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Border bomb warning

borderbomb.jpg A large bomb left on the border last week appears to have signalled an escalation of the armed campaign by the breakaway IRA groups.

Published May 4, 2012

Shoot-to-kill ‘reasonable’ - inquest

grewmccaughey.jpg An inquest jury has shocked human rights groups in the North after it ruled that the execution of an IRA Volunteer by British soldiers as he lay dying on the ground was “reasonable”.

Published May 4, 2012

McGuinness may meet queen during royal visit

queenmcguinness.jpg The North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has given the strongest indication yet that he is prepared to meet British monarch Queen Elizabeth, who is expected to travel to the north of Ireland this summer.

Published May 4, 2012

‘No’ campaign condemns government austerity ‘bullies’

noonanbudget.jpg Warnings that a key government strategy to win the 26-County referendum on the EU Austerity Treaty would be to “put the frighteners on the electorate” were quickly borne out this week.

Published May 4, 2012

Michéal Martin lashes out at Sinn Féin

michealmartinflat.jpg Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams this week accused Michéal Martin of an “outrageous” attack after the Fianna Fail leader claimed Sinn Féin had “prolonged the suffering” of the Irish people.

Published May 4, 2012

Huge pressure on Cardinal to resign

cardinalbrady.jpg Political leaders from across the party spectrum have called on Cardinal Sean Brady to consider his position following allegations that he failed to pass on information about the activities of notorious paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.

Published May 4, 2012

Bairbre de Brún resigns as MEP

bairbredebrun.jpg Sinn Féin’s only member of the European Parliament, Six-County MEP Bairbre de Brún, has resigned.

Published May 3, 2012

The spies in our midst

armygardaiseanadrevenue.jpg British intelligence agents operate across the 32 counties of Ireland and have received information from politicians, members of An Garda police, Revenue tax officials and the 26-County Army, the Smithwick Tribunal has heard.

Published April 27, 2012

A call for freedom

marianpricerally.jpg Hundreds of people gathered in Derry’s Bogside on Sunday in what was one of the largest demonstrations held yet in support of the interned political prisoner Marian Price to demand her immediate release.

Published April 27, 2012

Government plays dirty on treaty referendum

yesmen.jpg Lawyers for Sinn Féin have written to the Attorney General seeking advance copies of government “information” being sent to homes about the EU Austerity Treaty.

Published April 27, 2012

Portadown ‘Covenant’ monument fuels centenary warnings

covenantbanner.jpg A plan to hoist a large granite monument in the centre of Portadown commemorating the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant, a unionist pact to oppose Irish independence in 1912, has been strongly criticised.

Published April 27, 2012

A lifetime of sectarian attacks

trevorgeorge.jpg An elderly couple say they have had enough of sectarian abuse after suffering almost 50 years of attacks on their south Belfast home.

Published April 27, 2012

Protests grow over PSNI harassment

derrymeeting.jpg A public meeting in Derry last week heard of several serious allegations of the misuse of stop and search powers against people with ‘dissident’ views, their children and wider family circles.

Published April 27, 2012

Bleeding us dry

waterchargesbanner.jpg The coalition government’s plans for the introduction of new water taxes has generated a new wave of resentment at the financial pressures being imposed on people in the 26 Counties.

Published April 20, 2012

Coalition sends out the bully-boys

pepperspraygalway.jpg There is increasing concern at the Dublin government’s use of heavy-handed tactics in support of its austerity agenda.

Published April 20, 2012

British general identifies Freddie Scappaticci as ‘Stakeknife’

scappaticci.jpg A recording of a telephone conversation with a former British army General Officer Commanding in the north appears to confirm allegations that Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci was the infamous British double-agent known as ‘Steak-Knife’ or ‘Stakeknife’.

Published April 20, 2012

PSNI raiders leave gun, CS gas on child’s bed

scaredchild.jpg A member of the PSNI police left a loaded gun, ammunition and deadly CS gas lying on a nine-year-old girl’s bed following a raid on her family’s north Belfast home.

Published April 20, 2012

Prisoners punished over Easter lilies

prisonerbars.jpg Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail were placed under 24-hour lock-up on Easter Sunday for refusing to remove their Easter lilies, it has emerged.

Published April 20, 2012

Joe McCann remembered

joemccann.jpg Forty years to the day after he was gunned down by British paratroopers, Official IRA Volunteer Joe McCann was commemorated in Belfast.

Published April 20, 2012

Protesters break through police lines at Labour conference

galwayprotest.jpg Chaos erupted at the annual conference of the Labour Party in Galway today as Gardai were unable to hold back protestors against the 26-County government’s austerity program.

Published April 14, 2012


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