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Highly publicised police raids on alleged IRA properties in northern England have derailed crucial talks on reviving the peace process, taking place at the same time in London.

Published October 6, 2005

Who killed Jim Gray?

Suspicions of collusion have been raised in the murder of former unionist paramilitary ‘brigadier’ Jim Gray.

Published October 6, 2005

CIRA dispute over Portlaoise prisoners

The hardline Continuity IRA is reported to be in disarray after a number of its prisoners in Portlaoise jail left the organisation.

Published October 6, 2005

‘Repulsive’ threat to Catholic graves

Unionists have threatened to urinate on the graves of Catholics unless the bodies are disinterred and removed from Carnmoney cemetery in County Antrim.

Published October 6, 2005

Fresh unionist demands at talks

DUP leader Ian Paisley has presented British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London with 64 pages of fresh demands as efforts are renewed to restore power-sharing government to the North.

Published October 6, 2005

DUP exposed as political pygmies they are

Once again the leaders of unionism have positioned themselves where they are happiest - isolated, beleaguered and looking stupid.

Published October 1, 2005

What they said

Reaction to the announcement on IRA arms was swift and varied.

Published October 1, 2005


Unionists have called for an “extensive testing period” following the announcement this week that the arms of the Provisional IRA have been totally and unilaterally destroyed.

Published October 1, 2005

Historic announcements as IRA destroy weapons

General John de Chastelain, head of the arms decommissioning body, confirmed before the world’s media at the Culloden Hotel in Belfast, the Provisional IRA had put all of its weapons beyond use.

Published October 1, 2005

Police forces launch exchange programme

A member of the 26-County Garda police is to be deployed to the PSNI in the North as part of a new exchange programme.

Published October 1, 2005

Rossport Five are freed

The Rossport Five were released on Friday ahead of a major rally in Dublin to stop energy giant Shell building a high-pressure gas pipeline past their homes in County Mayo.

Published October 1, 2005

Bomb attack in Ballymoney

A couple and a three-year-old boy have escaped injury in a unionist paramilitary bomb attack on Thursday.

Published October 1, 2005

British spy team uncovered

An undercover British army unit has been found attempting to install a spying device in the home of a County Tyrone family.

Published October 1, 2005

It's later than the unionists think

Just over a week from the orgy of unionist violence across Belfast what can be said about it all?

Published September 26, 2005


The DUP has demanded a 'decontamination' period after the IRA disarms before it will share power with Sinn Fein.

Published September 26, 2005


An official announcement by the IICD arms decommissioning body that the Provisional IRA has fully disarmed is to be announced this afternoon.

Published September 26, 2005

Govts urged to act

Following the first formal meeting with the 26-County government since January, Gerry Adams said that politicians, North and South and in London, had to be prepared to exploit the "enormous opportunities" that would arise from the announcement, which is expected in the next week.

Published September 26, 2005

Ballymena paint bomb attack

The son of a Catholic woman whose home in Ballymena was targeted in a paint-bomb attack has said she was lucky not to have been hurt.

Published September 26, 2005

RUC knew of UDA plot to kill Wilson

A prominent Belfast priest was targeted for assassination by the unionist paramilitary UDA with the full knowledge of the RUC police Special Branch, it has been revealed.

Published September 26, 2005

Divis tower revisited

Gerry Adams  took journalists on the roof of Divis Tower in west Belfast to view the now-vacated site of an infamous British spy-post.

Published September 22, 2005


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