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UDA funding restored

udasmall.jpg The High Court in Belfast has ruled that a decision to withhold state funding for a UDA-related group over that organisation’s refusal to decommission its weaponry was “illegal”.

Published May 1, 2009



Duffy granted judicial review over spy tactics

colinduffy.jpg Colin Duffy has been granted permission by the High Court to challenge prison service silence about any covert surveillance being used against him.

Published May 1, 2009



RUC kept loyalist plots secret

ruc.jpg RUC Special Branch systematically failed to warn people under threat by loyalists, the Billy Wright Inquiry has heard.

Published May 1, 2009



Ballymena killers sentenced

mcilveen.jpg Four men guilty of the sectarian murder of a Catholic schoolboy have been given minimum sentences of up to 13 years in jail.

Published May 1, 2009



Tesco facing boycott, strike

tesco.jpg A British supermarket chain ordered two young GAA members to remove their sports jerseys while fundraising at a County Antrim supermar

Published May 1, 2009



Plan for mass ‘supergrass’ trials

A purpose-built ‘supergrass’ unit is to be constructed inside Maghaberry Prison in the North of Ireland following a decision to revive the policy of using informers’ evidence in courts.

Published April 24, 2009



Injunction bid to stop informer pressure

British intelligence has offered a six figure sum and a home abroad to a South Armagh man if he would work with them to help imprison a republican from the area.

Published April 24, 2009



‘Equality Commission’ rules against Easter Lily

A protest by Sinn Féin’s youth wing blocked the entrance to the Equality Commission’s Office in Belfast in protest at a recent ruling discriminating against the wearing of the Easter Lily by nationalists.

Published April 24, 2009



Activist hospitalised after Shell site beating

Farmer and environmental activist Willie Corduff is in hospital after being attacked by a masked gang during a protest at the planned Corrib gas pipeline early on Thursday.

Published April 24, 2009



Belfast’s Basque community in fear

A political activist from the Basque country was arrested in a raid in Belfast this week and faces 14 years in prison if extradited back to Spain.

Published April 24, 2009



‘Real IRA’ says it executed Denis Donaldson

denisdonaldson.jpg The ‘Real IRA’ has claimed responsibility for killing infamous Special Branch informer Denis Donaldson in County Donegal just over three years ago.

Published April 17, 2009



Diverse groups mark Easter Rising

easter2009.jpg Hundreds of events, large and small, were held across Ireland to mark the 93rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising by a variety of republican groups, large and small.

Published April 17, 2009



Anger at treatment of prisoners

maghaberry.jpg Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail have been punished for wearing Easter lilies in communal areas at the weekend.

Published April 17, 2009



Last chance for Pol Brennan

polbrennan.jpg Pol Brennan, who has been imprisoned in a US jail since January of last year, has lost an appeal against a federal judge’s decision to deport him to Ireland.

Published April 17, 2009



Dublin govt recognises ‘Londonderry’ name

passports.jpg A controversy has arises after it emerged that loyalists from Derry are to be allowed to register their birth place as ‘Londonderry’ on Irish passports.

Published April 17, 2009



Hugh Orde to quit PSNI

PSNI police Chief Hugh Orde is to leave his position in the North of Ireland after securing a job in England.

Published April 16, 2009



‘Real IRA’ statement

A statement was read out at an Easter commemoration organised by the 32 County Sovereignty Committee in Derry city today.

Published April 13, 2009



Tensions rise in Belfast

peaceline.jpg Political tensions have increased in Belfast with an increased number of incidents at sectarian interfaces ahead of the marching season.

Published April 10, 2009



Gaza is ‘open-air prison’ - Adams

adamshaniyah.jpg Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams entered the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was forced to intervene to enable the visit.

Published April 10, 2009



Increased loyalist threat

uda.jpg Several Gaelic sports clubs across the north have been forced to increase their security after a loyalist paramilitary group made threats to kill members.

Published April 10, 2009

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