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Culling of register a blow to nationalists

The North’s latest electoral register has this year dropped 82,000 voters, with a dramatic reduction in the numbers of registered voters in nationalist areas.

Published December 7, 2006

US Congress urged to intervene over Drumcree death

The 1998 RUC killing of an American-born Belfast man is set to become an issue in the new US Congress that will convene in early January.

Published December 7, 2006

Landmark interface university project was undermined

The British government and the University of Ulster have been slammed by Sinn Féin for “strangling” plans for the proposed Springvale University in northwest Belfast.

Published December 7, 2006

Budget 2007

The main points of the annual 26-County budget for the year 2007, announced by Minister for Finance Brian Cowen today.

Published December 6, 2006

Adams to meet Blair, Orde on policing

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is to meet British prime minister Tony Blair in London later today to discuss how to overcome unionist obstacles to restoring power-sharing in the North of Ireland.

Published December 1, 2006

Britain ‘colluded in international terrorism’

In a significant advance for victims of collusion, a committee of the Dublin parliament has definitively announced its finding that British Crown forces colluded with unionist paramilitaries to carry out a series of gun and bomb attacks in the 26 Counties.

Published December 1, 2006

Meeting exposes rift in republicanism

A public meeting of republicans to discuss policing was held in west Belfast on Monday night, with sharply contrasting views put forward.

Published December 1, 2006

Denials and excuses after EU torture flight report

The Dublin government has denounced the findings of a European Parliament committee that it aided the US in smuggling foreign citizens to secret torture centres.

Published December 1, 2006

Malachy McAllister refused asylum plea

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the asylum application of a Belfast man Malachy McAllister fighting his deportation from the US to the North of Ireland.

Published December 1, 2006

Questions over Stone attack

Notorious unionist paramilitary killer Michael Stone has been charged with five counts of attempted murder over his attack on the Belfast Assembly at Stormont buildings on Friday.

Published November 25, 2006

Hain faces inquiry over appointment deception

Nationalists have warned that a scandal over the actions of British Direct Ruler Peter Hain and some of his senior civil servants over the appointment of the North’s Victims’ Commissioner Bertha McDougall is being ‘swept under the carpet’ by the British government.

Published November 25, 2006

Families getting caught in poverty trap

Most households dependent on unemployed persons or those on minimum wage do not have enough income to sustain a basic standard of living, new research has shown.

Published November 25, 2006

Objection to murder ended British Army career

A former senior British army intelligence officer has claimed that his British military career in the Six Counties was ended after he raised objections about the murder of a nationalist man in County Armagh.

Published November 25, 2006

Anger over mounting crime wave

The 26-County Minister for Justice Michael McDowell is under pressure over rising gun crime following three fatal shootings in just over a week.

Published November 25, 2006

Assembly evacuated amid political chaos

A notorious unionist killer has forced the suspension of the Belfast Assembly after he passed through security lines to throw a smoking device into the assembly buildings at Stormont.

Published November 24, 2006

SF death threats denied

A leading member of the INLA has described claims that Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are under a death threat as “bogus”.

Published November 19, 2006

DUP man jailed for electoral fraud

A former DUP mayor who “attacked the very heart of democracy” through electoral fraud is beginning a four-month prison sentence.

Published November 19, 2006

DNA experts dispute Omagh evidence

A top American forensic expert has disputed the DNA evidence against Omagh bomb accused Sean Gerard Hoey.

Published November 19, 2006

Nationalist anger as Hain faces down court criticism

British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has been urged to resign after the Belfast High Court last week found that he had actged improperly in making public appointments as political concessions to the DUP.

Published November 19, 2006

Dingle stays on the map

The Dublin government is to yield to a demand by residents of a town in the Kerry Gaeltacht to retain the English language version in its official name.

Published November 19, 2006


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