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Bloody Sunday Inquiry resumes

A Derry man described today how a bullet ripped through his coat as he ran in panic from British Army fire on Bloody Sunday.

Published January 12, 2004

Burnside and Smyth return to UUP fold

Two Ulster Unionist Party members of parliament who resigned the party whip last summer in protest at the party's stance on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement have resumed the whip, it has been announced.

Published January 12, 2004

Family in U.S. case get death threat

The McAllister family, currently fighting a deportation battle to stay in the U.S., have received a threat allegedly from the Red Hand Commandos, the loyalist organization which in October 1988 carried out a gun attack on their home on the Lower Ormeau Road in South Belfast. The attack forced them to flee the country and come to North America.

Published January 12, 2004


Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has rebuffed a party colleague for suggesting the party could enter a coalition government alongside Sinn Féin.

Published January 12, 2004

INLA condemned for attack on boy

The INLA has been criticised for a punishment attack on a 14-year-old boy in north Belfast on Friday night.

Published January 12, 2004

Rejectionism should be overcome - SF

If the Good Friday Agreement is not defended the British and Irish governments must move on over the heads of anti-agreement parties, Sinn Féin said at the weekend.

Published January 12, 2004

Colombia 3 - Judge for Yourself

The following is a summary of the report `Colombia 3 - Judge for Yourself' written by international human rights observers following the trial of the Colombia 3.

Published January 9, 2004

Government influence seen in constituency changes

Smaller parties and independents have expressed dismay at the report of the independent Constituency Commission, which has made proposals for changes to constituencies across the 26 Counties.

Published January 9, 2004


The PSNI police have been accused of racism amid a loyalist pogrom against ethnic minorities in south Belfast.

Published January 9, 2004

Gardaí accused of perjury and torture

A retired Circuit Court judge has alleged that members of Garda Siochana had lied in his court, provoking a new furore over policing in the 26 Counties.

Published January 9, 2004

Pressure on PSNI over informer allegations

There have been calls on PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde to comment on the disappearance of Armagh man Gareth O'Connor after it was alleged that O'Connor was a police informer who had set up four other men for arrest.

Published January 9, 2004

Review of GFA to begin January 29th

The Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, has confirmed the review of the Good Friday Agreement will start on January 29th.

Published January 9, 2004

Agreement Review starts work

The first working sessions of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement review are being chaired by British Direct Ruler Paul Murphy at Stormont.

Published January 9, 2004

DUP must talk

The following comments were made by Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness at a party meeting in Belfast.

Published January 9, 2004

The Nationalists of Northern Ireland

The Nationalists of Northern Ireland 1918-1973.
By Enda Staunton.
Columba Press. Dublin. Price #12.99.

Published January 9, 2004


Judge Peter Cory has suggested he may defy the British government by making public his reports into cases of collusion in murder by the British Crown forces.

Published January 9, 2004

John Hume was Jack Lynch's agent - RUC

A secret document compiled by RUC Special Branch claimed that former SDLP leader John Hume and three colleagues worked as agents of the Dublin government at the time of Bloody Sunday.

Published January 9, 2004

Killer soldier loses appeal

A former British soldier with the UDR regiment jailed for murder lost an appeal against his conviction in a Belfast Court today.

Published January 9, 2004

Leaked corruption claim threatens Ahern

The Dublin government and opposition parties clashed today over renewed allegations about a former minister's tax evasion.

Published January 9, 2004

PSNI stall on review of investigations

A special police team to review unsolved paramilitary murders has yet to be set up despite an announcement on the move almost a year ago, it has emerged.

Published January 9, 2004


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