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British in the dock
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The British government is bracing itself for a potentially huge number of cases brought by those arrested under emergency legislation contesting their convictions. more

Portadown tense as loyalists plan mayhem

On Wednesday, 14 June, the Orange Order confirmed it would continue to refuse meeting the Parades Commission.

Concerns grow on policing

Republican and nationalist concerns at the British government's watering down of the Patten proposals has grown over the past week.

Officers wanted kills, Inquiry hears

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry heard this week that a soldier was told by a senior officer before the march ``we want some kills tomorrow.''

Bomb aimed at silencing nationalists

A bomb exploded at the rear of a house in South Down in advance of an Orange band parade through the area.

Church attack sectarian

An arson attack on St Mary's church in the North Antrim village of Cushendall has all the hallmarks of a sectarian attack.

Loyalists attempted to kill Catholic businessman

A Catholic businessman at the centre of a UDA extortion trial has fled his North Belfast home.

The lights are on but nobody is home

You get the distinct feeling that the Dublin government is a rudderless ship, writes Robbie MacGabhann.

Government `feeding prejudice'

The Dublin government is increasing the powers of the Minister for Justice and the Gardaí to deport people who are refused asylum.

Maybe the wrong road...

As Westmeath County Council prepares to destroy a historic ringfort near Mullingar, one family is preparing to defend it.

Changing the face of politics in Derry

The election of Sinn Féin councillor Cathal Crumley as Mayor of Derry changed the face of politics in Derry forever.

The Church of Ireland - J'accuse

Seoirse Henry Magee on the difficulty of being an Anglican with a social conscience.

Glover's unheeded analysis

Mick Derrig remembers evidence from the inside of the British state that they knew they couldn't beat republicans - in 1978.

RUC help hoods, harass residents

Angry residents have accused the RUC of colluding with anti social elements in the Springfield Road area of Belfast.

Protest againt British Army band in Dublin

A protest against the visit to Dublin of a British Army Band is to be held outside the National Concert Hall on Friday 23 June.

Coming home

Jim Gibney spoke at the welcome home function for his lifelong friend and comrade Gerry Hanratty in Dublin last Friday night.

Derry DUP stunt flops

Attempts by the DUP to heighten tension at Derry's Civic parade last Saturda failed when only a handful of loyalist protesters turned out.

Cross-border disability project visits Dáil

A cross-border project promoting the participation of people with disabilities in public life this week visited Leinster House.

Huge Edinburgh march to commemorate Connolly

Despite threats from loyalists to disrupt this year's James Connolly commemoration march in Edinburgh the event passed off peacefully.

Government slammed on housing

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called for radical action to solve the housing crisis.

The damning indictment of the IDB

Sinn Fein's long-term concerns and worst fears about the operations of the IDB have been borne out.

Drugs squaddies to go but killers stay on

The mother of a Belfast teenager has reacted angrily to reports that some British soldiers are to be dismissed for taking drugs but not her son's killers.

RUC comments slammed

Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin has slammed a claim by RUC Chief Ronnie Flanagan alleging IRA involvement in a recent shooting.

McCrea begged LVF to retain arms

Democratic Unionist Willy McCrea has been accused of begging disident loyalists not to decommission their weapons.

A party on the move

Sinn Féin Head Office has recently been upgrading and professionalising the party's Administration departments in Dublin and Belfast.

Special needs children neglected

The high level of educational disadvantage in Ireland today was the subject of an Opposition motion in the Dáil last week.

Strabane on tour

The Strabane branch of the Tyrone National Graves Association recently travelled to Dublin to visit Kilmainham Gaol.

Presentation to Hunger Striker

A function in Derry has paid tribute to Sean McKenna, who was 53 days on hunger strike in 1980.

Mallon defends meeting Para Prince

SDLP Deputy Minister Seamus Mallon has defended his party's decision to meet the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.

Coiste na n-Iarchimí launch

The launch of the 26-County headquarters of the organisation working towards the reintegration of republican prisoners will take place on Saturday 8 July.

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