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Corruption controversy hits Stormont

stormontstatue.jpg Sinn Fein’s Six-County Development Minister Conor Murphy has suspended his most senior civil servant under amid a controversy over the award of contracts for water supply.

Published August 20, 2010

Lies upon lies

rubbishbomb.jpg A small explosion inside a rubbish bin in Lurgan, County Armagh on Saturday was the focus of an absurd British propaganda campaign at the weekend.

Published August 16, 2010

Mystery talks relieve march tensions

relief2010.jpg The Apprentice Boys’ ‘Relief of Derry’ march -- the largest sectarian parade of the year -- passed quietly on Saturday following reports of dialogue between nationalist groups and the Stormont and British administrations.

Published August 16, 2010

Parades legislation revamped

paradesworkinggroup.jpg The DUP and Sinn Fein have been challenged to scrap the entire draft parades legislation after making an apparent U-turn on some major elements.

Published August 16, 2010

Tell truth about Majella, Britain urged

majella.jpg The British government should acknowledge at “the highest level” the truth about the shooting dead of a 12-year-old girl by a British soldier in south Armagh 34 years ago today, politicians have said.

Published August 16, 2010

Public in the dark as electricity prices jump

esblogo.jpg An increase in electricity prices will cause further hardship to those struggling to pay bills as new figures show the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is cutting power to 900 households per month over non-payment of bills.

Published August 16, 2010

RNU allege Euro recruitment bid

rnu.jpg The Republican Network for Unity has slammed what it said was an attempt to blackmail and threaten one of its members.

Published August 16, 2010

Maghaberry protest ends

maghaberrycells.jpg The protest by republican prisoners at Maghaberry prison has ended after three weeks of talks.

Published August 13, 2010

Govts in talks with dissidents - McGuinness

riraeaster.jpg The British government has talked to dissident republicans in recent weeks, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has said.

Published August 13, 2010

Attacks increase ahead of Derry parade

realuff.jpg Unionist paramilitaries have targeted the homes of Catholics in Antrim town with pipe bombs as sectarian tensions once again ratchet up in the Six Counties.

Published August 13, 2010

Councillor is target of tabloid witch-hunt

martinconnolly.jpg A former Sinn Fein councillor who refused to condemn the current armed campaign by breakaway IRA groups has apparently become the subject of a high profile media hate campaign

Published August 13, 2010

Cuts not needed to balance budget - SF

arthurmorgan.jpg Sinn Fein has said it is the only party in the Dublin parliament opposed to the 3 billion euro in planned spending cuts.

Published August 13, 2010

Unionist election co-operation seen unlikely

davidtrimble.jpg Unionists have attacked each other over the possibility of Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness becoming First Minister following next May’s election to the Belfast Assembly at Stormont.

Published August 13, 2010

Breakthrough in republican prison protest

A dirty protest between republican prisoners and the authorities at Maghaberry jail in the North has been resolved to the prisoners’ satisfaction following talks.

Published August 12, 2010

Furore over talks proposal

adamsmaccionnaith.jpg A challenge by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams to rival republican organisations to meet him for discussions about the way ahead has met with a suspicious reaction by the parties involved and condemned by the British government.

Published August 10, 2010

Killer Knight freed again

torrensknight.jpg A loyalist mass murderer Torrens Knight has been controversially freed from prison a second time.

Published August 10, 2010

Prisoners’ dirty protest continues

maghaberryprotestmay.jpg Efforts to end a dirty protest by republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail have made little progress, but talks involving the Six-County department of justice and the North’s Prison Service are continuing this week.

Published August 10, 2010

British Army seals off rural road

britisharmy.jpg The British Direct Ruler in the North, Owen Paterson, has used his ‘executive power’ to permanently seal off a road in County Down near a British Army base.

Published August 10, 2010

Loyalist ‘feeder parade’ gets Ardoyne go ahead

ardoynetwelfthmarch.jpg The loyalist Apprentice Boys parade has been given the go-ahead to pass by the Ardoyne shop fronts in north Belfast on Saturday.

Published August 10, 2010

Stormont gets rebranded at Feile

pocfada.jpg Sinn Fein President and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has praised all of those involved in the west Belfast festival, including a hurling event in the grounds of the Six-County Assembly at Stormont.

Published August 10, 2010


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