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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

Humanitarian appeal for Brian Shivers

brianshivers.jpg A man currently being held on remand at Maghaberry jail on the basis of controversial ‘low copy’ or ‘low threshold’ DNA evidence could be dead by the time he is cleared of charges, his lawyer has said.

Published September 17, 2009

Coroner gives shoot-to-kill ultimatum

shoottokill.jpg The PSNI has been given seven weeks to hand over top-secret reports into the deaths of six men shot dead in Crown force shoot-to-kill operations.

Published September 17, 2009

Pro-Lisbon side ‘using economic fears’

lisbonpostersf.jpg The main political parties are using the current economic crisis to scare people into supporting the Lisbon Treaty, Sinn Féin’s Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said.

Published September 17, 2009

Protest against British Army recuitment

eirigibarmy.jpg A British Army recruitment event in Belfast city centre was disrupted on Saturday, September 12 after éirígí activists staged a demonstration.

Published September 17, 2009

Devolution talks go on

mcguinnessrobinsonchuckle.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has insisted that the North’s political parties have reached “the end game” in negotiating a financial package with the British government on the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast.

Published September 17, 2009


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