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O Bradaigh steps down

ruairiobradaigh2.jpg The President of Republican Sinn Fein, Ruairi O Bradaigh has stepped down from the post “for reasons of age and health”. He will continue as a member of the party’s leadership and is expected to move to the position of patron of the party.

Published September 28, 2009

Bureaucrats spending millions on ‘Yes’ vote

euigi.jpg Anti-Lisbon campaigner Patricia McKenna has threatened the European Commission with legal action over what she claims is a “propaganda campaign” over the Lisbon Treaty.

Published September 28, 2009

McGuinness played role in hunger strike tragedy

martinmcguinness.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has revealed that he was a conduit for an offer from the British government to the 1981 hunger strikers.

Published September 28, 2009

Gormley gives hostage to fortune

johngormley.jpg The Green Party could collapse the deeply unpopular 26-County government unless party members back two key motions at the party’s convention on October 10, it has been confirmed.

Published September 28, 2009

Call for all-Ireland plan on banks crisis

namaprotest.jpg An all-Ireland economic summit must be held to find an alternative to the controversial plans to establish a ‘bad bank’ to handle toxic debt south of the border, Sinn Fein said today.

Published September 28, 2009

Irish ships are sailing once again

airplane.jpg The 26 County state is suffering net emigration for the first time since 1995.

Published September 28, 2009

Freedom: one week left?

lisbonflag.jpg The Lisbon Treaty referendum campaign continues to expose a gulf of opinion between the people of Ireland and the wealthy elites.

Published September 24, 2009

Major PSNI operation for new chief’s arrival

mattbaggott.jpg A major military-style operation similar to that mounted for royal visits swung into action this week as Matt Baggott officially took over as the new PSNI chief.

Published September 24, 2009

Anger over new Bloody Sunday delay

bloodysunday2.jpg The Bloody Sunday families have described the latest delay in the publication of the Saville report into the 1972 deaths as a “kick in the teeth”.

Published September 24, 2009

Republican confrontation at DPP meeting

dppderry.jpg Up to 50 republicans forced their way into a public meeting of the local District Policing Partnership in Derry on Wednesday morning

Published September 24, 2009

‘Wake up and smell the coffee’ - DUP

dupexecutive.jpg A prolonged contradiction has arisen in talks over the proposed devolution of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast, with the DUP continuing to deny Sinn Fein claims that progress is being made in the talks.

Published September 24, 2009

Fas directors are ‘scapegoats’

fas.jpg A prosecution is being prepared into the “worthless” expenditures of State training agency Fas as questions are being asked about a seven figure payment made by the Dublin government to its former director general last year.

Published September 24, 2009

Armagh mayhem follows sentencing

vanroadclosed.jpg Three days of serious disorder erupted in north county Armagh at the weekend after three members of the Continuity IRA received heavy sentences for possession of a homemade rocket launcher.

Published September 21, 2009

Durkan ‘jumped rather than be pushed’

markdurkan.jpg SDLP leader Mark Durkan was forced to announce his intention to step down yesterday by colleagues who made it apparent that the knives were out for him, it has emerged.

Published September 21, 2009

Shivers bailed from Maghaberry ‘death sentence’

brianshivers2.jpg Brian Shivers, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was granted bail on Friday after a judge heard prison authorities had failed to provide essential medical treatment for him.

Published September 21, 2009

Developers celebrate windfall as families queue for food

puertobanus.jpg Ireland’s multi-millionaire developers were this week toasting the Dublin government’s bailout of the Irish real estate market in the Spanish playground resort of Puerto Banus, according to newspaper reports.

Published September 21, 2009

Barroso mounts Lisbon PR stunt

josebarroso.jpg The European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso kissed babies and pressed the flesh in an Irish-style political canvas, hours after threatening serious repercussions for Ireland if the Lisbon Treaty is not approved in the October 2 referendum.

Published September 21, 2009

Secrets of Royal Black Institution revealed

rbplogo.jpg Loyalist secret societies have “cultivated hatred and sectarianism” and should be disbanded, according to the author of a new book on the Royal Black Institution.

Published September 21, 2009

SDLP leader Durkan to step down

SDLP leader Mark Durkan has said he intends to stand aside as party leader after the next Westminster general election, which is expected around May next year.

Published September 20, 2009

NAMA: The big lie

lenihan.jpg The 26 County Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has confirmed a bailout measuring in tens of billions of Euro for Irish developers, property speculators and their bankers.

Published September 17, 2009


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