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Holy Cross tensions renewed

holycrossprotest.jpg Loyalists have returned to intimidate the Holy Cross Catholic girls’ school in north Belfast, almost 12 years after a previous campaign of violence and terror made international headlines.

Published April 26, 2013

Sinn Fein urged to engage in debate

breandanmaccionnaith2.jpg Suggestions by Sinn Fein for talks with ‘dissidents’ has been met with a proposal for a series of public debates.

Published April 26, 2013

Loyalist politics in flux

protestantcoalition.jpg A new, openly sectarian political party called ‘Protestant Coalition’ has been formed in the North by those involved in the recent loyalist flag protests and disturbances.

Published April 26, 2013

Long Kesh plan to go ahead

longkeshbig.jpg The site of the Long Kesh prison will be used to create “a shrine to peace”, Sinn Fein’s deputy First Minister has said, following a decision to go ahead with the project.

Published April 26, 2013

Judge to decide on Finucane files disclosure

geraldinefinucanebig.jpg British government documents are being examined by a High Court judge who will decide if they should be disclosed to the family of Pat Finucane.

Published April 26, 2013

Parades Commission infuriates north Belfast residents

covenantstpatricks.jpg Nationalists in north Belfast have walked out of a meeting with the Parades Commission after being told to stay clear of their own parish church this Sunday as yet another incendiary loyalist parade marches by.

Published April 26, 2013

PSNI back UVF flag display

uvf100flag.jpg Masked loyalist paramilitaries erected more than 600 UVF flags in east Belfast last weekend along key arterial routes, without consultation or notification in an operation that involved cherry pickers operating in broad daylight.

Published April 19, 2013

Thatcher considered ethnic cleansing of Catholics

thatchercromwell.jpg Margaret Thatcher once encouraged her advisers to consider a ‘clearance’ of Catholics from the Six Counties as a solution to the conflict, it has been revealed.

Published April 19, 2013

Savita probe confirms legal, medical failures

halappanavars.jpg An inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway has uncovered grave shortcomings in the care she received prior to her death, chiefly the failure to terminate her pregnancy when her life was threatened by a miscarriage.

Published April 19, 2013

Unions find their voice as pay deal rejected

siptuballot.jpg Proposals to extend the current ‘Croke Park’ public service pay agreement have been comprehensively rejected by Ireland’s trade unions.

Published April 19, 2013

‘Real UFF’ bomber is former DUP candidate

smythrobinsonbomb.jpg A prominent DUP figure has been jailed for three years for his part in a sectarian pipe-bomb attack on Polish neighbours.

Published April 19, 2013

US political push follows Supreme Court decision on tapes

ussupremecourt.jpg The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to keep secret interviews with former IRA members from being turned over to the British authorities in the North of Ireland.

Published April 19, 2013

Presidential address to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis 2013

adamsaf13.jpg The address delivered last night in Castlebar to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis by party leader Gerry Adams.

Published April 14, 2013

Celebrations follow Thatcher’s death

thatcherparty.jpg There were street parties in Derry and Belfast following news of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher this week.

Published April 12, 2013

Fifteen years since Good Friday Agreement

blairaherngfa.jpg The 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement has prompted a wave of political commentary and a fresh debate on whether the promises made at the time of the agreement have been honoured.

Published April 12, 2013

CIRA says it shot man linked to sword attack

kieranmcmanus.jpg The Continuity IRA has been criticised this week after it admitted it shot dead a man in west Belfast who it accused of “terrorising the community”.

Published April 12, 2013

Documents reveal US fear of ‘emotional’ Irish Americans

wikileaksflat.jpg Secret US embassy cables have revealed that officials in Dublin warned of the “emotional involvement” of Irish Americans in Irish politics, but expressed satisfaction that senior politicians in the main Irish parties were supportive of US government interests.

Published April 12, 2013

Demands for action to save 1916 buildings

moorestopen.jpg Descendants of Easter Rising leaders have expressed anger at the dilapidated condition of the historical Moore Street buildings in Dublin, where the last headquarters of the rebel leaders was based during the 1916 Easter Rising.

Published April 12, 2013

Sinn Féin looks west

sfaf2013.jpg Sinn Féin is hoping it can build its support in the West of Ireland by holding its annual ard fheis [party conference] in Connacht for the first time.

Published April 12, 2013

Ireland reacts to Thatcher’s death

thatcher.jpg There has been a mixed reaction in Ireland at news of the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Published April 8, 2013


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