The Dublin government stands accused of planning to celebrate the
partition of Ireland, following comments made by Fine Gael’s
controversial Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan at his party’s annual
conference last weekend.
On open letter by blogger Ciaran Tierney on last weekend’s hostile live
television interview of Paul Murphy TD by Ryan Tubridy, presenter of
the Irish state broadcaster’s main light entertainment programme, the
Late Late show.
An abuse victim is hopeful after winning the first stage in a battle to have a
Westminster parliamentary inquiry look into allegations that senior
unionist politicians, businessmen and high-level British state agents
connived in a paedophile ring at the notorious Kincora care home in
An area around Currynieirin in Derry was closed off for two days this
week while an object reported as a “mortar-like device” was recovered. A
telephone caller to a local newspaper said an explosive device had been
left on a laneway by “the republican movement”.
The failure to convict a single member of the British Crown forces since
1998 is being linked to the systematic frustration of investigations and
inquests by elements within the policing system in the north of Ireland.
The latest development in a notorious ‘oral history’ project operated by
a Boston university has seen British forces granted the right to seize,
but not open, sealed tapes of interviews given by a former unionist
A sectarian loyalist parade organised by Willie Frazer has been given
approval to march through Dublin city centre and past the GPO on
O’Connell Street, the site of the 1916 Easter Rising, according to
Leave to seek a judicial review of how the PSNI police investigated a
gang responsible for the murders of up to 120 innocent Catholics was
granted last week after it emerged that a key police report on the gang
was suddenly “shelved” five years ago.