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Deported Brennan weighs options

polbrennanshackles.jpg West Belfast Long Kesh escapee Pol Brennan said it is a “bittersweet” feeling for him to be back on Irish soil after his deportation from the US at the weekend.

Published August 27, 2009

PSNI informer part of murder gang

dannymcgurk.jpg The Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a Crown force informer was a member of a gang that gunned down a father of six in front of his wife and children.

Published August 27, 2009

UDA brigadier in Banbridge mob terror

jackiemcdonald.jpg It has now been confirmed that UDA leader Jackie McDonald was one of over 100 unionists who laid siege to homes in the Peggy’s Loaning area of Banbridge for several hours on Tuesday, August 11.

Published August 27, 2009

Death of Senator Ted Kennedy

tedkennedy.jpg There has been a wave of praise by politicians in Ireland and Britain following the death of US Senator Edward Kennedy for his efforts in the Irish peace process and his decades of political service.

Published August 27, 2009

Pol Brennan deported

Former Irish political prisoner Pól Brennan was deported from the US today [Friday], returning to Ireland for the first time in 25 years.

Published August 22, 2009

Human rights probe into Ardoyne violence

plasticardoyne.jpg An international human rights adviser is to investigate the circumstances in which four young people, including a 13-year-old child, were injured with plastic bullets in north Belfast last month.

Published August 20, 2009

‘Shoot to kill’ case set for Europe

sas.jpg The families of two unarmed IRA Volunteers shot dead by the British Army SAS nearly 20 years ago are to take their case to Europe over the failure of the RUC police to hold a genuine investigation.

Published August 20, 2009

Thousands attend hunger strike rally


As part of a weekend of events a rally and wreath-laying ceremony took place in the village of Galbally -- home of Martin Hurson, the sixth person to die in the 1981 fast.

Published August 20, 2009

Burning of Bombay St remembered

bombayst.jpg Hundreds of members of the West Belfast community gathered on Sunday for a march and rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the pogroms of August 1969.

Published August 20, 2009

‘No to Lisbon’ campaign launched

no2lisbon2.jpg A group campaigning for a ‘No’ vote in the October 2nd referendum on the Lisbon Treaty has expressed concern over guidelines issued to broadcasters.

Published August 20, 2009

eirigi members board warship

warshipdublin.jpg Two republican activists boarded a British warship in Belfast last weekend.

Published August 20, 2009

Pol Brennan Action Alert

This urgent action alert is from the Pol Brennan support group.

Published August 17, 2009

Nama unease grows

development.jpg The Green Party is set to hold a special convention on the Dublin government’s controversial ‘bad bank’ after a swell in grass-roots opposition

Published August 14, 2009

Sinn Féin circles the wagons

adamstree.jpg Sinn Fein brushed off suggestions of internal unrest following a meeting in Navan, County Meath, this week.

Published August 14, 2009

Tyrone village used as RAF training centre

helicopter.jpg Residents are demanding that the British Army stop using a County Tyrone village as a training centre for its war in Afghanistan.

Published August 14, 2009

New PSNI chief appointed amid devolution doubts

mattbaggott.jpg Members of the Policing Board have unanimously appointed Englishman Matt Baggott, head of Leicestershire police, as the new PSNI chief.

Published August 14, 2009

Loyalist terror continues

banbridgemob.jpg Up to a hundred loyalists descended on an area of Banbridge, County Down this week terrifying residents and ripping down two Irish flags.

Published August 14, 2009

Police used to suppress workers’ protest

thomascook.jpg A sit-in action by workers who occupied the Dublin store of international travel company Thomas Cook ended violently this week when scores of Garda police used battering rams to raid the premises and arrest the workers.

Published August 7, 2009

PSNI behind loyalist ‘mob rule’

larnepsni.jpg The PSNI have been accused of facilitating the KKK-style intimidation of a Catholic family in Larne.

Published August 7, 2009

Concern over weekend parades

abod.jpg The PSNI are likely to mount a military-style operation to force an Apprentice Boys parade through a Belfast sectarian interface this weekend.

Published August 7, 2009


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