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McGuinness at centre of storm

obradaighmcguinness.jpg Republican Sinn Fein President Ruairi O’Bradaigh has derided Martin McGuinness’s condemnation of the breakaway IRA groups as “traitors”.

Published March 19, 2009

Challenge to deployment of killer regiment

recon.jpg The Relatives For Justice group is to mount a legal challenge to PSNI Chief Hugh Orde’s decision to deploy special British armed forces in the North.

Published March 19, 2009

‘Is feidir linn’ - Obama

shamrock09.jpg The Irish political establishment was broadly enthusiastic following the annual St Patrick’s Day ‘bowl of shamrock’ ceremony and celebrations in Washington DC with the new US President, Barack Obama.

Published March 19, 2009

Release of ‘death list’ loyalists appealed

aaronhill.jpg The British government has been asked to investigate the leniency of sentences handed down to two loyalists who used a PSNI database to gather information in preparation for attacks on nationalists.

Published March 19, 2009

Colin Duffy arrested

Prominent Lurgan republican Colin Duffy has been arrested by the PSNI police following a series of early morning raids across the North of Ireland.

Published March 14, 2009

Loyalist response praised

udalogo.jpg A meeting between Sinn Fein’s Mayor of Belfast and representatives of the unionist paramilitary UDA took place on Wednesday in a bid to ease nationalist fears following the recent violence.

Published March 13, 2009

Wall of silence at Hamill Inquiry

roberthamill.jpg A collective “loss of memory” has descended among witnesses at the public inquiry into the murder Robert Hamill.

Published March 13, 2009

Omagh bomb car ‘was bugged’

omaghbomb.jpg A listening bug may have been placed inside the Vauxhall car that carried the Omagh bomb, according to a High Court document.

Published March 13, 2009

Extradition hearing for Basque activist

inaki.jpg A Belfast judge has approved the extradition of Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos to Spain on the charge of “glorifying terrorism”, even though no homologous offence exists under British law

Published March 13, 2009

Tara campaign for St Patrick’s Day

tara.jpg The campaign group TaraWatch says that it plans to “mobilise 50,000 supporters worldwide” to demonstrate against individual 26-County Ministers as they attend St Patrick’s Day functions around the world.

Published March 13, 2009

Continuity IRA claims Craigavon attack

The Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for shooting dead a member of the PSNI in Craigavon, County Armagh, last nigh

Published March 10, 2009

PSNI man shot dead

A member of the PSNI police has been killed tonight in a gun attack in Craigavon, County Armagh.

Published March 10, 2009

Breakaway groups claim base attack

Claims of responsibility have been made in the name of both the Real IRA and Oglaigh na hEireann for a gun attack on a British Army base on Saturday night which left two British soldiers dead.

Published March 9, 2009

Two soldiers killed in attack on British Army base

British soldiers in County Antrim have come under fire in a gun attack on a military base.

Published March 7, 2009

Devolution bill sparks new row

maskeyattwood.jpg The passage of legislation to give effect to a deal on the transfer of policing and justice powers has seen sharp exchanges between the nationalist parties on the issue.

Published March 6, 2009

The people to pay for Cowen’s mistakes

cowenconfused.jpg The Dublin government is planning a new budget of cuts and taxes after the unemployment rate in the 26 Counties reached 10 per cent and is set to go higher.

Published March 6, 2009

Bradley seeks to end justice hopes

bradley.jpg The future of the controversial Eames/Bradley proposals for dealing with the ‘legacy’ of conflict appears bleak after one of its authors lashed out at victims’ groups and Sinn Fein for seeking an independent truth recovery process.

Published March 6, 2009

Tories to renegotiate peace deal after UUP pact

empeycameron.jpg The British Conservative Party has said “Northern Ireland would be a better place” if politicians agreed to end power-sharing structures negotiated in the Good Friday Agreement.

Published March 6, 2009

New efforts to recruit spies

rsf.jpeg Republican Sinn Fein said approaches have been made by Special Branch and MI5 in an effort to get party members to turn informer.

Published March 6, 2009

Death of Eddie Keenan

eddiekeenan.jpg Veteran republican Eddie Keenan died at his home in Twinbrook outside west Belfast last week, aged 88.

Published March 6, 2009


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