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Hamill anonymity ‘a cover-up bid’

Former RUC officers due to give evidence at the Robert Hamill murder inquiry have succeeded in overturning a ruling that they are not entitled to remain anonymous.

Published November 4, 2006

Wright inquiry opens

The public inquiry into the murder of the notorious unionist paramilitary leader Billy ‘The Rat’ Wright inside Long Kesh Prison almost nine years ago began in Belfast this week.

Published November 4, 2006

Referendum to protect the rights of children

A constitutional referendum is to be held in the 26 Counties to protect the rights of children, probably in the Spring.

Published November 4, 2006

Pope visit ‘a fantasy’ - DUP

British government representatives in Rome have been investigating the possibility of a simultaneous visit to the North of Ireland by Pope Benedict and England’s Queen Elizabeth, according to reports.

Published October 30, 2006

Long Kesh demolition underway

The former Long Kesh prison is being demolished today, with the process starting with the demolishion of the former internment compound (Nissen huts).

Published October 30, 2006

Govts promise cross-border economic plans

The Dublin and London governments have said they plan to work together to create an all-Ireland “economic strategy” following the publication of a joint report.

Published October 30, 2006

Long finger of the law

A number of inquiries into killings in the Six Counties by British forces, directly or as a result of collusion with unionist paramilitaries, have been postponed.

Published October 30, 2006

IMC sees problems from IRA stepping down

There has been a dramatic use of hard drugs in the North of Ireland as a result of the peace process, according to a mamber of a government-mandated ceasefire watchdog body.

Published October 30, 2006

UDA violence cover-up

The parents of a County Derry man in a coma after being beaten and left for dead by a UDA murder gang have accused the political establishment of turning a blind eye to unionist paramilitary violence.

Published October 25, 2006

PSNI collusion suspected in Lawlor murder

Evidence is mounting that PSNI police agents were involved in the murder of a young Catholic man shot dead by unionist paramilitaries four years ago.

Published October 25, 2006

O Bradaigh denied visa

Republican Sinn Féin President Ruairi O Bradaigh has been refused a visa to visit New York for a book launch.

Published October 25, 2006

Shell protest 'like civil war'

The site of a planned gas terminal in the west of Ireland remains the scene of tense early-morning standoffs between police and environmental protestors.

Published October 25, 2006

US immigrants favoured over new eastern Europe

People from Bulgaria and Romania will not be allowed to work freely in the 26 Counties for seven years after their two countries join the European Union next January.

Published October 25, 2006

Sinn Féin launches consultation process

Sinn Féin has begun a wide consultation process with party members and supporters before deciding if it will support policing in the Six Counties and the other St Andrews proposals.

Published October 20, 2006

CIRA carry out punishment attacks

The Continuity IRA (CIRA) has claimed responsibility for three punishment shootings in the past week and warned further attacks would follow.

Published October 20, 2006

MI5 role ‘under negotiation’

Controversy is brewing over plans in the St Andrews proposals to embed British military intelligence into the Six-County establishment.

Published October 20, 2006

Pressure to end fundraising ban

Two high-profile Sinn Féin representatives have been denied entry to the US, despite speculation that the ban on party members fundraising in the country could soon be lifted.

Published October 20, 2006

Thousands to attend Dublin rally

Thousands of republicans, including much of the Sinn Féin leadership, are expected to attend a major health rally in Dublin tomorrow afternoon (Saturday).

Published October 20, 2006

Paisley pulls out from Adams encounter

DUP leader Ian Paisley today pulled out of a meeting that would have seen him come face to face with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.

Published October 17, 2006

‘Dissidents’ oppose St Andrews deal

The President of Republican Sinn Féin has said the St Andrews document “will not be a final settlement between Ireland and England because it does not address the historic Irish Question, ie the issue of the presence of the British government in Ireland”.

Published October 16, 2006


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