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UDA groups target Catholics, seize arms

sturgeoninjuries.jpg A 22-year-old Catholic man is recovering in hospital after being beaten by a gang armed with iron bars and a hatchet in front of his partner and new baby.

Published August 30, 2014

Gary Hart in new US peace effort

garyhart.jpg Former US Democrat presidential candidate Gary Hart is set to begin discussions next week with the Dublin and London governments in what is being seen as an attempt to again kick start peace talks in the Six Counties.

Published August 23, 2014

Fitting tribute for republican veteran

tonycatneyfuneral.jpg A furore has arisen over the funeral of well-known republican and former IRA PoW Tony Catney, who died on Saturday after a long battle of cancer. The funeral featured a military-style honour guard.

Published August 16, 2014

Warning over Stormont impasse

royalavenueloyalists.jpg A massive security operation is being put in place ahead of an anti-internment parade through Belfast city centre on Sunday, amid warnings that the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is facing its “greatest challenge”.

Published August 9, 2014

Expel the ambassador

gazapetition.jpg A petition for the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland to be expelled has received almost 30,000 signatures.

Published August 2, 2014

‘Shameful’ abstention on Gaza

dublingazaprotest.jpg A decision by the Dublin government on Wednesday to abstain in a key vote on an emergency debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the conflict in Gaza has provoked a crisis over Ireland’s managing of its foreign affairs.

Published July 26, 2014

Stop the slaughter

gazafuneral2014.jpg The Dublin government has failed to condemn the latest massacre in Gaza despite Israel intensifying operations against the sealed-off Palestinian enclave, and has declined to even call in the Israeli ambassador.

Published July 19, 2014

Adams hung in effigy

adamseffigy.jpg A figure of Gerry Adams was hung from a makeshift gallows on a loyalist bonfire in County Antrim before being set alight last night, Friday, 11th July.

Published July 12, 2014

Pan-unionism raises the stakes

robinsonorange.jpg The main unionist parties may be planning for serious disturbances in north Belfast next weekend after the Parades Commission rerouted a hugely contentious anti-Catholic march away from nationalist estates in north Belfast.

Published July 5, 2014

Drumcree tensions renewed

orangearchportadown.jpg The Drumcree marching dispute in Portadown could be reignited after the Parades Commission this week stunned nationalist residents by initially permitting an Orange march on the lower end of the Garvaghy Road, the scene of some of the North’s most intense parades violence, before changing its mind.

Published June 28, 2014

‘Two sides of truth’

maskedpsni.jpg Efforts by British and unionist politicians to to overturn a side-deal concession given to Sinn Fein during peace negotiations could backfire after it was revealed that controversial ‘letters of comfort’ given to Sinn Fein supporters may also have been given to members of the British Crown forces.

Published June 21, 2014

Children used for coercion

sammycusickflat.jpg A local election candidate has suffered a heart attack after a PSNI raid in which his 11-year-old daughter was subjected to psychological terror.

Published June 14, 2014

Demands for inquiry into mass graves

tuamgrave.jpg The international media descended this week on a town in the west of Ireland following shocking claims that an order of nuns may have buried hundreds of infant children in an unmarked mass grave between the 1920s and the 1960s.

Published June 7, 2014

Public outrage at racist remarks

mcconnellrobinson.jpg The DUP leader and First Minister Peter Robinson sparked widespread public outrage this week when he made derogatory comments about Muslims. He was speaking in defence of a north Belfast Pastor, who described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”.

Published May 31, 2014

‘Change is coming’ - Sinn Féin

adamselectionpress.jpg Local and European elections are taking place today and tomorrow [Thursday and Friday] in the Six and 26 Counties respectively. The elections are likely to confirm that Sinn Fein is the dominant political force on the island of Ireland and for the first time, is now equally strong in both the 26 Counties and the Six Counties.

Published May 22, 2014

Sectarian killing unpunished

kevinmcdaidbig.jpg The trial of a loyalist gang involved in the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid has ended with all of the charges against them being dropped or reduced to minor ones.

Published May 17, 2014

Jubilation and recrimination as Adams is freed

adamsdancingafricans.jpg A high stakes game in the North’s unfinished peace process played out before the world’s media last week. But almost twenty years after the Provisional IRA’s ceasefire, the shock detention of Gerry Adams on allegations of past IRA activity ended in a dramatic triumph for the Sinn Fein leader.

Published May 10, 2014

Political chaos as Adams is arrested, interrogated

freegerryadamsandmural.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams is facing a fourth night in jail at a notorious British Crown force interrogation centre in Antrim as a crisis over the failure to deal with the past conflict in the north of Ireland begins to threaten delicate policing agreements.

Published May 3, 2014

A Rising challenge

kilwilkieeaster2014.jpg In its Easter statement, the ‘new IRA’ has declared that it has built a “sustainable military campaign”, but that responsibility for further conflict “rests with the British government”.

Published April 26, 2014

Anglo boss goes free

fitzpatrickcleared.jpg The disgraced chairman of Anglo Irish Bank has been cleared this week of hatching a highly illegal loans-for-shares plot months before the bank’s collapse. Two of his colleagues were found guilty.

Published April 19, 2014


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