Sinn Féin has called for urgent talks with the Democratic Unionists to
resolve the crisis that is said to be confronting the new political
institutions in the north of Ireland.
IRA prisoners falsely imprisoned are to attempt to have their
convictions overturned and their records cleared.
Barack Obama could abolish the post of US special envoy to the north of
Ireland if he becomes president as he responds to the Taoiseach’s call
for a review of the relationship between Ireland and the US.
Opposition parties in the 26 Counties joined forces this week to
strongly criticise the Dublin government’s Europe minister Dick Roche
after he said that a second referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon
Treaty was on the cards.
Sinn Féin’s youth wing has been causing controversy over attempts to
literally ‘green’ the north - one postbox at a time.
Austin Currie reflects on the huge and peaceful Coalisland to Dungannon
March of August 24th, 1968, which marked a turning point for the Irish
civil rights movement.
Every three years members of the United Nations are required to submit
a report on human rights in their state.
A Police Ombudsman investigation into the murder of Belfast teenager
Damien Walsh will confirm British soldiers watched the killing by the
unionist paramilitary UDA and did not intervene, it has been reported.
A cross-border public inquiry is the only proper tribute to relatives
bereaved by the Omagh bomb blast, a memorial service heard on Sunday.
Unionist condemnation of the use of a replica machine gun during a
republican commemoration ceremony has pointed up the hypocrisy of the
current debate on weapons decommissioning.
A PSNI Special Branch agent was involved in the brutal assassination of a
Belfast man outside a school in the North of Ireland, an inquest heard
The priest hero who famously went to the defence of besieged Catholic
schoolgirls in Belfast’s Ardoyne in the face of loyalist attacks is
moving against his wishes to Paris, as a chaplain to English-speaking
Truth campaigners now say that Bloody Sunday might never have happened
had the British Army been brought to book for the Ballymurphy
The stalemate politics that has characterised the Six County assembly
since its inception following the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has
continued during the recent spate of ‘functionality’ since the St
Policing Board member Ian Paisley Jnr today urged the PSNI to shoot
republican militants on sight following an abortive rocket attack in
County Fermanagh at the weekend.
It has been announced that the British Army’s Royal Irish Regiment is
to stage a full military parade in Ballymena, County Antrim, fuelling
tensions over the summer marching season
The British and Irish governments should intervene in the event of the
failure of the Stormont Executive to guarantee political progress by
“other arrangements”, Gerry Adams has said.
A memorial to IRA hunger strikers in Newry has been vandalised by
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement has urged all republicans,
regardless of which movement they are affiliated with, to make contact
with a solicitor and publicise any approach made by British or
26-County intelligence services immediately.
A controversy over comments by DUP MP Iris Robinson has led to the
resignation of one of her advisors, a psychiatrist who Robinson claimed
could “cure” homosexuals.
The families of the victims have called for a full cross-order public
inquiry into the Omagh bomb, which took place ten years ago this week.
There’s an uncanny symmetry in the history of Russia’s treatment of
Georgia and Britain’s treatment of Ireland over the centuries.
Sinn Féin and the DUP have agreed that neither party will fill the post
of justice and policing minister -- but Sinn Féin has reserved the
right to take the job at a future date.
Three US congressmen have signed a letter to Department of Homeland
Security secretary calling for H-Block escapee Pol Brennan to be
granted bail, pending resolution of deportation proceedings against
European court judgments on British Crown force killings and collusion
with unionist paramilitaries have been ignored, human rights
campaigners said yesterday.
A series of raids and arrests connected to the death of County Armagh
man Paul Quinn last October has drawn protests.
The Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast has unveiled an Irish flag in his
official offices, while a County Derry colleague has questioned
the public’s use of the flag.
Without them there would not have been an IRA, a Sinn Fein, war or
peace or the new Ireland we have today.
When Mr Sarkozy the French President said Irish people must vote again
on the Lisbon Treaty, he underlined how right Irish people were to vote
A Crown force spying device has been discovered at a house used by IRA
Volunteer Sean O’Farrell, who died in an SAS ambush in 1992.
Dublin children as young as 12 years of age have been subjected to a
terrifying sectarian attack while attending a high profile youth soccer
tournament in Coleraine, County Derry.
Scuffles involving Sinn Fein representatives broke out after materials
assembled for a republican bonfire in Ballymena were removed on
Wednesday night at the request of a resident opposed to the event.
The British government has said that funding for a controversial
republican neighbourhood justice scheme has been approved.
A County Fermanagh man has been forced to flee the Six Counties after
refusing to work as a Special Branch informer.
The second part in a multi-part series examining the history and
current context of the Protestant marching orders, this week looking at
the Orange Order during the first Stormont administration, 1921-1972.
No matter the motives for the current politically engineered Historic
Enquiry, it will lack any credibility while the British continue to
suppress the Stephens reports and while those who added to the pain and
suffering of the bereaved, are not held to account.