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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

The Mavi Marmara massacre, one year on

flotilla.jpg As peaceful demonstrators continue to die at Israel’s border, a look back at a notorious massacre of international human rights activists.

Published June 6, 2011

Prison protest ‘could spill over’

maghaberrycells.jpg Prison authorities at Maghaberry prison have confirmed that a lockdown is being imposed on the republican wings amid a mounting crisis at the jail.

Published May 30, 2011

Coalition chaos over new bailout, wage cuts

varadkarbrutonkenny.jpg Dublin officials have been issuing contradictory statements over how they might fund the operations of the 26-County state next year, while threatening the wages of the state’s lowest paid workers.

Published May 30, 2011

Stormont Justice is ‘direct rule in drag’ - SDLP

stormontfront.jpg Members of the police and government officials who contributed to the murder of human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson are still working in the Six-County establishment, it has been claimed.

Published May 30, 2011

Sinn Fein secures post of Belfast Mayor

odonnghailemayor.jpg Sinn Fein’s Niall O Donnghaile became the youngest ever mayor of Belfast on Thursday night.

Published May 30, 2011

‘War criminal’ interviewed on RTE

mikejackson.jpg The Pat Finucane Centre, a Derry-based human rights group, has protested against recent television interviews with the man most held responsible for the Bloody Sunday massacre.

Published May 30, 2011

Neil Lennon hung in effigy

neillennongraffiti.jpg A sectarian lynch mob, with some wearing Rangers tops, have hanged an effigy of Celtic soccer club manager Neil Lennon from a lamp-post in Antrim.

Published May 30, 2011

The collusion spin

rosemarynelsonflat.jpg The British government have been condemned for attempting to protect the PSNI from the fallout of the Rosemary Nelson inquiry.

Published May 24, 2011

Politicians succumb to state visit mania

michaelbrowne.jpg The Sinn Fein mayor of Cashel created controversy on Friday when he became the first member of his party to shake the hand of a British monarch.

Published May 24, 2011

Conforming prisoners attacked in Maghaberry clampdown

maghaberrycells.jpg The introduction of a change to the regime for conforming republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail has led to a series of violent assaults on the prisoners by warders, according to reports from inside the jail.

Published May 24, 2011

Attacks and alerts prompt questions, criticism

santanderbomb.jpg Mystery surrounds an attack in Derry city centre on Saturday, in which a small device exploded inside a bank.

Published May 24, 2011

RUC let loyalist murder suspects go - HET

tommymcauley.jpg Those thought to have been involved in the murder of a Catholic cafe owner in 1987 were never questioned by RUC (now PSNI) police, despite being identified by a witness, it has emerged.

Published May 24, 2011


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