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UUP feud ahead of leadership vote

Lord Kilclooney, the former UUP deputy leader John Taylor, has publicly attacked the candidates for the party leader’s job. He referred to them as “has-beens” associated with the demise of the party, and suggested that British Army Colonel Tim Collins would be a good choice.

Published June 10, 2005



Gardaí have lots in common with RUC

For a man bristling out there on the right of the political spectrum, who believes there should be minimum interference by the state in peoples’ lives, Michael McDowell's record is one of petty interference anywhere he can in peoples’ lives.

Published June 10, 2005



Ireland to vote on troubled EU treaty

The 26-County government is determined to hold a referendum on on the European Union’s Constitution despite Britain’s decision to postpone indefinitely its own referendum.

Published June 10, 2005



The weapon of change remains ourselves

By Mairtin O Muilleoir (for Daily Ireland)

I was barely out of shorts the day I saw Malachy McNally tumble from a Morris 1100 outside our house and loose off a volley of shots from his M1 Carbine at a British army pig which had been negotiating the barricade at the top of Ramoan Gardens.

Published June 6, 2005



Men charged in McCartney murder

There were angry scenes outside the court on Saturday where a man was charged with the highly controversial murder of Belfast man Robert McCartney. Another man, James McCormick, was charged on Saturday with the attempted murder of Mr McCartney’s friend Brendan Devine.

Published June 6, 2005



Amnesty action appeal

Amnesty International has launched an online appeal asking people worldwide to write to senior UK judges, urging that neither they nor other judges sit on any public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the murder of Belfast lawyer Patrick Finucane.

Published June 6, 2005



SUICIDE EPIDEMIC

There have been renewed demands for intervention after two more young men from west Belfast took their own lives at the weekend.

Published June 6, 2005



Ballymena march forced through

There were minor clashes betweeen nationalist protestors and the PSNI police when a sectarian parade was forced though a Catholic area of Ballymena on Saturday.

Published June 6, 2005



McBrearty abuse video fuels scandal

The 26-County government will consider dismissing senior members of the Garda police criticised in the second report of the Morris tribunal, according to its Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell.

Published June 6, 2005



Belfast man killed by PSNI vehicle

A 29-year-old west Belfast man was killed in controversial circumstances at the weekend when he was hit by a PSNI police Land Rover driving at high speed.

Published June 6, 2005



Talk to us - Adams

Ian Paisley’s DUP has been challenged to formally enter dialogue with republicans for the first time.

Published June 6, 2005



The Morris Report

The following is an outline of the main events relevant to the second interim report of the Morris Tribunal released this week.

Published June 3, 2005



FRAME-UP, COVER-UP

Garda police in Donegal tried to frame two innocent men for murder, according to a damning tribunal report which has shaken the Dublin government.

Published June 3, 2005



Lisburn flies the flag

Unionists on Lisburn City Council have backed sectarianism after voting to fly the Union Jack permanently on all council flag poles.

Published June 3, 2005



Parading illegality

International observers have highlighted systematic violations of rulings on parades by the Protestant Orange Order.

Published June 3, 2005



Nursing home scandal

A police investigation is underway at a nursing home in County Dublin following the broadcast of shocking scenes of neglect and mistreatment of elderly patients.

Published June 3, 2005



Unionists wary of IRA statement

Ian Paisley’s DUP will not be deceived by “rhetoric” by the Provisional IRA, the party’s North Belfast MP has declared.

Published June 3, 2005



Dodging questions on Sellafield

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

Dick Roche, the Irish environment minister said it reminded him of Homer Simpson, who, as you know, is safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Plant where he keeps just ahead of the posse of government inspectors. Roche was talking about the latest leak at the Thermal Oxide Re-processing Plant (Thorp) at Sellafield. Or, more correctly, the latest leak from Sellafield as far as we know.

Published June 3, 2005



Derry man approached in recruitment bid

A member of Republican Sinn Féin in Derry has said that PSNI police tried to recruit him as an informer.

Published June 3, 2005



The EU constitution

The edited text of an address by Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald, speaking at a major conference on the EU Constitution in Dublin at the weekend.

Published May 30, 2005

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