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PSNI use ‘carrot and stick’ tactic to recruit informers

giftcards.jpg Members of the PSNI Special Branch used a pair of shopping gift cards in an attempt to turn a Fermanagh activist into an informer, as spying activity appears to have increased ahead of next weekend’s republican commemorations.

Published April 7, 2017

Department admits community grants discrimination

givanbonfire.jpg A report for Stormont’s ‘Department for Communities’ has admitted that a scheme for funding community halls was biased in favour of the Protestant community.

Published April 7, 2017

Brokenshire urged to step down as talks chair

brokenshirepress.jpg The British Direct Ruler James Brokenshire has been urged to give up the chairmanship of the talks at Stormont after the latest round of discussions failed to make any real progress.

Published April 7, 2017

ETA leaves arms ‘in the hands of the Basque people’

etaletter.jpg The Basque armed group ETA says it will disarm on Saturday, leaving down their weapons “so that Basques can continue taking steps to achieve peace and freedom for our country”.

Published April 7, 2017

Hope for Ireland as Brexit gets real

brexitletter2.jpg Despite the Brexit process, the north of Ireland could remain in the European Union pending a unity referendum, according to papers published this week by a European Parliament committee.

Published April 1, 2017

New IRA claim bomb attack

strabanerocket.jpg The organisation known as the new IRA has said it struck a PSNI armoured vehicle with an ‘explosively formed projectile’ (EFP) in County Tyrone last week.

Published April 1, 2017

Prisoner taken off republican wing in Maghaberry row

gabrielmackle.jpg A prisoner in the republican wing of Maghaberry prison has been removed following a dispute with other prisoners in a row which has pitched two small republican political parties against each other.

Published April 1, 2017

Stormont talks set to continue

brokepress.jpg Sinn Fein has said it will be insisting on the implementation of previous peace deals in talks which are set to go on at Stormont after a deadline for agreement was extended by the British government.

Published April 1, 2017

Police Commissioner and Ministers defy critics as scandals mount

noirinosuillivan.jpg The 26 County Garda police commissioner Noirin O Sullivan remains in her post despite a barrage of shocking and incredible revelations about the depth of fraud and corruption in the police force she heads.

Published April 1, 2017

Minister ‘issued threat’ to financial investigators

noonandail.jpg The chairman of the Dublin parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has alleged that pressure was put on him by the Minister for Finance to limit its investigation into the notorious cut-price sale of state-owned properties in the Six Counties known as ‘Project Eagle’

Published April 1, 2017

Brexit triggered, negotiations to begin on Irish border

brexitletter.jpg The European Union has confirmed that the Tory government in London has triggered article 50, beginning a two-year process that will see Britain, and possibly the north of Ireland, fall out of the European Union.

Published March 29, 2017

Talks given extra time as Brokenshire fudges deadline

brokenshirepress.jpg The British government has called for further talks to restore the Stormont Executive after efforts so far fell well short of reaching today’s ‘deadline’ for forming a power-sharing administration in the Six Counties.

Published March 27, 2017

Sinn Fein pulls out of talks

sftalks0317.jpg Sinn Fein has withdrawn from all-party talks at Stormont on restoring the Six County Assembly after reporting no substantive progress in any of the issues under discussion. The talks involving the Democratic Unionist Party and the Dublin and London governments had a deadline of tomorrow afternoon.

Published March 26, 2017

‘Freedom fighter’

mcguinnesscortege.jpg Grief turned to pride for Sinn Fein this week as tens of thousands paid their respects to a leader who came to symbolise peace in Ireland and the process through which the Provisional IRA gave birth to a political powerhouse.

Published March 24, 2017

British PM faces Brexit confrontation in Belfast

brexitmap.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May will receive a very clear message that the north of Ireland wants to stay in the European Union before she triggers Brexit on Wednesday, Sinn Fein has said.

Published March 24, 2017

DUP MP suggests ‘poodle’ Sinn Fein could back down in talks

sammywilson600.jpg A senior MP for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said there is “virtually no chance” of a deal being struck for the restoration of the Stormont Assembly in Belfast ahead of the looming deadline next Monday. Sammy Wilson described Sinn Fein’s position as “unworkable” and claimed the party are “overplaying their hand”.

Published March 24, 2017

Support for Bus Eireann workers over strike action

buseireannpicket.jpg Drivers and other employees of Ireland’s state-run bus company have said they feel they have “nothing to lose” as a nationwide bus strike has focused attention on the crisis over wages in the public transport sector.

Published March 24, 2017

Kenny accused of hypocrisy over immigration

kennyimmigration.jpg Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged to do more to help those coming to Ireland to escape global conflicts following his comments on immigration in the US last week, which received unprecedented international media attention.

Published March 24, 2017

Bill Clinton’s eulogy for Martin McGuinness

clintonfuneralmcguinness.jpg The full text of remarks made by former US President at the Requiem Mass for former Sinn Fein deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Published March 24, 2017

Oration at the grave of Martin McGuinness

adamsoration.jpg The graveside oration for Martin McGuinness delivered by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams at his funeral today.

Published March 23, 2017


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