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Prisoners protest at Maghaberry amid talks reports

maghaberry2011.jpg A new protest is underway at Maghaberry jail to bring pressure for a resolution to a long-running standoff over conditions at the notorious County Antrim prison.

Published July 3, 2011

New revelation points to Loughinisland cover-up

loughinisland.jpg The gun used in the Loughinisland atrocity was used in the mass murder attempt of eight workmen just months earlier, it has been revealed.

Published July 3, 2011

Acrimony around Smithwick Tribunal deadline

alanshatter.jpg The 26-County Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has been strongly criticised by all those involved in the Smithwick Tribunal after he imposed a deadline on the tribunal’s efforts to investigate allegations about a deadly IRA attack in March 1989.

Published July 3, 2011

MI5 ‘offered to care for son’

mi5securityservice.jpg A West Belfast man has said that after years of harassment by the PSNI police, he is now being harassed by British military intelligence.

Published July 3, 2011

Police Ombudsman must go

loughinislandvictims.jpg Nationalists have united behind calls for the Police Ombudsman to quit amid outrage over a report in which he denied that the PSNI (then RUC) police had not colluded in the Loughinisland massacre.

Published June 27, 2011

Talks due on sectarian marches

whiterock2011.jpg The body that rules on contentious marches in the Six Counties is to meet the North’s First Minister and Deputy First Minister at Stormont tomorrow [Tuesday] in advance of the climax of the Protestant sectarian marching season.

Published June 27, 2011

Ireland’s rich grow richer on bailout money

varadkarbrutonkenny.jpg Cash from the EU/IMF bailout loans are being used to fund the extravagant lifestyles of the 26-County state’s wealthy elite, according to reports from a number of quarters.

Published June 27, 2011

Pressure mounts for release of Brendan Lillis

brendylillis.jpg A meeting next month of the Parole Commission (formerly the Life Sentence Review Commission) has raised hopes for the family and supporters of former political prisoner Brendan Lillis, who is gravely ill at Maghaberry Prison.

Published June 27, 2011

Irish ship joins Gaza mission

mvsaoirse.jpg The Dublin government has been urged to ask the Israeli authorities to allow an Irish ship joining an international flotilla to be allowed access to the port of Gaza.

Published June 27, 2011

Derry bridge ‘is peace symbol’

derrybridge.jpg A new bridge in Derry is being described as a symbol of the city’s journey out of conflict to a brighter future.

Published June 27, 2011

Families angered by new Loughinisland cover-up

The families of the men murdered by the unionist paramilitary UVF in a 1994 massacre in Loughinisland, County Down have vehemently rejected an investigation by the PSNI Police Ombudsman into the killings.

Published June 24, 2011

Short Strand quiet amid talks with UVF ‘Beast of the East’

Despite crowds of over a thousand gathering in east Belfast, the Short Strand experienced a tense but relatively trouble-free night last night.

Published June 23, 2011

A heroic defence

shortstranduvffirebomb.jpg A sudden, unilateral and large-scale loyalist terror attack on the tiny nationalist community of the Short Strand was bravely fended off this week in an act of courage reminiscent of previous generations of the nationalist struggle.

Published June 22, 2011

Clashes follow ‘Tour of the North’

tourofthenorthbandsmen.jpg Members of the Protestant Orange Order and loyalist bandsmen clashed with the PSNI after a controversial sectarian parade was rerouted from the republican Ardoyne area of north Belfast on Friday.

Published June 22, 2011

Colin Duffy to stand trial

duffyshiversposters.jpg An attempt to have the case against Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers dropped has been refused by a judge.

Published June 22, 2011

US college battles to preserve history project

bostoncollege.jpg An American university is fighting a British bid to get hold of interviews with members of the Provisional IRA, gathered as part of an oral history project.

Published June 22, 2011

Kingsmills victims may bring civil case

kingsmills.jpg Relatives of those who died in a gun attack at Kingsmills in south Armagh in 1976 may take a civil action against those they believe to be responsible.

Published June 22, 2011

Republican hardliners urged to unite

martingalvin.jpg The former head of Irish Northern Aid, Martin Galvin, has urged republicans of all factions to unite to draw up a new strategy to defeat the British, in opposition to Sinn Fein.

Published June 22, 2011

Short Strand attacked again

There was serious rioting for a second night in east Belfast tonight as masked unionist paramilitaries renewed their attempts to attack the nationalist Short Strand enclave.

Published June 22, 2011

Shots fired at St Matthew’s

Shots have been fired by loyalists tonight towards St Matthew’s chapel amid a serious assault by unionist paramilitaries on the nationalist Short Strand.

Published June 21, 2011


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