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Karen Bradley is the new British Direct Ruler

karenbradley.jpg A 47-year-old English MP has been appointed as the new British Direct Ruler in the north of Ireland, taking over from the departing James Brokenshire. Karen Bradley has no known connection to Ireland.

Published January 8, 2018



British Direct Ruler quits

brokenshireout.jpg The head of British government in the north of Ireland, James Brokenshire, has quit the Tory cabinet ahead of a major reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Published January 8, 2018



DUP ‘in denial’

fosterflag.jpg The DUP has been accused of not facing reality after the hardline unionist party called for a return of full Direct Rule of the north of Ireland from London, and condemned comments by the 26 County Taoiseach that he supports a united Ireland.

Published January 6, 2018



Prison visit broken up by riot squad

ddmclaughlin.jpg A republican prisoner recently extradited into British jurisdiction was dragged away from a Christmas visit by prison warders before being subjected to a vicious strip search.

Published January 6, 2018



Massacre victim demands action after UVF letter revealed

miamibomb.jpg Miami Showband massacre survivor Stephen Travers says the 26 County government should be ‘getting answers’ from London about revelations emerging from declassified state papers.

Published January 6, 2018



No reason for hospital delays, says Taoiseach

trolleys600.jpg The number of patients waiting for a hospital bed on trolleys in the 26 Counties reached a record earlier this week as the Dublin government admitted it was baffled by its own failures.

Published January 6, 2018



Calls for investigation into 1972 Belturbet car bombing

belturbetbomb.jpg There have been calls for the Dublin government to hold a proper investigation into the Belturbet car bombing which claimed two lives of two teenagers 45 years ago this week.

Published January 6, 2018



Housing Agency head keeps job despite outbursts against homeless

conorskehan.jpg A notorious Irish civil servant who claims that homelessness is “normal” and that some of those seeking shelter are trying to “game the system” has been reappointed as head of the Dublin government’s Housing Agency.

Published January 6, 2018



Adams seen ready to end conflict in 1987

adams1987.jpg The Dublin government’s first intelligence on Sinn Fein’s peace initiative of 1987 claimed that Gerry Adams disapproved of some IRA actions and that the Sinn Fein leader saw the armed struggle as a “political liability”.

Published December 30, 2017



Haughey handbagged by Thatcher on extradition - state papers

haugheythatcher1987.jpg State papers released in Dublin have revealed how the late Taoiseach Charlie Haughey faced an assassination threat from MI5 while he was being brow-beaten by Margaret Thatcher into handing over wanted Irish republicans.

Published December 30, 2017



DUP call for talks despite anger over Dublin proposal

gregorycampbell600.jpg Sinn Fein and the DUP do not agree on when a new attempt to restore powersharing in Belfast will be made, with claims by East Derry MP Gregory Campbell that negotiations are to resume “within the next 10 days” not shared by Sinn Fein.

Published December 30, 2017



Loughinisland ruling ignites legal tussle

judgemccloskey.jpg Unionists are seeking to quash findings of collusion between the RUC police and unionist paramilitaries in up to six Police Ombudsman reports following a surprise court judgment before Christmas.

Published December 30, 2017



Painful Christmas anniversaries in Derry

anniesbar.jpg The wife of a man killed in one of the worst loyalist massacres in Derry has called for the investigation into her husband’s death to be re-opened.

Published December 30, 2017



Tensions over new Saoradh office

saoradhdungannon.jpg Unionists have protested after republican party Saoradh opened a new office in the centre of a County Tyrone town of Dungannon.

Published December 30, 2017



Britain’s Brexit lies

daviddavis.jpg There was outrage in Ireland this week as British negotiators backed away from commitments on the Irish border reached in a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure.

Published December 16, 2017



Victims see Special Branch serial killer in court

haggartyvictims.jpg A court in Belfast has heard two days of summing up of the 13-year murderous rampage of PSNI Special Branch agent Gary Haggarty, the names of his victims read out, and the cold and callous way they were targeted and killed.

Published December 16, 2017



Effort to energise ‘civic nationalism’

civicnationalists.jpg A letter to 26 County Taoiseach Leo Varadkar signed by more than 200 northern nationalists, urging him to protect the rights of citizens in the Six Counties, is a new attempt to bypass the North’s stalemated political process.

Published December 16, 2017



Megaphone injustice for Glenanne victims

hamiltonmicrophone.jpg Relatives of victims of the Glenanne Gang have insisted PSNI Chief George Hamilton has a duty to abide by a court ruling ordering him to complete an investigation into dozens of loyalist killings.

Published December 16, 2017



Betrayed Ludlow family hit with legal bill

ludlowfamily600.jpg The 26 County State is to to force the family of collusion murder victim Seamus Ludlow to pay costs after a legal challenge mounted as part of their justice campaign was rejected in the High Court in Dublin.

Published December 16, 2017



Joy for deaf community as signing gets official status

newstead.jpg There were scenes of jubilation at the Dublin parliament this week when members of the deaf community celebrated the passage of a bill that officially recognises Irish Sign Language (ISL) as a language of the 26 County State.

Published December 16, 2017

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