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PSNI force cancellation of soccer derby

loyalistspsni.jpg The PSNI police combined with loyalists to force the postponement of a key Belfast soccer match last weekend.

Published February 22, 2013

Stark figures reveal deprivation and discrimination

povertysixcounties.jpg More than four in ten children in West Belfast are living in poverty, it has emerged.

Published February 22, 2013

Taoiseach to address internment issue

endakennydail2.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise Marian Price’s plight in Maghaberry prison when he meets the British Prime Minister David Cameron early next month.

Published February 22, 2013

Justice for family of Eileen Doherty

eileendohertybig.jpg A loyalist killer was jailed for life last week after a judge convicted him of the sectarian murder of a Catholic teenager.

Published February 22, 2013

Concerns at British plan to despoil Irish midlands

windmills.jpg British and Irish ministers have signed an agreement that could see the world’s largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.

Published February 22, 2013

Kenny finally apologises for Magdalene laundries

magdaleneparade.jpg After an initially dismissive response to the McAleese report on the Magdalene laundries, 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has fully apologised to those who were incarcerated in the unofficial women’s prisons.

Published February 19, 2013

UUP in meltdown

mccreamccallister.png Two senior figures have quit the Ulster Unionist Party and are set to form a rival political organisation after a row with party leader and former television presenter Mike Nesbitt suddenly erupted into a full party split.

Published February 15, 2013

Ardoyne man returns to political spotlight

seankelly.png An incident involving senior republican Sean Kelly caused a furore this week when he was arrested but swiftly released in connection with an apparent ‘punishment attack’ in north Belfast.

Published February 15, 2013

Relief for families as inquests to proceed

johnleckeybig.jpg Over 20 inquests into controversial killings by British and pro-British forces in the north of Ireland can proceed after a suspension on the probes was lifted this week.

Published February 15, 2013

Unions hold giant protests, but significance questioned

unionmarch.png On Saturday February 9, up to 100,000 people took to the streets of the 26 Counties in a display of mass opposition to austerity, with demonstrations taking place in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Sligo, Galway and Waterford.

Published February 15, 2013

Anti-Irish racism reported on the increase

englishracists.png Irish community activists in Britain have sought high-level political discussions following an increase in attacks on Irish events by far-right organisations and loyalists.

Published February 15, 2013

Frazer suggests republican horsemeat cheats behind attack

williefrazercar.png Loyalist hardliner Willie Frazer has blamed “criminal elements in the republican movement” after his car was set on fire last weekend.

Published February 15, 2013

A legacy of debt

kennynoonandail.jpg Public demonstrations are to be held around the 26 Counties tomorrow (Saturday) to demand a fairer deal on the state’s banking crisis, which will now leave taxpayers paying €60 billion for one bank alone.

Published February 8, 2013

Kenny expected to make full apology to Magdalene women

maureensullivan.jpg The survivors of the Magdalene laundries have demanded a meeting with the Taoiseach after a report showed the state had heavy involvement in the unofficial detention centres.

Published February 8, 2013

Loyalist violence in Belfast and Antrim

armybomb.jpg There have been a series of attacks against Catholic church goers in County Antrim.

Published February 8, 2013

Detentions fuelling prison crisis

maghaberrybig.jpg Overcrowding in the North’s jails has reached a crisis point with the prison population at its highest in three decades.

Published February 8, 2013

Judge’s frustration at inquest hearing delays

rosemarymallon.jpg The British ministry of defence has uncovered up to 100 new documents linked to the police investigation into the UVF murder of a Catholic pensioner in 1994.

Published February 8, 2013

Acknowledging grief and trauma

adamsbig2.jpg Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams clarifies his apology last week for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe in 1996.

Published February 8, 2013

Emergency legislation on bank debt rushed through Dáil

dailvoteibrc.jpg After a wretched day for the Dublin government, the Fine Gael/Labour coalition has this morning forced emergency legislation through the Dáil to liquidate the Irish Bank Resolution Corp, formerly the failed Anglo Irish Bank.

Published February 7, 2013

State involved in Magdalene laundry workhouses - report

magdalene.jpg An offical report has found the 26 County state was heavily involved in the religious-run workhouses known as the Magdalene laundries.

Published February 5, 2013


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