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IRA membership case immersed in legal quagmire

padraicwilson.jpg Four west Belfast nationalists facing charges of membership of the Provisional IRA have been named by a court in Belfast -- after almost three months of legal wrangling.

Published October 12, 2012

Ballymurphy campaign lobby Tory conference

internment.jpg Families of the 10 men and one woman killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in Ballymurphy in Belfast during the early days of internment in August 1971 have demanded a Hillsborough style investigation.

Published October 12, 2012

Abortion clinic opens in Belfast

dawnpurvisabortion.jpg The opening this week of a private abortion clinic in Belfast, the first of its kind in Ireland, has been given a mixed reaction.

Published October 12, 2012

Austerity protests multiply

ballyfermotprotest.jpg A number of protests took place in Dublin this week as the 26-County government faced a mounting corruption scandal and a wave of anger over policies which favour the wealthy over the poor.

Published October 5, 2012

Orange law paraded in Belfast

bandpissing.jpg There have been calls for the Parades Commission to be scrapped after legally-binding restrictions on the giant Ulster Covenant parade were again ignored by Orangemen and loyalist bands on Saturday.

Published October 5, 2012

More ex-RUC hired by the PSNI

rucbrutality.jpg More than 1,000 senior members of the notorious RUC police who left the force as part of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement have been rehired, it has emerged.

Published October 5, 2012

Dirty protest at Justice Minister’s HQ

rnushitprotest.jpg A protest over prison conditions in Maghaberry prison has seen horse manure thrown at the Belfast headquarters of the Alliance Party.

Published October 5, 2012

PSNI declare ‘no risk’ to McIntyre over tapes

anthonymcintyrebig.jpg A High Court bid to prevent the PSNI police taking possession of confidential academic interviews with a former IRA Volunteer has been refused after a PSNI member said there was no increased threat to the interviewer.

Published October 5, 2012

Europe is in open revolt

greeceriot.jpg A general strike in Greece, massive protests by the indignados in Spain, public transport strikes in Portugal (and Spain), and industrial action by aluminium, steel and public sector workers in Italy headlined this week.

Published October 5, 2012

Kilkenny win all-Ireland final replay

kilkennygalwayreplay.jpg The normal order in Irish hurling was restored in Croke Park this afternoon when Kilkenny won the all-Ireland hurling final replay thanks to another stunning performance by veteran Henry Shefflin over a luckless Galway side, who never quite gained enough altitude to threaten the serial champions.

Published September 30, 2012

No violence at Covenant march

covenantstpatricks.jpg One of the biggest unionist parades in decades passed off without disorder in Belfast today.

Published September 29, 2012

Anger at Covenant ruling

carrickhillresidents.jpg Nationalist residents of north Belfast have said they are “bewildered” by a decision of the Parades Commission to permit a giant unionist parade to march past St Patrick’s Church in Belfast and the Carrick Hill interface on Saturday, with only the lightest of restrictions.

Published September 28, 2012

Dolours Price, Gerry Adams clash over IRA claims

doloursprice.jpg Republican veteran Dolours Price has accused Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams of “betraying” the republican cause.

Published September 28, 2012

Hunger protest ends as prisoners await transfer

remandfourhungerstrike.jpg A hunger fast by four Tyrone men at Maghaberry seeking to be housed alongside other republican prisoners in the jail has ended following developments inside and outside the prison.

Published September 28, 2012

RUC ‘ignored death threats’

kevinmckearney.jpg The RUC police did not do enough to prevent the loyalist paramilitary murders of two men in County Tyrone 20 years ago, a report has said.

Published September 28, 2012

Marian Price unable to attend court

marianpricebig2.jpg Interned political activist Marian Price is reported to have suffered another lung infection, preventing her from receiving a complicating treatment for her arthritis. She was unable to communicate with her legal team ahead of a court hearing this week.

Published September 28, 2012

Call it ‘Northern Ireland’ - Robinson

peterrobinsonbig.jpg Nationalists have dismissed claims by DUP leader Peter Robinson that the union is “more secure” than ever as political tensions escalated ahead of the centenary of the Ulster Covenant.

Published September 28, 2012

Dublin govt weakened by shock resignation

roisinshortall.jpg The Minister of State at the Department of Health Roisin Shortall has resigned in a row over political interference in the siting of new healthcare facilities.

Published September 26, 2012

Donegal win all-Ireland football final

donegalmayo.jpg Donegal have won the All-Ireland football final with considerable skill and resilience at Croke Park this afternoon, raising the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time since 1992.

Published September 23, 2012

‘The IRA is gone’ - Adams

marianpricerallly1209.jpg Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has condemned so-called ‘dissidents’ in Dublin despite a rally in the city last weekend which saw hundreds of republicans of all hues unite to march in support of interned political activist Marian Price.

Published September 21, 2012


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