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Parallel talks taking place in Belfast and London

sfmpsplus.jpg There was a surreal air in Belfast on Monday as talks aimed at restoring power-sharing in the north of Ireland went ahead, even as the DUP were separately negotiating to enter a deal on government with the Tories in London.

Published June 12, 2017

The devil and the DUP

duptheresamay.jpg Sinn Fein has played down the impact of a deal between unionists and Conservatives as it emerged the Democratic Unionist Party will support a minority Tory government in London.

Published June 10, 2017

Talks in doubt as Tory/DUP alliance threatens peace deal

duptory.jpg Stormont negotiations scheduled to recommence on Monday are unlikely to go ahead as the Democratic Unionists have turned their focus to London following the Westminster general election.

Published June 10, 2017

Sinn Fein winning the electoral battle

mccalliononeill.jpg The political geography of the north of Ireland has been rewritten following the Westminster election as Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists entirely obliterated the smaller parties, with Sinn Fein emerging as the biggest winner with three extra seats.

Published June 10, 2017

Internee refused parole

tonytaylordemo.jpg A protest is being held in Derry on Sunday after interned republican activist Tony Taylor was again refused release from prison.

Published June 10, 2017

New Lodge Six ‘want truth to be known’

newlodgesixfamilies.jpg The families of six Catholic men all killed by the British army more than 44 years ago have asked the Six County attorney general for a new inquest.

Published June 10, 2017

Drug dealers in Belfast facing summary justice

aad.jpg The PSNI police has admitted it failed to disclose a murder bid in Belfast earlier this year as a behind-the-scenes vigilante battle against drug dealers was uncovered.

Published June 10, 2017

Tories look to agree deal with DUP after losing majority

fostermay.jpg A nightmarish final Westminster election result has given the DUP the opportunity to form a highly unstable coalition with the Conservatives.

Published June 9, 2017

Sinn Fein gains three seats as smaller parties wiped out

mccallionwin.jpg A surge in support for Sinn Fein has seen the party win seats in Foyle, South Down and Fermanagh/South Tyrone, wiping the rival nationalist SDLP off the Westminster political map.

Published June 9, 2017

Tories in trouble after snap election; SF, DUP gain

corbynmay.jpg The Conservatives are failing to gain seats and their majority in the House of Commons could even be in doubt as early results come in from the British general election.

Published June 9, 2017

Brazen murder as UDA rewards DUP with election support

hornerfoster.jpg A brutal murder by the unionist paramilitary UDA of a feud rival and its subsequent election endorsement of the DUP has dramatically raised the issue of collusion between unionist politicians and loyalist murder gangs ahead of next week’s Westminster election.

Published June 3, 2017

SDLP backs border poll in pre-election play

eastwoodmanifesto.jpg In a move which has brought the two nationalist parties in the North closer than ever politically, the SDLP is backing calls for a border poll on Irish reunification.

Published June 3, 2017

Loyalist threat linked to murder of election candidate’s father

johnfinucanepat.jpg Sinn Fein North Belfast candidate John Finucane has received a chilling loyalist death threat as the election campaign entered its final week.

Published June 3, 2017

Anger over Derry’s tribute to its oppressors

museumderryprotest.jpg A protest was held on Friday afternoon, June 2, over the inclusion of the names of British soldiers and RUC members killed during the conflict in an installation at the Museum of Free Derry.

Published June 3, 2017

Tory attack video filled with lies

mcguinnesscorbyn.jpg A smear campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the British Conservative Party took a sinister turn this week after the party promoted a “fake news” attack video over his views on the conflict in Ireland.

Published June 3, 2017

Unwavering bravery recalled at unveiling of new mural

mcbreartymural.jpg A former IRA Volunteer, John Crawley, delivered the main address at the unveiling of a new mural in honour of IRA martyr George McBrearty on the 36th anniversary of his death on Sunday.

Published June 3, 2017

Varadkar confirmed as new FG leader and next Taoiseach

varadkarwins.jpg Leo Varadkar is to become Ireland’s youngest and first openly gay Taoiseach. He defeated his rival for the Fine Gael leadership, Simon Coveney, in an internal party ballot today, replacing Enda Kenny who announced his retirement last month.

Published June 2, 2017

Rogue statelet

fitzpatrick.jpg The collapse of the trial of notorious Irish bankster Sean FitzPatrick has increased suspicions that the 26 County state is deliberately facilitating white collar crime.

Published May 27, 2017

Brexit border could reignite conflict - Merkel

maymerkel.jpg German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned of a resurgence of conflict in Ireland as a possible consequence of Britain leaving the EU.

Published May 27, 2017

Attack and threats amid election tensions

paintattack.jpg A family including an 11-month-old baby have escaped injury after their house was paint-bombed and windows smashed in a sectarian attack.

Published May 27, 2017


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