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‘High level’ collusion admitted

cameronfinucane.jpg Senior British government officials permitted a campaign of state-backed killings by unionist paramilitaries and the RUC (now PSNI) police to be conducted at the height of the conflict, a senior security adviser for the British government has finally admitted.

Published May 17, 2013



Catholic teen and friends attacked in south Belfast

beating.jpg A loyalist mob carried out a savage sectarian attack on a Catholic teenager, her Protestant friend and her friend’s sister in a south Belfast ‘Rangers supporters club’, it has emerged.

Published May 17, 2013



Garda scandal rumbles on as Minister ‘names and shames’ TD

alanshatterbig.jpg A row over the cancellation of thousands of motoring offences continues unabated in the 26 Counties, despite the report of an internal Garda police investigation which cleared the force of corruption.

Published May 17, 2013



PSNI ‘attacking families’, shots fired

psnihouses.jpg The PSNI have been accused of using excessive violence against whole families, including young children, amid increased concerns over heavy-handed policing in republican areas.

Published May 17, 2013



McKevitt appeal decision ‘another injustice’

mckevittbig.jpg The Republican Network for Unity has condemned the decision of a court in Dublin not to allow an appeal by Michael McKevitt to proceed, describing the case as a miscarriage of justice.

Published May 17, 2013



Bus strike ends as unions win concessions

buseireannstrike.jpg The threat of serious industrial unrest in the 26 Counties has receded following progress in public service pay talks and a separate deal to end a two-day stoppage early last weekend at the state-funded bus company, Bus Eireann.

Published May 17, 2013



Bus Éireann crippled by industrial action

parkedbuses.jpg Workers at the state-owned bus company have called a nationwide industrial action which has severely reduced public transport services across the 26 Counties.

Published May 12, 2013



Mini-Twelfth ‘madness’

drumcreeorangebig.jpg A decision to allow the anti-Catholic Orange Order to gather in a public park surrounded by Catholic homes in Portadown has been described as ‘an act of unionist political madness’ by the Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition (GRRC).

Published May 10, 2013



IRA leaders divided on armed struggle, say Thatcher memos

adamsmorrison1981.jpg The British government was aware before the 1981 hunger strike that some senior Provisional IRA figures were privately opposed to the use of physical force, according to secret documents found in the papers of Margaret Thatcher.

Published May 10, 2013



Fears for prisoner ‘under terrible pressure to inform’

garymcdaid.jpg The mother of a remand prisoner has said she fears for his mental health after attempts were made to recruit him as an informer while under 24-hour lock-up behind bars.

Published May 10, 2013



Prosecutors condemned after retrial acquittal

shiverscleared.jpg Brian Shivers has been fully vindicated after the terminally ill Magherafelt man walked out of Belfast Crown Court last Friday, his lawyer said this week.

Published May 10, 2013



Martin Corey denied a hearing

martincoreybanner.jpg Interned republican Martin Corey has been refused permission to appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court the refusal to provide his lawyers with the ‘closed intelligence’ used as an excuse to keep him behind bars for the past three years.

Published May 10, 2013



PSNI to pay for harassment

murneystopandsearch.jpg The harassment of republicans through ‘Section 21’ stop and search operations has been found to be illegal by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.

Published May 10, 2013



Craigavon Two appeal ‘sabotaged’

craigavonappeal.jpg An appeal by two men convicted of a Continuity IRA attack in 2009 was dramatically derailed this week after the PSNI arrested and interrogated a key witness in an apparent attempt to pressure him into withdrawing his evidence.

Published May 3, 2013



Fresh loyalist provocation as parades crisis mounts

millarbandchurch.jpg The Stormont administration in Belfast has been accused of engaging in a ‘charade’ after a sectarian Orange parade once again ignored a ruling of the Parades Commission against playing music outside a Catholic church in Belfast.

Published May 3, 2013



Flags not our problem - Baggott

flags2013.jpg PSNI police chief Matt Baggott has washed his hands of the controversy over UVF paramilitary flags and other loyalist symbols across Belfast, insisting that the North’s politicians introduce new laws on the issue.

Published May 3, 2013



‘X case’ legislation finally drafted

maternallife.jpg There has been a broad political welcome for a new bill which will finally legislate for the 1983 ‘X case’ referendum, providing for a possibility of abortion in the limited case of a threat to the life of the mother.

Published May 3, 2013



Irish President joins voices against austerity

presidenthiggins2.jpg President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has joined the growing campaign in Ireland against the austerity agenda, with comments directly critical of the decisions being handed down by European leaders and the European Central Bank.

Published May 3, 2013



Unionist delaying endangers border bridge plan

narrowwaterbridge.jpg Unionists have been accused of delaying and seeking to scupper a plan for a bridge across the neck of Carlingford Lough which would link county Louth in the South and Down in the North.

Published May 3, 2013



Brian Shivers cleared of all charges

brianshiversbig.jpg Brian Shivers has been cleared in a retrial of all charges relating to a Real IRA attack in 2009 at Massereene British army base in which two British soldiers died.

Published May 3, 2013

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