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Election count overshadowed by unionist sex scandal

ashleighmurray.jpg Counting is currently ongoing in the North’s local election results, with 462 councillors to be elected for the 11 new ‘super-councils’, which have replaced the existing 26 local councils.

Published May 23, 2014

‘Change is coming’ - Sinn Féin

adamselectionpress.jpg Local and European elections are taking place today and tomorrow [Thursday and Friday] in the Six and 26 Counties respectively. The elections are likely to confirm that Sinn Fein is the dominant political force on the island of Ireland and for the first time, is now equally strong in both the 26 Counties and the Six Counties.

Published May 22, 2014

Republicans urged to use their vote

electionposters.jpg Unionists could have a clear majority in six of the 11 new ‘super councils’ in the north of Ireland, an independent elections expert has calculated.

Published May 22, 2014

Miscarriage of justice declared in McAuley case

martinmcauleybig.jpg A guilty verdict against a prominent Lurgan republican has been thrown out after admissions that RUC police lied to prosecutors and tried to manipulate the case.

Published May 22, 2014

Stormont, PSNI to pay compensation for inquest delays

funeral.jpg The families of six men killed by either Crown forces or loyalist paramilitaries are to be awarded damages for unlawful delays in holding inquests, a High Court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Published May 22, 2014

Baggott sued over failure to investigate

patsykelly.jpg The family of a murdered Catholic politician have begun a civil legal action against the PSNI Chief Matt Baggott, accusing the police of repeated failures to investigate the killing.

Published May 22, 2014

Dail delegation warns over Maghaberry prison dispute

eamonocuivbig.jpg Former government minister Eamon O Cuiv has warned that the atmosphere in Maghaberry Prison between republican prisoners and prison authorities is on a “knife edge”.

Published May 22, 2014

Sectarian killing unpunished

kevinmcdaidbig.jpg The trial of a loyalist gang involved in the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid has ended with all of the charges against them being dropped or reduced to minor ones.

Published May 17, 2014

Shock as British Army gunmen’s admissions are dismissed

mrfattack.jpg A decision by the PSNI police not to investigate the admitted sectarian murders by an undercover British army unit is being described as a devastating injustice against the families of the victims.

Published May 17, 2014

Sinn Fein eyes election gains despite new Adams smear

indoheadlineadams.jpg With his party on the brink of local and European election successes, party leader Gerry Adams has taken legal action against 26-County media group Independent News and Media (IN&M) over a recent news report.

Published May 17, 2014

Graphic election fight for smaller republican parties

eirigipostertorn.jpg Posters for eirigi candidate Maire Drumm are being vandalised in the Colin area of West Belfast, the party has said, as Sinn Fein and rival republicans continue to contest the visual spaces open to their communities.

Published May 17, 2014

Dublin/Monaghan families to sue for justice

dublinmonaghancommemoration.jpg Victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which took place 40 years ago this week, are to sue the British government for failing to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Published May 17, 2014

Limavady bandsmen mark territory for July Twelfth

limavadybandsmen.jpg There have been calls for action to be taken in the county Derry town of Limavady after two loyalist bandsmen urinated at the gates of a parish priest’s home during a parade in the town.

Published May 17, 2014

Jubilation and recrimination as Adams is freed

adamsdancingafricans.jpg A high stakes game in the North’s unfinished peace process played out before the world’s media last week. But almost twenty years after the Provisional IRA’s ceasefire, the shock detention of Gerry Adams on allegations of past IRA activity ended in a dramatic triumph for the Sinn Fein leader.

Published May 10, 2014

Enmities inflamed after Adams arrest

bostoncollegetouts.jpg Despite a display of unity for the start of the Giro d’Italia international bicycle race in Belfast this week, political relations are at their lowest for years following the arrest and interrogation of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Published May 10, 2014

Report identifies serious Garda misconduct, cover-ups

kennyfitzgerald.jpg A new Minister for Justice was hurriedly appointed on Thursday less than 24 hours before the release of an official investigation which concluded that the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had failed to investigate a disturbing litany of corruption and malpractice.

Published May 10, 2014

Protestors determined to stop water meters

watermetersprotest.jpg Two people have been injured in clashes between residents and Irish Water workers as protests against the new water tax have spread.

Published May 10, 2014

Sudden end to PIRA membership trial

padraicwilsonfreed.jpg Two men and two women due to stand trial charged with Provisional IRA offences were dramatically cleared this week, after the prosecution said it offered no evidence against them.

Published May 10, 2014

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings

dublinbombing.jpg The worst day in the history of the recent conflict took place 40 years ago this week. A report from Justice for the Forgotten, which was formed in 1996 and continues to campaign for truth and justice for the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Published May 10, 2014

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter resigns

alanshatterbig.jpg A long saga of scandal, corruption and the abuse of power came to a sudden end today with the announcement that the 26 County Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has resigned.

Published May 7, 2014


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