The Dublin government is divided by the deep facing 26-County Prime
Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, over cash payments he accepted when
Minister for Finance in the 1990s.
A former British army major conceded yesterday that parts of a bomb
examined in 1998 may have been “forensically altered”.
A former DUP mayor of Coleraine has admitted six charges of electoral
A man jailed for life over the 1988 killing of two British army
corporals in west Belfast has been deported from the U.S.
DUP leader Ian Paisley has said that his party “will not be bullied” by
a British government which has declared that a November 24th deadline
for an agreement in talks is legally binding.
A member of the Miami showband who was injured in an attack which
killed three of his bandmates in 1975 has said it is his belief
that the checkpoint at which his band’s minibus was stopped was
commanded by a British army officer.
Fears are being voiced that “Birmingham Six” style justice is about
to be meted out to South Armagh Republican Sean Hoey, with suspect DNA
evidence being the lynchpin of the framework.
The British has created a series of shop-window
fronts to give the false impression, particularly to those looking from
abroad, that Britain is addressing the unique problems here.
In an interview on Irish television this evening, the 26-County Prime
Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, admitted receiving sums of almost
forty thousand Euro from business figures he described as “long
The Dublin government is enveloped in a new and potentially critical
corruption scandal over revelations of payments made to the 26-County
Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, in 1993.
Sinn Féin Assembly member Michael Ferguson died suddenly last night at
his home in Belfast at the age of 53.
DUP leader Ian Paisley has set out a number of preconditions ahead a
planned political summit in Scotland, including that the IRA “be stood
down and abandoned”.
Unionists mocked the murder of a Catholic teenager during a
controversial weekend march to Drumcree in Portadown by the Protestant
DUP councillors in Coleraine have paid almost thirty thousands Euros
towards a legal bill over a decision to exclude Sinn Féin from last
year’s Christmas dinner.
The brother of a former hunger striker has left Sinn Féin following a
dispute within its south Derry branch.
The prisoners died but a generation later as one contributor describes
it, “....they shine a light that is purer than ever and that points a
steady beam to our future”.
The nature and extent of all-Ireland arrangements are likely
to become political issues in the South instead of matters on which
all Irish parties agree and take for granted as a national objective.
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on policing, Gerry Kelly, has said the parties
could be “very, very close” to an agreement on policing if Ian
Paisley’s DUP were to be engage with Sinn Féin in a positive manner.
A Police Ombudsman report on the murder of Raymond McCord may be
“extremely uncomfortable for the British state”, British Direct Ruler
Peter Hain has admitted.
The PSNI police have been accused of heavy handedness after an armoured
police vehicle crashed into a car in north Belfast on Sunday night.
Sinn Féin and representatives of the unionist paramilitary UVF have
taken part in ground-breaking talks in Derry.
Residents of the nationalist Garavaghy Road in Portadown have called on
the Parades Commission to review a decision not to impose restrictions
on an Orange Order march due to take place in the town later this week.
A 69-year-old south Armagh farmer has been landed with a tax bill for
land adjacent to his property occupied by the British Army.
A new report by the Belfast-based civil liberties group, the Committee
on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), has criticised the British
government's sectarian approach to targeting social need.
It is hardly surprising three dozen or so Irish Republicans considered
getting together in Toomebridge to have a chat about the future of
their country and the role of Irish Republicanism within it.
Up to 1,000 murder files held by the Crown police in the North of Ireland
have simply “gone missing”, the PSNI have admitted.
Nationalists have hit out after Ian Paisley jnr claimed a wave of
attacks on Catholic homes in the greater Ballymena area were “self-
DUP leader Ian Paisley has declared that a deal by the November 24th
deadline set by the British and 26 County governments is unlikely and
branded proposed peace talks in Scotland “a waste of money”.
26 County Justice Minister Michael McDowell has succeeded Mary Harney
to become the new leader of the Progressive Democrats and will also
take over the role of Tanaiste, or Deputy Prime Minister.
Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan has defended herself after a fierce
attack by the chairman of the North’s Police Federation.
The poorest members of society in the North are worse off than they
were a decade ago despite rhetoric by the British government to the
contrary, a new report has found.
A summary of Sinn Féin’s new all-Ireland policy
document on healthcare.
With Sinn Fein's ratification of the British constabulary on the political agenda, Martin Galvin join's Danny Morrison's call for a serious debate on the future of Irish Republicanism.
Tony Blair's promise to step down as British Prime Minister within 12
months threatens to derail the Irish peace process.
The hardline right-winger Michael McDowell looks set to be elected
leader of the Progressive Democrats in a move that could herald a shift
in politics in the 26 Counties and an early election.
The official body set up to report on IRA and unionist paramilitary
activity has said the IRA is committed to following a peaceful
Belfast City Council has voted to officially designate part of the
largely nationalist Falls Road as a Gaeltacht area.
Almost 30 years after a teenager was jailed for being in the junior
wing of the IRA, his conviction was overturned yesterday.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has urged the US to adopt a similar
approach to that used in the Irish peace process in efforts to resolve
the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Gerry Adams has brought a message of hope to the
Israeli and Palestinian people.
The sincerity of those dissident republicans who believe
that the strategy of the Republican Movement is wrong is
The 26-County Deputy Prime Minister, Tanaiste Mary Harney, has
announced she is stepping down as leader of the Progressive Democrats.
A fresh attempt to end the political deadlock in the North of Ireland
is to be made next month with intensive talks in Scotland.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is en route to the Middle East to meet
with peace workers and political figures in Palestine and Israel.
Protesting republican prisoners in Maghaberry have completed another
48-hour fast, the fourth to be held since prisoners began a campaign
for political status on June 19.
The Parades Commission, which is supposed to adjudicate in disputes
over sectarian parades in Catholic areas, has been accused of blithely
ignoring breaches of its determinations by Protestant marchers.
The PSNI police in the North of Ireland has confirmed it is using
nationalist children to inform, even on their own family.
The Board of Immigration Appeals in the United States has overturned a
lower court decision to rule that Sean O Cealleagh, convicted of
playing a role in the deaths of two British soldiers in 1988, can be
Even if the involvement of British intelligence is
proven in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, it may still be kept secret.
Many Republicans believe that as part of the
negotiations for a return to a DUP headed Stormont, Sinn Fein will be
obliged to accept not only policing boards but the British