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Honohan linked to banking crisis cover-up

honohan.jpg Statements by the governor of the 26-County Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, have placed him at the centre of a blame game over the banking crisis which collapsed the Irish economy.

Published September 27, 2013

PSNI seeking to recruit GAA fans

psnigaa.jpg The inclusion of a recruitment ad for the Six-County PSNI in the match programme for last weekend’s GAA All-Ireland Football Final has outraged Irish nationalists and republicans.

Published September 27, 2013

Pushing back

gardapepperspray.jpg Garda police resorted to pepper spray and brute force on Wednesday in one of the most violent days of protest yet seen on the streets of Dublin against the austerity program of the 26 County state.

Published September 20, 2013

Haass comments on talks, sets December deadline

richardhaassbig.jpg The five main Stormont Assembly parties took part in round-table talks with US diplomat Richard Haass for the first time today [Friday, September 20th] as part of discussions to deal with parades, flags and justice issues.

Published September 20, 2013

Republicans removed from electoral register

electoralregisterform.jpg The British government has issued electoral forms to voters in the Six Counties which have left tens of thousands of nationalists and republicans without their votes through a new requirement to declare themselves as residents of ‘Northern Ireland’.

Published September 20, 2013

Irish vote linked to Scottish referendum

scotlandballot.jpg Sinn Fein has said next year’s vote on Scottish independence has boosted the party’s calls for a ‘border poll’.

Published September 20, 2013

New hopes for victims of state killings

kathleenthompson.jpg A new inquest has been ordered into the killing of a mother-of-six shot dead in Derry by the British army in 1971.

Published September 20, 2013

Welcoming Dr Haass

haassosullivan.jpg Good to see you, Dr Haass. We are a naturally hospitable people but consider your welcome as double the usual. Anyone who can help us deal with flags, parades and the past gets the mother and father of all cead mile failtes.

Published September 20, 2013

Tense exchanges ahead of talks

talkspresshaass.jpg Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has accused the British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers of an “unacceptable intervention” ahead of talks about dealing with the past as well as the issues of parades and flags.

Published September 13, 2013

Kids targeted by loyalist paramilitaries

holycross2013.jpg School-children as young as five had to get police protection as they arrived at three Catholic schools in north Belfast this week.

Published September 13, 2013

Seanad referendum clash between Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail

sfseanad2013.jpg The referendum campaign on abolishing the Seanad sprang into life this week with an attack by Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams on Fianna Fail’s position, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny blankly refused to enter a televised debate on the matter.

Published September 13, 2013

British government drops ‘stop and search’ appeal

stopandsearchbig.jpg The British government has abandoned a planned Supreme court challenge to a ruling that stop and search operations involving a former IRA hunger striker and a brother-in-law of Martin McGuinness were unlawful.

Published September 13, 2013

US states backing call for a United Ireland

louisianahouse.jpg A resolution has been passed by the Louisiana state legislature to urge the US government “to immediately take all appropriate steps to assist in the unification of Ireland”.

Published September 13, 2013

Alan Ryan remembered

alanryan2013.jpg A memorial march to mark the anniversary of the murder of Dublin ‘Real IRA’ commander Alan Ryan passed off with dignity this week despite provocative actions by the Garda police and by the criminal gang which killed him.

Published September 13, 2013

British government rules out Omagh inquiry

omaghbombbig.jpg The British government has refused calls for a public cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing.

Published September 12, 2013

Strip-search ‘had impact of sexual assault’

sharonrafferty.jpg Details have emerged this week about the brutal strip-searching of a female republican prisoner at Hydebank Wood Prison.

Published September 6, 2013

Threats against pubs as UVF gathers strength

uvfmuralmlk.jpg Loyalist paramilitaries in Larne, County Antrim have warned pub-owners not to serve Catholics.

Published September 6, 2013

Marchers ‘sought reaction’ in flagrant provocation

rbpcarrickhill.jpg A parade which passed St Patrick’s Catholic church on Belfast’s Donegall Street last weekend “flouted every legal restriction placed on it,” according to Sinn Fein.

Published September 6, 2013

Battle for spirit of 1913 Lockout

lockout1913state.jpg The official centenary of Ireland’s biggest and most significant industrial dispute took place last Sunday, September 1, with dignitaries, onlookers and tourists gathering in Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Published September 6, 2013

Sinn Fein denies economic policy shift

pearsedohertybig2.jpg Changes to its budgetary policies do not indicate a radical change in political direction for Sinn Fein, the party has insisted.

Published September 6, 2013


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