British military checkpoints are to return to the border area between
the North and South of Ireland following a British decision to abandon
the 'Common Travel Area' which has covered both islands since before
Senior members of the unionist paramilitary UDA have made a
thinly-veiled threat to return to full-scale violence following a
decision by the Belfast Executive to halt funding for a UDA-linked
A leading unionist politician is among seven members of the unionist
paramilitary UVF who have been arrested by the PSNI investigating the
brutal sectarian murder of a Catholic child two years ago.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has denied his movement had any
involvement in the murder of a 21-year-old County Armagh man.
Former MP Bernadette McAliskey told a court yesterday that she could
never see her daughter Roisin allowing herself to be extradited to
Germany to stand trial for an alleged IRA attack on a British Army base
Dublin officials are on standby to prepare for a historic visit by the
English Queen sometime next year, it has been confirmed.
The people of Ballinaboy and Rossport and the surrounding areas are
asking people to join them in a day of protest at the site of Shell's
proposed refinery on November 9th.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern delivered the graveside oration at Fianna Fail's
annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration on Sunday. We present the text
of his address.
To DUP outrage, a decision to withdraw £1.2 million (Euro 1.7 million)
funding for a group connected to the unionist paramilitary UDA has been
confirmed after the UDA’s killer gangs refused to disarm.
The British government is under pressure to intervene after a minister
in the Six-County executive ruled out plans to introduce an Irish
language bill in the Belfast Assembly.
Republican hardliners in County Armagh have vowed to continue their
armed campaign in the area despite a massive PSNI/MI5 operation in the
Craigavon area on Thursday.
The Police Ombudsman’s office is to investigate a murderous mob attack
on three young Catholic men in Portadown town centre last week which
mirrored the controversial murder of Robert Hamill in the town ten
Organisers of last year’s attempted ‘Love Ulster’ rally have withdrawn
their request to hold another rally in Dublin after a meeting with the
The European Commission has begun legal action against the 26-County
government over the continuing construction of the M3 motorway through
the Tara Valley.
‘If I die, I die in a good cause’, the haunting words of Thomas Ashe,
spoken just prior to his death on hunger strike in 1917, ninety years
ago this month.
All the parties in the North exhaled a big sigh of relief when Gordon
Brown bottled out of holding the election he had been threatening since
MI5 -- British military intelligence -- has taken charge of all British
security interests in the North of Ireland for the first time, it was
The North’s most senior coroner has warned he will consider taking
legal action against PSNI Chief Hugh Orde if he refuses to hand over
police files relating to the killing of six unarmed people.
The North’s Social Development minister Margaret Ritchie has received a
death threat days before she was due to withdraw government funding for
a group linked to the unionist paramilitary UDA.
An extraordinary unionist attempt to ban the use of the Irish language
at the Belfast Assembly has been defeated.
A man who worked as an informer within the Irish National Liberation
Army (INLA) has been uncovered within the ranks of the republican
socialist movement in Derry.
Community representatives have condemned the PSNI for failing to
intervene during a sectarian attack on two Catholic men in Portadown,
A top member of banned Basque political party Batasuna has said the
arrest and detention of most of the party’s leadership is a declaration
of war by the Madrid government.
Oration delivered by Ruairi O Bradaigh, President Republican Sinn Fein
at the funeral of Republican Veteran Dan Keating in County Kerry on
Friday October 5.
Attacks by unionists on the Irish language or the education department
expose their wider attitude and lack of educational policies especially
for their working-class supporters.
PSNI police clubbed scores of nationalist pub-goers in Derry city
centre on Saturday night in some of the worst street conflict seen in
the city in years.
Residents at a north Belfast interface say they are being forced to run
a gauntlet of sectarian violence every time they leave their homes.
A decision by 26-County Environment Minister John Gormley to place a
preservation order on an ancient fort has been hailed as a potential
breakthrough in the campaign to save the historic Tara Valley from a
Bullets have been sent to news studios in Belfast with the names and
details of six people, including Sinn Fein party president Gerry Adams
and the party’s senior press officer Richard McAuley.
The Green Party has come under fire from opposition parties in the
South for “an extraordinary abdication of responsibility” following its
continued backing of Bertie Ahern despite a mounting corruption
Parties in the North are bracing for a likely Westminster general
election that could undermine attempts to ‘bed down’ the Belfast
Should the Good Friday Agreement be a model for other conflicts?
wheedling and hand-wringing Margaret Ritchie faces until next Tuesday's deadline for UDA decommissioning is going to be