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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

Election set for March 2 amid rancorous Stormont debate

brokenshirenio.jpg The British government has announced that elections to the Stormont Assembly wil take place on Thursday, March 2nd after the Sinn Fein/DUP power-sharing Executive formally collapsed this afternoon.

Published January 16, 2017

Crisis talks fail, election due

sftalksrhi.jpg The north of Ireland is inexorably heading for an election following the resignation of Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the failure of last-minute talks efforts by the two governments.

Published January 13, 2017

McGuinness asks for privacy over illness

mcguinnessquits2.jpg Martin McGuinness has called for his privacy to be respected by the media after a newspaper published details of a serious illness for which he is said to be receiving treatment.

Published January 13, 2017

Irish language rights campaign presses on after DUP u-turn

dearglefearg.jpg A DUP decision to re-instate an Irish language bursary scheme has been described by Sinn Fein as “too little, too late”.

Published January 13, 2017

Derry hit by PSNI raids, searches

psniraid.jpg Protests are being organised following a series of heavy-handed police raids on the home of republican activists over the Christmas and New Year period.

Published January 13, 2017


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