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‘A moment in history’

dolourspricefuneral.jpg The funeral of Dolours Price on Monday was a seminal event for Irish republicans as they paid their last respects to an IRA heroine.

Published February 1, 2013

Apology puts Adams on defensive

adamsdailbig.jpg An ill-advised apology by Gerry Adams for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe in County Limerick 17 years ago has created a storm of controversy and left the Sinn Féin leader battling with condemnation from political rivals and demands to apologise for other actions during the conflict.

Published February 1, 2013

Union has ‘never been stronger’ as flags protests abate

lastflags.jpg The British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has said loyalist flags protestors are wrong to believe that Britishness in the north of Ireland is being “eroded” and condemned them for “dishonouring our flag”.

Published February 1, 2013

CIRA claims attack on undercover troops

cirabig.jpg The Continuity IRA has said that its members fired on British soldiers engaged in an undercover operation in County Armagh.

Published February 1, 2013

Injustice as journalists’s killers go free

martinohaganbig.jpg The family, friends and former colleagues of respected journalist Martin O’Hagan have been “shocked and devastated” at the decision of Crown prosecutors not to pursue a prosecution against a loyalist gang for the 2001 murder.

Published February 1, 2013

Seven families see progress

mccannsclosure.jpg There have been a number of positive developments in regard to historical cases this week. We detail seven cases in which families are coming closer to securing justice.

Published February 1, 2013

Gerry McGeough freed

mcgeoughout.jpg Political prisoner Gerry McGeough has been released from Maghaberry Prison after serving two years of his sentence for his part in an IRA action more than 30 years ago.

Published January 29, 2013

Marian Price refused parole to attend sister’s funeral

doloursmarianpriceold.jpg The family of Marian Price have been told this evening that her application for compassionate parole following the tragic death of her sister Dolours has been refused.

Published January 25, 2013

A tragic loss

doloursflag.jpg The passing of Dolours Price, a republican legend, has come as a deep shock to the entire community, regardless of politics or allegiance.

Published January 25, 2013

Police deal with UVF, UDA brings change in protest dynamics

flagsparade.jpg Loyalists engaged in illegal flag protests are facing the threat of arrest this week for the first time since the disturbances began.

Published January 25, 2013

Britain rules out border poll ‘diversion’

borderconference.jpg The British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has dismissed nationalist calls for a border poll on Irish unity, saying political attention was “better focused elsewhere”.

Published January 25, 2013

Suicides spike as mental health budgets are cut

suicideman.jpg The rate of suicide among young people in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe, new figures show, with the rate even higher in the Six Counties area.

Published January 25, 2013

Spooks at work in Ireland, England, France

mi5psniruc.jpg A Derry man has revealed how he was approached at a French airport by two men who identified themselves as members of MI5. Another man has said he was recently approached to become an informer by the PSNI in Derry, while another reported recruitment bid took place recently in Manchester.

Published January 25, 2013

Death of Inez McCormack

inezmccormackbig.jpg Tributes have been paid to Inez McCormack, a key supporter of the MacBride principles on fair employment, who died this week aged 69 following a battle with cancer.

Published January 25, 2013

Dolours Price dies

doloursprice.jpg Veteran republican Dolours Price, sister of Irish political prisoner Marian Price, has died.

Published January 24, 2013

Short Strand stands unbroken

shortstrandflag.jpg The Short Strand, a small working class nationalist and republican enclave of less than 3,000 men, women and children, has come under a renewed siege in the past week by violent loyalists.

Published January 18, 2013

Talks seek to end flag ‘protests’

flagprotest.jpg New efforts to end the flag riots in the North of Ireland have seen church leaders and even loyalist paramilitary figures take the lead in seeking an end to the violence.

Published January 18, 2013

Freedom refused even as guilty verdict overturned

shiversbig2.jpg A terminally ill Derry man has experienced elation and heartbreak this week after an appeal court in Belfast quashed his controversial conviction for the 2009 Real IRA attack on the Massereene British Army base -- only to order a retrial, while refusing him bail.

Published January 18, 2013

UVF men signed up by media as threats ignored

flagprotest2.jpg The media coverage of the flag protests and riots is being increasingly called into question after members of the UVF were seen to act as guides for some members of the international media covering the flags protests.

Published January 18, 2013

Border poll campaign launches this weekend

adamsaddressbig.jpg Sinn Féin is to hold a major conference in Dublin this weekend to launch the party’s campaign for a Border poll.

Published January 18, 2013


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