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Hypocrisy as UVF allies with UUP

The main political representative of the unionist paramilitary UVF has joined the assembly group of the Ulster Unionist Party in a move described both by nationalists and rival unionists as “breathtaking hypocrisy”.

Published May 17, 2006

Politician, policeman, paramilitary

It has emerged that a former deputy mayor of Ballymena was a leader of the unionist paramilitary UDA while he was a serving British Army officer.

Published May 17, 2006

Parades policy in crisis

Portadown Orangeman Don MacKay has been forced to resign from the Parades Commission after being exposed earlier this year for using false references when joining the commission.

Published May 17, 2006

Concern for Afghan hunger strikers

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan are mounting a determined hunger strike in Dublin's St Patrick's Cathedral in a campaign for refugee status.

Published May 17, 2006

Shadow of the Belfast Assembly

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said he will nominate DUP leader Ian Paisley as First Minister and his own party’s chief negotiator Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister when the Belfast Assembly is reconvened on Monday.

Published May 13, 2006

Paisley raises bar for SF

British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has said Sinn Fein will not be forced to publicly back policing in the North as a condition of power-sharing.

Published May 13, 2006

Internet censorship bid

The US government is to consider the possibility of blocking access to the website of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement following a meeting with relatives of the 1998 Omagh bomb.

Published May 13, 2006

26-County Army closer to conflict

Plans for participation in European Union battle groups by the 26-County Army has come in for strong criticism.

Published May 13, 2006

Bloody Sunday report for 2007

The final report of the Bloody Sunday inquiry will not be published until next year, the families of those killed have said.

Published May 13, 2006

Sands' death remembered

Members of the family of Bobby Sands assembled for a private gathering on Friday in the former Long Kesh Prison near Lisburn to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Published May 8, 2006

Marching season appeal

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams made a weekend plea to Ian Paisley's DUP to play a leading role in ensuring a peaceful Protestant marching season.

Published May 8, 2006

New twist in Tohill case

The Sinn Fein leadership has issued a call for four republicans who failed to turn up in court for sentencing after admitting the abduction of a dissident republican to turn themselves in.

Published May 8, 2006

Blair urged to go

It is thought that growing pressure on British Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign could undermine his ability to continue the current phase of the peace process.

Published May 8, 2006

Puppet show for peace

The organisation behind the long-running television show Sesame Street has launched a new project which aims to break down sectarian barriers between children in the North.

Published May 8, 2006

Govts talk tough on process

Sinn Fein will be forced to give its backing to the PSNI police when powers for policing and justice are devolved from London to Belfast, British Direct Ruler Peter Hain has claimed.

Published May 3, 2006

Sectarian mob attack

The PSNI police has been strongly criticised after allowing a mob of loyalists to attack defenceless nationalists after wrecking a billboard erected in honour of the 1981 hungerstrikers.

Published May 3, 2006

Orders to maintain talks boycott

Leaders of the Protestant marching orders have said they still will not talk directly to Sinn Fein or to residents groups about their sectarian parades through Catholic areas.

Published May 3, 2006

Government seen backing Shell

26-County Minister for Communications Noel Dempsey has been accused of siding with Shell Oil following a government report on its planned high-pressure gas pipeline through County Mayo.

Published May 3, 2006

O’Hare release angers loyalist

Hardline unionist Willie Frazer has claimed that the PSNI police failed to arrest former Irish National Liberation Army leader Dessie O'Hare at his wife's home in south Armagh at the weekend.

Published May 3, 2006

IMC fuels calls for progress

An official report for the Dublin and London governments on allegations of IRA and unionist paramilitary activity is the “most positive” yet about the Provisional IRA following a peaceful path.

Published April 28, 2006


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