The 26-County Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, last night won a vote of confidence in the Dublin parliament,
despite a challenge by the main opposition parties over the veracity of
his evidence before the Mahon corruption tribunal.
Britain is preparing natural resource claims on tens of thousands of
square miles of the Atlantic Ocean floor, stretching from Rockall
Island off the Irish coast down to Las Malvinas and Ascension in the
Sinn Féin representatives have refused to endorse the Policing Board’s
latest human rights report.
The governments on both side of the border need to show leadership in
tackling suicide and self-harm, Gerry Adams has said.
A large crowd assembled at Timoleague Cemetery last Sunday to remember
IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O’ Neill whose 11th anniversary was that day.
An action alert issued on behalf of the McAllister
family, which is facing deportation from the US.
It will be FF’s aim to become the dominant party in the North.
The PSNI have been using CS gas nearly every day on average since a
hand-held spray form was introduced three years ago, it has been
In a significant policy shift, Fianna Fail is to become an all-Ireland
political party with a view to gaining power in the North -- but will
not contest elections to the Westminster parliament in London.
Death threats against prominent human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson
were broadly ignored by the RUC police prior to her assassination,
according to a new report.
A brick and a package containing three bullets were thrown through Sinn
Féin offices in County Fermanagh last week. The same offices were badly
damaged in a suspected arson last month.
Up to one hundred protesters breached the perimeter of the Shell site
in Erris, County Mayo as part of a planned ‘day of action’ last weekend
against plans for a high-pressure gas pipeline and refinery.
An appeal court has acquitted an Irish language teacher who had been
arrested for talking to the PSNI police in Irish.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the ‘Flight of the Earls’. We
conclude our series of historical articles on a major event in Irish
It was time for Paisley to step off the vehicle which he built and which gave him
the respectability and momentum to take him to where he is today.
An attempt to secure tax-varying powers for the Belfast Assembly was
defeated on Monday. Unionists blocked the Sinn Féin motion after DUP
Finance Minister Peter Robinson expressed reservations.
DUP leader Ian Paisley will step down in January as Free Presbyterian
Moderator to avoid a split in the church with those who disagreed with
his political position.
Ten families in County Antrim have been warned their homes may be
targeted in UDA gun attacks within the next week.
New hearings are to be held into six deaths at the centre of a Crown
force shoot-to-kill policy in the North 25 years ago.
A soldier who was jailed for life following the shooting dead of two
teenagers in the North of Ireland is to serve in Afghanistan, according
to a report today.
More than 1,000 people attended the funeral in Maghera, County Derry,
on Saturday of founder Provisional IRA member and former Sinn Féin
Assemblyman, John Kelly.
He was a guitar player in one of Ireland’s biggest bands but after
their tour bus was stopped at a checkpoint on a lonely country road
near Newry on July 31 1975, nothing would ever be the same for Stephen
Nationalists have never sought to undo the Plantation of Ulster which
next year will be four centuries old.
Provisional IRA founding member and former Sinn Fein assemblyman John
Kelly has died.
A retraction of the 35-year-old British Army claim that a teenager shot
dead by a soldier in Derry was a “terrorist” has been welcomed by
It has emerged this week that senior unionist and nationalist
politicians from the North have been working to build relationships
between Iraq’s warring factions.
The PSNI police have been accused of acting ‘in a brutal manner’ during
an incident in a County Derry village in the early hours of Saturday
Sligo Sinn Féin councillor, Sean MacManus, has dismissed speculation
that he is about to resign from the party after two others councillors
in the South quit the party last week.
A bomb attack on a Catholic church in County Down is the latest in a
series of sectarian attacks across the North.
Eamon Gilmore is certain to become the next Labour Party leader after a
number of potential rivals confirmed that they would not be contesting
the leadership election.
Like a cruel joke, the German demand for Roisin McAliskey’s extradition was
delivered 10 years to the day after she gave birth to Loinnir, under
armed guard, in a London hospital.
The one contribution that stood out in this year's summer schools was Sir Kenneth Bloomfield’s talk to the Merriman School.