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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

Waterford facing employment meltdown

talktalk.jpg A surprise announcement of the loss of almost 600 jobs from a call centre operation in Waterford has shocked staff and left government officials struggling to frame a response.

Published September 11, 2011

The case for Gerry McGeough

gerrymcgeough2.jpg Pressure is growing on the authorities at Maghaberry prison to release internee Gerry McGeough, who suffers from a serious heart condition, into hospital care.

Published September 11, 2011

The brutality is not ‘systematic’, it’s the lying

britsiraq.jpg The death of Baha Mousa reminded Robert Fisk of his days working as a journalist in the North of Ireland.

Published September 11, 2011

Address by Gerry Adams at 2011 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

gerryadamsflat.jpg The Presidential address to this year's Sinn Fein annual conference this [Saturday] evening.

Published September 10, 2011

Flash: ‘Love unionists’, McGuinness tells party conference

mcguinnesslatimer.jpg Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told his party’s Ard Fheis [annual conference] today that unionists are “brothers and sisters” who are to be “loved and cherished”.

Published September 10, 2011

Margaret Ritchie to quit as SDLP leader

margaretritchie.jpg The leader of the smaller of the two nationalist parties in the North of Ireland is to stand down, it was announced this afternoon.

Published September 8, 2011

Showdown for Mount Vernon gang

markhaddock.jpg A trial involving 14 unionist paramilitaries which begins this week could see new revelations of conspiracy, collusion and hidden agendas by the PSNI police.

Published September 6, 2011

Ombudsman mulls resignation

alhutchinson.jpg The man charged with handling complaints against the police in the North of Ireland has said he may consider his position following the public release of the latest damning report into his handling of historic cases.

Published September 6, 2011

Corey imprisoned for his beliefs, say family

martincorey.jpg The family of jailed Lurgan republican Martin Corey have called for his immediate release.

Published September 6, 2011

Scottish anger as Lennon’s attacker beats charge

lennonassault.jpg There has been disbelief in Scotland after a man who assaulted the manager of Glasgow Celtic Football Club escaped punishment -- despite the attack taking place during a live televised football match.

Published September 6, 2011

Shamed PSNI ‘punish’ freed man

psni.jpg A young man arrested by the PSNI but released unconditionally has been vindictively prevented from getting an Australian visa, Sinn Fein has said.

Published September 6, 2011

MEP takes action after Shell protest assault

paulmurphyshell.jpg Dublin’s representative in the European Parliament has lodged a formal complaint over an assault on him by 26-County police at a peaceful environmental protest in County Mayo.

Published September 6, 2011

Omagh agent targeted

dixonbomb.jpg An informer who helped the Garda and RUC police forces to plan, track and co-ordinate the 1998 Omagh propaganda atrocity has escaped serious injury following a targeted ‘Real IRA’ attack.

Published August 30, 2011

Prison brutality continues

nolanmcmanus.jpg Two republican prisoners at Maghaberry were assaulted by a prison riot squad in full body armour after they refused to submit to a strip search this week.

Published August 30, 2011


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