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DUP bigotry fuels new calls for Irish Language Act

gregorycampbellstormont.jpg The DUP’s Gregory Campbell has been called upon to apologise for an attempt to mock the Irish language community in the Six-County Assembly at Stormont.

Published November 8, 2014

Poll, protests confirm dramatic change in Irish politics

waterprotestrural.jpg Sinn Fein has topped an opinion poll in the 26 Counties for the first time in the history of polling in the state, gaining four points to move up to 26%.

Published November 1, 2014

Terror in the Short Strand

pensionershortstrand.jpg The nationalist residents of the Short Strand endured five nights of loyalist violence this week in east Belfast as loyalist mobs attacked with petrol bombs, fireworks and other missiles.

Published November 1, 2014

Cahill ‘cover-up’ accusations unravel

mairiacahill2.jpg The political controversy over abuse allegations by west Belfast woman Mairia Cahill has taken a further twist following the revelation that she actually wrote to the Provisional IRA’s army council to ask for their assistance in seeking justice.

Published November 1, 2014

McConville case discredited as wrong man is arrested

patrice.jpg Former Sinn Fein councillor Pat Rice is the latest to be arrested in connection with the IRA execution in 1972 of informer Jean McConville, but appears to have been an embarrassing victim of mistaken identity.

Published November 1, 2014

PSNI targeted in attacks

bombalertbig2.jpg The ‘new IRA’ has said it planted two devices in the County Tyrone town of Strabane in an attempt to ambush PSNI police on Thursday night. It is the second time in the past two weeks that an attack has been mounted in the north west. A bomb left at a vacant house in Derry was also directed against the PSNI, it has emerged.

Published November 1, 2014

Hart holds talks amid budget progress

hartstormont.jpg New US peace envoy Gary Hart has spent two days in a series of bilateral meetings with the five main parties in the North and the Dublin and London governments.

Published November 1, 2014

Craigavon Two case set for Supreme Court

divisbridgecraigavon2.jpg Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton are to go before the highest court in British law in a bid to clear their names after receiving permission to do so this week.

Published November 1, 2014

The abuse of power

kennycahill.jpg A mud-slinging campaign by the Irish political establishment has effectively halted Sinn Fein’s rise to become the largest party in the 26 Counties.

Published October 25, 2014

Talks ‘a sham’ - Sinn Fein

stormonthousetalks.jpg Sinn Fein has described the Stormont multi-party talks a “sham process” and warned that there is limited prospect of agreement unless the DUP shows a greater willingness to engage.

Published October 25, 2014

UDA targets lawyer

omuiri.jpg A UDA murder gang is targeting west Belfast lawyer Padraig O Muirigh, it has emerged. It is the same outfit which, in collusion with British forces, carried out the 1989 killing of high-profile Belfast defence lawyer, Pat Finucane.

Published October 25, 2014

Ladder of informer recruitment bids

mccusker.jpg A County Derry man has said that PSNI men offered to “get rid” of assault charges if he agreed to become an informer.

Published October 25, 2014

Ill prisoners humiliated by Maghaberry regime

maghaberrybig2.jpg Support groups for republican prisoners in Maghaberry have complained about the medical maltreatment of prisoners at the jail.

Published October 25, 2014

Water meters reach Belfast

belfastwatermeter.jpg The Republican Network for Unity say they have photographs of water meters which have recently been installed behind the backs of west Belfast residents.

Published October 25, 2014

Stormont crisis over unionist bad faith

mcguinnessrattledrobinson.jpg The North’s political process has ground to a halt after the DUP dramatically reneged on a deal to appoint a Sinn Fein Speaker of the Stormont Assembly and then entirely boycotted the opening of a new round of talks in Belfast.

Published October 18, 2014

SF facing media campaign over abuse allegations

mairia.jpg Sinn Fein has strongly rejected claims it sought to “cover-up” allegations of sexual abuse against a member of the Provisional IRA.

Published October 18, 2014

Anger as Craigavon Two sentence is extended

johnpaulwootton.jpg Miscarriage of justice victim John Paul Wootton has had his life sentence tariff increased by four years by the Court of Appeal, despite the chief justice admitting that the youth played no identifiable role in the CIRA action for which he received a life sentence.

Published October 18, 2014

Budget ‘too little, too late’ for those in need

waterprotestgpoflag.jpg The coalition 26-County government has been accused of using this week’s annual budget announcements as an attempt regain popular support after comprehensively losing two by-elections while 100,000 people marched in Dublin against the hated new water charges.

Published October 18, 2014

Loyalists planned killings before and after ceasefire

garyhaggartybig.jpg In 2005, ten years after the organisation declared a ‘ceasefire’, the unionist paramilitary UVF continued to gather personal information on leading republicans with the intention of targeting them for assassination.

Published October 18, 2014

Relatives’ suspicions over coalition’s 1916 agenda

1916relatives.jpg Relatives of Easter Rising combatants are still being kept in the dark about commemoration plans for the centenary. Meanwhile, concerns have mounted that the Dublin government will promote a pro-British version of the events of 1916, which launched Ireland’s fight for independence.

Published October 18, 2014


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