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British gun killed Donegal child

cunningham.jpg A boy from County Donegal killed by unionist paramilitaries was shot down using a standard-issue British Army sub-machine gun, it emerged this week.

Published June 19, 2008

Landmine attack in Fermanagh

Members of the British Crown forces were lucky to escape with only minor injuries following a roadside landmine attack in County Fermanagh at the weekend.

Published June 19, 2008

‘Corridor of Hate’ mother pursues British justice

Seven years after the blockade of a north Belfast primary school by unionist paramilitaries, the mother of one former student has taken her legal challenge over the handling of the 12-week Holy Cross protest to Britain’s highest court.

Published June 19, 2008

Warning over Drumcree march

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement has claimed that the Drumcree parade in Portadown is likely to go ahead this year for the first time in 11 years.

Published June 19, 2008

Bush visit inspires protests, photo-ops

Irish Republicans were divided this week as US President George Bush visited Belfast to support the Irish peace process while evading questions over his war in Iraq.

Published June 19, 2008

Lisbon Treaty rejected - final results

In a shock for both the Irish and European political establishment, the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty has been defeated in Thursday’s 26-County referendum.

Published June 13, 2008

Lisbon Treaty set for rejection

First results from the Lisbon Treaty referendum have confirmed that the treaty is set to be rejected by the Irish electorate.

Published June 13, 2008

Early Lisbon tallies suggest ‘No’ victory

Counting of votes in the Lisbon Treaty referendum began at 9am today, and early tallies show the vote leaning toward the ‘No’ side.

Published June 13, 2008

‘Yes’ camp see Lisbon victory after high turnout

The outcome of the Lisbon Treaty referendum is thought to be close following a relatively high turnout of voters on Thursday.

Published June 13, 2008

President subjected to loyalist hate

A mob of loyalist bigots gathered outside the gates of a school in County Derry on Tuesday to jeer and hurl sectarian abuse at the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and her husband Martin.

Published June 12, 2008

DUP gloating ahead of talks

The leaders of the four parties that make up the northern Executive have not formally met since power-sharing was established in May last year, it has emerged.

Published June 12, 2008

McFarlane trial opens

The trial of senior Provisional IRA figure ‘Bik’ McFarlane has opened at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

Published June 12, 2008

Vindication for Derry peace activists

There were jubilant scenes in a Belfast court this week as six Derry anti-war protesters were unanimously acquitted of destroying property belonging to multinational arms company Raytheon.

Published June 12, 2008

Robinson investigated for ‘hate crime’

There have been calls for the DUP’s Iris Robinson to resign as chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee following her extraordinary outburst against homosexuality, which she described as a mental illness and “an abomination”.

Published June 12, 2008

Support for Lisbon Treaty collapses

The number of people intending to vote ‘No’ to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty has almost doubled in three weeks, according to the latest poll.

Published June 6, 2008

SF praise for Paisley despite controversies

Ian Paisley left Stormont Castle as First Minister for the last time yesterday, blowing the building a kiss.

Published June 6, 2008

Tom Hartley elected Belfast Mayor

Sinn Féin’s Tom Hartley was elected as the new Mayor of Belfast on Monday night, narrowly defeating the DUP’s Diane Dodds.

Published June 6, 2008

UN man’s regret at Nelson murder

A leading human rights expert from the United Nations has expressed deep regret that he had been unable to save the life of Lurgan lawyer Rosemary Nelson.

Published June 6, 2008

Former PoWs launch US campaign for status

A group of former IRA prisoners living in the US has launched a campaign to secure their legal status there.

Published June 6, 2008

Power-sharing crisis averted

A potential political crisis in the North has been averted after Sinn Féin agreed to resume power-sharing alongside the Democratic Unionist Party tomorrow ahead of talks in London on Friday.

Published June 4, 2008


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