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‘Frictionless’ border checks as Britain waives the rules

gardacheckpoint600.jpg The British government appears to be planning a return of customs controls across the Six County border and may even be hoping to push all of Ireland out of the EU following hardline statements on its Brexit plans this week.

Published February 3, 2017

Brokenshire comments infuriate Bloody Sunday families

sundaymarch2017.jpg Crowds of local people joined a diverse range of activists and bands at the Bloody Sunday March for Justice on Sunday. Relatives of those killed and representatives from the wounded led the march, carrying 14 white crosses to symbolise those who lost their lives on Bloody Sunday.

Published February 3, 2017

Lynch concerned by torture but did not expose it - documents

waterboarding600.jpg Both the Dublin and London governments were fully aware that torture techniques such as waterboarding were being used against nationalists in the north of Ireland but remained silent, according to documents uncovered by the Pat Finucane centre.

Published February 3, 2017

DUP leader increasingly mired in RHI scandal

fostereastwood.jpg There are fresh doubts over the return of the Belfast powersharing Executive after the SDLP, the second largest nationalist party behind Sinn Fein, ruled out entering a new administration with DUP leader Arlene Foster amid mounting allegations over her role in a corruption scandal.

Published February 3, 2017

‘Illegal parades can go ahead’ despite court ruling - PSNI

flagprotestriot.jpg PSNI police chief George Hamilton has responded defiantly after the Supreme Court in London finally confirmed that the PSNI were wrong in their decision not to stop intimidatory loyalist flag protest marches four years ago.

Published February 3, 2017

High Court bid to end Ludlow cover-up

ludlowfamily.jpg The unexplained halting of an investigation into the murder of an Irish forestry worker is a scandal which goes to the highest levels of police and government, Dublin’s High Court has heard.

Published February 3, 2017

PSNI man shot as tensions mount in Belfast

psnishot1701.jpg The ‘New IRA’ has claimed responsibility for the ambush of a PSNI patrol in North Belfast on Sunday in which a member of the force was struck twice. The attack, which took place on the Crumlin Road close to a north Belfast interface left the victim with injuries to his arm.

Published January 27, 2017

Brexit a ‘hostile action’, could damage GFA - Adams

adams0117.jpg Gerry Adams has warned that Brexit will wreck the fundamental human rights safeguards set out under the Good Friday Agreement. The Sinn Fein leader pointed out that rights enshrined in the 1998 peace deal would be negated by Britain simply pulling out of the EU.

Published January 27, 2017

British MP admits torturing republicans

torturemp.jpg A Conservative MP and former British army officer, Bob Stewart, has said he worked as “kind of a torturer” when he was serving in the north of Ireland.

Published January 27, 2017

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster can be ‘Chuckle Sisters’

fosteroneill.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams has said the party’s new Six County leader, Michelle O’Neill, “needs to grow into the job”, but could work alongside DUP leader Arlene Foster in the Stormont Executive if corruption scandals are resolved.

Published January 27, 2017

Sinn Fein could prop up coalition govt in Dublin - McDonald

marylouconfused.jpg In a major policy shift, Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has said that her party could take part in the next coalition government as a junior partner of either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.

Published January 27, 2017

Roadblocks and delays for Stardust disaster families

stardust600.jpg The families of some of the 48 young people who died in the 1981 Stardust fire disaster in Dublin have expressed concerns over a proposed review of new evidence in their campaign for a fresh inquiry.

Published January 27, 2017

Michelle O’Neill is Sinn Fein’s new leader at Stormont

michelloneill.jpg Mid-Ulster Assembly member Michelle O’Neill is to lead Sinn Fein into the Six County Assembly elections in March, it has been announced.

Published January 23, 2017

McGuinness bows out

mcguinnessretiresbogside.jpg An emotional Martin McGuinness has said he wants to become an ambassador for peace after the former Sinn Fein deputy First Minister quit electoral politics this week due to ill-health.

Published January 20, 2017

McGuinness ‘made a difference’ - Adams

mcguinnessadamsold.jpg A commentary in the week of the historic announcement by Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, by colleague and party leader Gerry Adams.

Published January 20, 2017

Sinn Fein ready to name successor

fouramigos2.jpg Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said his party will make the announcement of Martin McGuinness’s successor next week. Speaking to RTE news on Friday, he insisted the former deputy First Minister is just “standing down” from office and he hopes that he will be back.

Published January 20, 2017

Political temperature rises amid yet another Stormont scandal

dupflute.jpg The DUP ‘Communities’ Minister Paul Givan has been accused of acting to a sectarian agenda after he distributed almost two million pounds in grants to loyalist organisations, Orange lodges and Protestant church groups.

Published January 20, 2017

British soldiers on Belfast streets, RAF lands at Shannon

soldiersbelfast.jpg The British Army appeared in numbers in west Belfast last weekend as troops in full uniform were deployed alongside PSNI police in the Poleglass area of West Belfast.

Published January 20, 2017

‘Hard Brexit’ fears for Ireland

maybrexit.jpg A landmark speech on Britain’s departure from the European Union has failed to allay fears of “hard border” controls and economic chaos across the island of Ireland.

Published January 20, 2017

Martin McGuinness retires

mcguinnessretires.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has effectively retired from politics after announcing he will not be standing for re-election in the 2 March poll to the Belfast Assembly.

Published January 19, 2017


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