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RSF leadership denies Continuity IRA ‘coup’

ciragraffiti.jpg The leadership of Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) admitted this week that a recent convention of local leaders of the Continuity IRA has sought to form a breakaway republican armed group. It described the meeting as “unauthorised”.

Published June 11, 2010

Govt condemned as ‘desecration’ motorway opens

hilloftara.jpg The opening on Saturday of the M3 motorway past Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland, was a day that heritage campaigners had hoped would never come.

Published June 11, 2010

Stormont AG blocked soldier’s prosecution

williammcgreanery.jpg A 41-year-old Derry man shot dead by the British army in 1971 was an innocent victim and was not carrying a rifle, as claimed by the soldier who killed him, the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has found.

Published June 11, 2010

SF and former councillor in slanging match

dessieward.jpg A major row has erupted between Sinn Fein and former party councillor Dessie Ward following his resignation from the party.

Published June 11, 2010

UVF threats multiply

uvf.jpg PUP leader Dawn Purvis has resigned after a campaign of intimidation by the unionist paramilitary UVF has seen it issue death threats against its critics and a message of terror against the people of the Shankill Road.

Published June 4, 2010

Rachel Corrie to attempt aid delivery

mvrachelcorrie.jpg The Irish aid cargo ship, the Rachel Corrie, is poised to make a fresh attempt to reach Israeli-blockaded Gaza despite Monday’s deadly attack by commandoes against the humanitarian mission, in which at least nine activists died

Published June 4, 2010

MI5, Special Branch orchestrating arrests - Murphy

colmmurphy.jpg Colm Murphy, whose conviction in regard to the 1998 Omagh bomb was overturned and who was subsequently cleared of criminal charges, has accused an alleged British agent of attempting to frame both himself and his son.

Published June 4, 2010

Injustice on the Irish language

irish-need-not-apply-.jpg Senior judges in the North have rejected a legal bid to over turn a penal law ban on the use of Irish language in court proceedings.

Published June 4, 2010

Expenses scandal hits Fianna Fail

ivorcallely.jpg Senator Ivor Callely is set to be expelled from the Fianna Fail parliamentary party after a formal investigation was opened into his expense claims.

Published June 4, 2010

Spanish extradition bids fade

basques.jpg The High Court in Belfast has no power to revoke bail granted to a Basque man whose extradition is being sought by the Spanish authorities, judges ruled yesterday.

Published June 4, 2010

Israel attacks aid convoy

flotilla.jpg Up to twenty human rights activists are believed to have been killed and scores injured after Israeli commandos attacked a humanitarian aid flotilla of ships this morning in international waters.

Published May 31, 2010

UVF kills again

bobbymoffett.jpg A cold-blooded murder by the UVF in broad daylight on the Shankill Road on Friday has challenged British propoganda about the loyalist paramilitary ceasefires.

Published May 31, 2010

Rocket strikes Derry PSNI base

strandroadpsni.jpg The PSNI have vowed to further increase their fortifications in the North after republican armed group Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) launched a mortar rocket attack on a PSNI barracks in Derry in Friday.

Published May 31, 2010

PSNI ‘vetting’ dispute escalates

kevinkennedy.jpg Sinn Fein has warned the PSNI it may consider its levels of co-operation unless a row involving a former Catholic priest is resolved.

Published May 31, 2010

Inquest ordered by new Attorney General

francisbradley.jpg The North’s new Attorney General John Larkin has ordered that a new inquest be held into a controversial British army ‘shoot-to-kill’ case.

Published May 31, 2010

Outrage at welfare cuts

povertybegging.jpg Thousands of lone parents whose youngest child reaches 13 will no longer be able to claim one-parent family payments under a new Social Welfare bill that has been slammed as “harsh” and “heartless” by unions and opposition parties.

Published May 31, 2010

Loyalist paramilitary shot dead in Belfast

A senior loyalist paramilitary was shot dead at point blank range by masked gunmen this afternoon on the Shankill Road in Belfast.

Published May 28, 2010

Welcome for Sunday report publication date

freederrysunday.jpg Twelve years after the inquiry began, the Saville report into the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry will finally be published on June 15.

Published May 27, 2010

End of hunger protest welcomed

liamhannaway.jpg Republican Liam Hannaway has ended his hunger strike at Maghaberry prison following intensive efforts to resolve his dispute with prison authorities.

Published May 27, 2010

Ruling paves way for shoot-to-kill inquest

shoottokillpics.jpg Official reports into British Crown force “shoot-to-kill” murders in the Six Counties should be released to the victims’ families, the High Court ruled today.

Published May 27, 2010


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