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Energy sellout continues: Bord Gais passes into British hands

bordgais.jpg The decision of the coalition government in Dublin to sell Bord Gais Eireann, a state-owned energy company, to a British corporation, Centrica plc, has been described as an act of ‘treachery’.

Published December 14, 2013

‘IRA’ accusations as inquiry into charities scandal is blocked

paulkielybertieahern.jpg The entire board of one of Ireland’s best known charities has resigned en masse amid a growing scandal over cronyism and inappropriate payments in the Irish voluntary sector.

Published December 14, 2013

Reports of defection to FF are ‘fact free’

peadartoibin.jpg Suspended Sinn Fein TD Peadar Toibin was caught up in the ongoing media campaign against the party this week when newspapers in the Independent News and Media group claimed that Mr Toibin was intending to defect to Fianna Fail.

Published December 14, 2013

Tribunal of spin

breenbuchanan.jpg Eight years after it was established, the report of the Smithwick Tribunal was finally published on Tuesday evening, but its contradictory conclusions immediately sparked a storm of spin and recrimination.

Published December 6, 2013

UDA facing new split

udamasked.jpg Nationalists have been warned to be cautious about their safety following confirmation that the north’s largest unionist paramilitary group, the UDA, is in disarray.

Published December 6, 2013

Shots fired at PSNI patrol

psnivehicles.jpg A PSNI convoy in north Belfast came under fire on Thursday night with 10 to 15 shots aimed at a night-time patrol along the Crumlin Road. No injuries were reported.

Published December 6, 2013

Murney charges dismissed

murneybanner.jpg A number of the charges presented against eirigi activist Stephen Murney were dramatically thrown out of court last Friday in the latest development in a case which has been widely described as internment by remand.

Published December 6, 2013

Anniversary flags protests fizzle, but tensions remain

cityhallflagsprotest.jpg Although with far fewer in attendance than they had predicted, organisers of a loyalist march on Saturday sought the maximum provocation of the nationalist community.

Published December 6, 2013

An ideal for which I am prepared to die - Nelson Mandela

mandelabnw.jpg One of Nelson Mandela’s most famous speeches, delivered from the dock at the age of 46 as he faced four charges of sabotage, for which he would be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Published December 6, 2013

Death of Nelson Mandela

nelsonmandelabig.jpg Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died peacefully at the age of 95.

Published December 5, 2013

Tribunal issues conflicted report on Garda collusion

smithwickbig.jpg The Smithwick tribunal into the possibility of collusion between the 26-County Gardai police and the IRA in a deadly ambush has today published a report which accepts that collusion likely took place, without saying how, or by whom.

Published December 3, 2013

Troops raid homes over IRA ‘surge’

ardoynesoldiers.jpg British soldiers have taken part in raids on homes in north Belfast this week after the chief of the PSNI police warned of a sharp increase in the activity of breakaway IRA groups.

Published November 29, 2013

Immunity for British killers while IRA veteran is jailed

seamuskearney.jpg Days after self-confessed British Crown force killers were broadcast justifying the murder of innocent civilians, the jailing of a former IRA Volunteer for an armed action in 1981 has been described as “vindictive”.

Published November 29, 2013

UVF behind protest parade - McGuinness

flagprotest2.jpg Unionist paramilitaries and elements within the anti-Catholic Orange Order are behind the mass loyalist parade in Belfast city centre tomorrow [Saturday, November 30th], Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has said.

Published November 29, 2013

‘Nod and wink’ culture at heart of charity scandal

centralremedialclinic.jpg A scandal has erupted over the appropriation of funds from Irish charities and voluntary health agencies after one charity admitted the pay of its senior staff had been padded with money linked to a cash-raising lottery.

Published November 29, 2013

More pressure on Gerry Adams after sentencing of brother

gerryliamadams.jpg Sinn Féin has lashed out at what it said were attempts to use the conviction and sentencing of Liam Adams, brother of Gerry Adams, to smear its party leader.

Published November 29, 2013

Larne’s crown is king of flags and symbols issue

larnecrown.jpg A gigantic metal crown erected on a roundabout without planning permission in Larne, County Antrim, is to remain for another two years at least, the Stormont administration has said.

Published November 29, 2013

The murder and repression force

mrfattack.jpg A BBC Panorama documentary in which former plain-clothes British soldiers admitted carrying out undercover gun attacks in nationalist west Belfast has led to a public outcry and demands for an inquiry.

Published November 23, 2013

Death of a peacemaker

alecreid.jpg Fr Alec Reid, who was a significant figure during the initial peace process in Ireland, died this [Friday] morning, aged 82.

Published November 23, 2013

Justice campaigns make progress

mcgurksbig.jpg An edited version of a report into the McGurk’s Bar massacre is to be disclosed to the victims’ families within two weeks, the PSNI has told the High Court in Belfast.

Published November 23, 2013


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