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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

Trial begins for loyalists accused of mob killing

kevinmcdaidbig.jpg A court has heard how a group of men shouting “We’re the UDA” descended on a Coleraine street and set upon two Catholic men, leaving one dead, after Glasgow Rangers FC won the Scottish Premiership title in May 2009.

Published January 4, 2014

Repartition plan considered by Thatcher

fitzgeraldthatcher.jpg Extraordinary plans to redraw the partition of Ireland, including the possibility of west Belfast being governed by the 26-County state, were considered by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, according to previously classified state papers released today.

Published January 4, 2014

Prisoners key to international peace moves

basqueprotestflag.jpg Basque political prisoners have agreed to endorse a political strategy as part of a number of key statements by the prisoners aimed at finding a solution to the ongoing independence struggle in the Basque Country.

Published January 4, 2014

Talks fail to deter parade tensions

twaddellbanners.jpg The parades issue is continuing to provoke confrontation and incident, particularly at the Ardyone interface with the loyalist Twaddell Road in Belfast, where loyalists engaged in a protest camp are again planning a major sectarian parade through the city.

Published January 4, 2014

Stopping Sinn Fein

adamsmcguinnessold.jpg The Dublin government was deeply concerned at the British government’s failure to counter growing support for Sinn Fein in 1983, historical papers have revealed. Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald even believed a British policy was in place to support the party and protect its leaders from arrest.

Published December 28, 2013


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