 50
people from south Armagh during the Famine has inspired a new book.
The public demonstration for the anniversary of the hunger strikers was
a powerful evidence of people’s determination, and of their dignity.
Republican prisoners held in Maghaberry jail have concluded a 48-hour
fast as part of an escalating protest for the restoration of political
status and the implementation of five demands.
Special non-jury ‘Diplock’ courts are to remain part of the British
judicial system in the North of Ireland, it has been confirmed.
The Real IRA has forced the closure of the main cross-border road and
rail links today, after it claimed responsibility for a series of
firebomb attacks in Newry last week.
A Catholic family in Ballymena have escaped a murder bid after their
house was attacked with a petrol bomb in the early hours of Sunday
A campaign to overturn the conviction of the republican prisoner
Michael McKevitt gained momentum yesterday as a distinguished panel of
human-rights advocates assembled in Belfast to highlight his case.
Clashes with republican youths preceded and followed the annual parade
by the Apprentice Boys in Derry on Saturday, but the PSNI police has
said they are pleased that the main parade passed off without greater
An action alert for US readers from the IAUC.
The issue of sectarianism has to be tackled head on whatever its
The Continuity IRA are considered most likely to be responsible for a
spate of fire-bomb attacks and bomb alerts in the town of Newry, close
to the border, that damaged or destroyed at least four large British
retail chain stores.
Concerns increased last night over the state of the UVF’s ceasefire
after it 20lbs of high-powered explosives -- enough to power ten car
bombs -- was uncovered.
Tensions have increased along two north Belfast interfaces ahead of
parades by the unionist Apprentice Boys organisation.
A parade by republican hardliners passed off peacefully in Ballymena
last night with its organisers vowing to continue with the annual event
until restrictions on it are lifted.
The arrest of two so-called RUC police ‘whistleblowers’ and a third
former RUC man by the office of the Police Ombudsman has clouded the
issue of RUC collusion with unionist paramilitaries.
Anti-war demonstrators yesterday occupied the premises of a military
contractor in Derry in protest at the company’s involvment in the war
in the Middle East and in particular its work for the Israeli Defence
The story of the ninth hunger strike to die in the 1981 hunger strike.
He passed away on August 8th, 1981.
No-one any longer believes a word this British government utters.
The UDA has forcibly ousted its former north
Belfast leadership from the city with the tacit support of the PSNI
The brutal murder of a 36-year-old Scotsman in County Derry last week
has been blamed on the UVF.
An 11-year-old girl caught scribbling her name on a section of Derry’s
walls was subjected to a terrifying ordeal by the PSNI police.
An announcement by Shell OIl that the controversial Corrib gas
pipeline is to be re-routed has not impressed residents of the
Rossport area of County Mayo.
The PSNI has been forced into a climbdown over plans to make residents
in Crossmaglen, County Armagh hand over valuable land to the force.
A major national hunger-strike commemorative rally is set to go ahead
on August 13th at Casement Park stadium, owned by the Gaelic Athletics
Association, despite the opposition of the GAA’s Dublin-based central
The story of Kieran Doherty, the eighth hunger striker to die in 1981,
who passed away 25 years ago on Wednesday.
Any future decision by republicans to endorse policing in the six
counties will be on a par with those landmark decisions which
republicans have already taken over the last decade of the peace