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Body to decide future of McBrides killers

The NIO is understood to be drawing up a proposal for an independent body to decide on the future of Scots Guards James Fisher and Mark Wright.

British Army General forced to make new statement

The British Army's most senior officer, General Sir Mike Jackson, has had to make a new statement to the Bloody Sunday inquiry.

PSNI fail to warn mother of three of threats

A oOleglass mother is accusing the PSNI of putting her life in danger after she discovered that her details were found on a loyalist floppy disc.

RUC collusion in Rosemary Nelson killing

TWO FORMER RUC members have been questioned over allegations that they threatened the life of the Lurgan defence lawyer Rosemary Nelson.

Forkhill demil protest highlights radiation threat

About 400 people attended a demilitarisation rally held at Forkhill British Army Barracks in South Armagh on Sunday.

H-Block escape event in Letterkenny

An historic event to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1983 H Block escape is to be held in the Holiday Inn in Letterkenny, County Donegal.

Psychiatrist fails in challenge to PSNI blacklist

The activities of the PSNI's Special Branch are once again under the spotlight.

Mechanisms of exclusion

Sectarianism isn't experienced in the soundbite of distinct events, writes LAURA FRIEL.

Catholic man survives sectarian hatchet attack

A Catholic man was left for dead after being struck on the head with a hatchet by a gang of Shankill Road loyalists.

Councils should not invite Lisburn Council

Sinn Féin is calling on Kildare Council to revoke an invitation sent to Lisburn Council to participate in a sporting event in October.

Crowe attacks coalition poverty trap

Childcare assistance has been cut for people on the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), just days before the courses were due to start.

Clonakilty - Ireland's first Fair Trade town

Clonakilty has been declared as Ireland's First Official Fair Trade Town.

EU's mispent millions

Gerry Adams addressed a meeting of the Sinn Féin border-area elected representatives who gathered together last Friday in Dundalk.

Ó Snodaigh slams plan for private sponsorship of EU Presidency

Sinn Féin spokesperson on the EU Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has criticised the Irish government's plan to solicit private sponsorship of aspects of the Irish EU Presidency.

Sinn Féin stalwart resigns due to ill health

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has paid tribute to the work of North Belfast councillor Gerard Brophy.

Sinn Féin support for local residents on bin charges

Fingal County Council has been accused of being confrontational with anti-bin charge protestors.

Business as Usual

The Laffoy resignation is symptomatic of a widespread malaise in the tribunals, writes PAUL O'CONNOR.

Robert Emmet: enigmatic revolutionary

Historian RUÁN O'DONNELL assesses the real significance of one of Ireland's most iconic and misunderstood national heroes.

Giving everyone a part to play

Suspension of the Assembly should not represent political stasis for republicans, argues DOMHNALL Ó COBHTHAIGH.

Lost in the post

An Post is facing trading losses this year of 50 million Euros and 1,500 jobs are in jeopardy

No smoke without a fine

A new law is being introduced and the Irish are falling over themselves to see who can come up with the best doomsday predictions, writes JOANNE CORCORAN.

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