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Truth commission ‘ruled out’ ahead of Finucane decision

owenpatersontory.jpg Britain’s Direct Ruler in the North, Owen Paterson, has dismissed Sinn Fein’s long-standing call for a truth commission to deal with the North’s past.

Published October 7, 2011



Demand for equality in the right to vote

onevoteonevoice.jpg There have been increasing calls for a referendum to allow northerners and emigrants the right to vote in the Irish presidential election.

Published October 7, 2011



Liam Adams appeals extradition

liamadamsflat.jpg The brother of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is to appeal against his extradition to the North following a High Court decision that he should stand trial in Belfast on allegations that he sexually abused his daughter.

Published October 7, 2011



Historic campaign underway

aras11.jpg A large crowd turned out in Derry on Thursday as Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness launched his Presidential election campaign.

Published September 30, 2011



McGuinness candidacy highlights partitionist attitudes

aras11rallyderry.jpg Despite coming under intense criticism from the 26-County establishment in Dublin, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has received support from the former British Direct Ruler in Ireland, Shaun Woodward.

Published September 30, 2011



Teachers blast pension ‘larceny’

brendanhowlin.jpg The two largest teacher unions in Ireland, the INTO and ASTI, have condemned changes to pensions proposed by the 26-County Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin as “larcenous” and “probably illegal”.

Published September 30, 2011



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

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