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UDA violence linked to Larne arrests

carrickfergusuda.jpg The unionist paramilitary UDA are understood to be planning riots this weekend in the town of Carrickfergus, in County Antrim following serious disturbances last night.

Published April 11, 2014

Belfast language protest as Irish speaker faces court

macdubhghlais.jpg Recent protests over discrimination against Irish language speakers in the north of Ireland are to reach a climax on Saturday with a major demonstration through Belfast city centre.

Published April 11, 2014

High-profile arrests and prosecutions as OTR furore continues

williefrazermonument.jpg Well-known loyalist Willie Frazer attempted to personally “arrest” a republican he alleged was ‘on the run’ from a conflict-related prosecution this week. The victims’ campaigner tried moved towards mourners at a funeral in County Down, but was blocked by a line of PSNI police.

Published April 11, 2014

McGurk’s report to be released uncensored

mcgurksprotest.jpg Families of those killed in the McGurk’s Bar massacre have succeeded in forcing the British authorities to release an unedited report into the bombing, it has been confirmed.

Published April 11, 2014

McGuinness salutes the queen at royal banquet

mcguinnessbanquet.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness this evening stood for the British national anthem and toasted the “health and happiness” of the English queen in the most symbolic gesture yet of his party’s support for the status quo in the north of Ireland.

Published April 8, 2014

McGuinness defends royal banquet trip

higginsmcguinnesswindsors.jpg Sinn Fein has confirmed reports that Martin McGuinness is to visit Windsor Castle to attend a royal banquet with the English queen this week.

Published April 6, 2014

No charges over UDA mob terror

udarampage.jpg Between 100 and 200 armed loyalist paramilitaries ransacked houses and assaulted residents in Larne in a mob attack carried out with apparent impunity by the south Antrim UDA.

Published April 5, 2014

Voters abandon coalition after justice system scandals

kennyshatterdail.jpg Continuing public anger over illegality, corruption and delinquency in the 26 County justice system has seen support for the Dublin coalition government slide to its lowest levels for several years.

Published April 5, 2014

Adams blocking Six County progress - Robinson

adamsrobinson.jpg DUP leader Peter Robinson has blamed Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein’s other southern-based politicians for a failure to advance an agreement on welfare cuts in the Six Counties

Published April 5, 2014

Armed actions in Strabane

strabanesign.jpg A surge in activity by republican militants in the Strabane area of county Tyrone has seen the PSNI police twice targeted by explosive devices and a nearby village declared a ‘no go’ area for the force.

Published April 5, 2014

More courtroom hypocrisy on parades

psniloudhailerycv.jpg Seventeen members of a loyalist flute band have been cleared of defying a ban on them marching past St Patrick’s Church in Belfast in the latest sign that the courts do not intend to hold loyalists to account for parades infractions.

Published April 5, 2014

Anger at British ‘freedom’ claim at Glasnevin

villiersglasnevin.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers was accused of a “final, carefully calculated insult” to Ireland’s republican martyrs in a ceremony of Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin last Monday, March 31st.

Published April 5, 2014

Humiliated Minister clings to post

shatterapology.jpg After ricocheting from one scandal to the next since his appointment, disgraced 26-County Minister Alan Shatter is to finally face a parliamentary motion of no confidence.

Published March 29, 2014

Bell gets bail as PSNI postpone Adams response

ivorbellbailed.jpg The PSNI have yet to say if they are seeking to question Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams following the arrest and charging of his former comrade, Ivor Bell, on IRA charges last week.

Published March 29, 2014

Hunger strike over treatment of segregated prisoner

gavincoyle.jpg Republican prisoners in Maghaberry held a 48-hour hunger protest this week in support of a prisoner held in the jail’s punishment block for the past three years.

Published March 29, 2014

My sectarian slaughter ‘saved the Union’ - Hutchinson

billyhutchinson.jpg The leader of the UVF paramilitary-linked Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) Billy Hutchinson has claimed his role in the murder of two Catholic men 40 years ago ‘helped prevent a united Ireland’.

Published March 29, 2014

Loyalist extemism promoted as Irish language is sidelined

uprgparade.jpg Loyalists who wore balaclavas during a ‘show of strength’ close to a north Belfast interface were taking part in “street theatre”, according to the Stormont-funded ‘Ulster Political Research Group’ which has links to the unionist paramilitary UDA.

Published March 29, 2014

Killing taigs - the truth

clonardmemorial.jpg The cousin of two Catholic brothers murdered by Billy Hutchinson in 1974 responds to the PUP leader’s attempt to justify his actions.

Published March 29, 2014

Judicial system in disarray after new spying scandal

alanshattercar.jpg The Dublin government is in crisis and the 26 County judicial system on the point of collapse following revelations that illegal recordings have been made of telephone conversations to and from police stations for some three decades.

Published March 26, 2014

Garda Commissioner quits after corruption scandal

martincallinan.jpg The chief of the 26 County Garda police, Martin Callinan, resigned today after refusing to withdraw his condemnations of two whistleblowers who exposed corrupt practices in the force.

Published March 25, 2014


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