The North’s five main parties have asked British prime minister David
Cameron for 2 billion pounds (€2.55 billion or $3.15 billion) financial
package over ten years as talks continue on issues such as parades,
flags and the past.
A historic announcement of a thaw in Cuban-US relations which includes
the release of the three remaining members of the “Cuban Five” and Alan
Gross, an American citizen detained in Cuba, has been strongly welcomed
There was news this week that the prosecution of former RUC members over
their abuses of nationalist youths in the original ‘Derry Four’ case has been
inexplicably dropped, following communications between Crown prosecutors
and the Police Ombudsman. In this article, Martin Galvin looks back at a
notorious episode in policing in the North.
Ireland’s health service bosses have been accused of criminal negligence
following a damning television documentary on the treatment of people
with intellectual disabilities at a facility in County Mayo.
Like many Irish people, I wonder how I could have studied a language for
13 years, and, in my head, find nothing but a few straggling nouns and
the sense of dread that I carried into the classroom each day.
The death of Kilkenny native Jonathan Corrie, a 43-year-old who had
suffered mental ill-health and addiction problems, on a freezing night
within feet of the seat of power, has shocked the public may have killed
off the Dublin government’s chances of re-election.
The purpose of a new ‘legacy’ body to investigate past state killings in
the conflict is being questioned after PSNI police chiefs said they were
determined to defend the actions of their retired colleagues.
Gerry Adams has said Israel has barred him from making a planned visit
to the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region. Mr Adams
expressed disappointment at the decision preventing Friday’s trip to
Gaza and added he was not given a reason for it.
Declassified British government documents relating to a secret
‘interrogation centre’ were released to the press in August 2013 and one
of those hooded, beaten and subjected to brutal psychological
‘techniques’ then told his story.