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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



Northern Bank trial opens

The trial has begun before a juryless Diplock court in Belfast of a bank official for the robbery in 2004 of the Northern Bank.

Published September 12, 2008



UVF assault raises feud fear

Members of a notorious unionist paramilitary death sqaud have been accused of carrying out a savage assault in which a young mother was held down by four men and bitten on the face.

Published September 12, 2008



Strong turnout urged in Fermanagh by-election

Next Thursday sees an important local council by-election in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

Published September 12, 2008



Dublin govt admits economic crisis

The 26-County government, facing an unprecedented budget deficit, has brought forward its annual economic policy statement by two months amid heavy criticism of its failure to act over a looming meltdown in the Irish economy.

Published September 5, 2008



Irish Navy deploys for Shell destruction

Eight more environmental activists were arrested in County Mayo today [Friday] after an extraordinary confrontation between the Irish Naval Service and campaigners attempting to halt the construction of a potentially dangerous high-pressure gas pipeline.

Published September 5, 2008



Controversy mounts over British military parades

Belfast City Council this week voted that a civic reception for British troops should go ahead in November, despite nationalist opposition

Published September 5, 2008

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