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Kenny delivers oration for 1916 rebel amid commemorations row

thomaskentfuneral.jpg A state funeral for 1916 martyr Thomas Kent took place yesterday in a re-interment openly stage-managed by the Dublin government to boost its nationalist credentials.

Published September 19, 2015

Assessment sought on unionist paramilitaries

gacarson.jpg There are concerns that the PSNI is attempting to conceal levels of loyalist violence after they refused to describe an arson attack on a second Gaelic sports club in Tyrone as sectarian.

Published September 19, 2015

DUP say talks on hold after British statement

villierscommons.jpg The DUP leader Peter Robinson has said the failure of the British government to make a statement addressing its demands has ‘delayed’ the start of crisis talks aimed at rescuing the North’s political institutions.

Published September 15, 2015

Welcome for election of Corbyn as British Labour leader

corbynelected.jpg The election of veteran progressive Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour Party has been welcomed in Ireland.

Published September 12, 2015

Return to the brink

arlenefoster.jpg The cycle of crisis in the north of Ireland lurched towards the farcical this week as the Democratic Unionist Party blustered and threatened but, in the end, fudged an ultimatum to pull down the political institutions over allegations that the Provisional IRA still exists.

Published September 12, 2015

Sinn Fein concern over policing as republicans are released

storeyreleased.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said he wants to meet the PSNI police chief over the arrest of his party’s northern chairman in the murder inquiry which sparked the current political crisis.

Published September 12, 2015

Secret Garda unit behind ‘shoot-to-kill’ incident

ronanmaclochlainn.jpg A woman who witnessed an alleged shoot-to-kill incident in 1998 in County Wicklow was later visited by senior gardai and told to “stay quiet”, a commission of investigation into the fatal shooting has been told.

Published September 12, 2015

PSNI mock Derry family, escalate harassment

bigknock.jpg A member of the deaf community in Derry says she was traumatised after a heavy-handed PSNI police raid on her home in the Shantallow area of the city on Tuesday.

Published September 12, 2015

Powerful bombs used in UDA feud

ahoghillbombs.jpg Two explosions which shook the village of Ahoghill, County Antrim in the early hours of Thursday morning have been blamed on a drugs dispute among rival unionist paramilitary gangs.

Published September 12, 2015

Water charge campaigners defy Garda oppression

waterprotestpepper.jpg A 26 County police team led by the Garda Commissioner’s husband has been secretly spying on water charge protesters amid further allegations of political policing of left-wing TDs.

Published September 12, 2015

Robinson steps aside, puts ‘gatekeeper’ in zombie Executive

dupstatement.jpg In a dramatic day in Belfast, DUP leader Peter Robinson has backed away from a threat to immediately collapse the Six County Executive, instead opting to step aside temporarily and withdraw all his Ministers, leaving one.

Published September 10, 2015

Stormont collapse likely after DUP ultimatum is rejected

dupstormont.jpg A Stormont committee has refused to adjourn the Six County Assembly despite a DUP threat that it would otherwise pull down the North’s political institutions.

Published September 10, 2015

Arrests of top republicans adds to talks chaos

bobbystorey.jpg The PSNI police this morning arrested three very senior Provisional republican figures in connection with the murder last month of Belfast man Kevin McGuigan -- one of whom, Bobby Storey, is the chairperson of Sinn Fein in the Six Counties.

Published September 9, 2015

Talks hit by Tory threats, DUP go-slow

robinsonvilliers.jpg Crisis talks due to begin tomorrow in Belfast face an uphill battle amid serious attacks on the Six-County political process by both the British government and unionists over the past 48 hours.

Published September 7, 2015

Stormont back from the brink

robinsontanned.jpg The DUP leader Peter Robinson has offered to take part in a fresh round of multi-party talks as a deep crisis over allegations that the Provisional IRA still exists appears set to extend over a period of weeks or months.

Published September 5, 2015

Arrested republicans ‘pawns in a political game’

seankelly.jpg A prominent former IRA Volunteer has spoken out for the first time to defend himself after unionists called for him to be returned to prison by the British authorities.

Published September 5, 2015

Policing report exposes dysfunctional coalition

judgefennelly.jpg The interim report of the Fennelly Inquiry on policing matters in the 26 Counties has revealed a catalogue of delinquency and deception at the highest levels of the State’s justice system.

Published September 5, 2015

Refugees welcomed by Irish republicans

kurdibrothers.jpg Thousands of Irish families have pledged to provide shelter to refugees following a dramatic recognition of the plight of those fleeing conflict

Published September 5, 2015

Committee hears of culture of white-collar criminality

garethgraham.jpg A witness at an investigation into political corruption by a committee of the Stormont Assembly has claimed to have hundreds of hours of tapes revealing “an ingrained culture of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct” across the political, banking, legal and accountancy sectors.

Published September 5, 2015

Welcome for state funeral for 1916 rebel Thomas Kent

thomaskent.jpg A State funeral is to be held for 1916 Rising hero Thomas Kent -- one of only two rebels executed by the British outside of Dublin -- after DNA testing confirmed that remains found in Cork Prison belong to him.

Published September 5, 2015


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