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‘Official IRA’ arms report denied

officialira.jpg The organisation once known as the ‘Official IRA’ has begun decommissioning talks with the IICD arms body, it has been claimed.

Published October 13, 2009

Dismay as Greens vote to stay in power

greenconvention.jpg Green Party members have set the scene for massive political upheaval in the 26 Counties this winter afer they voted to stay in government and support a programme of unprecedented budget cutbacks in tandem with the gigantic NAMA bailout for bank shareholders and developers.

Published October 13, 2009

Clinton lauds political process

hillaryclinton.jpg US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged the North’s political leaders to “complete” the process of devolution during a one-day visit to Belfast on Monday.

Published October 13, 2009

Sinn Fein responds to victims plan

bradleyeames.jpg Republicans should cooperate with a commission to establish the truth about the conflict but only if it is independent and organised by an international body, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said this week.

Published October 13, 2009

INLA armed struggle declared over

An announcement was made this afternoon that the INLA's armed struggle is over and that its future will be based around politics through exclusively peaceful means.

Published October 11, 2009

Greens to continue in coalition with Fianna Fail

The Green Party tonight voted to continue the Dublin coalition government with Fianna Fail and the highly controversial Nama plan to bail out Irish developers and their bankers.

Published October 10, 2009

Brady family appeals for justice


A volley of shots have been fired over the coffin of senior republican John Brady who died in “mysterious” circumstances while being questioned at a PSNI police station.

Published October 8, 2009

Dáil in disarray

johnodonoghue.jpg Following the ouster on Tuesday of the speaker of the Dail, an Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue, increasing turmoil has beset the political institutions in Dublin and threatens to overwhelm the coalition government.

Published October 8, 2009

DUP demands unpick Good Friday Agreement

goodfridayagreement.jpg Talks between the first and deputy first ministers and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the devolution of policing powers have ended without agreement.

Published October 8, 2009

Tensions increase across North

colerainepsniattack.jpg There has been a general increase in tension across the North following the arrival of the new PSNI chief, Matt Baggott.

Published October 8, 2009

Coroner steps down in Jordan inquest

coronerleckey.jpg The North’s senior coroner is to stand aside from hearing an inquest into the killing of an IRA man shot dead by Crown forces 17 years ago.

Published October 8, 2009

Woman asked to become agent for MI5

mi5.jpg A young Fermanagh woman has spoken off her fear after being stopped and questioned by MI5 agents upon landing at a Spanish airport when she went on holiday earlier this month.

Published October 8, 2009

John O’Donoghue to resign

The speaker of the Dublin parliament, the Ceann Comhairle, John O’Donoghue, announced tonight that he will resign next week

Published October 6, 2009

John Brady dies in PSNI custody

johnbrady.jpg A well-known republican died in suspicious circumstances at a PSNI base in Derry on Saturday night.

Published October 5, 2009

Praise for those who defied Lisbon ‘bullying’

bureaucrats.jpg The Lisbon Treaty was backed on its second outing on Friday by 67 per cent of those who voted in the 26 County referendum.

Published October 5, 2009

DUP seen digging in until election

stormontstatue.jpg The positions of the northern parties on policing and justice hardened last night as it appeared the DUP will attempt to negotiate separately from Sinn Fein with the British government.

Published October 5, 2009

Mixed reaction to ex-PoW’s book

gerrybradley.jpg Former IRA prisoner Gerry ‘Whitey’ Bradley has defended a book that lifts the lid on his life in the organisation, insisting he is “just telling my story”.

Published October 5, 2009

US hearings into RUC collusion

raymondmccord.jpg The father of a Belfast man who was murdered by a unionist paramilitary group in 1997 has secured his plea to have a US congressional hearing into his son’s murder next month.

Published October 5, 2009

Body armour worn by Belfast tour bus drivers

belfasttourbus.jpg International visitors arriving for bus tours of Belfast this week were shocked to see their drivers wearing bulletproof vests.

Published October 5, 2009

Lisbon Treaty is passed

With results in from almost all of the constituencies, the Lisbon referendum has been passed in the 26 Counties by a margin of about two to one.

Published October 3, 2009


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