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Hidden device highlights spying campaign

mcaffertybug.jpg A former republican prisoner has discovered a sophisticated listening device embedded in the ceiling of his north Belfast home.

Published May 16, 2015



Election nightmare as Tories triumph

cameronhappycar.jpg The result of the British general election is a setback for Irish republicans with the loss of a key seat to unionists in the North while the Tories under David Cameron secured a slim overall majority in London.

Published May 9, 2015



Drug gang’s grudge blamed for IRA commander’s murder

jockdavison.jpg A full republican funeral is expected to take place later today of murder victim Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison, a former member of the Provisional IRA’s northern command.

Published May 9, 2015



IRA actions continue

bombalertold.jpg The organisation known as the ‘new IRA’ has claimed that a substantial device failed to explode as two members of a PSNI patrol were in the north Belfast area last week.

Published May 9, 2015



Judicial review of police inquiry into Glennane gang

glenannefamilies.jpg A High Court judge in Belfast has described the activities of a gang in which members of the British Crown forces carried out sectarian murders alongside unionist paramilitaries as “deeply disturbing.”

Published May 9, 2015



Attempted cover-up over hospital deaths

tonyobrien.jpg The chief of the Health Services Executive (HSE) in the 26 Counties is under pressure to resign after the latest damning report into patient care at Irish hospitals.

Published May 9, 2015



Doing justice to the memory of Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison

jockdavison2.jpg More than 60 community groups and organisations from nationalist areas of Belfast have endorsed the following open letter to praise the senior republican Jock Davison and criticise attempts by the media to “criminalise his past”.

Published May 9, 2015



Tories claim victory as seats pile in for Cameron

cameronstormont.jpg British prime minister David Cameron now looks certain to return to 10 Downing St after the Conservatives secured the narrowest of victories in the Westminster general election.

Published May 8, 2015



SNP landslide in Scotland; unionist gain in North

nicolasturgeon.jpg The British general election has created massive upheaval for the political system in London, with the Scottish National Party on course for a virtual clean sweep of Westminster seats in Scotland, although the election has produced relatively little change in the north of Ireland.

Published May 8, 2015



Shock at murder of senior PIRA figure

jockdavison.jpg Prominent Belfast republican Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison was shot dead this morning in the Markets area in a killing which has shocked the city less than 48 hours before polls open in the Westminster general election.

Published May 5, 2015



A parliament in denial

milibandcleggcameron.jpg With just days to go before a potentially historic Westminster general election, a further rise in support for the Scottish National Party is already creating a crisis in British politics which will likely have implications for Ireland.

Published May 2, 2015



Dee Fennell interned

internmentprotest1504.jpg Ardoyne residents’ spokesperson Dee Fennell was effectively interned by a judge at Craigavon court on Friday, confirming fears of republicans since his arrest two weeks ago.

Published May 2, 2015



Hardline statement by UDA group

udashowofstrength.jpg Leaders of a breakaway UDA faction in north Antrim have warned that their violence is likely to escalate further.

Published May 2, 2015



Repressive raids blamed on British Army unit

britsraid.jpg The Republican Network for Unity have said they witnessed a number of armed house raids carried out on the homes of republican political activists in North Belfast and Derry, including a member of RNU’s Ard Comhairle (leadership).

Published May 2, 2015



DUP Minister quits after new homophobic incident

robinsonwells.jpg A controversy over the DUP’s views on gay people has increased in the north of Ireland despite the resignation of the party’s health Minister, Jim Wells on Tuesday.

Published May 2, 2015



UUP candidate accused of insulting Catholic victims

tomelliottbig.jpg Comments by Westminster election candidate Tom Elliott about the arrest and charging of a former British soldier for the attempted murder of a man with special needs in 1974 have been described as “an outrageous slur”.

Published May 2, 2015



Internment fears for residents’ spokesperson

damianfennell.jpg A republican activist who has campaigned against sectarian parades in north Belfast has been arrested and charged in connection with a speech he made at Easter.

Published April 25, 2015



Corruption scandal over Anglo successor’s dodgy deals

denisobrien.jpg A major scandal has erupted in the 26 Counties over the knockdown sale by a state-run bank of the bankrupt firm Siteserv to billionaire Denis O’Brien, a backer of the governing Fine Gael party.

Published April 25, 2015



Election exposes unionist bigotry

jimwells.jpg Outbreaks of unionist prejudice have dominated the British general election in the north of Ireland, where 18 Westminster parliament seats are being contested.

Published April 25, 2015



Parades issue seen as post-election bargaining chip

newryparade0415.jpg As concerns mount over the forthcoming marching season, several thousand unionists and scores of bands brought Newry to a standstill on Friday of last weekend in what was described as “an orgy of sectarian triumphalism”.

Published April 25, 2015

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