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Pensioner battered by UDA gang

batteredgranny.jpg A pensioner who was attacked while trying to defend her son and grandson has described being held over a railing and punched in the face by a unionist paramilitary.

Published November 17, 2011

Kelly wins compensation over Martha Pope smear

gerrykelly.jpg Senior Sinn Féin politician Gerry Kelly is to be paid a five-figure sum by a Sunday newspaper which accused him of being involved in an affair with a US diplomat in a story published 15 years ago.

Published November 17, 2011

Stormont fuss over nothing

peterrobinson.jpg The Six-County First Minister, DUP leader Peter Robinson has been accused of contriving a “stunt” when he threatened to resign over changes to the North’s prison regime.

Published November 17, 2011

Ireland qualifies for Euro 2012

soccerfans.jpg The Irish national soccer team has qualified tonight for the 2012 European Football Championship, the first major soccer tournament it will contest since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea.

Published November 15, 2011

Sinn Fein's pre-budget submission 2012 - summary

sflogo.jpg The Executive Summary, including an itemised list of proposed financial measures, savings and stimulus packages from Sinn Féin's pre-budget submission for the year 2012, published today.

Published November 15, 2011

Michael D. Higgins is inaugurated as President

presidenthiggins.jpg Michael D Higgins was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin Castle this afternoon. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice in front of the Taoiseach, other dignatories and invited guests. His first address as President Higgins received huge applause and a standing ovation from the assembled guests. Here is the full text of that address.

Published November 11, 2011

Ireland's kleptocrats

aherncowennoonankenny.jpg Over a hundred former government ministers are sharing an annual cash pot of almost nine million euro, it has been revealed. The figures were supplied in response to a Sinn Fein parliamentary question.

Published November 10, 2011

Gaza campaigners subjected to Israeli abuse, imprisonment

mvsaoirseboarded.jpg Irish human rights activists remain imprisoned by Israeli authorities after they attempted last week to deliver aid to Palestinians trapped behind an Israeli military blockade.

Published November 10, 2011

PSNI threat to arrest lawyer ‘oppression of the worst kind’

petercorrigan.jpg A top human rights lawyer was threatened with arrest on the eve of the opening of the trial this week of republican Colin Duffy, one of his highest profile clients.

Published November 10, 2011

Cash bonanza for UDA relatives, prison warders

johngregg.jpg The son of a notorious unionist paramilitary leader has received a record payment of 400,000 pounds sterling ($640,000) from the British government in a move which has angered the families of those he killed.

Published November 10, 2011

Provocative march set for New Lodge interface

tigersbay.jpg A sectarian parade is to be held at a troubled north Belfast ‘peaceline’ tomorrow in memory of a loyalist youth who blew himself up with a bomb he was about to throw over the wall at Catholics.

Published November 10, 2011

EU/IMF ‘orders’ termination of cross-border peace project

a5.jpg The 26-County government has been accused of reneging on a deal struck during the North’s peace talks after it pulled the plug on funding for a major cross-border road link.

Published November 10, 2011

McDonnell is new SDLP leader

alasdairmcdonnell.jpg Members of the SDLP today selected Alasdair McDonnell to be their new leader.

Published November 5, 2011

The billion dollar giveaway

euimfprotest.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams led a walk-out from the Dublin parliament this week in protest over the coalition government’s decision to hand over more than 700 million euro (more than 1 billion dollars) to an unknown private investor in the failed Anglo Irish Bank.

Published November 3, 2011

Real IRA issue statement

rirastatement.jpg The ‘Real IRA’ has claimed responsibility for three bomb attacks over the past few months, and has warned that it will continue to target economic interests which reinforce British rule in the North.

Published November 3, 2011

Mixed feelings for Sinn Fein over election result

michaeldhigginswins.jpg Sinn Fein plans to build on its 26-County presidential campaign by targeting the local elections in 2014, party officials have said.

Published November 3, 2011

Ardoyne protestors on trial

garcprotest.jpg The trial of 22 people charged with holding a sit-down protest against a sectarian march in north Belfast this summer was quickly enveloped in controversy after the PSNI police admitted they had no evidence to present against at least two of those charged, and suggested that much of their knowledge had come from informers.

Published November 3, 2011

Family welcomes British statement on murder, beatings

billymckavangh.jpg The British government has expressed its “deep regret” over the British army killing of a Catholic man in the Markets area of Belfast.

Published November 3, 2011

New mission to Gaza

freedomflotilla.jpg The Irish ship MV Saoirse is en route to the Gaza strip as part of its latest relief mission and has already reached international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.

Published November 3, 2011

Inquiries amendment rejected

shatterhowlin.jpg The 30th Amendment to the Irish constitution, to give more powers of investigation to the Dublin parliament [Oireachtas], has been defeated in a shock reverse for the coalition government.

Published October 29, 2011


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