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Famine Song played again near interface

orangemarchbig.jpg A sectarian song banned in Scotland was played by loyalists in their latest march past a church which has become the focal point of unionist intimidation of Catholics in north Belfast.

Published November 16, 2012

Finucane family address review claims

geraldinefinucanebig.jpg A British declaration that a review into the murder of high-profile Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane will reveal substantial new information on his assassination have been dismissed by his family.

Published November 16, 2012

Sinn Féin calls for ‘X’ case legislation

savitaprotest.jpg Sinn Féin is to bring forward a motion before the 26 County parliament that seeks to prevent pregnant women falling into a medical and legislative limbo, such as that which led to the death of Galway dentist Savita Halappanavar last month.

Published November 16, 2012

Death of pregnant woman reopens Irish abortion debate

savita.jpg The death of a woman who was 17 weeks pregnant at University Hospital Galway last month has created a storm of protest after it emerged that a potentially life-saving termination of her miscarrying pregnancy had been refused.

Published November 14, 2012

Statement claims responsibility for attack

davidblackscene.jpg A statement has been issued in the name of the IRA, claiming responsibility for the attack on a prison warder earlier this month.

Published November 12, 2012

Children’s referendum passes by 57% to 43%

referendumbig.jpg The children’s referendum passed narrowly on a near-record low turnout in counting today, but the unconvincing manner of the victory has added to doubts over the validity of the result.

Published November 11, 2012

Politics and policing collide

padraicwilsonprotest.jpg Padraic Wilson, a former leader of IRA prisoners at Long Kesh jail and now a senior Sinn Féin figure, was released on bail on Tuesday after the party strongly protested a court decision to remand him on IRA membership charges.

Published November 9, 2012

Duffy to challenge ongoing PSNI harassment

releasecolinduffy.jpg Lurgan republican Colin Duffy is to sue the PSNI for unlawful arrest after a judge ordered his release from custody following his latest detention last week.

Published November 9, 2012

Prisoner beaten at Maghaberry

tonytaylorbig.jpg A republican prisoner has sustained multiple injuries in what was described as a “savage” attack by prison warders at Maghaberry Prison.

Published November 9, 2012

‘Arrogant’ government provokes constitutional crisis

childrensreferendumbooklet.jpg The validity of Saturday’s constitutional referendum on child protection has been put in doubt after the Supreme Court ruled that information provided by the 26 County government was biased and misleading.

Published November 9, 2012

Sinn Féin calls for release of Price, McGeough

pricemcgeough2.jpg Sinn Féin party president Gerry Adams and Six-County Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have written to US political leaders urging them to support calls to free Marian Price from prison.

Published November 9, 2012

Border poll campaign heads to USA

gerryadamsbig.jpg Sinn Féin’s campaign for a border poll is to intensify next year, party president Gerry Adams has said.

Published November 9, 2012

Maghaberry crisis turns fatal

blackcar.jpg The shooting of a senior British prison official has drawn attention to the conflict in the north of Ireland and the increasingly bitter dispute over the treatment of republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail.

Published November 2, 2012

Finucane report to be vetted by MI5

patfinucanebig.jpg A British government “security check” on a new report into the murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane by British agents has further undermined the credibility of the document.

Published November 2, 2012

Eirigi man gets PSNI death threat

stephenmurneybig.jpg Members of the PSNI police in Newry have made a direct threat to kill a prominent member of the republican socialist party eirigi, the party said this week.

Published November 2, 2012

Reports highlight Irish wealth extremes

lorealgeneration.jpg News that members of the Dublin government have awarded themselves over 36 million euro of pension entitlements has highlighted the growing inequality between the ‘L’Oreal’ generation and the lost generation of Irish society.

Published November 2, 2012

Orange Order breach parade ruling yet again

reformationbreach.jpg The anti-Catholic Orange Order has admitted it again acted illegally in breaking a Parades Commission ruling during its latest march past St Patrick’s Church in Belfast.

Published November 2, 2012

British troops attacked the Four Courts - memoir

fourcourts1922.jpg British Army artillery crews were used to bombard the Four Courts in Dublin in the opening battle of the Irish Civil War, according to a recently unearthed memoir.

Published November 2, 2012

Maghaberry prison warder shot dead

maghaberrybig.jpg A prison warder has died in an apparent IRA attack on his way to Maghaberry prison today.

Published November 1, 2012

Internment by deception

kevinmarrymurphy.jpg A County Tyrone republican has lashed out at the justice system in the North of Ireland after charges against him and four others were quietly dropped by Crown prosecutors this week -- after more than 14 months held without bail at Maghaberry prison.

Published October 26, 2012


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