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Senators facing the axe

seanadnocampaign.jpg Turnout in today's 26-County referenda could be close to a record low as voters appear to be staying away from a potentially historic ballot on the abolition of the Seanad, the upper chamber of the 26-County parliament.

Published October 4, 2013

Adams under pressure following brother’s conviction

liamadamsbig.jpg Elements in the mainstream media have urged Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to resign following the conviction this week of his brother, Liam, for the sexual abuse of his daughter Aine in the period 1977-1983.

Published October 4, 2013

UVF must be ‘faced down’ over violence, marches - SF

uvforangetwaddell.jpg Sinn Féin First Minister Martin McGuinness has challenged unionists to confront the paramilitary UVF in east Belfast, who he accused of being closely linked to the anti-Catholic Orange Order.

Published October 4, 2013

British troops in sectarian display

soldiersscarf.jpg There has been strong criticism of an official British Army event in which soldiers were filmed clapping and dancing to loyalist tunes at Ibrox Park football stadium in Glasgow.

Published October 4, 2013

Controversial inquests delayed again

coaghvols.jpg Relatives of three IRA Volunteers shot dead by the SAS have expressed frustration after being told it will be another year before a full inquest is heard.

Published October 4, 2013

Deaths of veteran republicans

joeoneill.jpg One of the leading figures in the republican movement in Ireland over the past 50 years died late Wednesday night in hospital.

Published October 4, 2013

Michael Campbell’s conviction overturned by Lithuanian court

michaelcampbellbig.jpg The Court of Appeal of Lithuania on Wednesday cleared Irish citizen Michael Campbell, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for trying to buy weapons for the Real IRA in 2008.

Published October 2, 2013

Peter Robinson, First Bigot

peterrobinsonstormont.jpg A sectarian outburst by the DUP leader Peter Robinson has disgusted nationalists and escalated the sense of crisis in the North’s political process.

Published September 27, 2013

Loyalists marching into absurdity

frazerhamza.jpg Attempts to prevent loyalist flag- and march-related violence took a bizarre turn this Friday, September 27th, as accused loyalist ringleaders Willie Frazer, Jamie Bryson and Jim Dowson wore fancy dress costumes to a Belfast court appearance.

Published September 27, 2013

Paramilitaries blamed for sectarian assaults

ciaranferrin.jpg A man beaten unconscious in a suspected random sectarian attack has been told by doctors his facial injuries are permanent.

Published September 27, 2013

Bloody Sunday soldiers ‘off the hook’

bloodysundaysoldiers.jpg Fourteen months after the PSNI announced they were launching a murder inquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings, none of the soldiers who killed 14 civilians in Derry and injured a further 22 have been interviewed by the police.

Published September 27, 2013

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


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