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Haughey era disgraced by tribunal report

The regime of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey has been exposed as corrupt and criminal in a scathing report by the Moriarty tribunal.

Published December 23, 2006

Stormont attack was ‘art’ - Stone

Loyalist killer Michael Stone has written to British Direct Ruler Peter Hain stating that his recent attack at the Belfast Assembly was an exercise in performance art influenced by Pablo Picasso and Eamonn McCann.

Published December 23, 2006

Republican grassroots discuss policing

A long-delayed meeting to discuss the direction of the peace process and republican strategy was finally held in south Derry last week.

Published December 18, 2006

British criminals at work

More than 1,300 members of the British Army have received a criminal conviction while stationed in Ireland in the last six years.

Published December 18, 2006

Murders continue in 26 Counties

A spate of gangster-style killings in the 26 Counties within a week has brought fresh criticism of the Dublin government’s approach to the growing problem of gun crime.

Published December 18, 2006

Hopes for Irish language in the North

The British government has begun a 12-week consultation process on an Irish language Act for the Six Counties.

Published December 18, 2006

Calls for investigation into 1984 attack on Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has instructed his lawyer to write to the Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan following the publication of a news report in Belfast which links the RUC police Special Branch to the gun attack on him in March 1984.

Published December 18, 2006

Adams discusses PSNI support with Orde

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is holding potentially significant talks with PSNI police chief constable Hugh Orde in Belfast today [Wednesday].

Published December 13, 2006

High-tech British spy operation uncovered

Thousands of pounds worth of hi-tech surveillance equipment has been uncovered spying on the home of a County Down republican.

Published December 13, 2006

Teenager survives sectarian attack

A Catholic teenager attacked by a sectarian mob in Ballymena has said that he is “lucky to be alive”.

Published December 13, 2006

Bik McFarlane subjected to ‘judicial farce’

A Dublin court has insisted on going ahead with a non-jury trial of H-Block escapee and IRA prison leader Brendan “Bik” McFarlane on charges dating from 1983.

Published December 13, 2006

‘Ireland’s Alamo’ designated a national monument

The last headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Rising is to be designated a national monument following a sustained campaign for its preservation.

Published December 13, 2006

Mortar attack on PSNI base

The PSNI station in Craigavon County Armagh came under mortar attack on Tuesday in one of three incidents linked to traditionalist ‘dissident’ republicans inside 24 hours.

Published December 7, 2006

Crumbs for poor in Budget giveaway

The 26-County Budget 2007 presented yesterday by Minister for Finance Brian Cowen has been attacked for failing to tackle the “real issues facing Irish society”.

Published December 7, 2006

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


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