The public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat
Finucane has been secretly blocked for nearly two years, it has
Plans to replace the North’s Parades Commission have been described as
“absolute madness” by nationalist
Victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings said this week they
are suing the Dublin government because it has failed to release part
of an investigation into the single most devastating attack in the
history of the conflict.
A new British government scheme offering financial compensation for
attacks on Orange Halls has been described as sectarian.
Three men were arrested during a republican protest objecting to Ian
Paisley’s attendance at a civic event in Cobh, County Cork.
Sinn Féin has condemned the sale of historical artefacts relating to
the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence at an auction in Dublin.
The text of an address by Ruairi O Bradaigh, President
of Republican Sinn Féin at the Ireland Institute, Pearse Centre, Dublin
on April 17.
There is no clue yet about how the DUP leader-designate sees the future of unionism or even if he sees
a future for unionism.
A leaked memo by a senior British diplomat has revealed secret
cross-channel plans to convince Irish voters to support the upcoming
referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
The head of British military intelligence in Ireland is among a string
of top spooks to have been questioned by the inquiry into the murder of
human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson, it has been revealed.
A BBC television documentary has shown footage of their crew being
attacked and intimidated in the village of Stoneyford as they were
filming a programme about sectarianism.
The new Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson has warned that his office is in
danger of reaching a “tipping point” because of its heavy workload.
A $150m investment
package is being provided to the Six Counties from New York and will be subject to the MacBride equality principles.
For the first time, independence has taken a lead in an opinion poll on
Scotland’s constitutional future.
This is the most critical time for the Tibetan people.
May's investment conference is crucial as we seek to deliver on the
wider objectives of equality and sustainability.
The DUP has elected Peter Robinson to succeed Ian Paisley as its new
leader and First Minister in the northern Executive.
Five republican prisoners have been moved to solitary confinement in
Maghaberry jail after protesting a court ruling on a ban on the wearing of
Unionists must be persuaded to scrap partition, Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams has said.
The Omagh bomb civil action must be public, the judge said during legal
discussion this week at the start of the trial.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said people in west Belfast must
“get real” and understand that the Provisional IRA is not going to
return to tackle criminality in the area.
Tanaiste Brian Cowen has been elected leader of Fianna Fail unopposed
and is set to become 26-County Taoiseach when Bertie Ahern steps down
on May 6.
Growing tensions between Sinn Féin and the DUP over the proposed
appointment of a chief Victims’ Commissioner has caused the passage of
a Bill to be unexpectedly postponed.
The following is the full text of remarks made by Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams to a local activist meeting in Belfast this week.
A bill of rights in any shape or form must be viewed as a progressive thing.
Brian Cowen will be the next 26-County Taoiseach and leader of Fianna
Fail, it was confirmed today.
Fianna Fail is expected to elect Minister for Finance Brian Cowen as
leader next week following this week’s announcement by Bertie Ahern
that he intends to step down as Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fail on
A Celtic fan remains seriously ill in hospital after his throat was
slashed during a mob loyalist attack on a pub in west central Belfast.
A furious row erupted between the PSNI Chief Hugh Orde and Sinn Féin’s
Alex Maskey at a public meeting of the policing board on Thursday amid
rising fears over a crime wave in nationalist west Belfast.
New light has been shed on reported republican reaction to a British
offer which might have ended the 1981 hunger strike after four deaths.
A guarantee that the unionist paramilitary UDA would not disband was set to be declared before a planned 'show of strength', according to court documents.
A proposed Bill of Rights for the Six Counties was published in
Belfast this week despite major public differences by its drafters on
its main proposals.
The Belfast Agreement marks an historic and defining point of change in
the history and development of this island, writes Gerry Adams.
Don't assume you can trust a British politician any more than a DUP one.
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has announced he is resigning as the
Prime Minister of the 26 Counties and as the leader of Fianna Fail.