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Paper still targeted, ten years after O’Hagan death

martinohagan.jpg A decade after the murder of crime journalist Martin O’Hagan by loyalist paramilitaries, his colleagues at the newspaper he worked for are still receiving loyalist death threats.

Published September 30, 2011

Loyalists head for US talks

udagang.jpg A number of loyalist paramilitary figures are to visit US political and business leaders in a visit being organised by the Dublin government, it has emerged.

Published September 30, 2011

Rhianna encounter stranger than fiction

rhiannagraham.jpg International pop sensation Rhianna was this week confronted in a County Down cornfield by a DUP councillor who told her to “cover up” while she was on his farm.

Published September 30, 2011

Final nominations for Irish Presidential election

norrisdana.jpg The line-up for the Irish Presidential election next month has been decided tonight after controversial Senator David Norris and former pop/gospel singer ‘Dana’ Rosemary Scallon both secured the necessary support of local councillors for their nomination as candidates.

Published September 27, 2011

Carnival of reaction

mcguinnesscampaign.jpg The nomination of Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness for next month’s election to the President of Ireland has provoked a chaotic and bitter response from the 26-County ‘elite’.

Published September 24, 2011

Presidential candidate McGuinness tackles IRA past

mcguinnessgun.jpg Sinn Fein nominee Martin McGuinness was repeatedly questioned about his past involvement with the IRA this week, with the issue dominating the early days of the presidential campaign.

Published September 24, 2011

Justice comes first for Bloody Sunday relatives

lindanash.jpg Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the British government intends to make a cash payment to the families and wounded of the Bloody Sunday massacre.

Published September 24, 2011

Ongoing harassment of republicans and families

breandanmaccionnaith.jpg Runai ginearalta eirigi [the general secretary of eirigi] Breandan Mac Cionnaith has condemned the continuing harassment of Lurgan republicans after three homes were raided on Wednesday morning by the PSNI.

Published September 24, 2011

Ombudsman forces mother to relive her grief

damienwalsh.jpg The mother of a Catholic murdered by the unionist paramilitary UDA has added to calls for Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson to resign after she was again fobbed off over a report on her son’s murder.

Published September 24, 2011

Coalition selling state assets to pay private debts

esblogo.jpg There were rowdy scenes in the Dublin parliament this week between the 26-County government and Sinn Fein over the planned sell-off of part of the ESB (Electricity Supply Board), the semi-state body which until recently held a monopoly on Ireland’s energy market.

Published September 24, 2011

A Presidential opportunity

martinmcguinnesssmile.jpg On the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016, it could be Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness taking the salute outside the GPO in Dublin, following a dramatic and imaginative proposal by the party this weekend for his nomination in next month’s Presidential election.

Published September 18, 2011

Renewed IRA attacks on PSNI

bombs1109.jpg Breakaway IRA groups carried out four separate attacks against the PSNI this past week, including an attack in County Antrim in which members of the police force are reported to have received minor injuries.

Published September 18, 2011

British apology after 40 years

billymcgreanery.jpg The head of the British Army has written a letter of apology to the family of a Derryman who was shot dead in 1971.

Published September 18, 2011

Orangemen reprimanded over Kerr funeral

elliottkennedy.jpg The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, Tom Elliott, and UUP Assembly member Danny Kennedy are to face disciplinary proceedings from the Orange Order for attending the funeral mass of PSNI member Ronan Kerr in April.

Published September 18, 2011

Germany’s humiliation agenda

flags.jpg Germany’s European Union [EU] commissioner Guenther Oettinger caused an outrage this week after he called for the Irish tricolour to be flown at half-mast in Brussels to embarrass the country over its economic problems.

Published September 18, 2011

Boundary changes pose electoral questions

newconstituencies6cos.jpg Proposals to radically change the Westminster constituencies in the North are expected to see the main unionist DUP party, as well as the nationalist SDLP, both lose a valuable seat in the Westminster parliament in London.

Published September 18, 2011

Martin McGuinness set to contest Presidency of Ireland

mcguinness.jpg Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has confirmed reports that the party’s Ard Chomhairle [high council] is to meet on Sunday morning to discuss a proposal from the party’s leadership to nominate Martin McGuinness to stand in the 26-County presidential election.

Published September 16, 2011

‘A new Republic for 2016’

sfardfheis11.jpg The Sinn Fein annual conference has heard calls for a national conversation on the future of Ireland, between now and the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016.

Published September 11, 2011

Warning as supergrass trial goes ahead

supergrassprotest.jpg British Special Branch double-agent Mark Haddock ordered the murder of a paramilitary rival and smirked as he told the gunmen, “try not to shoot the kids”, a high-profile trial in Belfast was told this week.

Published September 11, 2011

As cuts deepen, NAMA keeps developers in style

namaprotest.jpg Bankrupted Irish property speculators are being paid ‘salaries’ of up to 200,000 euro (US$280,000) a year by the Dublin government, it was revealed this week.

Published September 11, 2011


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