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Rasharkin residents escape bomb attack

rasharkinmarch2013.jpg Residents of the village of Rasharkin, County Antrim, were targeted by a loyalist pipe bomb during a sectarian parade last weekend.

Published August 30, 2013

Labour figure sees SF coalition possibility

emmetstaggbig.jpg The chief whip of the Irish Labour party has said Sinn Féin could have a role in a future 26-County coalition administration.

Published August 30, 2013

Heaney remembered as greatest Irish poet since Yeats

seamusheaneybig.jpg Tributes to the Nobel prize winner Derry poet Seamus Heaney has dominated the Irish media following the announcement of his death this morning, Friday 30th August.

Published August 30, 2013

Price’s torment continues

marianpricebig3.jpg A conviction against former internee Marian Price has been rescinded by a court the day after it was imposed in the latest twist to the saga of harassment and oppression of the former republican prisoner.

Published August 23, 2013

Concerns for peace process after DUP move on H-Blocks

martinmcguinnessbig3.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has warned that “the extremes of political unionism” have been boosted after DUP leader Peter Robinson rejected plans for a peace centre on the site of the former Long Kesh prison.

Published August 23, 2013

Legal challenge to ‘strangulation’ of McCracken event

mccrackendeadend.jpg Organisers of a republican commemoration in north Belfast are to seek a High Court challenge over a Parades Commission decision to force it to pass through a maze of back streets and into a dead end.

Published August 23, 2013

Drug dealers threatened

onhmural.jpg The breakaway republican armed group Oglaigh Na hEireann (ONH) has threatened to punish more than 50 people it says are drug-dealers in west Belfast.

Published August 23, 2013

Inequality in housing ’hidden”

housingexecutivebelfast.jpg Six County government officials have been accused of masking the true levels of Catholic inequality in north Belfast, according to a new report.

Published August 23, 2013

Call for civil disobedience against unjust water tax

watermeter.jpg As the Dublin government begins to install water meters across the Twenty-Six County state, eirigi Dublin City Councillor Louise Minihan has called on local communities to “get organised” to resist the installation programme.

Published August 23, 2013

Historic H-Blocks in jeopardy

longkeshbig.jpg The Stormont administration has suffered another blow to its credibility after the DUP ended its support for a plan to develop a peace centre at the site of the former Long Kesh H-Blocks.

Published August 17, 2013

The coalition against civil rights

loyalistrioters2.jpg An alliance between the anti-Catholic Orange Order and loyalist paramilitaries has been blamed for the scenes of mayhem in Belfast city centre events last Friday, August 9th, when a nationalist civil rights parade was blocked and then attacked by loyalist mobs.

Published August 17, 2013

Injunction on inquest files a test for devolution

inquestfiles.jpg A legal and political power struggle has broken out involving Six County civil servants, Crown officials, a Sinn Fein Minister and British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers.

Published August 17, 2013

Family members targeted by PSNI recruitment attempts

saoirsemurphy.jpg The daughter of a County Tyrone republican has been urged by the PSNI to turn informer on her own father, months after her cousin was subjected to the same pressure.

Published August 17, 2013

McCracken parade decision shows republicans ‘second class’

henryjoymarch.jpg A republican march through north Belfast on the same day as a loyalist parade has been rerouted by the Parades Commission.

Published August 17, 2013

Booze and bling among Shell’s pipeline ‘bribes’

shellgardaibooze.jpg There have been calls for an independent inquiry into allegations that alcohol was distributed to Gardai and gifts handed out to residents on behalf of Shell’s contentious pipeline and refinery project in northwest County Mayo.

Published August 17, 2013

No violence at Castlederg march

castledergmarch3.jpg A republican commemoration in County Tyrone, which had appeared to be threatened by loyalists, has passed off peacefully.

Published August 11, 2013

Breaking through


Up to ten thousand republicans, socialists and concerned citizens took part in a civil rights march against internment through Belfast this evening despite heavy rioting by loyalists and a political campaign to demonise those taking part.

Published August 9, 2013

Belfast Mayor kicked by loyalists during Woodvale walkabout

mairtinpsni.jpg A loyalist protest turned violent this week when Sinn Fein’s Mayor of Belfast, Mairtin Muilleoir, attended the re-opening of a park.

Published August 9, 2013

IRA statement on death of prison chief

brianstack.jpg A former IRA leader has confirmed the organisation killed Brian Stack, the only 26-County prison officer to die in the conflict, in March 1983.

Published August 9, 2013

Strong support for Omagh families on 15th anniversary

omaghbombpress.jpg Families of the Omagh bomb victims are being forced to go to the courts to require the Dublin and London governments to hold a public inquiry into the 1998 attack.

Published August 9, 2013


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