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Arthurs arrest ‘political policing’

Sinn Féin has criticised the PSNI after a prominent republican was arrested during a raid on addresses in County Armagh and in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Published May 21, 2007



McGuinness backs Omagh bomb inquiry

Sinn Féin is prepared to co-operate with any independent, international inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb, it has been confirmed.

Published May 21, 2007



Ahern makes landmark speech at Westminster

The restoration of power-sharing in Belfast marks the dawning of a new era for the island of Ireland and for Anglo-Irish relations, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told British parliamentarians last week.

Published May 21, 2007



DUP to get files on republicans

The appointment of two senior members of the DUP to the Privy Council, allowing the party to gain access to high-level security intelligence, has been criticised by nationalists.

Published May 15, 2007



Paisley visits Boyne battlefield

The planting of a walnut tree on the Battle of the Boyne site in County Meath by 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and DUP leader Ian Paisley on Friday has highlighted a new dispensation in north-south relations.

Published May 15, 2007



Sinn Féin confirms policing move

Sinn Féin has confirmed that it will take up its seats on the North’s Policing Board, which has a supervisory role with the PSNI police.

Published May 15, 2007



Prison protest suspended

Republican prisoners held in Maghaberry jail have agreed to suspend their 10-month long protest.

Published May 15, 2007



British choppers engage in suspicious activity

British army helicopters being flown in rural County Tyrone at night-time, apparently as part of preparations for “foreign” war zones, are infuriating residents.

Published May 15, 2007



Blair announces resignation

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his decision to stand down as leader of the British Labour Party and resign as Prime Minister on June 27th.

Published May 10, 2007



‘Bertiegate’ scandal hogs election headlines

The Progressive Democrats said they were within hours of quitting the 26 County coalition government with Fianna Fail yesterday as a crisis over corruption allegations continued to dominate the general election campaign.

Published May 8, 2007



Sinn Féin campaign ‘quietly confident’

The North’s deputy first minister-designate Martin McGuinness has predicted Sinn Féin will be “the story of the election” in the 26 Counties later this month.

Published May 8, 2007



Cautious welcome for UVF statement

An announcement by the unionist paramilitary UVF that it is effectively ‘standing down’ has been welcomed, but there were calls for it to go much further.

Published May 8, 2007



Govt to mark Great Hunger

Campaigners have won a four-year battle to force the Dublin government to officially recognise an annual event to commemorate the Great Hunger.

Published May 8, 2007



Scottish nationalist triumph challenges union

Scotland moved closer to independence after the Scottish National Party (SNP) became the largest party in the Scottish parliament this week.

Published May 8, 2007



Devolution restored

British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has signed the order paving the way for a new era of power-sharing to begin.

Published May 7, 2007



UVF issue statement on new role

The unionist paramilitary UVF has said it “will assume a non-military, civilianised, role” from midnight and claimed that its arms have been “put beyond reach”.

Published May 3, 2007



EU chief in Belfast backs power-sharing

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The President of the European Commission Jose Barroso visited Belfast on Tuesday to announce financial aid and support for the new Six-County administration.

Published May 2, 2007



Ahern address at Westminster sparks debate

A row how has broken out over plans by the 26 County leader Bertie Ahern to make a high-profile address to the London parliament at the height of the 26 Countyh election campaign.

Published May 2, 2007



Important find vindicates ‘Save Tara’ campaign

Just 24 hours after the 26 County Minister for Transport ‘turned the sod’ on the billion-Euro M3 motorway project in Co Meath it has been confirmed that a site of major archaeological importance has been discovered.

Published May 2, 2007



Official IRA mark death of Johnny White

A man has been arrested after shots were fired at the funeral of former Official IRA leader Johnny White.

Published May 2, 2007

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