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History made as coroner recommends prosecution

johnleckey.jpg A prosecution in the case of a Derry teenager killed in 1972 could pave the way for cases to be brought against those responsible for Bloody Sunday and other British military atrocities in the North of Ireland.

Published December 23, 2011

Sinn Fein issues PSNI warning

declankearney.jpg In an unusually frank statement, Sinn Fein strategist Declan Kearney has said his party’s support for the PSNI is “not unconditional”.

Published December 23, 2011

Adams is South’s most popular political leader

ballotadams.jpg The latest opinion poll in the 26 Counties places Gerry Adams as the most popular political leader, and Sinn Fein as the second most popular party in the state.

Published December 23, 2011

Sean Garland wins extradition case

seangarland.jpg The extradition of veteran republican socialist Sean Garland to the United States has been rejected by an Irish court this afternoon.

Published December 21, 2011

An appeal for the truth

jackalruc.jpg There have been new calls for a truth commission in the north of Ireland following confirmation that one of the North’s deadliest terrorists was a police agent.

Published December 16, 2011

Family’s relief as inquest finally held

hegartyfamily.jpg British soldiers involved in shooting a 15-year-old boy nearly 40 years ago should face prosecution, a lawyer for the teenager’s family has said, following the long-sought inquest into his death last week.

Published December 16, 2011

SF condemns euro deal “madness”

eoinobroin.jpg Sinn Fein has described the deal done by European leaders last week as “madness” which could condemn the 26-County state to a draconian austerity program from which it can never escape.

Published December 16, 2011

PSNI base targeted in south Armagh

keadyruc.jpg A bomb was defused on Sunday night close to the PSNI station in Keady, south Armagh.

Published December 16, 2011

Prisoner’s wife sexually assaulted by MI5 man

assault.jpg An MI5 attempt to recruit the wife of a dissident republican prisoner as an agent ended with the mother-of-three being groped and intimidated by an intelligence officer.

Published December 16, 2011

‘Boycott the charge’ campaign launched

boycottcharge.jpg A campaign by members of the Dublin parliament to boycott the 100 euro household charge is “a very dangerous road for our democracy”, according to the coalition government.

Published December 16, 2011

RUC/UDR gang carried out showband massacre - report

miamishowband.jpg Both the RUC police and the British Army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) were directly involved in the Miami Showband massacre, according to a report by the North’s Historical Enquiries Team.

Published December 14, 2011

‘Neither King nor Kanzler’

cameronmerkel.jpg A historic Franco-German drive for a new superstate has seen the Eurocrats of Brussels demand political and fiscal powers to rival those of the US federal government in Washington.

Published December 9, 2011

Austerity budget sparks further coalition tension

patricknulty.jpg A 26-County Government backbencher, Patrick Nulty has formally left the Labour parliamentary party amid a public outcry over the Fine Gael/Labour coalition’s austerity budget, announced this week.

Published December 9, 2011

PSNI target Sinn Fein’s policing trailblazer

michaelbrownebelfast.jpg The former head of Sinn Fein on Belfast city council has criticised the PSNI police who confiscated his taxi, falsely claiming it had been used in relation to ‘dissident’ activity.

Published December 9, 2011

Finucane decision faces judicial review

patfinucane.jpg The British government is to face a legal challenge over its failure to launch a public inquiry into Crown force collusion in the murder of defence lawyer Pat Finucane.

Published December 9, 2011

McGurk’s families take up legal challenge

mcgurksvictims.jpg The families of victims of the 1971 McGurk’s bar bombing have lodged papers at the High Court in Belfast challenging both the PSNI and the police ombudsman over failings in the recent handling of the case.

Published December 9, 2011

History comes knocking

covenant2.jpg A massive unionist rally is being organised to mark the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant.

Published December 9, 2011

Budget taxes unveiled

noonanbudget.jpg An announcement of new taxes in the Dublin parliament has brought confirmation that those living on low and middle incomes will be the main victims of the 26-County government’s austerity program.

Published December 6, 2011

Families, elderly, students hit by budget cuts

howlinbudget2012.jpg Sinn Fein has accused the Fine Gael/Labour overnment of targeting the vulnerable and low and middle income families with the same failed austerity budgetary measures as pursued by Fianna Fail.

Published December 5, 2011

Police killings shelved

shoottokill1982.jpg A total of 49 cases in which members of the RUC/PSNI police were responsible for extra-judicial killings have been consigned to a “legal limbo”, according to reports.

Published December 2, 2011


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