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Paisley lashes out at party, church

robinsonpaisley.jpg Former unionist firebrand Ian Paisley has publicly accused the current leadership of the party he founded of betraying him and of suddenly, and brutally, ousting him.

Published January 25, 2014

Garda chief seeks to silence Dail testimony

callinanpac.jpg The possibility of whistle-blowers coming forward to expose wrongdoing is under renewed threat in the 26 Counties after the Garda police chief announced to a Dail parliamentary committee that he would take legal action to prevent any current or former Garda member speaking to them.

Published January 25, 2014

Cameron avoids talks role

cameronwarmonger.jpg The British government has backed away from a pro-active role in dealing with the issues of flags, parades and the past in the north of Ireland despite the collapse of talks in Belfast.

Published January 25, 2014

Ardoyne residents defend right to assembly

damianfennell.jpg Seventeen nationalists are to sue the PSNI police and Crown prosecutors after a judge dismissed allegations that they staged an unlawful protest during a sectarian parade in north Belfast.

Published January 25, 2014

Rubber bullet inquest to be reopened

thomasfriel.jpg A new inquest has been ordered into the death of a 21-year-old Derry youth who was killed by a British Army rubber bullet in 1973.

Published January 25, 2014

Gagged, bound and released

martincoreyflat.jpg After almost four years in jail without charge, Irish prisoner of conscience Martin Corey was released from custody on Wednesday -- but only on condition that he stay away from the media and his home town or face being returned to jail.

Published January 17, 2014

Belfast talks turn sour

mcguinnessrobinsonclash.jpg Sharp exchanges between Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness and DUP leader Peter Robinson have confirmed the failure of the Haass talks and the continuing difficulties within the Six-County power-sharing regime.

Published January 17, 2014

Outrage at spongers and crooks

conlonpac.jpg The 26-County public is turning against the state’s corrupt elite as never before following revelations of secret payments at a state-funded clinic and runaway spending by the new water board, Irish Water.

Published January 17, 2014

‘Guantanamo Granny’ defiant in jail

margarettadarcy.jpg There have been nationwide demonstrations over the imprisonment of 79-year old feminist and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy for her repeated protests against the use of Shannon Airport in international wars.

Published January 17, 2014

Student spooked by post-exam ‘gift’ from MI5

approachnote.jpg A young student activist who was returning from a morning exam was this week the target of the latest MI5 approach in the north of Ireland. It involved a feeble £50 and a quote from Karl Marx.

Published January 17, 2014

Stormont’s treatment of Irish language slammed

caralnichuilin.jpg The Council of Europe has accused the Stormont administration of blocking the growth and promotion of the Irish language in the north of Ireland.

Published January 17, 2014

Martin Corey released, say campaigners

martincoreyolder.jpg The release of long-term republican prisoner of conscience Martin Corey took place earlier today. While the circumstances of the process remain unclear at this time, the Martin Corey Campaign has confirmed and welcomed his release.

Published January 15, 2014

Talks must go on - DUP

robinsonfrazer.jpg Unionists have sought to play down comments by US talks chair Richard Haass in which he blamed them for the failure to reach an agreement on his draft proposals dealing with the issues of flags and emblems, parades, and the past.

Published January 11, 2014

Paisley condemned over Dublin-Monaghan comments

paisleybig.jpg An attempt to revamp the hardline image of former DUP leader Ian Paisley has backfired after he told a BBC interviewer the 26 County state got what it deserved in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974.

Published January 11, 2014

Marian Price case concluded

marianpricebig.jpg Former prisoner of conscience Marian Price will not return to jail after an outstanding court case ended with a suspended sentence.

Published January 11, 2014

Informer recruitment targets face legal limbo

lorrydriver.jpg A County Armagh lorry driver has said he fears for his life after being stopped on a Scottish roadside by PSNI Special Branch police who offered him thousands of pounds to gather information on republicans.

Published January 11, 2014

Loyalists to take on nationalist housing protest

nbcra.jpg A loyalist mob is planning to confront a nationalist parade seeking housing equality in north Belfast.

Published January 11, 2014

Bank scandal documents disappearing

pearsedohertyflatbig.jpg Key documents have disappeared ahead of an upcoming inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system, it has emerged.

Published January 11, 2014

Haass of history?

mcguinnesshaassrobinson.jpg Talks on a range of contentious issues involving the North’s main political parties collapsed for a second time within a week on New Year’s Eve, with mediators Richard Haass and his colleague, Meghan O’Sullivan, again returning swiftly to the US.

Published January 4, 2014

Ambush inquest described as ‘charade’

campbellmcgirrmemorial.jpg Relatives of two IRA Volunteers shot dead by the British Army’s SAS regiment in County Tyrone 30 years ago are to sue the British government after a new report found that they were shot in the back.

Published January 4, 2014


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