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Calls for unity after record SF vote; UUP leader quits

nesbittquits.jpg Sinn Fein has attained its highest ever share of the vote in the North of Ireland and came within touching distance of outpolling all of the other parties as votes were tallied today.

Published March 3, 2017

Positive election results for Sinn Fein as others battle it out

oneillelected.jpg The snap 2017 Assembly election has been a good one for Sinn Fein, with the party so far holding on to its seats in all constituencies and showing particular strength in the traditional republican heartlands.

Published March 3, 2017

Voting ends in Stormont election

oneillvotes.jpg The polls have closed in the Six County Assembly election with voter participation reported to have substantially recovered from the record low voter turnout in last year’s Assembly election.

Published March 2, 2017

DUP face day of reckoning

duppress.jpg The north’s largest unionist party is increasingly fearful ahead of next month’s Stormont Assembly election amid predictions that it could fall below the thirty seats it needs to hold on to its veto over political change in the north of Ireland.

Published February 24, 2017

Taoiseach fails to advance case for special EU status for North

kennyjuncker.jpg The embattled 26 County Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said that the eventual Brexit deal must allow access into the EU for the Six Counties of Ireland still under British rule in the event of Irish reunification.

Published February 24, 2017

Human rights activists attacked by Tories and DUP

maycommonsni.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May has been condemned after she hit out at the families of those killed by British soldiers and their legal representatives during a debate at the Westminster parliament.

Published February 24, 2017

PSNI man targeted by under-car device

culmoredevice.jpg A PSNI policeman narrowly escaped a limpet mine attack in Derry City in the latest incident being attributed to the breakaway armed group known as the ‘new IRA’

Published February 24, 2017

Kenny to confirm plan to quit after White House event

trumpkenny.jpg Under intense pressure from within his own party to resign, the 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he should be allowed to travel to Washington DC to meet Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, before making an announcement.

Published February 24, 2017

Loyalist ‘threatened Catholics’ before Shankill murder

shankillold.jpg A suspect in the sectarian loyalist shooting of a young Catholic father vowed to clear all “taigs” from the area, a lawyer told an inquest this week.

Published February 24, 2017

Kenny facing heave after ‘shambolic’ episode

endakennytired.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny is struggling to retain the leadership of his Fine Gael party after his ponderous and contradictory responses to allegations of a smear campaign against a Garda police whistleblower.

Published February 17, 2017

Torture of ‘Hooded Men’ is a war crime, court is told

hoodedmen17.jpg One of 14 Irish nationalists tortured during internment was bitten by a British soldier’s dog and forced to drink from the animal’s dish, the High Court heard this week.

Published February 17, 2017

Appeal for information on Lisburn killing

bradleyfamily.jpg The family of Paul Bradley, who was murdered by a sectarian mob just over 30 years ago, has made a heartfelt appeal for information.

Published February 17, 2017

Nesbitt grabs the campaign limelight

electiondebate.jpg In a statement that has created upheaval within his own party, the leader of the Ulster Unionists has said that he will vote for the nationalist SDLP after his own party -- but ahead of other unionist candidates -- in the coming Stormont election.

Published February 17, 2017

Visitors to Maghaberry facing abuses

maghaberrygdog.jpg The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association has warned of a systematic effort by the jail administration at Maghaberry to harass and intimidate the families of republican prisoners during visits.

Published February 17, 2017

Clonoe Martyrs remembered

oneillclonoe.jpg Sinn Fein’s new northern leader has said there should be no hierarchy of victims as she spoke at a vigil in memory of four IRA Volunteers who were gunned down in an SAS ambush in a churchyard in Clonoe, County Tyrone.

Published February 17, 2017

Westminster vote undermines 1998 peace deal

westminsterbrexit.jpg In a potentially historic development, the London parliament has voted to allow the British government renege on the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement as part of its negotiations to leave the European Union.

Published February 10, 2017

Ministers, police chiefs implicated in sexual abuse smear

osullivanmccabe.jpg An admission by a government agency that it circulated false allegations of sexual abuse against a Garda police whistleblower has dramatically supported claims that the 26 County state engaged in a smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe with the support of successive police commissioners.

Published February 10, 2017

DUP accused of dehumanising Irish speakers

fosterelection.jpg DUP leader Arlene Foster has been accused of using bigoted comments to win over unionist hardliners and distract from a corruption scandal which has threatened to topple her from her position as First Minister for the Six Counties.

Published February 10, 2017

British soldiers back away from planned march through Derry

notenteringderry.jpg Irish republican activists have claimed a victory after a planned protest march by former British soldiers that had been scheduled to take place through Derry next month has been cancelled.

Published February 10, 2017

Schools ‘used for British propaganda’

psniraid600.jpg The Irish Republican Socialist Party has said that it has received complaints from parents expressing concern at the decision of a local primary school in west Belfast to permit the PSNI to “ingratiate themselves” with children during school hours.

Published February 10, 2017


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