The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled on Tuesday that
evidence of British Crown force collusion in the murder of eight men in
South Armagh in the 1970s had not properly been investigated.
The ‘Real IRA’ have issued a statement that they intend to
launch further attacks on the PSNI police following two gun attacks on
PSNI members in Dungannon and Derry in the past two weeks.
Republican traditionalists are planning to mount a protest against this
week’s first ever meeting of the District Policing Partnership (DPP) in
Fianna Fail has been forced to threaten parliamentary backbenchers with
expulsion in an effort to win the no-confidence vote on the 26-County
Minister for Health, Mary Harney today [Wednesda
One of the Colombia 3, Jim Monaghan, has this week published a book
about his experiences, Colombia Jail Journal.
A chorus of denunciation has appeared in the mainstream Scottish media
against University of Glasgow lecturer Dr Jeanette Findlay for
defending soccer fans who sing Irish rebel songs.
On 23 November 1867, three Irishmen, Michael O’Brien, William Philip
Allen and Michael Larkin, were hanged in public in Salford, England,
for the murder of a police sergeant during the rescue of two Fenian
The public exposure of the de Menezes case stands in marked
contrast to the secrecy surrounding multiple killings by the Crown
forces during the conflict in Ireland.
Roisin McAliskey will not be extradited, the Belfast Crown court said
Sinn Fein assembly member Francie Molloy has rejected as “rubbish” a
claim that he has been working as a Special Branch informer for almost
A District Policing Partnership (DPP) meeting in Belfast was called
off on Monday night following a republican protest.
A republican in Derry has had his arm fractured in three
places during PSNI raids in the city.
A new ‘peace line’ is under construction in north Belfast to protect
the nationalist Throne estate from sectarian attacks by loyalists
living in White City, on the other side of the school.
US president George Bush is to meet Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness
at the White House on December 7 and congratulate them on taking “the
historic path” towards a peaceful future in the North.
A parade seen by residents as racial intimidation has been called off
after talks between the ‘Pride of the Raven’ loyalist band and
representatives of the Chinese community in south Belfast.
A report by eirigi activists on the latest action against the
development of a dangerous onshore gas refinery in County Mayo.
For a new administration on a learning curve its six months
in office has been surprisingly impressive.
The breakaway republican group known as the ‘Real IRA’ has said it
shot two members of the PSNI in Derry and Dungannon, County Tyrone
last week, and also detonated a coffee-jar bomb in Newry, County
A devastating house fire in which a nationalist family of seven died in
the early hours of Tuesday morning was deliberately set, the PSNI
police has confirmed. A sectarian motive has not been ruled out.
Nationalist homes at a north Belfast interface came under attack from a
sectarian gang just hours after statements were read by leading UDA
paramilitary members at Remembrance Day commemorations.
Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has given a qualified welcome to the
decision by the largest faction of the unionist paramilitary UDA to
One of the men named in England’s ‘House of Lords’ over the murder of
Armagh man Paul Quinn yesterday [Wednesday] challenged his accuser to
repeat the claims in public.
A decision to remove whistleblower medic John Crown from the panel of a
popular Irish chat show has been strongly condemned as a new form of
The full prepared text of the Presidential address delivered to the 103u Ard Fheis of Republican
Sinn Fein on November 11 by Ruairi O Bradaigh.
It is depressing how many media outlets bought the NIO spin about the
UDA standing down its ‘military wing’.
The largest faction of the unionist paramilitary UDA has announced
that its armed gangs -- who use the cover name of the ‘Ulster Freedom
Fighters’ (UFF) -- will “stand down” from midnight tonight.
The UDA decommissioning saga has descended into farce after a breakaway
faction of the group denied that it had destroyed a small quantity of
The North’s First Minister Ian Paisley has lobbied British Prime
Minister Gordon Brown for an assurance that planned new border passport
controls will not be established between Britain and Ireland but
between the North and South of Ireland.
Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan - who left office this week - has
revealed that she could not believe what she was seeing when she
compiled her major report on police collusion with UVF killers earlier
Fianna Fail has suffered a large drop in support since the general
election in May and satisfaction with the party leader and Taoiseach
Bertie Ahern is also down significantly.
Proposals by the sport’s international regulators FIFA have been
welcomed by nationalist politicians as paving the way for an
all-Ireland soccer team.
Full prepared text of the oration delivered by Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams at the funeral of Martin Meehan this week.
In times of war he was a man of war. In times of peace he was a man of
Next time someone tells you that our commissions for equality and human
rights are just money wasted on political correctness, consider the
case of Frank Kakopa.
Veteran republican Martin Meehan has died, aged 62. It is believed he
suffered a heart attack at home in Belfast on Saturday morning.
A breakaway faction of the UDA has said the British and 26-County
governments now recognise it as an independent organisation after it
The plight of Tyrone woman Roisin McAliskey was prolonged further this
week when a Belfast court deferred a decision on whether or not the
mother-of-two will face extradition to Germany.
The campaign to find the truth behind the truth of the murder of the
two Cairns brothers in 1993 will continue despite a controversial
finding by Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan that there was no evidence of
British Crown force collusion in the killings.
An engineer falsely accused of being an illegal immigrant while
holidaying in the North of Ireland was arrested and imprisoned purely
because of his race, the Equality Commission said this week.
The North’s first programme for government aimed at boosting investment
and employment was overshadowed this week by the announcement that over
900 jobs have been lost in a County Derry plant closure.
A key American behind-the-scenes player in the Irish peace process
visited Belfast in recent days in a bid to encourage what once were
warring communities to come together.
The text of a keynote address by Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams delivered at a special event on Wednesday night organised in aid of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace.
On Saturday, November 24, Orangemen intend to march into the centre of
Belfast to intimidate both an individual and a community.