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Race to kill PSNI member - Orde

orde.jpg The chief of the PSNI police, Hugh Orde, has claimed that republican militants are engaged in a deadly competition to see who can be the first to kill a member of the PSNI.

Published October 3, 2008

Policing Board backs Tasers

taser.jpg There was widespread dismay among nationalists after the Policing Board backed PSNI Chief Hugh Orde’s call for the deployment of Taser electric stun guns.

Published October 3, 2008

Adams seeks talks with Orange Order

drumcree.jpg Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has called for a face-to-face meeting with Orange Order Grand Master Robert Saulters.

Published October 3, 2008

Racist chant exposes Scottish fault-line

rangers.jpg The Dublin government has been forced to take action over an anti-Irish chant sung by a section of the Glasgow Rangers supporters during recent soccer games in Scotland.

Published October 3, 2008

Dublin govt defends deposits, banks

Sitting in emergency session, the Dublin parliament has agreed legislation to guarantee and underwrite the banking system in the 26 Counties.

Published October 1, 2008

HET investigations ‘compromised and censored’

psnibadge.jpg A police unit set up to reinvestigate conflict-related killings has been totally compromised by the malign influence of the murderous Special Branch and should be scrapped, according to a new report.

Published September 26, 2008

Sectarian attacks on GAA, supporters

stjohns.jpg A Gaelic sports clubhouse in south Down has been gutted in a loyalist arson attack.

Published September 26, 2008

Adams backs Truth Commission

adams.jpg Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today called for an Independent International Truth Commission on the confict as the best way forward on the issue of truth recovery.

Published September 26, 2008

Stone presents ‘art’ defence

stone.jpg Multiple killer Michael Stone has told a trial judge that his infamous armed assault on the Stormont Assembly was a “comic parody” and a “performance artistic protest”.

Published September 26, 2008

Talks seek to resolve Stormont stand-off

BIC.jpg First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are expected to attend a British-Irish Council meeting in Edinburgh today [Friday], despite the fact the Stormont executive is not meeting.

Published September 26, 2008

Court action over secret Omagh tapes

Legal action is to be taken against the British government unless it hands over recordings of the telephone conversations of a ‘Real IRA’ team as it was transporting the devastating 1998 Omagh bomb.

Published September 19, 2008

Mystery of Morrison frame-up

Sinn Féin’s former Publicity Director Danny Morrison has demanded to know why his conviction for the abduction of an IRA informer is to be quashed without explanation.

Published September 19, 2008

War of words after South Armagh bomb find

The Stormont Assembly this week debated their concerns over continued armed actions by republicans after a 100lb bomb was discovered hidden in a hedgerow in south Armagh.

Published September 19, 2008

Appeal for calm as Shell sets sail

It is hoped that a 10-day hunger strike by Mayo teacher Maura Harrington will end shortly following the announcement by Shell Oil on Thursday that its pipe-laying ship is to leave Irish territorial waters and sail to Britain for repairs.

Published September 19, 2008

Politicians challenged over informer pressure

A Derry man has called on members of the Policing Board, which oversees the PSNI, to state where they stand in relation to Special Branch pressure on people to turn informer.

Published September 19, 2008

DUP retains Fermanagh seat

Unionist hardliner Arlene Foster has retained the DUP’s seat in the closely watched Enniskillen local council by-election.

Published September 18, 2008

Progressive Democrats to be disbanded

Ireland’s small Progressive Democrats party is set to be wound up after its members in the Dublin parliament agreed that the organisation was “no longer politically viable”.

Published September 17, 2008

Omagh bomb calls were monitored

Pressure is growing today for a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing after it was revealed British intelligence chiefs were listening in to the Real IRA’s mobile phone calls on the day of the attack.

Published September 14, 2008

IRA Volunteers ‘used as spies’

Republican Sinn Féin has accused the Provisional IRA of gathering intelligence on other republican groups and passing the information on to the police north and south of the border.

Published September 12, 2008

British PM for key Belfast talks

As the DUP and Sinn Féin continue talks to reach a deal on difficult issues, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to visit Belfast next Tuesday.

Published September 12, 2008


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