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A heroic defence

shortstranduvffirebomb.jpg A sudden, unilateral and large-scale loyalist terror attack on the tiny nationalist community of the Short Strand was bravely fended off this week in an act of courage reminiscent of previous generations of the nationalist struggle.

Published June 22, 2011

Clashes follow ‘Tour of the North’

tourofthenorthbandsmen.jpg Members of the Protestant Orange Order and loyalist bandsmen clashed with the PSNI after a controversial sectarian parade was rerouted from the republican Ardoyne area of north Belfast on Friday.

Published June 22, 2011

Colin Duffy to stand trial

duffyshiversposters.jpg An attempt to have the case against Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers dropped has been refused by a judge.

Published June 22, 2011

US college battles to preserve history project

bostoncollege.jpg An American university is fighting a British bid to get hold of interviews with members of the Provisional IRA, gathered as part of an oral history project.

Published June 22, 2011

Kingsmills victims may bring civil case

kingsmills.jpg Relatives of those who died in a gun attack at Kingsmills in south Armagh in 1976 may take a civil action against those they believe to be responsible.

Published June 22, 2011

Republican hardliners urged to unite

martingalvin.jpg The former head of Irish Northern Aid, Martin Galvin, has urged republicans of all factions to unite to draw up a new strategy to defeat the British, in opposition to Sinn Fein.

Published June 22, 2011

Short Strand attacked again

There was serious rioting for a second night in east Belfast tonight as masked unionist paramilitaries renewed their attempts to attack the nationalist Short Strand enclave.

Published June 22, 2011

Shots fired at St Matthew’s

Shots have been fired by loyalists tonight towards St Matthew’s chapel amid a serious assault by unionist paramilitaries on the nationalist Short Strand.

Published June 21, 2011

Loyalist mob attacks Short Strand

Catholic homes in east Belfast’s Short Strand area and elsewhere have been attacked by over a hundred masked loyalists tonight, and several injuries have already been reported.

Published June 20, 2011

100 days of dithering


Faced with intense criticism over their failure to deal with the deep economic crisis in their first 100 days of office, the 26-County coalition leaders this week renewed promises to ‘burn the bondholders’ of two of the state’s nationalised banks, while vowing to maintain social welfare and income tax at current levels.

Published June 17, 2011

Cancer victim tortured at Maghaberry

maghaberrysign.jpg A republican prisoner who is undergoing cancer treatment has been brutally strip-searched en route to the hospital.

Published June 17, 2011

Unprecedented harassment of republicans

mi5logo.jpg The brother of a man shot dead by British soldiers in County Armagh is to take legal action after he was followed by British intelligence officers on holiday all the way to Dubai.

Published June 17, 2011

Police Ombudsman damned in new report

alhutchinson.jpg The Police Ombudsman’s Office is heavily criticised in a new report into its work.

Published June 17, 2011

Sectarian tension linked to marching season

udrstatue2.jpg The controversial Whiterock parade by the Protestant Orange Order in Belfast later this month will go ahead, despite the opposition of local nationalist residents.

Published June 17, 2011

Bloody Sunday prosecutions still awaited one year on

bloodysunday2.jpg A decision on the prosecution of British paratroopers over the Bloody Sunday killings is expected before the end of the summer.

Published June 17, 2011

Drugs gang kill top RSF man

liamkenny.jpg A founder member of a Sinn Fein breakaway group was assassinated on Thursday in an attack which has shocked the broader republican community in Dublin.

Published June 12, 2011

IRA members meet tribunal team

smithwicktribunal.jpg A meeting between former Provisional IRA Volunteers and the Smithwick Tribunal into the deaths of two senior RUC policemen in 1989 was facilitated by Sinn Fein, party President Gerry Adams has confirmed.

Published June 12, 2011

Cameron seeks end to ‘shared-out Stormont’

mcguinnesscameronrobinson.jpg British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined his vision for the future of the Six Counties, urging the North’s politicians to “move beyond” the question of British rule in Ireland, and instead focus on “the economic and social issues that affect people in their daily lives”.

Published June 12, 2011

‘Tour of the North’ rerouted from Ardoyne

garcposter.jpg A triumphalist parade by the Protestant Orange Order has again been banned from passing a republican community in north Belfast.

Published June 12, 2011

New inquest ordered into UDA murder

gerardslane.jpg The Six-County Attorney General has ordered a new inquest into the murder of a Catholic man shot dead by a loyalist death squad in west Belfast in 1988.

Published June 12, 2011


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