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Loyalists to march past church once again

covenantstpatricks.jpg The anti-Catholic Orange Order is to hold yet another march past St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Belfast, despite again failing to talk to the nearby Carrick Hill residents’ group.

Published October 19, 2012

RUC killer testifies

pearsejordanbig.jpg The man who shot Pearse Jordan dead has finally given evidence at his inquest, despite having previously refused to take part in proceedings for nearly a decade.

Published October 19, 2012

North-South body meets

nspf.jpg The first meeting of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association has been held, over 14 years after it was planned as part of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Published October 19, 2012

Judicial review for shoot-to-kill inquest

mccaugheygrewbig.jpg The family of one of two IRA Volunteers shot dead by the British Army’s ‘elite’ SAS unit has won permission to challenge an inquest verdict that the killings were justified.

Published October 19, 2012

Cash windfall for Apprentice Boys

abodbig.jpg More than two million pounds worth of financial assistance has been granted to a sectarian marching organisation from the European Union’s PEACE III programme.

Published October 19, 2012

The Burnings 2012

ardsarson.jpg A Catholic mother and her three children narrowly escaped being burned to death today following a loyalist attack.

Published October 12, 2012

Charity shamed over link to killer regiment

irishguards.jpg An Irish children’s charity has been inundated with complaints after it engaged a unit of a murderous British Army regiment to take part in a charity fundraiser.

Published October 12, 2012

Amnesty concern over British torture cover-up

waterboardingbig.jpg There have been calls for a full investigation into cases of torture, including waterboarding, by members of the RUC and British army in Ireland during the 1970s.

Published October 12, 2012

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


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