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A smear too far

willieodeaworried.jpg The 26-County Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea has resigned in a scandal arising from his attempts to smear a Sinn Fein election rival.

Published February 18, 2010



Prisoner attacked at Maghaberry

maghaberry.jpg Republican prisoner Kevin Barry Nolan, who stood as an independent candidate in the 2005 council elections, has been injured in an attack by a warder’s dog at Maghaberry jail.

Published February 18, 2010



Britain apologises for raiding child’s wake

jamesmccaughey.jpg The British government has publicly apologised to the family of a 13-year-old schoolboy for the “gross intrusion” caused when Crown forces used “flawed intelligence” to raid his family home eight hours after he was killed in a unionist paramilitary bomb.

Published February 18, 2010



Colette Adams battles cancer

coletteadams.jpg The wife of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has described her struggle with cancer as a “terrifying and emotional experience”.

Published February 18, 2010



Return of parades feared

ormeauorangefive.jpg A south Belfast community worker has voiced residents’ fears that last week’s Hillsborough Agreement could lead to a return of the violent anti-Catholic parades that marred the area in the 1990s.

Published February 18, 2010



Mossad using fake Irish passports

mossad.jpg An Israeli assassination squad used forged Irish passports to enter Dubai and kill a leading member of ruling Palestinian Hamas organisation, it has emerged.

Published February 18, 2010



Sword of Damocles

orangeordersword.jpg DUP leader Peter Robinson signed a post-dated letter of resignation as First Minister to secure his party’s support for local policing and justice in the north of Ireland, it has emerged.

Published February 15, 2010



Dublin govt under pressure over insider jobs scandal

deirdredeburca.jpg The resignation from the Green Party of Senator Deirdre de Burca has revealed an insider’s view of croneyism within the Dublin coalition government and the harsh cost of sharing power with Fianna Fail.

Published February 15, 2010



Prospects improve for Irish Language Act

asgaeilge.jpg The DUP Minister for Culture in the Six County Assembly, Nelson McCausland is to bring forward a “draft strategy on minority languages” by the end of March.

Published February 15, 2010



32CSM warns on co-operation with PSNI

garydonnelly.jpg Hardline republicans in Derry are asking shops and businesses in the city urging not to serve members of the PSNI.

Published February 15, 2010



Listed building damaged in British explosion

blownupvan.jpg A British Army controlled explosion has damaged the 17th-century Church of Ireland deanery in Derry.

Published February 15, 2010



Supreme Court petitioned over miscarriage of justice

nojustice.jpg Two Derry men refused permission to appeal their case before the Supreme Court in London are to petition the court directly in their fight for compensation for the time they spent in prison.

Published February 15, 2010



Crucial weeks for parades

paradesworkinggroup.jpg Both the DUP and Sinn Fein have drawn a line in the sand on the issue of sectarian marches as a working group set up under last week’s agreement at Hillsborough held its first discussions on the issue.

Published February 11, 2010



Justice talks continue

davidford.jpg Leaders from all five main assembly parties in Belfast are currently involved in efforts to decide who will be the North’s first justice minister.

Published February 11, 2010



IRA killed missing man

thedisappeared.jpg The group charged with locating the remains of those victims who went missing during the conflict is set to add a name to its list of “disappeared”, it has emerged.

Published February 11, 2010



Special Branch targeting vulnerable family members

specialbranch.jpg A dissident republican has accused police Special Branch of targeting vulnerable members of his family to inform against him.

Published February 11, 2010



Vindictive sentence for environmental activist

patodonnell.jpg Shell to Sea campaigner and local fisherman Pat O’Donnell has been sentenced to 7 months in jail after being found guilty of a “breach of the peace” and “obstructing a Garda”.

Published February 11, 2010



Gardai to stage industrial action

gardalogo.jpg Rank and file gardai police in the 26 Counties have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over the imposition of levies and the public sector pay cut.

Published February 11, 2010



INLA’s leap of faith

inladisarms.jpg The announcement by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) that it has decommissioned its weapons has been strongly welcomed by the main political parties in Ireland but greeted with condemnation by hardline republican groups and mixed reactions from its own supporters.

Published February 8, 2010



Stumbling blocks seen for Hillsborough Agreement

hillsborough.jpg After months of arguing and years of stalemate, the first step in transferring policing and justice powers from the Westminster parliament in London to the Six-County Assembly at Stormont should begin tomorrow [Tuesday] when a new justice minister is expected to be nominated.

Published February 8, 2010

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