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Govt blames road deaths on public

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has denied his government is to blame for the mounting death-toll on Ireland’s roads.

Published July 17, 2006

New forensic approach urged on ‘Disappeared’

Provisional IRA Volunteers accompanied a forensics expert to the burial sites of five victims whose remains were never recovered, the Sinn Féin President revealed on Monday.

Published July 12, 2006

IRA statement on McConville case

The Provisional IRA has issued a statement affirming that Jean McConville had been an informer at the time she was killed in 1972 following a declaration by Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan that she had no evidence to corroborate the claims.

Published July 12, 2006

‘Political charade’ stumbles on

Nationalists have criticised Ian Paisley’s party for its continuing efforts to undermine a local power-sharing solution in the North of Ireland as set out in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Published July 12, 2006

Ireland opposes British nuke plans

Irish politicians have expressed fears about a new generation of nuclear plants like Sellafield located across the Irish Sea after the British government indicated it intends to build nuclear power stations.

Published July 12, 2006

Aer Lingus for sale

Bertie Ahern has given the green light for his government to sell off Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus.

Published July 12, 2006

Ardoyne march dispute reignites

Nationalists have expressed anger that a coat-trailing Orange Order parade is to be allowed to pass Ardoyne in north Belfast on the evening of the Twelfth of July, despite calling off a protest for a morning parade on the same day.

Published July 7, 2006

RUC man ran collusion HQ - Barron

The farm of an RUC policeman was used as a centre of operations for unionist paramilitary activity at the height of the conflict, according to the final report of Justice Henry Barron.

Published July 7, 2006

Demilitarisation or not?

The British army is expected to vacate its last hill-top spy post in south Armagh next week amid a controversy over the future of British Army lands in the area.

Published July 7, 2006

PSNI back sectarian flag intimidation

The PSNI police has been accused of “working hand in glove” with the unionist paramilitary LVF to erect flags in the nationalist end of Lurgan town last week.

Published July 7, 2006

Attacks on homes, school

Catholic homes in Lurgan and a school in County Derry came under attack at the weekend.

Published July 7, 2006

Statement of the Taoiseach and British Prime Minister

A statement on the state of the peace process and a ‘work plan’ were issued in Belfast on Thursday by Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern.

Published July 2, 2006

Festival of sectarianism?

The British government is attempting to turn sectarian and sometimes violent celebrations of a 17th century battle victory over Irish Catholics into a “festival” for tourists -- and has provided a six-figure grant to the Protestant Orange Order to do so.

Published July 2, 2006

Prisoners blast media

Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail have said news of their ongoing protest is being censored by the mainstream media, pointing out that only one of Ireland’s main daily papers has carried details of the protest.

Published July 2, 2006

Drumcree march rerouted

A Parades Commission ruling banning Orangemen from marching along the Garvaghy Road on Drumcree Sunday has been welcomed.

Published July 2, 2006

Real IRA ‘send message’

A hoax bomb alert on the outskirts of north Belfast has been connected to an Orange Order parade in the area last week.

Published July 2, 2006

Chef extradition linked to custody pressure

American chef Larry Zaitschek says he will fight any attempt to extradite him to Ireland to stand trial in connection with the Castlereagh incident.

Published June 27, 2006

Peaceful Springfield Road parade

Residents on Belfasts nationalist Springfield Road allowed a small sectarian parade by the Protestant Orange Order to pass through the area on Saturday.

Published June 27, 2006

DUP must be confronted - SF

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will reportedly set out a timetable of work on Thursday in the build-up to November 24, the date the North’s politicians must choose between local power-sharing or joint authority by the two governments.

Published June 27, 2006

‘Institutional racism’ in North

Prominent human rights lawyer Imran Khan has said there is institutional culpability in the failure to deal with racism in the north of Ireland.

Published June 27, 2006


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