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No treachery as flag is lowered on Dail

The tricolour on top of the Dublin parliament was taken down from the mast this week, and not before time.

Published February 12, 2005

Psy-ops linked to Tyrone operation

A County Tyrone family has spoken of their terror following a prolonged British Army/PSNI invasion and occupation of their homes.

Published February 12, 2005

Ominous Development

By Danny Morrison (for the Irish Examiner)

The statement issued [Thursday] afternoon by the IRA, the second in twenty-four hours, represents an ominous development and a major deterioration in the peace process.

Published February 5, 2005

British silence testifies to guilt - Donlon

The former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Sean Donlon, said “certain conclusions” would have to be drawn from the refusal of the British authorities to provide documents sought by the inquiry into bombings in in 1972/73.

Published February 5, 2005

An Irish hero

Costance Markievicz [nee Gore-Booth], was born at Lissadell, County Sligo, in Ireland 140 years ago this week.

Published February 5, 2005


The Provisional IRA has hardened its approach to peace efforts in the North following the rejection of its historic peace offer in December and recent attempts to criminalise its cause.

Published February 5, 2005

Securing peace must be priority - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP made the following remarks at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Thursday following the IRA’s statement on Wednesday night.

Published February 5, 2005

The politics of the last statement

Some of the most striking quotes of the past few days.

Published February 5, 2005

RSF demands return of funds

Republican Sinn Féin have criticised the Special Branch Garda police for not releasing the proceeds of a raffle seized following the party’s annual conference in Dublin.

Published February 5, 2005

PSNI aggression in east Belfast

Heavy-handed raids by the PSNI police have led to angry stand-offs with local residents in the nationalist enclaves of east Belfast.

Published February 5, 2005

Blair to apologise for miscarriage of justice

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to issue a public apology for the wrongful imprisonment of Gerry Conlon - one of the Guildford Four - and his father, Giuseppe Conlon.

Published February 1, 2005

Electoral register to be restored

The British government is to rush legislation through parliament to put disenfranchised voters back on the electoral register in the North of Ireland.

Published February 1, 2005

Background to the Guildford 4 and Maguire 7 cases

An edited account from Bob Woffinden’s 1987 book ‘Miscarriages of Justice’.

Published February 1, 2005


The widow of a former Republican POW who was gassed by the British in Long Kesh prison has demanded that British Prime Minister Tony Blair publicly admit what was done.

Published February 1, 2005

Hysterical response to Presidential gaffe

Unionist outrage over a lack of balance in a comment on sectarianism by the 26-County President, Mary McAleese, has prompted an apology.

Published February 1, 2005

Sceptical response to Ahern comments on sanctions

The Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is meeting the British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, this afternoon in London to discuss the latest crisis in the peace process.

Published February 1, 2005

A northern ‘scandal pattern’ is emerging

(from the Irish News)

In light of the high state of confusion that Hugh Orde and his puzzled detectives appear to be in over the Northern Bank job surely its time to call in Scooby Doo, Shaggy and the rest of ‘those perky kids’ who appear to have no problems with these cases.

Published February 1, 2005

Bloody Sunday remembered

Up to 10,000 people marched in Derry on Sunday to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Bloody Sunday killings, when 27 civilians were shot, 13 of them dead, by British army paratroopers on January 30th, 1972.

Published February 1, 2005


When I first heard of the Northern Bank heist I suspected it might have been the IRA replying to Ian Paisley’s ‘sackcloth and ashes’ demand.

Published January 26, 2005

Call for police base to become tourist hostel

Republican protesters burst through the security gates of Andersonstown police station in west Belfast, which closed its doors yesterday in preparation for demolition next month.

Published January 26, 2005


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