On the 25th anniversary of the mass escape from the H-Blocks of Long
Kesh, some of those who took part have revealed the dramatic events
surrounding the escape for a new documentary.
Nationalists must have viewed with dismay, disbelief and anger last
week’s press conference with SDLP minister Margaret Ritchie sandwiched
between two unionist ministers
Legal action is to be taken against the British government unless it
hands over recordings of the telephone conversations of a ‘Real IRA’
team as it was transporting the devastating 1998 Omagh bomb.
Sinn Féin’s former Publicity Director Danny Morrison has demanded to
know why his conviction for the abduction of an IRA informer is to be
quashed without explanation.
The Stormont Assembly this week debated their concerns over continued
armed actions by republicans after a 100lb bomb was discovered hidden
in a hedgerow in south Armagh.
It is hoped that a 10-day hunger strike by Mayo teacher Maura Harrington
will end shortly following the announcement by Shell Oil on Thursday
that its pipe-laying ship is to leave Irish territorial waters and sail
to Britain for repairs.
A Derry man has called on members of the Policing Board, which oversees
the PSNI, to state where they stand in relation to Special Branch
pressure on people to turn informer.
Did a British agent first flout Omagh as a potential target for a bomb attack? Was the carnage of August 15 the product of his labour?
Allister is challenging the leadership of the DUP not from a solid,
assured position but from the sidelines, from the fringes of unionism
and he is causing them to lose their nerve.
Unionist hardliner Arlene Foster has retained the DUP’s seat in the
closely watched Enniskillen local council by-election.
Ireland’s small Progressive Democrats party is set to be wound up
after its members in the Dublin parliament agreed that the
organisation was “no longer politically viable”.
Pressure is growing today for a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing
after it was revealed British intelligence chiefs were listening in to
the Real IRA’s mobile phone calls on the day of the attack.
Republican Sinn Féin has accused the Provisional IRA of gathering
intelligence on other republican groups and passing the information on
to the police north and south of the border.
As the DUP and Sinn Féin continue talks to reach a deal on difficult
issues, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to visit
Belfast next Tuesday.
The trial has begun before a juryless Diplock court in Belfast of a
bank official for the robbery in 2004 of the Northern Bank.
Members of a notorious unionist paramilitary death sqaud have been
accused of carrying out a savage assault in which a young mother was
held down by four men and bitten on the face.
Next Thursday sees an important local council by-election in
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington has begun a Hunger Strike to
coincide with the arrival of the Solitaire, Shell’s pipe-laying vessel in
Did he really say that? After initial disbelief, that was the first
question a lot of people asked when they read reports of Mark Durkan’s
weekend speech to the British-Irish Association (BIA).
The 26-County government, facing an unprecedented budget deficit, has
brought forward its annual economic policy statement by two months amid
heavy criticism of its failure to act over a looming meltdown in the
Eight more environmental activists were arrested in County Mayo today
[Friday] after an extraordinary confrontation between the Irish Naval
Service and campaigners attempting to halt the construction of a
potentially dangerous high-pressure gas pipeline.
Belfast City Council this week voted that a civic reception for British
troops should go ahead in November, despite nationalist opposition
The British government is coming under renewed pressure to admit a
cancer-causing gas was used on republican prisoners during a 1974 Long
US Presidential candidate Barack Obama has asked former senator George Mitchell and six leading
Irish-American politicians to advise him on Ireland amid a backlash
over his campaign’s handling of Irish issues.
The final installment of a three-part series looking at the
malign influence of the Orange Order in the north of Ireland,
from its inception to the present day.
The current impasse at Stormont is the price everyone here has to pay
for the DUP’s exercise in political dishonesty in spring 2007.
The Provisional IRA’s ruling Army Council that once directed its armed
struggle is no longer operational, a report for the British and
26-County governments has declared.