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Loyalist mob attacks Short Strand

Catholic homes in east Belfast’s Short Strand area and elsewhere have been attacked by over a hundred masked loyalists tonight, and several injuries have already been reported.

Published June 20, 2011

100 days of dithering


Faced with intense criticism over their failure to deal with the deep economic crisis in their first 100 days of office, the 26-County coalition leaders this week renewed promises to ‘burn the bondholders’ of two of the state’s nationalised banks, while vowing to maintain social welfare and income tax at current levels.

Published June 17, 2011

Cancer victim tortured at Maghaberry

maghaberrysign.jpg A republican prisoner who is undergoing cancer treatment has been brutally strip-searched en route to the hospital.

Published June 17, 2011

Unprecedented harassment of republicans

mi5logo.jpg The brother of a man shot dead by British soldiers in County Armagh is to take legal action after he was followed by British intelligence officers on holiday all the way to Dubai.

Published June 17, 2011

Police Ombudsman damned in new report

alhutchinson.jpg The Police Ombudsman’s Office is heavily criticised in a new report into its work.

Published June 17, 2011

Sectarian tension linked to marching season

udrstatue2.jpg The controversial Whiterock parade by the Protestant Orange Order in Belfast later this month will go ahead, despite the opposition of local nationalist residents.

Published June 17, 2011

Bloody Sunday prosecutions still awaited one year on

bloodysunday2.jpg A decision on the prosecution of British paratroopers over the Bloody Sunday killings is expected before the end of the summer.

Published June 17, 2011

Drugs gang kill top RSF man

liamkenny.jpg A founder member of a Sinn Fein breakaway group was assassinated on Thursday in an attack which has shocked the broader republican community in Dublin.

Published June 12, 2011

IRA members meet tribunal team

smithwicktribunal.jpg A meeting between former Provisional IRA Volunteers and the Smithwick Tribunal into the deaths of two senior RUC policemen in 1989 was facilitated by Sinn Fein, party President Gerry Adams has confirmed.

Published June 12, 2011

Cameron seeks end to ‘shared-out Stormont’

mcguinnesscameronrobinson.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined his vision for the future of the Six Counties, urging the North’s politicians to “move beyond” the question of British rule in Ireland, and instead focus on “the economic and social issues that affect people in their daily lives”.

Published June 12, 2011

‘Tour of the North’ rerouted from Ardoyne

garcposter.jpg A triumphalist parade by the Protestant Orange Order has again been banned from passing a republican community in north Belfast.

Published June 12, 2011

New inquest ordered into UDA murder

gerardslane.jpg The Six-County Attorney General has ordered a new inquest into the murder of a Catholic man shot dead by a loyalist death squad in west Belfast in 1988.

Published June 12, 2011

UN demands investigation into Magdalene torture

magdalenelaundries.jpg The UN Committee Against Torture has recommended the 26-County State investigate “all allegations of torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment that were allegedly committed in the Magdalene Laundries”.

Published June 12, 2011

Death of Brian Lenihan

Condolences have been expressed to the family of Brian Lenihan after he passed away this morning.

Published June 10, 2011

Paul Maskey elected MP for West Belfast

Sinn Fein Assembly member Paul Maskey has been elected as the new MP for West Belfast, replacing party president, Gerry Adams.

Published June 10, 2011

Stormont faces appointment test

marymcardle.jpg Sinn Fein is under heavy pressure to sack one of their Stormont advisors as a controversy continued over her appointment this week.

Published June 6, 2011

RUC killed U.S. citizen in 1997, inquest finds

johnhemsworth.jpg A coroner is to prepare a file for the Public Prosecution Service after an inquest found that an American father-of-one died from injuries inflicted by the PSNI police (then the RUC) in 1997.

Published June 6, 2011

Support grows for Maghaberry campaign

maghaberryprot0611.jpg Up to 500 people gathered outside the gates of the notorious Maghaberry prison in Lisburn on Sunday afternoon in protest at the treatment of republican prisoners at the jail.

Published June 6, 2011

Dublin cabinet lurches towards flat taxes

watercharges.jpg The coalition government in Dublin appears set to move ahead with controversial plans for new water and family home taxes from next year despite mixed signals about the plans at cabinet level.

Published June 6, 2011

‘Uniting Ireland’ conferences scheduled

unitingireland.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD has released details of two major conferences the party is holding in Dublin and Cork to promote the objective of uniting Ireland.

Published June 6, 2011


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