Tensions are high inside Maghaberry prison after clashes between
feuding prisoners within the unionist paramilitary UDA.
The Real IRA has claimed responsibility for a bomb which exploded on
the railway line in Newry last month, which it said was aimed at
drawing in members of the PSNI to the area.
A vigil was held in Derry at the weekend to mark the 25th Anniversary
of the murder of Eamonn “Bronco” Bradley, who was shot dead by the
British Army’s Royal Anglican regiment on the 25th August 1982, aged
Residents of a nationalist enclave in east Belfast are furious that a
loyalist parade engaged in provocation on Saturday in open defiance of
a ban by the Parades Commission.
A defence lawyer has told an extradition hearing in Belfast that Roisin
McAliskey was not in Germany at the time it is claimed she was involved
in an attack there.
Environmental campaigners are to take legal action against the
26-County State to stop the destruction of heritage sites in the Tara
valley during the construction of the M3 motorway.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams recalls his experiences over the years
at the hands of US security officials (from the Guardian newspaper).
The message is harsh and says, written hugely on a wall where the
visitor can read it in great letters, “This is not Spain”.
Pat Rabbitte has resigned as leader of the Labour Party following
Labour’s disappointing showing in May’s general election in the 26
A DUP MP is planning to name a senior Sinn Féin figure in parliament
who he alleges has secretly been working for the British Crown forces.
A loyalist mob rampaged through the Catholic district in the Tyrone
village of Castlederg last week.
Supporters of a disaffected UDA gang are believed to have been
behind a spate of attacks in Carrickfergus at the weekend including one
on the home of a single parent mother of two.
A letter by the DUP leader Ian Paisley promising to block
legislation aimed at preserving the Irish language in the North of
Ireland has been condemned by Sinn Féin.
Aer Lingus pilots have agreed to call off their planned 48 hour strike
after airline bosses went into talks over the airline’s controversial
announcement two weeks ago to axe the Shannon Heathrow route and open a
hub in Belfast.
Cross-border proposals are being prepared to link Ireland to Scotland
through a 21-mile bridge or tunnel from the Antrim coast to Galloway in
A vicious massacre of defenceless people, written out of history, is
now being written back in by the relatives of those so cruelly cut
Our leaders contrive ever more elaborate ways to get us into prison, and
outsourcing seems to be one of them.
The North’s Executive has been accused of seeking to avoid a decision
over highly controversial government funding of the unionist
The husband of a victim of the Omagh bomb says the only man in the
North to stand trial in connection with the attack should be acquitted.
A decision by Aer Lingus to set up a new base in Belfast at the expense
of existing services at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland has
created an escalating controversy which could see the airline
completely grounded next week - by its own pilots.
There is public anger after an autistic boy and his family were
forcefully deported from Dublin this week.
The Apprentice Boys parade in Derry at the weekend saw eight
nationalist youths arrested as petrol bombs were thrown during clashes
with the PSNI, but without major violence.
The Danish government did its bit for the peace process this week when
it expressed regret over the Viking invasion of Ireland more than 1,000
The full text of the address by Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams at the ‘March for Truth’ rally at Belfast City Hall on
It is not a withdrawal, the British garrisons are still there to try to
hold the northeast of Ireland militarily and economically. And they
have been given new extra oppressive powers to do it.
The controversial excavation and demolition of a newly-uncovered
national monument at Lismullin in the Tara Valley began yesterday after
conservationists were threatened with a potentially violent Garda
police arrest operation.
An independent truth commission, including international experts,
should be considered for dealing with the past conflict, Sinn Féin
President Gerry Adams said on Tuesday.
Republican youths fought running battles with the PSNI police on
Monday following a day-long military-style police operation in the
town of Craigavon, County Armagh.
The Dublin government and the Belfast Executive have promised to
co-operate closely to stop foot and mouth disease spreading from
England to animals across the Irish Sea.
The North of Ireland is to be used increasingly to train British
soldiers before they are sent to conflict zones such as Afghanistan and
Iraq, it has been confirmed.
The organisers of a highly controversial sectarian parade in Dublin,
which had to be abandoned after heavy rioting last year, have said they
have cancelled plans to hold another similar march through the capital
later this year.
The behaviour of British soldiers in the North was a recruiting
sergeant for the IRA.
Reviewing the ongoing Omagh civil case saga, one is left with an
abiding sense of uneasiness at the immense inequality being applied to
one of the defendants, Michael McKevitt.