Sinn Fein has taken up its position on the North’s Policing Board for
the first time this morning.
Talks between Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and potential coalition government
partners have been hit by fresh controversy over suspect payments
received by him when he was Minister for Finance.
Sinn Féin’s hopes for a major breakthrough in the 26 Counties with this
election were not borne out, despite some impressive performances and
an increase of some 20,000 votes over their 1997 total.
A Sinn Féin motion calling for new equality legislation was defeated
due to unionist opposition in the assembly last week.
British officials have proposed deploying special ‘anti-terrorist’
legislation across England, Scotland and Wales in an attempt to retain
the repressive measures in Ireland.
PSNI police have raided the home of a Strabane republican in an
escalation of tensions between local republicans and the force.
There have been clashes at the construction site in the Tara valley
where the Dublin government is attempting to construct a motorway
through an important archaeological site.
An article by Nell McCafferty, originally published in
December 1996, recalls the campaign to free Roisin McAliskey following
British attempts to extradite her to Germany.
From the ecstasy of March to the agony of May, 2007 is turning out to
be quite the rollercoaster year for republicans.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is considering a number of coalition options as
the 26-COunty general election counts are completing.
Deputy Prime Minister and Progressive Democrats leader, Tanaiste
Michael McDowell, has quit Irish politics in a dramatic response to his
election defeat today.
The 26-County general election now seems almost certain to return
Fianna Fail’s Bertie Ahern as Taoiseach, who may do so without the
need to again form a coalition with the decimated Progressive
In unofficial tallies in Thursday's 26 County General Election, the
vote for Bertie Ahern's Fianna Fail appears to be up and, while it is
early days in the election count, the party looks likely to form part
of the next government in Dublin.
Roisin McAliskey has been arrested on foot of a new extradition bid by
Bertie Ahern could be returned as 26-County Taoiseach for a further
five years, according to the latest polls, but only if he finds a new
Derry Republican Charlie McMenamin has walked free from court 27 years
after he was wrongly convicted.
The DUP’s Gregory Campbell has said his party will veto an Irish
Language Act for the North of Ireland.
Sinn Féin has criticised the PSNI after a prominent republican was
arrested during a raid on addresses in County Armagh and in Dungannon,
Sinn Féin is prepared to co-operate with any independent, international
inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb, it has been confirmed.
The restoration of power-sharing in Belfast marks the dawning
of a new era for the island of Ireland and for Anglo-Irish relations,
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told British parliamentarians last week.
A look at the constituencies where republican candidates could make
gains in Thursday’s 26-County election.
The Northern Ireland Office hasn't gone away, you know.
The Executive Summary of Sinn Fein's General Election Manifesto, preceded by a message from Gerry Adams.
The election campaign in the 26 Counties is heating up with just over a
week left to polling day.
The appointment of two senior members of the DUP to the Privy Council,
allowing the party to gain access to high-level security intelligence,
has been criticised by nationalists.
The planting of a walnut tree on the Battle of the Boyne site in County
Meath by 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and DUP leader Ian Paisley on
Friday has highlighted a new dispensation in north-south relations.
Sinn Féin has confirmed that it will take up its seats on the North’s
Policing Board, which has a supervisory role with the PSNI police.
Republican prisoners held in Maghaberry jail have agreed to suspend
their 10-month long protest.
British army helicopters being flown in rural County Tyrone at
night-time, apparently as part of preparations for “foreign” war zones,
are infuriating residents.
Republican traditionalists met in Derry at the weekend to attempt to
build a united opposition to the new political order in the North and
the “continuing British occupation”.
On Tuesday everyone in Stormont was entitled to feel proud.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his decision to stand
down as leader of the British Labour Party and resign as Prime Minister on June 27th.
The Progressive Democrats said they were within hours of quitting the
26 County coalition government with Fianna Fail yesterday as a crisis
over corruption allegations continued to dominate the general election
The North’s deputy first minister-designate Martin McGuinness has
predicted Sinn Féin will be “the story of the election” in the 26
Counties later this month.
An announcement by the unionist paramilitary UVF that it is effectively
‘standing down’ has been welcomed, but there were calls for it to go
Campaigners have won a four-year battle to force the Dublin government
to officially recognise an annual event to commemorate the Great
Scotland moved closer to independence after the Scottish National Party
(SNP) became the largest party in the Scottish parliament this week.
A look back at the history of Stormont -- the site of many failed
Six-County political initiatives in the past -- but today the focus
of renewed political hope.
Some tales from the Celtic Tiger as you consider your
options and as the country winds itself up to go to the polls.
British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has signed the order paving the way
for a new era of power-sharing to begin.
The unionist paramilitary UVF has said it “will assume a non-military,
civilianised, role” from midnight and claimed that its arms have been
“put beyond reach”.
Intense election campaigning has begun in the 26 Counties after the
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s early morning visit to the Presidential
residence, Aras an Uachtarain, to finally dissolve the Dublin
parliament on Sunday.
A row how has broken out over plans by the 26 County leader Bertie
Ahern to make a high-profile address to the London parliament at the
height of the 26 Countyh election campaign.
Just 24 hours after the 26 County Minister for Transport ‘turned the
sod’ on the billion-Euro M3 motorway project in Co Meath it has been
confirmed that a site of major archaeological importance has been
A man has been arrested after shots were fired at the funeral of former
Official IRA leader Johnny White.
Campaigning is today drawing to a close in the British local elections
which could see Scottish nationalists become the largest group in the
devolved Scottish parliament at Holyrood.
Next Tuesday, May 8th, marks the 20th anniversary of the Loughgall
ambush, in which 8 IRA Volunteers and a civilian were killed in an SAS
Tomorrow’s election results in Scotland are going to increase the
isolation of unionists in Ireland even more.