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Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds has died

albertreynolds.jpg Former 26-County Taoiseach Albert Reynolds died in the early hours of this morning following a long illness. He was 81 years old.

Published August 21, 2014

Fitting tribute for republican veteran

tonycatneyfuneral.jpg A furore has arisen over the funeral of well-known republican and former IRA PoW Tony Catney, who died on Saturday after a long battle of cancer. The funeral featured a military-style honour guard.

Published August 16, 2014

Civil rights campaigners hold successful march

ailmarch2014.jpg An anti-internment march passed through Belfast city centre without major violence last weekend, although two people were injured by loyalists who threw fireworks and other missiles at the annual demonstration.

Published August 16, 2014

Loyalists express anger over political leadership

UDAarson.jpg There are fears that loyalist paramilitaries may again ratchet up violence after a spokesperson for one of their biggest murder gangs said the response by unionist politicians to recent marching decisions had “fallen short”.

Published August 16, 2014

Craigavon Two campaign mulls options

craigavon2meeting.jpg A packed lecture room at St Mary’s College in Belfast this week heard John Finucane, the son of murdered Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane, again raise serious questions about the evidence presented by the prosecution in the case of the Craigavon Two.

Published August 16, 2014

Villiers castigated at Ballymurphy vigil

ballymurphyvigil.jpg The British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has been condemned for ruling out calls for an inquiry into the Ballymurphy killings during a vigil last Sunday marking the 43rd anniversary of the deaths.

Published August 16, 2014

Gaza campaign becomes free speech issue in Belfast

gazaprotestdublin.jpg Unionists have failed to prevent a public speaking event in Belfast featuring radical socialist George Galloway, the leader of the Respect Party in Britain, who has advocated a comprehensive boycott of Israel over its war crimes.

Published August 16, 2014

Warning over Stormont impasse

royalavenueloyalists.jpg A massive security operation is being put in place ahead of an anti-internment parade through Belfast city centre on Sunday, amid warnings that the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is facing its “greatest challenge”.

Published August 9, 2014

UDR files reveal widespread collusion

udrandruc.jpg Recently discovered secret documents have revealed that the British Army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) had primacy over other British army units in some areas of the north during the conflict.

Published August 9, 2014

Loyalist mob sets upon tour group

udamasked.jpg A community group has told how it was forced to abandon a tour of historic sites in County Antrim after their bus was charged by the UDA.

Published August 9, 2014

Anger as ‘delusional’ Bruton repeats Rising insults

johnbruton.jpg Former 26-County Taoiseach John Bruton has been asked to stop insulting the families of those who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising after he again grabbed headlines by delcaring that the Rising and subsequent War of Independence should never have taken place.

Published August 9, 2014

DUP turns sights on anti-fracking campaigners

frackingbelcoo.jpg Protests against fracking in the border areas are reaching a climax as exploration company Tamboran has until the end of next month to decide whether to commence drilling or abandon their shale-shifting project.

Published August 9, 2014

Public urged to back sanctions campaign

boycottisrael.jpg A campaign is growing in Ireland to support the international movement of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over its war crimes in Gaza.

Published August 9, 2014

Expel the ambassador

gazapetition.jpg A petition for the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland to be expelled has received almost 30,000 signatures.

Published August 2, 2014

Loyalist drowns in flags incident

ozzybradley.jpg A loyalist in his sixties drowned in a south Armagh pond on Monday night while trying to remove two Irish tricolour flags and replace them with a British Union Jack.

Published August 2, 2014

Prisoners denounce SF intervention in visits dispute

raymondmccartneybig.jpg A meeting between Sinn Fein and representatives of republican prisoners ended poorly with some of the prisoners issuing a stinging statement which said the visit had “laid bare” the reality of the current situation.

Published August 2, 2014

Public money funds Ormeau killers’ memorial

ormeaumemorial.jpg Restrictions were placed on Sinn Fein’s annual hunger strike commemoration this week as a loyalist parade honouring two serial killers took place with open paramilitary involvement and with heavy financial support from the state.

Published August 2, 2014

Shots fired at PSNI in Derry

landrover.jpg A PSNI Land Rover was raked with gunfire in a suspected attack by republican militants in Derry late on Tuesday, according to reports.

Published August 2, 2014

Irish water charges now highest in Europe

watermeter.jpg The Dublin government has been accused of lying about the level of water charges to try and get past the local elections after official estimates of the annual cost of water suddenly escalated this week.

Published August 2, 2014

‘Shameful’ abstention on Gaza

dublingazaprotest.jpg A decision by the Dublin government on Wednesday to abstain in a key vote on an emergency debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the conflict in Gaza has provoked a crisis over Ireland’s managing of its foreign affairs.

Published July 26, 2014


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