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Hardy to face charges in Germany

A north Belfast man wanted by the Germans over an IRA mortar bomb attack on a British army base has voluntarily travelled to Germany, it has emerged.

Published January 27, 2006

Re-investigations ‘buried’ in Ombudsman’s office

Scores of killings by the RUC police in the North may not be properly investigated due to a lack of resources at the Police Ombudsman’s office, it has emerged.

Published January 27, 2006

Gardai accused of Ludlow lies

The family of Seamus Ludlow have given their accounts for the first time at an inquiry into the Barron report on his savage murder by a gang of pro-British killers in 1976, and the subsequent cover-up.

Published January 27, 2006

A huge strategic mistake

The truth is that the DUP, and what’s left of the UUP, would just love an assembly with British ministers taking executive decisions.

Published January 23, 2006

Loyalist racists attempt to disrupt parade

A Bloody Sunday commemoration parade in Scotland on Saturday narrowly avoided erupting into serious violence after loyalists waving Union flags and giving Nazi salutes hurled bottles and abuse at marchers.

Published January 23, 2006


26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will meet British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Dublin on Thursday as problems mount ahead of discussions on the possible implementation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Published January 23, 2006

FRU murder and lies at Ballykinlar

The murder of an undercover British Army soldier in the North by a drunken colleague was followed by an elaborate cover-up, it has emerged.

Published January 23, 2006

British Crown investigates itself

Nationalists have criticised the PSNI’s Historical Enquiry Team (HET), as it begins an investigation into more than 3,000 killings during the conflict in the North.

Published January 23, 2006

Hogg received numerous Finucane briefings

Former British Conservative Home office minister Douglas Hogg has admitted he was privately briefed by RUC Special Branch on multiple occasions in the run up to the murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane.

Published January 23, 2006

Football pitch gun threat

A Sinn Féin representative had a gun pointed at him as he warmed up for a football match, it emerged today.

Published January 23, 2006

Another informer outed

A former Sinn Féin election worker has admitted to being a paid Special Branch informer for 25 years.

Published January 23, 2006

US Congressional delegation in talks

A delegation of members of the US Congress has held high level meetings in Ireland amid growing tension over the talks process in the North.

Published January 18, 2006

Stalwarts of unionism must change to survive

By Tom McGurk (for the Sunday Business Post)

The ‘Love Ulster’ campaign is heading south.

Published January 18, 2006

Slow progress on demilitarisation

The British Army has dashed hopes that five military spytowers in south Armagh are to be taken down.

Published January 18, 2006

Taking the Plunge on Policing

Sean Mac Conmara looks at the progress of peace process negotiations on policing over the last three years.

Published January 18, 2006


Sinn Féin has alleged that secret talks have been taking place aimed at excluding the party from a restored power-sharing administration in the North.

Published January 18, 2006

End of GAA ban on ‘barracks games’

Irish rugby and soccer international matches will be played for the first time at the home of the Gaelic Athletics Association, it has been confirmed.

Published January 18, 2006

Children attacked by PSNI

A 10-year-old was sprayed with CS gas by the PSNI police on Saturdaay night in an unprovoked attack.

Published January 18, 2006

PSNI accused of new political intervention

A senior PSNI police chief has controversially claimed that the Provisional IRA continues to engage in activity.

Published January 18, 2006

The dog ate my homework

Bertie Ahern, in a radio interview on Sunday, backed off a demand for an investigation into what is known as “Stormontgate”, writes Vincent Browne.

Published January 14, 2006


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