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British Army killers were ‘psychotic’

demetcover.jpg A former British soldier who deserted after his regiment shot up a Belfast dancehall has met with the sister of the man gunned down and killed that night.

Published December 17, 2009

Christmas toy voucher used in MI5 recruitment bid

mi5.jpg A Derry man has said MI5 tried to recruit him as an informer by sending a Christmas card to his house containing a phone number and a voucher for a local toy shop.

Published December 17, 2009

Stormont pantomine plays out

xmaspanto.jpg The North’s leaders Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness clashed in public today as the problems at the heart of the power-sharing government were air

Published December 14, 2009

Countdown to unions’ ‘battle’ with govt

paulgogarty.jpg The leader of Ireland’s largest public sector union has said the Dublin government is facing “a potentially explosive situation” following the introduction of pay cuts for staff on the state payroll.

Published December 14, 2009

‘No evidence of rule of law’ in RUC killing

noramccabe.jpg An RUC police cover-up surrounding the plastic bullet killing of an innocent woman led to a breakdown in the rule of law, the High Court has heard.

Published December 14, 2009

Shell to Sea campaigner to be jailed for nine months

rmauraharrington.jpg Environmental activist Maura Harrington is facing nine months behind bars after she refused to sign a bond restricting her right to protest.

Published December 14, 2009

British Army bomb squad wrecks home

bombsqddamage.jpg A west Belfast man and his disabled brother were forced to wait in freezing temperatures while a British army unit destroyed the front of their home in a so-called “controlled explosion”.

Published December 14, 2009

‘Border the concern, not shoppers’

bordertailback.jpg Figures from the first-ever survey on cross-Border shopping revealed one in six households in the 26 Counties had been on such expeditions in the first six months of the year.

Published December 14, 2009

A bankrupt budget

budget2010.jpg There has been a furious response to the Dublin government’s decision to reduce social welfare payments and cut the pay of the lowest-paid public service workers in its annual statement of economic policy.

Published December 10, 2009

Flanagan lied, Hamill inquiry hears

ronnieflanagan.jpg Former RUC police chief Ronnie Flanagan lied on oath about the murder of Robert Hamill, the inquiry into his murder was told on Tuesday.

Published December 10, 2009

Britain washes hands of Stormont stalemate

shaunwoodward.jpg The British government has said it will not put pressure on the DUP to end the political stalemate in the North of Ireland.

Published December 10, 2009

Brady family protest at policing meeting

johnbrady.jpg The family of a republican who died in unexplained circumstances in PSNI custody mounted protest at a District Policing Partnership (DPP) meeting in Derry on Wednesday.

Published December 10, 2009

Activists confront IMC ‘smear’

cfad.jpg An anti-drugs community group in north Belfast have met with the so-called ‘Independent Monitoring Commission’, widely considered to be a mouthpiece for British propoganda.

Published December 10, 2009

Kelly slams bomb hoax

gerrykelly.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has been the victim of a hoax bomb threat.

Published December 10, 2009

Lenihan slashes public pay, social welfare, sets new taxes

The Dublin government’s Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has this afternoon announced the harshest budget in the history of the 26 County state. He said the cuts and taxes announced today would “send a signal to the rest of the world that we are able and willing to put our house in order.”

Published December 9, 2009

Social partnership collapses

uniontalks.jpg The Garda police in the 26 Counties are to hold an illegal ballot to join state-wide strike actions following the collapse in pay talks between the Dublin government and Ireland’s main public sector trade unions.

Published December 7, 2009

Maghaberry prison governor quits

maghaberry.jpg The governor of the North’s main prison for political prisoners has resigned less than five months after taking up the post.

Published December 7, 2009

Lundy’s Day passes off peacefully

lundysday.jpg The UVF attacked the nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast ahead of a highly controversial loyalist march at the weekend

Published December 7, 2009

PSNI loses ‘vindictive’ costs case

breennuj.jpg The northern editor of the Sunday Tribune Suzanne Breen said she felt further vindicated by a ruling yesterday on legal costs in her case against the PSNI police.

Published December 7, 2009

Sinn Fein, DUP in slapfight over deadlock

mcguinnessrobinsonchuckle.jpg Sinn Fein has called on the DUP leader Peter Robinson to let people know exactly why he is still refusing to agree a date for the transfer of justice responsibilities from the Westminster parliament in London to the Stormont Assembly in Belfast.

Published December 7, 2009


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