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Brutal killing blamed on UDA faction

brianmcilhagga.jpg Elements of the unionist paramilitary UDA have been blamed for the murder of a father-of-five in Ballymoney in County Antrim.

Published January 10, 2015

McLaughlin to take Stormont chair

mitchelmclaughlinbig.jpg Sinn Fein’s Mitchel McLaughlin is expected to become Speaker of the Six-County Assembly as an outcome of the recent talks that resulted in the Stormont House Agreement

Published January 10, 2015

Hopes raised for Bloody Sunday prosecutions

bloodysundaypriest.jpg A murder investigation into the Bloody Sunday massacre will restart ahead of the 43rd anniversary of the killings in Derry, it has been announced.

Published January 10, 2015

Delight for Donnelly as appeal is successful

donnellyappeal.jpg An independent republican councillor in Derry this week won his appeal against a term of imprisonment that would have cost him his seat on the new super council of Derry/Strabane.

Published January 10, 2015

Row over treatment of ‘Continuity Sinn Fein’ group

continuitysinnfein.jpg The detention of a group of men linked to a small factional organisation has caused a controversy over their political status.

Published January 10, 2015

FitzGerald fuelled Thatcher’s intransigence

fitzgeraldthatcher2.jpg Declassified papers have revealed Margaret Thatcher’s infamous “out, out, out” speech on nationalist aspirations in Ireland may have been motivated by a summit in which the Dublin government admitted it was working towards a “lowering of expectations” rather than Irish reunification.

Published January 3, 2015

Minister’s four-letter insult for Sinn Fein

charlieflanagan.jpg The 26-County Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has been urged to apologise for internet comments in which he referred to Sinn Fein as ‘c*nt politics’.

Published January 3, 2015

Irish incomprehension at Famine comedy plan

famine.jpg There has been a furious response to news that a British broadcaster has commissioned a ‘comedy’ television series based on the Irish famine when an estimated one million people died of starvation and disease as a result of British colonial policy in Ireland.

Published January 3, 2015

Low-profile launch for new political party

rebootireland.jpg An announcement by former Fine Gael leadership figure Lucinda Creighton that she is going ahead with efforts to form a new right-wing political organisation has been criticised by Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams who said that another conservative political party is “the last thing” that Ireland needs.

Published January 3, 2015

Review of the archive papers

archivesbig.jpg A round-up of the stories emerging from the declassified papers released over the New Year.

Published January 3, 2015

New Year statements

2015.jpg A collection of the statements issued by Sinn Fein and republican groups to mark the New Year.

Published January 3, 2015

Stormont talks deal gets over the line

stormonthousedeal.jpg A partial agreement in multi-party talks has ensured that the Six-County political institutions will continue to operate next year.

Published December 24, 2014

Talks to go on

sfstormont.jpg The North’s five main parties have asked British prime minister David Cameron for 2 billion pounds (€2.55 billion or $3.15 billion) financial package over ten years as talks continue on issues such as parades, flags and the past.

Published December 20, 2014

PSNI mount pre-Christmas raids

damageddoor.jpg Republicans in Derry, Belfast and Newry have condemned heavy-handed raids by the PSNI which have devastated family homes in the lead up to Christmas.

Published December 20, 2014

Ballymurphy Massacre victim to be exhumed

ballymurphydonnelly.jpg The body of a man shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast more than 40 years ago is to be exhumed, a coroner has ruled.

Published December 20, 2014

Legal action over protection of UVF assassin

jackalbig.jpg The widow of a factory worker murdered by unionist paramilitaries more than 40 years ago is to sue the PSNI police and the British Ministry of Defence.

Published December 20, 2014

Derry name issue reignites

derryguildhallbig.jpg The word Derry is to be removed from the wording on a plaque in the city after the SDLP sided with unionists on the issue in a move which could revive the long-running row on the city’s name.

Published December 20, 2014

Delight at Obama move to end blockade on Cuba

happyhavana.jpg A historic announcement of a thaw in Cuban-US relations which includes the release of the three remaining members of the “Cuban Five” and Alan Gross, an American citizen detained in Cuba, has been strongly welcomed in Ireland.

Published December 20, 2014

Cameron storms out

cameronstormont.jpg The shambolic nature of the talks process at Stormont was exposed this week when British Prime Minister David Cameron suddenly abandoned the negotiations with no plans to return.

Published December 13, 2014

A people ‘forced onto the streets’

waterdec10.jpg The largest political movement seen in Ireland in a generation looks set to grow further after a giant protest in Dublin on Wednesday.

Published December 13, 2014


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