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Legal effort to demand by-election

pearsedoherty.jpg Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty has brought a High Court challenge to the refusal by the Dublin government to hold an overdue byelection in the Donegal South West constituency.

Published July 16, 2010

Over 100,000 set to emigrate

emigration.jpg The number of people emigrating from Ireland this year and next is predicted to reach 120,000, according to the latest statistics.

Published July 16, 2010

Derry is ‘UK city of culture’

ukcityofculture.jpg Derry has been chosen as the “UK Capital of Culture” for 2013, ahead of steel capital Sheffield and mustard centre Norwich.

Published July 16, 2010

Orange parade forced through Ardoyne

The controversial Orange Parade has been forced through Ardoyne in north Belfast after a non-violent sit-down protest was brutally forced off the road.

Published July 12, 2010

Ardoyne protest attacked

A peaceful protest against a provocative anti-Catholic parade in north Belfast is being subjected to a violent PSNI assault this evening.

Published July 12, 2010

Eleventh mayhem

bonfirehouses.jpg Heavy rioting took place in north and west Belfast overnight arising from loyalist bonfires ahead of today’s climax of the marching season.

Published July 12, 2010

Ardoyne tense ahead of parade

ardoyneroadblocked.jpg There are concerns that potential violence could erupt if an Orange Order parade is forced through the republican Ardoyne area of north Belfast.

Published July 12, 2010

Huge bomb marks ‘dissident’ development

culvertcrater.jpg A bomb which blew a large crater in a south Armagh road on Saturday was intended for a passing PSNI police patrol.

Published July 12, 2010

SAS men must testify

sas.jpg SAS soldiers who shot dead a man in Derry In 1984 will be ordered to give evidence at a fresh Inquest, it has been announced.

Published July 12, 2010

Ombudsman urged to quit over botched report

alhutchinson.jpg Al Hutchinson’s job as the Six-County Police Ombudsman is in doubt after being forced to cancel publication of an official report by his office into the 1971 McGurk’s bar massacre.

Published July 12, 2010

Queen’s visit ‘good for peace’ - Britain

hugoswire.jpg The planned visit to the 26 Counties by Elizabeth Windsor, the ‘Queen of England’, will not harm the peace process but could benefit it, Britain’s newly-appointed Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Hugo Swire, has claimed.

Published July 12, 2010

Ombudsman suspends report publication

A report into one of the worst attacks of the conflict was put on hold today after bereaved relatives condemned its findings.

Published July 9, 2010

McGurk report whitewash

mcgurksbar2.jpg Families of those killed in the loyalist bombing of McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast have branded an independent report into the atrocity, which found no evidence of Crown force collusion, a “whitewash”.

Published July 8, 2010

Euro court slaps down repressive PSNI powers

section44.jpg The British government has been forced to reconsider stop-and-search powers following a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling.

Published July 8, 2010

Still no, say Orangemen

orangemen2.jpg The Orange Order has rejected draft legislation to deal with coat-trailing sectarian parades just days before the ‘Twelfth’ Battle of the Boyne marches.

Published July 8, 2010

Families sue over murder weapon handed back

browningpistol.jpg The families of five men shot dead by loyalists in a Belfast bookmaker’s are suing the head of the PSNI police for failing to prevent their deaths.

Published July 8, 2010

Coalition targets the weakest

disabilityprotest.jpg As 26-County Ministers gave themselves three months vacation this week, thousands marched in protest against new cuts to services for disabled people and carers.

Published July 8, 2010

Ex-Green councillor joins Sinn Fein

chrisolearyjoins.jpg A Cork-based councillor Chris O’Leary, formerly of the Green Party, joined Sinn Fein today.

Published July 8, 2010

Teen battles bullet injury

psniplastic.jpg A Catholic teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a plastic bullet fired by the PSNI in west Belfast at the weekend.

Published July 6, 2010

Shock at Ardoyne parade decision

paradescommission.jpg There has been a furious response after a loyalist parade on ‘the Twelfth’ was given the go ahead to pass a highly contoversial north Belfast.

Published July 6, 2010


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