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CIRA dismisses talks offer

ciragraffiti.jpg A member of the Continuity IRA has dismissed offers from senior Sinn Fein figures to enter into talks, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Published July 19, 2011

Minister in ‘Thatcherite’ attack on welfare recipients

joanburtonfinance.jpg ‘Minister for Social Protection’, Labour’s Joan Burton, has been widely condemned after she suggested that social welfare is becoming a “lifestyle choice”.

Published July 19, 2011

The Battle of Ardoyne

ardoyneriot2011.jpg The PSNI attacked a peaceful protest in the republican Ardoyne area of north Belfast to facilitate a sectarian march, triggering hours of rioting on Tuesday evening.

Published July 14, 2011

Interfaces attacked amid surge in UVF activity

bonfiremilne.jpg A series of sectarian and racist attacks were carried out by loyalists in the nights leading up to the ‘Eleventh Night’ bonfires and the ‘Twelfth’ marches.

Published July 14, 2011

Kenny and Gilmore caught as false promises are exposed

roscommonprotest.jpg The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore both misled voters in pre-election assurances about the future of hospital services in Roscommon, it has emerged.

Published July 14, 2011

Call for prosecutions after new abuse report

cloynemagee.jpg There has been another shocking report on the failure of the Catholic Church to protect child abuse victims in the 26 Counties.

Published July 14, 2011

McGeough’s legal challenge to conviction gets go ahead

gerrymcgeough2.jpg Jailed former Provisional IRA commander Gerry McGeough has passed the first stage of a legal battle to be given an amnesty, in line with those accorded to some other combatants in the North’s conflict.

Published July 14, 2011

Inverted priorities at the Dail

leinsterhouse.jpg The Dublin government postponed Ireland’s National Famine Commemoration Day due to the visit of ‘Queen of England’ Elizabeth Windsor -- and is still refusing to name a date for the event.

Published July 14, 2011

Nationalists riot as parade forced through

Intense rioting has engulfed north Belfast after a parade by the Orange Order was forced through the republican Ardoyne area.

Published July 13, 2011

Eleventh Night mayhem in Belfast

Serious disturbances broke out across Belfast and elsewhere last night as loyalist bonfires spilled over into sectarian attacks and quickly evolved into general rioting.

Published July 12, 2011

UVF riots in Ballyclare, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus

Riots orchestrated by the unionist paramilitary UVF erupted in a number of towns in county Antrim overnight, ostensibly over the removal of UVF flags erected for the marching season.

Published July 10, 2011

Austerity protests grow

roscommonhealth.jpg More than a thousand people have protested outside the Dublin parliament as the coalition government begins to wield the axe against frontline health services around the country in order to serve European/IMF demands for spending cuts.

Published July 8, 2011

RSF arrests linked to Drumcree protest

dasdalton.jpg A controversial plan by the Orange Order to hold a parade in Portadown in County Armagh without the usual notification was apparently averted when the organisation was informed of pending arrests of the Republican Sinn Fein leadership, it has emerged.

Published July 8, 2011

Children terrorised by PSNI

psniraids.jpg Anger at police intimidation in the North is mounting after children returning from a bus trip to Dublin last week were terrorised by heavily armed PSNI members for up two hours

Published July 8, 2011

Robinson rejects strip-search compromise

peterrobinson.jpg A report which could end the protest by republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail has been shelved, it has emerged.

Published July 8, 2011

Weapons and security bodies are decommissioned

iicd.jpg No inventory of the arms decommissioned by the Provisional IRA and loyalist paramilitaries is to be made public, the arms body which oversaw the process has announced in its final report.

Published July 8, 2011

Irish questions over Tory tabloid hacks

newsoftheworld.jpg A journalist who worked for the ‘News of the World’ has admitted the phone hacking practices used in the newspaper’s British operations were also used in researching some of the stories for its Irish edition.

Published July 8, 2011

Republican Sinn Fein leaders seized by PSNI

The President and Vice President of Republican Sinn Fein were arrested in Lurgan, County Armagh last night on the way to a protest rally in support of republican prisoners.

Published July 7, 2011

Nationalist nightmare

riotpsni.jpg The homes of nationalists in the Short Strand were again attacked by loyalists on Friday night as both unionist paramilitaries and the Protestant Orange Order combined to create a living hell for the beleaguered community.

Published July 3, 2011

Israel accused of ‘lethal’ attack on Irish aid ship

saoirsesabotage.jpg The Irish ship, the MV Saoirse, has been covertly attacked in a Turkish port as it prepared to sail to Gaza as part of an international aid mission.

Published July 3, 2011


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