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Oglaigh na hEireann escalate campaign

m5bomb.jpg Breakaway IRA group Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the PSNI police on the northern outskirts of Belfast on Saturday night.

Published March 15, 2013

‘Whistle blower’ TD condemned in corruption furore

mingflanagan.jpg An independent member of the Dublin parliament has admitted that he availed of a backroom process by which prominent public figures and other well connected individuals can avoid motoring offence penalties in the 26 Counties.

Published March 15, 2013

Frazer bailed as Bryson enters UVF wing

brysonfrazer.jpg In contrasting developments, one high-profile loyalist flags protest leader has received bail after claiming to suffer from terminal cancer, while another has moved into the UVF paramilitary landing of Maghaberry Prison.

Published March 15, 2013

Protest against social injustice on St Patrick’s Day

austerityprotestflag.jpg The deepening social inequality in both parts of Ireland is being highlighted as the island’s political leaders are again jetted off to exotic destinations for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Published March 15, 2013

‘Infiltrated’ claims follow mortar bid

berlingovan.jpg An attack apparently planned by the ‘new IRA’ against the PSNI’s Strand Road base in Derry bore the hallmarks of a similar attack in 1991 by the Provisional IRA on Downing Street, according to security experts in the North.

Published March 8, 2013

Robinson attacks police, judges

robinsonbaggott.jpg The First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson has attacked the policing and judicial system in the North after three ringleaders of the recent flags disturbances were arrested last week.

Published March 8, 2013

Coalition in media push ahead of Meath by-election

gilmorekenny.jpg A two-year coalition ‘progress report’ published by the 26 County government has been described as an attempt by the coalition to give itself a ‘pat on the back’.

Published March 8, 2013

‘Broken promises’ to republican prisoners

maghaberrybig2.jpg Republican Sinn Fein have said that promises of a breakthrough in ending full-body strip-searching of prisoners in Maghaberry jail in County Antrim “have come to nought” following the announcement last month that the electronic scanning machine will not now be installed in the jail.

Published March 8, 2013

Pressure mounts for Price’s release

marianpricebig3.jpg Fermanagh District Council has passed a motion calling for the immediate release of interned political activist Marian Price. It agreed to write to the current British Direct Ruler, Theresa Villiers, calling for her release.

Published March 8, 2013

DUP finds offence in Korean concept car

provocar.jpg The DUP has drawn international amusement and scorn after claiming to be offended by the name given to a proposed new car by Korean manufacturer Kia.

Published March 8, 2013

Molloy retains Mid-Ulster seat for Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein’s Francie Molloy has won the Mid Ulster by-election to fill the seat at Westminster vacated by the party’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Published March 8, 2013

PSNI finally acts

brysondowsonfrazer.jpg Two prominent loyalists and a British right-wing extremist have been arrested and charged in the first action so far against the alleged ringleaders of the recent disturbances in Belfast and across the North.

Published March 1, 2013

Unionists out to stop Sinn Féin ‘walk in the park’

votefranciemolloy.jpg A television debate planned as the climax of the Mid-Ulster by-election campaign went awry this week with only two of the four candidates attending.

Published March 1, 2013

Omagh victims seek judicial review

omaghjudicialreview.jpg Relatives of the Omagh bomb victims are launching a legal action in a bid to force the Dublin and London governments into granting a full cross-border inquiry into the horror.

Published March 1, 2013

‘Warhead’ revealed as abandoned rocket

oldrpg.jpg PSNI press officers grabbed international headlines this week when they declared they had found a “warhead” in west Belfast.

Published March 1, 2013

Arrest of Armagh republican condemned

seanhughesbig.jpg The arrest of a prominent South Armagh republican this week was described by Sinn Féin as an act of “political policing”.

Published March 1, 2013

Hunger striker close to death

samerissawi.jpg Today marks the anniversary of the start of the 1981 Long Kesh hunger strike against the criminalisation of republican policical prisoners. Another prisoner who has followed the same path is Samer Issawi.

Published March 1, 2013

Bryson ‘on the run’ after abortive PSNI arrest

jamiebrysonbig.jpg Jamie Bryson, one of the key organisers of the recent flag “protests”, is being described as on the run tonight after the PSNI police said they were seeking to question him.

Published February 27, 2013

New pay ‘deal’ declared despite trade union walkout

brendanhowlinbig.jpg The Dublin government has today announced a ‘deal’ on 26-County public sector pay despite four major trade unions walking out of negotiations last night.

Published February 25, 2013

Orangemen ‘can march at will’

orangemarchbig2.jpg The Protestant marching orders have said they can simply bypass the Parades Commission in the future after loyalist flags protestors held scores of parades last month without any approval.

Published February 22, 2013


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