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Political leaders announce agreement

The 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen and British prime minister Gordon Brown today launched a deal to implement the 2006 St Andrews Agreement.

Published February 5, 2010

Agreement at Hillsborough Castle

The full text of the agreement announced today by the 26 County Taoiseach Brian Cowen, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the First Minister Peter Robinson and the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Published February 5, 2010


The DUP have said they have reached a basis for deal with which they can move forward on the devolution of policing and justice.

Published February 5, 2010

DUP seeks side deal

brownrobinson.jpg Negotiations have ended between Sinn Fein and the DUP but unionists are understood to be continuing to hold private talks with the British government in a bid to ensure sectarian Orange Order parades are forced through nationalist communities.

Published February 4, 2010

British troops on the ground in north Belfast

britoldpark.jpg Heavily armed British soldiers were on patrol in Oldpark in north Belfast on Tuesday following a large explosion which destroyed perimeter fencing at the Oldpark PSNI barracks early on Tuesday morning.

Published February 4, 2010

Republican ‘dumped’ in Wandsworth Jail

wandsworth.jpg A former IRA prisoner remains in a London prison despite the refusal of juries in two high-profile trials to convict him.

Published February 4, 2010

Questions mount as Donaldson inquest adjourned

donaldsonsands.jpg The inquest into the death of murdered MI5 agent Denis Donaldson in Donegal almost four years ago was again adjourned in Letterkenny this week.

Published February 4, 2010

Death of Tomas Mac Giolla

tomasmacgiolla.jpg The death occurred early Thursday afternoon of Tomas Mac Giolla, former President of Sinn Fein and in later years held the same position as head of the Workers’ Party.

Published February 4, 2010

Britain and Ireland share in television plan

rtetestcard.jpg 26-County state television channels (RTE) and the Irish language channel TG4 will be freely available throughout all of the north of Ireland from 2012, the Dublin government has said.

Published February 4, 2010

Talks are over - SF; Robinson retakes First Minister role

Talks on the implementation of the 2006 St Andrews Agreement have ended and the basis for a deal now exists, Sinn Fein said today.

Published February 4, 2010

Talks ‘on the edge’ - Woodward

British Direct Ruler Shaun Woodward has warned that efforts to reach a deal on policing and justice in the north of Ireland are “on the edge”.

Published February 3, 2010

DUP in ‘turmoil’ as talks continue

The DUP leader Peter Robinson is understood to be struggling to convince his party to back a deal over the devolution of policing and justice and parades.

Published February 2, 2010

Talks enter second week

nightpressconference.jpg Both Sinn Fein and the DUP have said progress has been made in their labyrinthine negotiations over the implementation of the 2006 St Andrews Agreement, and confirmed that the talks will conclude shortly.

Published February 1, 2010

Bloody Sunday remembered

bloodysunday2010.jpg The Bloody Sunday families have joined political leaders in calling for the immediate publication of the Saville report into the 1972 killings.

Published February 1, 2010

PSNI base struck by gunfire

bessbrook.jpg The PSNI police base at Bessbrook in south Armagh came under fire on Sunday evening.

Published February 1, 2010

Anger as children searched by PSNI

psnichildabuse.jpg A protest has taken place in Derry after two children were subjected to a body search by the PSNI on Wednesday.

Published February 1, 2010

Industrial action expected to spread

siptu.jpg Up to 70,000 members of the Siptu trade union are set to join in the industrial action being carried out by other public service unions in protest at the pay cuts introduced in the Dublin government’s budget.

Published February 1, 2010

US funds go amiss

usdollars.jpg A promised investment fund which was to pump three quarters of a billion dollars into economic projects in the Six Counties has been scrapped, according to reports.

Published February 1, 2010

Progress reported as talks suspended

Negotiations on the implementation of the St Andrews Agreement have ended tonight without agreement, but are due to continue on Monday. The six days of talks represent the longest period of sustained negotiations since the peace process began in the 1990s.

Published January 30, 2010

Sinn Fein sees ‘responsibility to be honest’

The chances of an imminent deal to break the political stalemate in the north have receded tonight as negotiations continued despite the passage of a deadline set by the Dublin and London governments.

Published January 30, 2010


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