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Inquiry hears of investigation failings, PSNI distrust

hamillfamily.jpg Blood samples on the clothing of Catholic murder victim Robert Hamill were not analysed, the inquiry into into his murder has heard.

Published May 22, 2009

Westminster scandal reaches Ireland

telegraphexpenses.jpg In an ironic outburst, British Conservative leader David Cameron has used an electioneering visit to the north of Ireland to threaten to cut expenses from Sinn Féin’s Westminster MP

Published May 22, 2009

First official famine commemoration

faminecommem.jpg The first Irish Famine Memorial Day commemoration took place in Skibbereen in west Cork last Sunday, May 17th.

Published May 22, 2009

Dublin/Monaghan victims remembered

justiceforgotten.jpg Relatives of those who lost their lives in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings marked the 35th anniversary of the atrocity with a wreath-laying ceremony in Dublin this week.

Published May 22, 2009

Journo stands up to the police state

breennuj.jpg Belfast journalist Suzanne Breen and her newspaper, the Sunday Tribune, have received widespread support for their refusal to comply with demands by the PSNI police to identify journalistic sources within the ‘Real IRA’.

Published May 15, 2009

Report identifies institutional sectarianism

pps.jpg Young Catholics are far more likely to face prosecution than Protestant youths in the North, a new equality study has revealed.

Published May 15, 2009

Furore after attack on home of Mitchel McLaughlin

mitchelbomb.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Movement in Derry has denied that dissident republicans were behind a petrol bomb attack on the home of Sinn Féin leadership figure Mitchel McLaughlin at the weekend.

Published May 15, 2009

Deadlock as prison protest goes on

portlaoisedirty.jpg A dirty protest at Portlaoise prison is entering its sixth week, with prison warders admitting they see no signs that the ‘Real IRA’ men involved will soon end their demonstration.

Published May 15, 2009

UDA leader fined £1 after life of crime

ihabshoukri2.jpg A former unionist paramilitary ‘brigadier’ has been fined just one pound after prosecutors agreed a deal with the defence in a Belfast courtroom over the proceeds of his crimes.

Published May 15, 2009

Dismay as Ballymena killers receive light sentences

mcilveens.jpg The family of Catholic schoolboy Michael McIlveen have criticised the lenient sentences given to seven people convicted in connection with his savage killing.

Published May 8, 2009

North election campaign underway

debrun.jpg Sinn Féin’s European candidate Bairbre de Brun has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to top the poll at next month’s election but is facing a hard battle against the DUP’s Diane Dodds.

Published May 8, 2009

Coalition frays as election looms

govtpoll.jpg The Green Party has moved to distance themselves from their Fianna Fail Coalition partners by refusing to call on their supporters to transfer their votes in the three sets of elections scheduled in hte 26 Counties for June 5th.

Published May 8, 2009

Court overturns Fianna convictions

fiannasunburst.jpg In a landmark ruling, two men convicted in relation to IRA-related charges 30 years ago when they were teenagers have had their records cleared.

Published May 8, 2009

Queen moves closer to 26-County visit

queen.jpg A visit by the Queen of England to Derry has been condemned by Republican Sinn Féin.

Published May 8, 2009

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


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