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UVF specified; Orange Order moves to fringe

The British government has confirmed that it no longer recognises the UVF ceasefire. However, it is continuing to claim that the largest unionist paramilitary organisation, the UDA, is abiding by a ceasefire.

Published September 15, 2005

Magilligan prison to go

It was confirmed yesterday that Magilligan Prison in County Derry is to be replaced with a new jail.

Published September 15, 2005

Colombia may seek extraditions

Jeffrey Donaldson of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party has said that the Colombian foreign minister is to serve papers seeking the extradition of the Colombia Three.

Published September 12, 2005


Unionists riot to block process

A wave of intense street violence has gripped Belfast and other towns in the North of Ireland as unionists seek to send a message over recent developments in the peace process.

Published September 12, 2005

Rip-off backlash hits Government support

Support for Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s Fianna Fail party has declined dramatically, as voters blame the 26-County government for higher prices.

Published September 12, 2005

Movement seen on IRA weapons, policing

The Provisional IRA is reported to be engaged in putting its weapons beyond use this weekend, at the start of another week of significant movement in the peace process.

Published September 12, 2005

PSNI ignores incitement to hatred

In the bad old days of The Troubles there was a term coined called “selective horror”. People were horrified by certain acts, but not by others.

Published September 12, 2005

Hurricane of violence reaches Antrim

Several towns in County Antrim witnessed their worst ever street violence over the weekend.

Published September 12, 2005

Belfast fearful as mobs rampage

Nationalist residents of west Belfast’s Springfield Road were subjected to hours of unionist intimidation and threats on Saturday as the PSNI police stood by.

Published September 12, 2005

Ceasefire to be declared over

After days of open warfare, British Direct Ruler Peter Hain is finally to admit that the unionist paramilitaries are no longer on ceasefire.

Published September 12, 2005

After the border nothing exists

By Jude Collins (for Daily Ireland) www.judecollins.net

When a TV programme is watched by one in four of the viewing population and puts the wind up politicians, it’s worth having a look at. So Monday found me switched on to the final episode of RTE’s Rip-off Ireland.

Published September 8, 2005

‘Little Irelanders’ lack vision of the nation

Nationalists in the north are once again feeling the heat, caught between two states.

Published September 8, 2005

Irony of voter registration drive

Electoral officers in the North are said to have launched a campaign to return the votes of hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised by recent legislation.

Published September 8, 2005

McBrides find backing in battle for justice

By Barry McCaffrey (for the Irish News)

A north Belfast mother sat alongside the families of British soldiers and the loved ones of murdered Iraqi civilians.

Published September 8, 2005


Irish President Mary McAleese provoked controversy yesterday by publicly hugging a unionist paramilitary leader, despite being forced to cancel a visit to the Shankill in Belfast under the threat of violence.

Published September 8, 2005

Hain lets UVF ‘away with murder’

A report of the British government’s IMC sanctions body has blamed the unionist paramilitary UVF for recent killings, putting pressure on the British Direct Ruler Peter Hain to admit that the group is in breach of its ceasefire.

Published September 8, 2005

Catholics attacked as PSNI look on

Tension is mounting in west Belfast ahead of tomorrow’s anti-Catholic march by the Orange Order in the Whiterock area.

Published September 8, 2005

Ballymena butchers still at large

A Catholic man has described how loyalists discussed cutting up his body with a saw after they mistakenly thought they had stabbed him to death.

Published September 8, 2005


An inquest into the death of a County Louth man shot dead by a unionist paramilitary/British Army murder gang has been told that the 26-County Gardai police knew the identity of his killers within 18 months, but never sought their extradition.

Published September 5, 2005

Irish respond to US hurricane

The 26-County government will donate O1 million in aid towards Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is considering sending troops to the region.

Published September 5, 2005


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