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IRA’s war is over, say govts

The London and Dublin governments now accept that the Provisional IRA’s war is over, according to statements made today by the British Direct Ruler in the 6-Counties, Peter Hain, and the 26-County Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell.

Published July 25, 2006



CIRA claims shooting attacks

The Continuity IRA has said it carried out two gun attacks on the PSNI in Armagh city on July 12.

Published July 25, 2006



US groups lobby Senators on extradition treaty

Leading figures in Irish America have testified in opposition to the ratification of a proposed extradition treaty between the United States and Britain at Senate hearings in Washington.

Published July 25, 2006



Peace role seen for Ireland in Middle East

The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has said she expects the Dublin government to give ‘profound consideration’ to any United Nations request to contribute to a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

Published July 25, 2006



Vindication for anti-war group

Five anti-war members of the ‘Pitstop Ploughshares’ have been found not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of damaging a US aeroplane at Shannon Airport over three years ago.

Published July 25, 2006



UDA demand pay-off millions

The British government has been accused of allowing the UDA to “stick up” taxpayers after engaging the unionist paramilitary group in talks for funds to “retrain” its murder gangs.

Published July 20, 2006



Cutbacks signalled ahead of ‘Plan B’

The Dublin and London governments are being urged to spell out their plans in the apparently likely event of political parties in the North missing the November deadline for a deal.

Published July 20, 2006



Carthy killing was wrong - Barr

The killing by Garda police of a depressed young man outside his County Longford home six years ago was unnecessary, the judge who carried out a two-year inquiry into the incident has said.

Published July 20, 2006



McKevitt case for Supreme Court

Republican hardliner Michael McKevitt has been given leave to go to the Supreme Court in a fresh bid to challenge his controversial non-jury conviction for ‘directing terrorism’.

Published July 20, 2006



Ireland cries for Lebanon

There is anger and concern in Ireland at Israeli attacks on civilian targets in Lebanon, with little action by the international community to intervene.

Published July 20, 2006



SF marshal Orange parades, hold PSNI talks

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has accused DUP leader Ian Paisley and his party of having done nothing to ensure a peaceful Twelfth - in contrast to republicans.

Published July 17, 2006



Paisley ‘rant’ upsets policing appeal

There was concern this week after DUP leader Ian Paisley expressed his party’s potentially violent opposition to political compromise, undermining British government attempts to win over Sinn Féin support for the PSNI.

Published July 17, 2006



Dublin cowed by British threats on undercover operation

The British government considered banning Irish immigration and stripping the Irish community in Britain of social security and voting rights after eight plain-clothes SAS men were arrested in the 26-Counties on active service.

Published July 17, 2006



UDA in talks with Ahern

Republicans have expressed concern after talks between the unionist paramilitary UDA and the 26-County Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, in Dublin.

Published July 17, 2006



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

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