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‘Dignified’ protest at Whiterock Parade

A sectarian parade by the Protestant Orange Order passed off without incident in west Belfast on Saturday.

Published July 4, 2007

New focus to campaign for undocumented Irish

Campaigners on behalf of undocumented Irish immigrants in the United States are pressing for a special immigration deal for Ireland after the US Senate rejected a comprehensive reform Bill.

Published July 4, 2007

Shaun Woodward replaces Peter Hain as Northern Secretary

Shaun Woodward has been named as Britain’s new Northern Secretary, replacing Peter Hain.

Published June 28, 2007

Blair resigns; Gordon Brown becomes British PM

In a carefully choreographed handover of power in London, Tony Blair has tendered his resignation as British Prime Minister to the Queen at Buckinghame Palace.

Published June 27, 2007

New body to rewrite history

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has strongly criticised British Secretary Peter Hain and former Policing Board vice chairman Denis Bradley over the establishment of a new group to ostensibly examine ways to deal with the past conflict.

Published June 27, 2007

British soldiers pull out of south Armagh

The last British soldiers pulled out of south Armagh at the weekend.

Published June 27, 2007

Anger over Whiterock parade

Nationalist residents are considering legal action following a Parades Commission ruling on the controversial Whiterock parade in west Belfast next Saturday.

Published June 27, 2007

New Police Ombudsman appointed

There has been a cautious welcome to the appointment of former oversight commissioner Al Hutchinson as Police Ombudsman in the North.

Published June 27, 2007

Employment discrimination continues - report

Unemployment among Catholics remains twice that of Protestants, despite advances in the peace process and increasing employment north of the border.

Published June 27, 2007

Ahern names Cabinet; vows not to govern indefinitely

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has given the clearest signal yet that Tanaiste Brian Cowen will replace him as leader of Fianna Fail and Taoiseach during the course of the new parliament in Dublin.

Published June 18, 2007

All change as Adams, McGuinness meet Blair, Salmond

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the party Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness have held what is expected to be their last talks with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons.

Published June 18, 2007

No peace process for ‘Larry the Chef’

Larry Zaitschek, the American chef who faces extradition proceedings against him over the so-called Castlereagh barracks ‘break-in’, has been warned by the FBI that he faces a death threat if he returns to the North.

Published June 18, 2007

‘Real IRA’ admits McGurk killing

A breakaway republican paramilitary group has admitted responsibility for the murder of a father-of-five in west Belfast four years ago, saying the killing was “criminally wrong”.

Published June 18, 2007

PSNI not trusted with stun guns

The Chief Constable of the PSNI police, Hugh Orde, has been told to rethink plans to arm his force with 50,000-volt stun guns.

Published June 18, 2007

Ahern elected Taoiseach as Greens back FF/PD agenda

The 30th Dail has elected Bertie Ahern to a third term as Taoiseach in a three-party coalition between Fianna Fail, the Green Party and the Progressive Democrats.

Published June 14, 2007

Green Party set for coalition with FF, PDs

Green Party negotiators this evening agreed to join a Fianna Fail-led 26-County government and will put proposals to members tomorrow.

Published June 12, 2007

ETA ends ceasefire

The Basque group ETA has called off its 15-month-old ceasefire, marking the end of a troubled peace process with Spain.

Published June 11, 2007

‘Tour of the North’ to go ahead

The Parades Commission has ruled that a controversial Orange Order march can pass a north Belfast interface next week.

Published June 11, 2007

Ballymena man played dead

A Ballymena man has told a court in chilling detail how he played dead to escape being murdered and of having to watch and listen as his would-be sectarian killers plotted to saw up his body.

Published June 11, 2007

Councils struggle with power-sharing

A bitter war of words erupted between Sinn Féin and the SDLP at the weekend after the SDLP agreed a last-minute deal with Ulster Unionists to take the two top positions in Belfast City Hall.

Published June 11, 2007


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