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Video highlights PSNI violence

The Police Ombudsman is to be asked to investigate an incident in Derry at the weekend in which a group of PSNI police were caught on video punching and kicking members of the public.

Published May 3, 2005

Investigation ordered into alleged Garda cover-up

Families of victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings have said they have no confidence in a new ‘Commission of Investigation’ into the police inquiry into the bombings, blamed on collusion between unionist paramilitaries and state forces.

Published April 28, 2005

Trimble will swing - Paisley

Unionist hardliner Ian Paisley has said rival unionist leader David Trimble will get “the electric chair and the rope” in regard to the May 5 elections.

Published April 28, 2005

No Pope Here

By Danny Morrison (for Daily Irelannd)

The loyalist prisoners in Crumlin Road Jail cheered and whooped with joy and we were convinced that a Catholic had probably been killed overnight. We had no radio in our cell but quickly learnt that the news had announced the death of Pope John Paul who had been Pope for just thirty-three days.

Published April 28, 2005


With just days left before elections in the North of Ireland, Sinn Féin has called for a new nationalist strategy on Irish unity.

Published April 28, 2005

PSNI chief speaks out as IMC report put on hold

The PSNI police chief has accused the Provisional IRA of continuing to recruit and target potential victims -- but added that it was not set to return to armed struggle.

Published April 28, 2005

Families seek help as suicide death-toll mounts

The soaring rate of suicides in nationalist areas of Belfast has driven relatives of the victims to picket a health trust meeting, carrying placards demanding action.

Published April 28, 2005

Open season on the peace process

By Jim Gibney (for the Irish News)

It is no coincidence that the nationalist turnout in the 2001 Westminster and Local Government elections was the highest in nearly a decade.

Published April 28, 2005

Sinn Féin under fire over suspensions

Gerry Adams was barracked and abused in republican south Belfast this week over Sinn Féin’s support for the McCartney sisters.

Published April 28, 2005

Bored stiff with the same old rhetoric

By Tom McGurk (for Daily Ireland)

Watching the general election in the North has been a deeply depressing experience. Of course, the continual failure to erect the devolved governmental structures is bleeding the process dry and as each year without agreement passes the public appetite decreases accordingly.

Published April 23, 2005

Manifesto season

A summary of the election manifestos of Sinn Féin’s main opponents.

Published April 23, 2005


Ian Paisley’s DUP has formally declared the 1998 Good Friday Agreement dead and gone as the party appears set to virtually wipe out David Trimble’s Ulster Unionist Party in the May 5 British general election.

Published April 23, 2005

Hulme appeal rejected

Aiden Hulme, who is alleged to have planned a Real IRA bombing campaign in England, failed to overturn his conviction on Thursday.

Published April 23, 2005

PSNI set to allow illegal Orange march

An illegal march by the Protestant Orange Order passing a Catholic Church in east Belfast is expected to go ahead this weekend without interference from the PSNI police.

Published April 23, 2005

‘Barbaric’ strip-searching may end

Strip-searching of women prisoners at Hydebank prison in County Antrim was criticised yesterday by a High Court judge as humiliating, disproportionate and unnecessary.

Published April 23, 2005

SF calls for talks as unionists back exclusion

Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has said that all of the parties and the two governments needed to start preparing for intensive political negotiations to take place after the election if progress was to be made before the summer months.

Published April 23, 2005

Shankill arms find

A weapons haul linked uncovered on ther Shankill Road in west Belfast has been linked to the unionist paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force.

Published April 23, 2005

Westminster constituencies (part II)

A look at the second half of the 18 seats up for grabs in the Westminster elections next month.

Published April 11, 2005


Sinn Féin President has described his appeal to the Provisional IRA last week to commit itself to purely political and democratic activity as an attempt to break the “downward spiral” of the peace process and “create the right political context”.

Published April 11, 2005

Immigrant workers abused

Hundreds of construction workers staged protests in Dublin and Galway this week, alleging that money belonging to them had been paid into Dutch bank accounts without their knowledge.

Published April 11, 2005


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