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Dirty war in Derry

ciarandoherty.jpg The family of Ciaran Doherty said he had been under “continuous harassment” from the British secret service (MI5) in the months before he was shot last week.

Published March 1, 2010

PSNI clash with rioters in Craigavon

psniplastic.jpg The PSNI fired plastic bullets during serious rioting in County Armagh at the weekend as rioting broke out in the nationalist Drumbeg and Meadowbrook estates in Craigavon.

Published March 1, 2010

IRA groups as strong as Provisionals - Ahern

dermotahern.jpg The 26-County Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has said the Real IRA and Continuity IRA have successfully pooled their resources and the threat posed by their co-operation is now as serious as that from the Provisional IRA during the height of the conflict.

Published March 1, 2010

Former Basque prisoner to be extradited

inaki.jpg A Belfast court has ruled that a Basque man living in Belfast should be extradited to Spain on the basis of draconian Spanish legislation which outlaws any expression of support for armed groups in the Basque Country.

Published March 1, 2010

Hunger strike over labour dispute

greenislehunger.jpg A 58-year-old grandfather is among those on hunger strike outside the Green Isle Foods plant in Naas, County Kildare, in a fight for workplace rights on behalf of himself and his fellow workers.

Published March 1, 2010

Parties gear up for Westminster election

ritchieruane.jpg SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie has announced that she intends to seek her party’s nomination to stand in Eddie McGrady’s South Down seat in the Westminster election.

Published March 1, 2010

Real IRA bomb

newrycourtbomb.jpg The dissident ‘Real IRA’ has been linked to the massive car bomb that exploded outside the courthouse in Newry, County Armagh on Monday night.

Published February 26, 2010

Omagh retrial collapses

colmmurphy.jpg There have again been calls for an independent public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb following the collapse of the retrial of Colm Murphy.

Published February 26, 2010

Call for statement over Derry killing

braeheadroad.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has called on the 32 County Sovereignty Committee to make a statement on the shooting dead of a man on the outskirts of Derry on Wednesday.

Published February 26, 2010

Swift guilty verdict in Devlin trial

devlinkillers.jpg The mother of 15-year old sectarian murder victim Thomas Devlin has called on senior prosecutors to “seriously consider their own positions” over their initial decision not to pursue his killers.

Published February 26, 2010

‘Bigoted’ language act challenged

asgaeilge.jpg The Belfast Court of Appeal was urged yesterday to overturn a 270-year-old ban on the use of Irish language in court proceedings in the Six Counties.

Published February 26, 2010

Bloody Sunday families in appeal over Saville report

bloodysundayinquiry.jpg The Bloody Sunday families have called on Lord Saville to publish his report on the 1972 killings rather than hand it over to the British government.

Published February 25, 2010

Second minister resigns

Green Party junior minister Trevor Sargent has announced his resignation from the 26-County government.

Published February 23, 2010

Major explosion in Newry

A large car bomb exploded outside the court house in Newry city centre tonight.

Published February 23, 2010

Cold war in Armagh

keadyvan.jpg A marathon Crown force operation has followed the abandonment of a mortar rocket inside a van near the PSNI barracks in Keady in south Armagh on Friday.

Published February 22, 2010

Parades dispute escalates

rasharkinparade.jpg There are fears that disputes over the issue of forced sectarian parades through nationalist areas of the north of Ireland could ignite as a deadline looms for the agreement of a draft plan on the issue.

Published February 22, 2010

‘The Dark’ remembered amid tension over new book

brendanhughes.jpg Several hundred republicans gathered yesterday at a commemoration to mark the second anniversary of the death of former IRA man Brendan ‘The Dark’ Hughes.

Published February 22, 2010

UVF blamed for hoax attack

uvf.jpg A distraught grandmother, whose west Belfast home was attacked by masked men on Thursday night, has blamed the unionist paramilitary UVF for the attack.

Published February 22, 2010

Minister’s resignation welcomed

mauricequinlivan.jpg Limerick Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan has welcomed the resignation of 26-County Defence Minister Willie O’Dea, and said it brought an end to a “sorry saga” that had been very stressful for himself and his family.

Published February 22, 2010

DUP rage over ‘First Lady of Lust’

irisrobinsonnew.jpg The DUP has denied that former MP and Assembly member Iris Robinson is planning a Tiger Woods-style public act of contrition following accusations over an extra-marital affair and involvement in payments by wealthy developers to her teenage lover.

Published February 22, 2010


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