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Report finds Taoiseach’s message forced top Garda to quit

kennycallinan.jpg The 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing calls for his resignation after an inquiry found today that the former Garda police chief commissioner Martin Callinan felt obliged to retire as a result of a message conveyed from the Taoiseach.

Published September 1, 2015

Unionists head for the exit

nesbittrobinsonforum.jpg The devolved administration in the north of Ireland is moving towards collapse as both of the main unionist parties have said they are ready to withdraw from the power-sharing coalition with nationalists.

Published August 29, 2015

Fianna Fail jumps on a unionist bandwagon

michealmartin2.jpg There has been a hysterical response in the 26 Counties to allegations in the North that the Provisional IRA continues to exist.

Published August 29, 2015

Figures confirm scale of PSNI harassment

psniguns2.jpg The PSNI has used stop and search powers against the people of two small north Belfast communities more than 4,500 times in six years, according to official police statistics.

Published August 29, 2015

Water charge protestors ‘not going away’

wateraug29.jpg Tens of thousands have gathered at an anti-water charge rally today in Dublin. The march began at 2pm under the banner “We’re not going away, you know!”

Published August 29, 2015

Red Cross to help broker bid to end prison tensions

redcross.jpg The Red Cross has said it is willing to help resolve the deepening crisis at Maghaberry prison after more than 20 republican prisoners began refusing meals for more than a week.

Published August 29, 2015

Robinson’s mercy appeal for UDA death-squad suspect

samueltweed.jpg DUP leader Peter Robinson has been accused of hypocrisy after seeking leniency for a loyalist believed by victims to have been involved in the mass murder of innocent Catholics in the 1970s.

Published August 29, 2015

UUP to quit Executive as election looms

nesbittuuppress.jpg The Ulster Unionist Party is set to withdraw its only Minister from the Stormont Executive on Saturday after party leader Mike Nesbitt described the current power-sharing agreement as “threadbare”.

Published August 26, 2015

‘IRA has left the stage’ - Adams

adamsconfused.jpg In response to a growing media furore, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted that the Provisional IRA were not involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast earlier this month.

Published August 22, 2015

Letter reveals farcical Ballymurphy investigation

britsold.jpg The failure of the British Ministry of Defence to trace any of the British soldiers present at the time of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre has infuriated the families of the victims.

Published August 22, 2015

1985: Thatcher’s ego and the need to stop Sinn Fein

fitzgeraldthatcher.jpg Over 500 files have been made available to historians in Belfast this week as part of the declassification of government files dating from the mid-1980s.

Published August 22, 2015

Homeless offered sleeping bags, urged to leave the city

homelessprotest.jpg Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of “blowing smoke” after he insisted that “common sense” must be applied in response to the growing homelessness crisis.

Published August 22, 2015

Rasharkin parade increases tensions

rasharkin2015.jpg Sinn Fein’s Daithi McKay has said there were a number of breaches of determinations by the Parades Commission at a loyalist parade in Rasharkin last [Friday] night.

Published August 22, 2015

New play suggests protected paedophile may have been informer

olubhlai.jpg The 26-County state and the Gardai police will be accused from a Dublin stage next week of covering up claims about the serial rape of young boys because the alleged abuser - dubbed “the Irish Jimmy Savile” - was an informer blackmailed into spying on the IRA.

Published August 22, 2015

Bomb attack hits MI5 base

vanbombpalace.jpg The political crisis in the North deepened this week when a bomb attack struck the British Army’s Palace Barracks, the headquarters of MI5 in Ireland.

Published August 15, 2015

Sinn Fein condemns Davison ‘revenge’ killing

kevinmcguigan.jpg The close-knit republican community of the Short Strand has been shocked by the apparent revenge killing on Wednesday night of Kevin McGuigan, the chief suspect in the murder earlier this year of former PIRA commander Jock Davison.

Published August 15, 2015

Repercussions continue after march for prisoners is halted

ailmarch2015.jpg There has been a flood of complaints about the PSNI’s actions after it blocked a nationalist anti-internment protest from marching to Belfast city centre on Sunday.

Published August 15, 2015

Concern at casual violence and intimidation

branniganattack.jpg A three-hour racist assault on the home of a former republican prisoner in west Belfast last weekend has highlighted a wave of spontaneous acts of violence, racism and sectarianism across the North.

Published August 15, 2015

TDs anger at criminal charges report

paulmurphywater.jpg Leaked reports that a decision has been made to bring criminal charges against water charge protesters may have been a deliberate attempt to smear those politicians involved.

Published August 15, 2015

Failures in ‘Craigavon Two’ judgement outlined

johnfinucane.jpg A lawyer for one of two men convicted of an IRA action in March 2009 has raised fresh concerns about the case.

Published August 15, 2015


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