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Ahern admits receiving payments

In an interview on Irish television this evening, the 26-County Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, admitted receiving sums of almost forty thousand Euro from business figures he described as “long standing friends”.

Published September 26, 2006

Sudden death of Michael Ferguson

Sinn Féin Assembly member Michael Ferguson died suddenly last night at his home in Belfast at the age of 53.

Published September 25, 2006

Paisley rejects policing overtures

DUP leader Ian Paisley has set out a number of preconditions ahead a planned political summit in Scotland, including that the IRA “be stood down and abandoned”.

Published September 25, 2006

Drumcree marchers taunt Garvaghy residents

Unionists mocked the murder of a Catholic teenager during a controversial weekend march to Drumcree in Portadown by the Protestant Orange Order.

Published September 25, 2006

Inequality doesn’t pay for DUP

DUP councillors in Coleraine have paid almost thirty thousands Euros towards a legal bill over a decision to exclude Sinn Féin from last year’s Christmas dinner.

Published September 25, 2006

Sinn Féin councillors resign

The brother of a former hunger striker has left Sinn Féin following a dispute within its south Derry branch.

Published September 25, 2006

Hain makes u-turn on McCord killing

A Police Ombudsman report on the murder of Raymond McCord may be “extremely uncomfortable for the British state”, British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has admitted.

Published September 19, 2006

PSNI clash with Belfast youths

The PSNI police have been accused of heavy handedness after an armoured police vehicle crashed into a car in north Belfast on Sunday night.

Published September 19, 2006

Historic peace move in Derry

Sinn Féin and representatives of the unionist paramilitary UVF have taken part in ground-breaking talks in Derry.

Published September 19, 2006

Gloves off for Portadown Orangemen

Residents of the nationalist Garavaghy Road in Portadown have called on the Parades Commission to review a decision not to impose restrictions on an Orange Order march due to take place in the town later this week.

Published September 19, 2006

Farmer gets bill for British Army base

A 69-year-old south Armagh farmer has been landed with a tax bill for land adjacent to his property occupied by the British Army.

Published September 19, 2006

Catholics attacking themselves - Paisley

Nationalists have hit out after Ian Paisley jnr claimed a wave of attacks on Catholic homes in the greater Ballymena area were “self- inflicted”.

Published September 15, 2006

DUP seen stalling talks

DUP leader Ian Paisley has declared that a deal by the November 24th deadline set by the British and 26 County governments is unlikely and branded proposed peace talks in Scotland “a waste of money”.

Published September 15, 2006

McDowell becomes Tanaiste

26 County Justice Minister Michael McDowell has succeeded Mary Harney to become the new leader of the Progressive Democrats and will also take over the role of Tanaiste, or Deputy Prime Minister.

Published September 15, 2006

Policing issues provoke controversy

Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan has defended herself after a fierce attack by the chairman of the North’s Police Federation.

Published September 15, 2006

North inequality worsening

The poorest members of society in the North are worse off than they were a decade ago despite rhetoric by the British government to the contrary, a new report has found.

Published September 15, 2006

McDowell in power grab

The hardline right-winger Michael McDowell looks set to be elected leader of the Progressive Democrats in a move that could herald a shift in politics in the 26 Counties and an early election.

Published September 10, 2006

IMC backs IRA leadership

The official body set up to report on IRA and unionist paramilitary activity has said the IRA is committed to following a peaceful political path.

Published September 10, 2006

West Belfast Gaeltacht wins official status

Belfast City Council has voted to officially designate part of the largely nationalist Falls Road as a Gaeltacht area.

Published September 10, 2006

Diplock conviction 'unsafe'

Almost 30 years after a teenager was jailed for being in the junior wing of the IRA, his conviction was overturned yesterday.

Published September 10, 2006


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