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Repatriated prisoners win release after legal challenge

aidanhulmeprison.jpg Six republicans serving lengthy prison sentences after being arrested in Britain have been released from Portlaoise Prison after challenging the legality of their continued detention.

Published July 26, 2014



Housing - a tale of two Dublins

evictionprotestcoyne.jpg Charities have said they are unable to cope with the pressure of thousands seeking help for homelessness amid signs of a return of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ property bubble.

Published July 26, 2014



Arson bid on Catholic church

starofthesea.jpg Loyalists have attempted to burn down St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church on the Shore Road on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Published July 26, 2014



Tensions linger at Stormont after Ministers jet away

nelsonmccauslandbig.jpg The Stormont administration in Belfast has been accused of acting irresponsibly after it was confirmed that a DUP Minister will not be sanctioned despite the findings of an official report which supported allegations that he deliberately deceived the Assembly.

Published July 26, 2014



Stop the slaughter

gazafuneral2014.jpg The Dublin government has failed to condemn the latest massacre in Gaza despite Israel intensifying operations against the sealed-off Palestinian enclave, and has declined to even call in the Israeli ambassador.

Published July 19, 2014



Unionists step back from Ardoyne violence

ardoynetwelfth2014.jpg Three men were stabbed and there were a number of other sectarian incidents last weekend around the annual ‘Twelfth of July’ marches, but the events themselves took place without serious disorder.

Published July 19, 2014



Judge’s report eases OTRs controversy

hallett.jpg A report by a British judge has found that a long-standing process to deal with the issue of republicans ‘on the run’ from conflict-related prosecutions (OTRs) was lawful.

Published July 19, 2014



Kincora truth must be exposed - victim

kincora.jpg Sinn Fein has called for an inquiry into abuses at Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast to be fully independent amid new allegations that the matter was covered up by the British authorities.

Published July 19, 2014



Limerick and Maghaberry prison regimes condemned

limerickprison.jpg Eighty-year-old artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has described the prison system in the 26 Counties as “inhumane” following her release from prison in Limerick.

Published July 19, 2014



PSNI ‘protecting UDA attackers’

paulmcauley.jpg A “circle of silence” is protecting those who attacked a Derry man eight years ago and left him needing round-the-clock care, according to his father.

Published July 19, 2014



Adams hung in effigy

adamseffigy.jpg A figure of Gerry Adams was hung from a makeshift gallows on a loyalist bonfire in County Antrim before being set alight last night, Friday, 11th July.

Published July 12, 2014



Religious symbols attacked

virginstatuebroken.jpg Holy statues have been smashed in a number of locations amid a warning over the potential for serious loyalist sectarian violence.

Published July 12, 2014



Parade consequences will spread - Orange Order

orangeorderbig.jpg Despite efforts this week to play down the threat of violence, fears remain that loyalist hardliners will riot as a sectarian parade is rerouted from the Crumlin Road in north Belfast this Saturday evening, July 12th.

Published July 12, 2014



‘National security’ halts Loughgall inquest

loughgallmartyrs.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has intervened to block a new inquest into the deaths of eight IRA Volunteers and a civilian shot dead by the SAS almost 30 years ago in a decision branded as “profoundly wrong” by Six-County Attorney General John Larkin.

Published July 12, 2014



Coalition reshuffle ‘cosmetic’

reshufflecabinet.jpg A reshuffle of the Dublin government’s Ministerial cabinet has brought to an end to the influence of ‘Stickies’ in Irish politics and introduced a number of new faces in an attempt to bolster the coalition’s poll ratings.

Published July 12, 2014



Protests against attacks on Gaza

gazabomb.jpg As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza reaches 100, several actions have been called around Ireland taking place this Saturday.

Published July 12, 2014



Pan-unionism raises the stakes

robinsonorange.jpg The main unionist parties may be planning for serious disturbances in north Belfast next weekend after the Parades Commission rerouted a hugely contentious anti-Catholic march away from nationalist estates in north Belfast.

Published July 5, 2014



Burton is new Labour leader as old order departs

burtonquinn.jpg The 26 County Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been elected leader of the Labour Party to replace Eamon Gilmore, who resigned last month. The change has also brought an end to the political career of Labour’s Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, who resigned on Wednesday, with other changes expected to be announced in coming days.

Published July 5, 2014



Loyalist gloating at light sentences for McDaid killing

mcdaidguilty.jpg There was trouble in Coleraine this week when eleven loyalists involved in a sectarian murder in 2009 received very light jail terms or were released with non-custodial sentences.

Published July 5, 2014



Released man blames internment for detention

seanmcveigh.jpg All charges against an Armagh man accused of killing a prison warder have been dropped amid allegations he was a victim of ‘internment by remand’.

Published July 5, 2014

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