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Stormont backs devolution of policing and justice

The Belfast Assembly has voted in favour of taking over policing and justice powers for the Six Counties from London, despite opposition from the Ulster Unionist Party.

Published March 9, 2010

UUP rejects ‘dysfunctional’ Stormont

uupmlas.jpg Senior Ulster Unionists have said that they will not be supporting the deal to devolve policing powers from London to Belfast at a crucial vote in the Six-County Assembly at Stormont tomorrow.

Published March 8, 2010

Gerry McGeough trial begins

gerrymcgeoughbaby.jpg A prominent republican has gone on trial for an IRA attack on a UDR soldier almost 30 years ago.

Published March 8, 2010

Crumbling government ‘must go’, SF Ard Fheis hears

sfardfheis2010.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams told the party’s annual Ard Fheis [annual conference] that rather than a reshuffle by Brian Cowen of his coalition government, the Dublin government “needs to go”.

Published March 8, 2010

Orange Order backs parade deal

orangemen2.jpg The Orange Order has given its overwhelming backing to parading proposals drawn up as part of the Hillsborough Agreement.

Published March 8, 2010

UVF ‘grasses’ get shortened sentences

psniuvf.jpg Two brothers who committed dozens of loyalist crimes will serve as little as three years in jail because they have turned ‘supergrass’.

Published March 8, 2010

Public service strikes escalate

ino.jpg Schools and hospitals are expected to be worst hit as trade union chiefs escalate a fight to reverse pay cuts with a series of work stoppages.

Published March 8, 2010

Address by Gerry Adams to Sinn Fein Ard Fheis 2010

The full text of the speech delivered by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams to the party’s ardfheis [annual conference] at the RDS in Dublin tonight.

Published March 6, 2010

Massacre inquiry ‘pointless’ - Ford

davidford.jpg Victims of Bloody Sunday have expressed outrage at comments by the proposed future Six County Justice Minister David Ford in which he said the Saville inquiry into the killings was “pointless”.

Published March 4, 2010

PSNI warnings treated with scepticism

riragraffiti.jpg Two republicans in Derry have been told their lives are under threat following the “execution” last week by the Real IRA of senior member Ciaran Doherty

Published March 4, 2010

Provocative loyalist parade on St Patrick’s Day

markharbinson.jpg A notorious loyalist flute band whose leader is awaiting trial on child rape charges has been granted permission to march through a village which has seen some of the worst sectarian intimidation of recent years in the North.

Published March 4, 2010

Doubts persist ahead of crucial devolution vote

stormontstatue.jpg The DUP has ruled out the appointment of a minister for justice if the Ulster Unionist Party refuses to endorse the establishment of a department of justice within the Executive.

Published March 4, 2010

Election battle looms as Paisley steps down

paisleyold.jpg Ian Paisley announced he is stepping down as MP this week, leaving his namesake son to battle Jim Allister, leder of the extreme unionist TUV party, in the upcoming British general election for north Antrim.

Published March 4, 2010

Liam Adams denies charges

liamadamsbail.jpg Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, has denied charges of sexual abuse following his arrest today in Dublin.

Published March 4, 2010

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


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