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‘Lock-on’ protest at Alliance Party HQ

allianceprotestrnu.jpg A number of members of the Republican Network for Unity (RNU) group dramatically stormed the Alliance Party’s headquarters in south Belfast on Thursday morning in protest at party leader David Ford’s handling of the situation at Maghaberry jail.

Published August 13, 2011



Internment trauma recalled

interneessue.jpg Forty years after the introduction of internment, a group of ex-internees have said they will take legal action against the British government over the policy of internment.

Published August 13, 2011



Gaybo backs away from Presidential ‘coronation’

gaybyrne.jpg The 26-County Presidential campaign bordered on absurdity this week when television personality Gay Byrne briefly became favourite to win the election, before confirming he would not be a candidate.

Published August 13, 2011



Lillis under heavy guard at City Hospital

Brendan Lillis is receiving urgent treatment at City Hospital in the south of Belfast where he remains under the close watch of British prison authorities.

Published August 10, 2011



Lillis, nearing death, is removed to hospital

Interned former political prisoner Brendan Lillis has been taken from Maghaberry jail today to an unknown destination after a prison doctor admitted his condition was “critical”.

Published August 9, 2011



Save Brendan Lillis

brendanlillis.jpg Following last week’s refusal by the Stormont authorities to release him, the partner of Brendan Lillis has said their campaign is no longer working to free the ailing prisoner, but to save his life.

Published August 8, 2011



Hunger strike families appeal for action

blanketman.jpg The families of most of the 1981 Hunger Strikers have called for an end to the abuses taking place at Maghaberry prison in County Antrim.

Published August 8, 2011



New protest at Maghaberry

maghaberryprot0611.jpg A group of republican prisoners at Maghaberry have begun a 48 hour fast to protest the failure of the British/Stormont authorities to implement an agreement last August on conditions within the jail.

Published August 8, 2011



PSNI launches media crackdown

photographer.jpg News organisations must submit to the PSNI any footage or photographs of rioting or other public disorder in the north of Ireland, a judge has ruled.

Published August 8, 2011



Schoolboy fights for life after attack

southeastantrim.jpg A 17-year-old schoolboy is critically ill in hospital after being beaten in a sectarian attack in Antrim.

Published August 8, 2011



Fortieth anniversary of Ballymurphy and Internment

ballymurphymarch.jpg An event to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre has heard renewed calls for an independent international inquiry.

Published August 8, 2011



Ford refuses release of Brendan Lillis

brendanlillisbed.jpg There have been demands for the resignation of Six-County Justice Minister David Ford after he rejected an appeal by the broad nationalist community for the release of a dying prisoner today.

Published August 3, 2011



British Army protected UVF ‘Butcher’

udrbutcher.jpg The British Army withheld evidence for more than three decades which confirms that some of its locally recruited units were used to finance and support UVF paramilitary death squads.

Published August 3, 2011



McGuinness backs Lillis release

mcguinnessflat.jpg Members of the two main nationalist parties in the North are to join the partner of critically ill prisoner Brendan Lillis in a meeting with the Six-County Justice Minister later today [Wednesday] to plead for his release from Maghaberry jail on compassionate grounds.

Published August 3, 2011



Shell ‘goons’ battle protestors as pipe construction begins

irms.jpg A day of action by environmental protestors was greeted with violence as full construction work on a gas pipeline by Shell and contractors in north County Mayo began at the weekend.

Published August 3, 2011



Housing project spiked by new DUP minister

girdwoodsite.jpg A project to build 200 houses at a former north Belfast British Army barracks has been blocked by unionists for naked territorial and sectarian reasons.

Published August 3, 2011



Child abuse scandal hits Presidential campaign

davidnorris.jpg Senator David Norris yesterday withdrew his candidacy from the 26-County presidential election in the autumn after a scandal erupted over his intervention on behalf of an Israeli man, a former lover, who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy in 1992.

Published August 3, 2011



SDLP’s Ritchie facing leadership threat

ritchiemcglone.jpg The deputy leader of the SDLP has said he will stand against current leader Margaret Ritchie for the post at the party’s annual conference in November.

Published August 3, 2011



Policing in ‘cloud-cuckoo-land’

baggottmcguinness.jpg A heavy-handed series of arrest operations against families of prominent republicans backfired significantly on the PSNI this week as public opinion turned against them.

Published July 29, 2011



No compassion for dying prisoner

lillisprotestbelfast.jpg The Life Sentence Review Commission has refused release of critically ill republican prisoner Brendan Lillis on compassionate grounds as a growing human rights campaign continues to demand his release.

Published July 29, 2011

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