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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

SF leadership meet to discuss talks position

Sinn Fein has announced that its negotiating team had left the talks to attend a meeting of party colleagues, as the deadline for reaching a deal on the devolution of policing and justice looms.

Published January 29, 2010

‘It’s not over yet’ - Adams

plenarytalks.jpg Transferring policing and justice powers from the London government to the Belfast administration cannot be held hostage to unionist demands on contentious sectarian parades, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams warned today.

Published January 28, 2010

Concern Tories could seize Bloody Sunday report

bloodysundaymarch.jpg The Bloody Sunday families are concerned that the Saville report on the 1972 British Army massacre in Derry may be further delayed.

Published January 28, 2010

Court hears of brutal murder of teenage boy

thomasdevlin.jpg The mother of a murdered Catholic teenager wept in court last week as a pathologist told a court the full extent of the horrific sectarian attack which killed her son in north Belfast five years ago.

Published January 28, 2010

‘Real IRA’ claim over Cork drug dealer

riracork.jpg A claim has been made in the name of the breakaway ‘Real IRA’ that it killed a ganglord in Cork city in the south of Ireland.

Published January 28, 2010

Ballymurphy group ‘dismissed’ by Victims Commission

ballymurpymural.jpg Families campaigning for an independent investigation into the killing of 11 relatives in west Belfast in the aftermath of internment walked out of meeting with the victims commissioners after feeling insulted.

Published January 28, 2010

Scores of 26-County soldiers sent to Afghanistan

irisharmy.jpg In a reply to a question in the Dublin parliament, the Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea has admitted that he has sent over a hundred soldiers from the 26-County Army to serve with NATO in Afghanistan.

Published January 28, 2010

Sinn Fein dismay amid talks recriminations

Sinn Fein said it was “deeply disappointed” with the outcome of the talks at Hillsborough Castle and blamed DUP demands for a concession on contentious sectarian parades for blocking an agreement.

Published January 27, 2010

PMs quit talks; Brown demands deal by Friday

A deal in the Hillsborough talks to save the North’s power-sharing government is unlikely today following a decision by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen to leave the talks.

Published January 27, 2010

Progress reported in talks marathon

A draft document presented by Dublin and London officials at the multi-party negotiations in Belfast could yet lead to a breakthrough deal and the preservation of the North’s powersharing administration, it has emerged.

Published January 27, 2010

DUP claims crisis ‘contrived’ as talks continue

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen and the British Prime Minister held emergency talks with Sinn Fein and the DUP into the early hours of this morning but there were no signs of a breakthrough in the three-year-old stalemate.

Published January 26, 2010

Now or never

critical.jpg Martin McGuinness has said Sinn Fein has fulfilled its obligations in government and is now insisting unionists and the two government do the same to avoid a political crisis.

Published January 25, 2010

PSNI man arrested over Loughinisland massacre

loughinisland.jpg A member of the PSNI was suspended on Friday over allegations that he protected the UVF murder gang who carried out the Loughinisland massacre.

Published January 25, 2010

Gun attack in south Armagh

gundamage.jpg Crossmaglen PSNI base in south Armagh was last night targeted in a gun attack for the second time in less than a month. At about 9.30pm a car pulled up at the gates, two people fired shots at the station and fled. There were no injuries.

Published January 25, 2010

SF calls on PSNI to end informer pressure

mi5.jpg Sinn Fein has backed the case of a Derry republican who complained that British intelligence agencies had been “relentless” in their efforts to recruit him as an informer.

Published January 25, 2010

Anger at Cameron’s ‘Orange Card’

orangecard.jpg The British Conservative Party has been accused of engaging in sectarianism over its secret talks with the UUP and the DUP.

Published January 25, 2010

Waterford plant closes for last time

waterfordcrystal.jpg Hundreds of people came to pay their final respects to the Waterford Crystal visitors’ centre at Kilbarry in Waterford yesterday as it closed its doors for the final time.

Published January 25, 2010

‘Critical’ talks taking place today

DUP leader Peter Robinson and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness are holding a crucial meeting in Belfast today that could determine whether the Northern Executive and Assembly can be saved from collapse.

Published January 25, 2010

‘Critical’ meeting planned between Sinn Fein and DUP

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness is to seek a ‘defining’ meeting with DUP leader Peter Robinson over the deadlock in the peace process.

Published January 23, 2010


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