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‘Sinister approach’ to man as he worked

psniundercover.jpg A Newry tradesman has been the subject of a failed PSNI attempt to recruit informers, according to the socialist republican party, eirigi. The latest such incident occurred just before Christmas.

Published January 4, 2013

Martin McGuinness resigns from Westminster seat

martinmcguinnessbig.jpg Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has been awarded an English aristocratic title in order to secure his resignation as an MP, it has been confirmed.

Published January 4, 2013

HET report challenged

gerardgibson.jpg The mother of a Belfast teenager is seeking a judicial review into the police inquiry into his death at the hands of the British Army in 1972.

Published January 4, 2013

British sought hunger strike 'capitulation'

hungerstrikersold.jpg Official records have revealed that the British government had a plan to ‘brainwash’ Long Kesh hunger strikers to end their protest individually.

Published December 28, 2012

Corey’s bail order overturned

martincoreybig.jpg British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has won a legal bid to continue the internment of veteran republican Martin Corey.

Published December 28, 2012

PSNI target Christmas celebrations

seanmcglinchey.jpg A County Derry Sinn Fein councillor has accused the PSNI police of harassment after his brother’s house was raided on Christmas Eve, while the family of an eirigi activist were kept apart for the holiday by bizarre bail demands.

Published December 28, 2012

Flags tension dissipates

springfieldloyalists.jpg Protests by loyalists and hardline unionists on the issue of flying the British flag at Belfast City Hall have sharply decreased in size and number.

Published December 28, 2012

Coalition targets internet critics

shanemcentee.jpg The 26-County government has been accused of planning to introduce censorship and free speech ‘chilling’ measures following the tragic death last week of Fine Gael’s junior minister at the Department of Agriculture, Shane McEntee.

Published December 28, 2012

Arson attack on Catholic church

whiteheadchurch.jpg A Catholic priest has urged those responsible for a suspected sectarian arson attack on his County Antrim church to leave their Catholic neighbours in peace.

Published December 28, 2012

Loughinisland report quashed

loughinislandvictims.jpg The report of the former police ombudsman into the murder of six men in the Loughinisland massacre has been scrapped after a court hearing on their judicial review.

Published December 21, 2012

Fresh loyalist disturbances underway

loyalistprotestbig.jpg Loyalists are again attempting to bring the North to a standstill this evening with road closures in Belfast and across the north.

Published December 21, 2012

Family’s nightmare as retrial expected in ‘Micky Bo’ murder

mickybobig.jpg A retrial is to be sought in the case of three Ballymena men whose convictions were quashed this week for the 2006 sectarian murder of Catholic teenager Michael McIlveen.

Published December 21, 2012

Progress seen in Bloody Sunday justice campaign

sundayinvestigation.jpg The Bloody Sunday families have welcomed news that former British soldiers may finally be questioned by the PSNI as part of a murder investigation into the killings.

Published December 21, 2012

Pan-unionism returns as Stormont flags talks stall

nesbittrobinsonforum.jpg Multi-party talks on the flags issue at Stormont have been suspended until next year following an announcement that a forum to unite different forces within unionism has been organised.

Published December 21, 2012

Family of UDA ‘romper room’ victim seek answers

patbenstead.jpg The family of a Catholic murder victim are calling for a new investigation into his death amid claims that his killers were informers protected by the police and British intelligence.

Published December 21, 2012

Clashes follow traffic chaos in Belfast

loyalistprotestbig.jpg Trouble broke out tonight in several areas after Belfast was again brought to a standstill by groups of loyalists demanding the return of the British flag on Belfast City Hall.

Published December 17, 2012

Spin and shadows

patfinucanebig2.jpg Most of the 500-page review of the 1989 murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane released this week has been heavily censored “in the interests of state security”, the Finucane family has been told.

Published December 14, 2012

PSNI facilitating loyalist roadblocks

springfieldloyalists.jpg The failure of the PSNI to move small numbers of loyalists from busy public roads has brought Belfast and nearby towns to a halt for several hours at a time this week during some the busiest days of the year.

Published December 14, 2012

Unionists feud in flags blame-game

trimblerobinson.jpg The former Ulster Unionist First Minister David Trimble has accused DUP leader Peter Robinson of cynically stoking tensions over the flying of the Union flag at Belfast City Hall in order to win back his parliamentary seat in its former East Belfast stronghold from the Alliance Party.

Published December 14, 2012

Nationalists arrested amid loyalist disorder

garcprotest2010.jpg A PSNI operation against the nationalist residents of Ardoyne has heightened tension at a time when the Six-County police have openly facilitated loyalist roadblocks and disturbances.

Published December 14, 2012


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