In a carefully-crafted public address yesterday, the new “Consultative
Group on the Past” warned that, while the British role in the conflict
should be acknowledged, victims should not expect to secure the justice
they were seeking.
Former First Minister and Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble has
said that unionist paramilitary violence during the period of the
first Belfast Assembly was linked to DUP opposition to the Good Friday
Two incendiary devices were discovered at a department store in Belfast
after one partially detonated in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Forgotten victims of the Irish Famine are to be remembered in an annual
official memorial day for the first time.
A film about hunger striker Bobby Sands has won a major award at the
Cannes film festival.
Thousands turned out for the funeral of IRA commander Brian Keenan in
Belfast on Saturday.
The British administration intends to do nothing to recover weapons held by unionist paramilitaries.
The Real IRA has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack against a
member of the British Crown forces in County Tyrone on Monday of last week.
The senior coroner in the North of Ireland has strongly criticised the PSNI
after an inquest into the killing of an IRA man almost 16 years ago was
British Direct Ruler Shaun Woodward has warned the UDA and UVF the
“train is leaving the station” for them to hand in their weapons and
commit to the peace process.
US President George W Bush is planning to visit Belfast next month,
where he is expected to claim the Irish peace process as part of the
legacy of his presidency.
Unionists attacked a film about life on the H-blocks during the 1981
IRA Hunger Strike even before it was screened for the first time as
part of the Cannes Film Festival last week.
If Queen Elizabeth I had lived in the 20th Century, she would have been
viewed with the same horror as Hitler and Stalin.
Nobody knows for certain how much misery and bother has been caused
through the ages by the insufferable smugness of the British ruling
Senior Provisional IRA commander Brian Keenan has died after a battle
A breakaway republican armed group known as Oglaigh na hEireann has
been linked to a surprise car bomb attack which injured a member of the
PSNI police on Monday night.
The British government has announced that it has decided to once again
recognise a ceasefire by the unionist paramilitary UVF.
Fresh doubts have been cast over the testimony of top FBI informer
David Rupert in the Omagh civil action, which is sitting in Dublin.
Nationalists have warned the British government that they will oppose
any attempt to introduce 'draconian' new laws allowing a British Direct
Ruler to order that inquests must be held in secret.
A Catholic man is recovering from head injuries after he was attacked
with baseball bats and a knife in a sectarian attack in Ballymena.
Unionist serial killer Michael Stone planned to "slit the throats" of Sinn
Féin's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, Belfast Crown Court was told
The Lisbon Treaty is a bad deal for Ireland. It gives the EU too much
power and reduces our ability to stop decisions that are not in
Ireland's interests. Ireland deserves better.
Paisley's big hearty handshake with Bertie at
Farmleigh House last year was the beginning of what will inevitably be
a lengthy dalliance.
Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has accused the DUP of reneging on a deal
for the devolution of policing and justice powers from London to
Belfast this month.
Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has warned that any attempt to bring the
Provisional IRA back into the political equation “is a big mistake”.
First Minister Ian Paisley at the Battle of the Boyne site said on
Wednesday that people should together share “this island home” of
Ireland and be an example to the world.
A high profile US-Northern Ireland investment conference has been
taking place in Belfast this afternoon [Thursday].
H-Block escapee Pol Brennan will remain in a Texas jail for several
more weeks, and possibly months, after an immigration judge denied him
The Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin has quashed the convictions by
the non-jury Special Criminal Court of five Munster men on charges of
membership of the Real IRA.
Irish political refugee Pol Brennan needs our help and support.
When friends and comrades disagree the fall-out is always specially
painful, even terrible. But never hopeless.
The newly elected Taoiseach Brian Cowen has appointed Mary Coughlan as
his Tanaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] in his new Cabinet announced this
evening in Dublin.
Missiles were thrown when rival nationalist and unionist groups clashed
on Sunday morning following a sectarian parade by the Protestant Orange
Order in east Belfast.
A new victims support group has been set up this week by the father of
a Protestant collusion victim and a Catholic priest.
A government-appointed commission which monitors the conflict in the
north of Ireland has concluded that the Provisional IRA was not
involved in the death of south Armagh man Paul Quinn.
Charges have been dropped against all 18 unionist paramilitaries
arrested in relation to UDA violence in Carrickfergus, County Antrim,
despite renewed feuding in the town.
Shell Oil has rejected a proposal by County Mayo residents that it
should move its gas refinery to a coastal, rather than offshore,
The PSNI have been accused of using the search of the home of leading
republican hardliner Gary Donnelly as a cover to remove sophisticated
outgoing 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made a landmark address to a joint session of the
US Congress this week.
It is time former prisoners from the conflict took their place in society with the same rights
and entitlements as everyone else.