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New British PM and Direct Ruler ‘value Northern Ireland’

maybrokenshire.jpg The new British Prime Minister Theresa May has stressed her commitment to maintaining British rule in the north of Ireland amid concern among human rights workers that her appointment will further undermine civil and human rights here.

Published July 16, 2016

‘Messy business’ as debate over post-Brexit border begins

eubarbedwire.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister at Stormont, Martin McGuinness, has said the new British Prime Minister is on a collision course with the European Union over its approach to what he described as a “disastrous decision” to leave the EU.

Published July 16, 2016

Growing support for release of Derry internee

tonytaylormural.jpg Pressure for the release of Derry republican Tony Taylor has increased following the dropping of a prosecution dating from October 2015 and the removal from her post of British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers, who ordered his internment.

Published July 16, 2016

Census confirms numbers of vacant homes amid housing crisis

emptyhouses.jpg Homeless campaigners have demanded immediate action after Census 2016 found almost 200,000 houses and apartments lying empty across the 26 Counties.

Published July 16, 2016

Villiers replaced as British Direct Ruler

jamesbrokenshire.jpg James Brokenshire, a 48-year-old Tory MP and junior Home Office Minister based in Kent, has been named as the new British Direct Ruler in Ireland after Theresa Villiers was dropped from the post.

Published July 14, 2016

Houses gutted by bonfires as Orangemen march

bonfirehouses16.jpg There were confrontations this morning as sectarian parades were forced through Catholic communities following a night in which bonfires were lit to herald the day of loyalist aggression.

Published July 12, 2016

Theresa May to become British PM on Wednesday

theresamay.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed he will officially step down on Wednesday, months ahead of schedule. His announcement came after it emerged his replacement will be Home Secretary Theresa May, whose last rival for the leadership of the Conservative Party dropped out this morning.

Published July 11, 2016

Unionists ‘veto’ Irish Brexit forum

kennyfoster.jpg Sinn Fein has called on the Taoiseach to press ahead with a plan to convene a national, all-Ireland forum on dealing with the fallout of the British vote to leave the EU.

Published July 9, 2016

Kenny facing party demands for timeline to quit

kennycoveneyvaradkar.jpg Pressure is growing on the Fine Gael leader and 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny to declare a timetable for his departure as questions mount over his leadership abilities in the wake of the Brexit crisis in Britain.

Published July 9, 2016

Bonfire terror ‘utterly insane’

bonfireracist.jpg A number of potentially toxic Eleventh Night bonfires in Belfast have caused fear and alarm, including one outside a city centre hotel and others near houses in east Belfast.

Published July 9, 2016

Nationalists to protest Twelfth parades

orangeworkmans.jpg The Protestant marching season reaches its climax on Tuesday with a number of provocative sectarian marches once again planned for nationalist areas.

Published July 9, 2016

Upheaval in British Labour Party linked to Iraq report

blaircorbyn.jpg An attempted internal party coup within the British Labour Party is being blamed on the publication of an official government report by John Chilcot into the Iraq war. Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister and Labour leader, was savaged in the verdict and faces angry demands for justice from British victims of the war.

Published July 9, 2016

Sign of the times as Irish language is attacked

defacedirishsign.jpg A new initiative to support the Irish language in the North has been attacked in a unionist campaign of vandalism and hate.

Published July 9, 2016

Unionists fear unity, demand border troops

nesbittbryson.jpg Unionists have expressed concern at a renewed support for Irish nationalism and republicanism following the result of the recent British referendum to leave the European Union.

Published July 2, 2016

New British PM could take hard line on Ireland

maygove.jpg The battle to replace David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister is set to be dominated by two contendors with extreme right-wing views.

Published July 2, 2016

New evidence points to cold-blooded killing

colummarks.jpg The Police Ombudsman is to examine the death of a republican 25 years ago after relatives of IRA Volunteer Colum Marks brought a High Court challenge over the ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy of planned state executions.

Published July 2, 2016

Increase in harassment of republicans

lurganincident.jpg Republican Sinn Fein has said two members of its Ard Chomhairle leadership were among a group stopped and ambushed in Lurgan, County Armagh in a heavy-handed operation by British forces this week.

Published July 2, 2016

Orange parade plan for Ardoyne abandoned

wallofsteel16.jpg A major Orange Order parade passed off peacefully in Belfast on Friday after a proposed march through nationalist areas of north Belfast did not go ahead.

Published July 2, 2016

Shock over latest charity scandal

consolekelly.jpg The founder of Irish suicide prevention charity Console, his wife and son ran up credit card bills of almost half a million euro on items such as designer clothes, foreign trips and weekly groceries over a three-year period, according to a long-delayed audit of the charity.

Published July 2, 2016

Race violence as politicians discuss Brexit chaos

brexitracism.jpg England is currently experiencing a wave of xenophobic attacks as politicians across Europe grapple with the fallout of the shock result of a British vote to leave the EU.

Published June 29, 2016


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