The British Army will cease to provide military support to Crown force
policing operations in the Six Counties from midnight.
The 32-County Sovereignty Movement has accused Sinn Féin of making
“choreographed” moves to bring the PSNI police into South Armagh.
The legal battle by RUC/PSNI police bidding for anonymity during a
public inquiry into the 1997 killing of Catholic man Robert Hamill was
sent back to the High Court in Belfast today.
The DUP’s minister for culture in the Six Counties, Edwin Poots, has
given no commitment on providing an Irish language Act despite a
high-profile meeting with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams.
The appointment of the widow of an RUC policeman as the North’s interim
victims’ commissioner was discriminatory and was designed to placate
Ian Paisley and the DUP, a report has confirmed.
The wife of a man shot dead by British soldiers in 1971 has spoken of
her hurt and anger after a police investigation team told her they
could not find the killers and concluded his death was lawful.
Gerry Adams urges the DUP to copper- fasten the rights of citizens and to implement the agreement on the Irish language made at St Andrews.
In one of the most scandalous uses of public money in the north, and
that's saying something, successive proconsuls have been advised to try
to bribe the UDA out of racketeering and extortion.
A feud between rival factions of the unionist paramilitary UDA erupted
in intense clashes at the weekend during which a PSNI policeman was
shot in the back.
Sinn Féin has made history by winning a seat in the Upper House of the
One of the most controversial inquiries of the conflict involving the
RUC’s notorious “shoot to kill” policy, has been reopened.
Campaigners opposed to the route of the M3 motorway through the ancient
city of Tara carried the flags of all 32 counties in a protest march in
Dublin on Saturday.
26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has sanctioned a hand-out of Irish
taxpayers’ money to a Belfast community group under the control of one of
most notorious units of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
The PSNI police has described two roadside bombs planted near a
roundabout in Newry as a “dangerous but ultimately pointless, cowardly
and empty gesture”.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the ‘Flight of the Earls’. We
examine the background to that major event in Irish history with a
series of historical articles.
Further evidence of the ongoing transformation of Irish politics as a
result of the peace process was again on display this week.
DUP leader and Six-County First Minister Ian Paisley has declared that
the conflict in Ireland is at an end.
Nationalists across the North refused to be provoked as hundreds of
sectarian parades passed off last week without major incident.
Republican hardliners have been linked to a bomb attack on a PSNI
police station in Strabane, County Tyrone.
A man was struck in the chest by a firework thrown over a ‘peace wall’
that runs across Manor Street, near their north Belfast home.
Five people who are protesting against the M3 motorway being routed
through the historic Hill of Tara site in Meath have been arrested.
Two more supporters of the ‘Shell to Sea’ campaign may now face charges
following a five-hour protest related to the Corrib gas project in
For most of its more than 200-year history the Orange Order and the British
government have been inextricably linked.
The Greens by entering into coalition, have now joined a long list
of once radical organizations who have chosen to become, as Chris
Gaskin wrote, “the mud guard of the two failed civil war parties”.
A bizarre British Army document has come to light which purports to
summarise the lessons taken by the force from its engagement in
conflict in the North of Ireland.
Several hundred Orangemen and loyalist bands were stopped by PSNI
police at Drumcree Bridge in Portadown on Sunday as the annual
confrontation over a sectarian march passed off without incident.
Tensions are rising ahead of a controversial Orange Order parade in
A unionist paramilitary gang linked to British Crown forces planned to
murder 30 Catholic schoolchildren in south Armagh in 1976, it has
Elements within Ian Paisley’s DUP are attempting to remove the historic
status of the Long Kesh prison and hospital wing where hunger-strikers
The PSNI police are refusing to pay after an equality tribunal issued a
judgement in favour of a police photographer who suffered abuse for marrying a Catholic.
éirígí [meaning ‘rise up’] is a new Irish, Socialist Republican,
political organisation committed to ending the British occupation of
the six counties and the establishment of a thirty-two county
Democratic Socialist Republic.
At the annual meeting of Lisburn council, SDLP councillors abandoned a long standing principle of
their party - the principle of power-sharing.
A multi-pronged British strategy to protect their own while downplaying
collusion and the rights of nationalist victims could provoke a crisis
in the peace process later this year.
A former RUC police ‘whistleblower’ has blasted a decision not to
prosecute 20 members of the British Crown forces who had previously
been identified in the investigations by John Stevens as having been
involved in collusion with unionist paramilitaries.
A 15-year-old Catholic boy was beaten unconscious with a golf club in a
savage attack by a sectarian gang who then tied wire around his neck
and dragged him along a street.
Members of the Irish Republican Socialist Party have protested outside
a hall last night where PSNI chief Hugh Orde, at the invitation of Sinn
Féin president Gerry Adams, spoke in west Belfast on how to tackle
A sectarian parade by the Protestant Orange Order passed off without
incident in west Belfast on Saturday.
Campaigners on behalf of undocumented Irish immigrants in the United
States are pressing for a special immigration deal for Ireland after
the US Senate rejected a comprehensive reform Bill.
175 years ago this month, a group of Irish immigrants left for the New
World to help build a pioneering railroad. Six weeks later all were
dead. Now a search is underway to trace their history and find their
If ever there was a case for a speedy transfer of policing and justice
powers to the north’s executive then it is shining out of the statement
last week from the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).