June 27, 2009

Loyalists claim arms moves

Both the UVF and the UDA have issued statements this morning claiming to have carried out some decommissioning of their weapons.

June 26, 2009


mcdaidaccused.jpg The PSNI police believes that the unionist paramilitary UDA was involved in the murder of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid in Coleraine last month, it has been revealed.

Row over policing of sectarian marches

orangemarch.jpg The issue of who should police contentious loyalist parades reached a head this week after dissident republicans accused former Provisional IRA prisoners of facilitating a coat-trailing sectarian parade through republican north Belfast.

Immigrants abandon ‘racist statelet’

romanians.jpg Intolerance is growing in the Six Counties, with a new survey showing the isolated statelet increasingly turning inward.

Union Jack to be hoisted over Belfast City Hall

armedforcesday.jpg Relatives of people killed by the British Army in the north of Ireland have protested over official plans for Belfast city council to celebrate ‘British Armed Forces Day’.

Dublin govt admits role in economic crash

lenihan.jpg Two reports have predicted a huge contraction in the 26-County economy and surging unemployment next year as Fianna Fail admitted its mistakes have fuelled the crisis.

Hunger strike furore continues

blanketman.jpg A meeting to tackle the controversy over the handling of the 1981 hunger strike has failed to resolve the debate.

A victory to savour

breenwig.jpg Last week’s judgment in Belfast was a triumph for press freedom across Europe, according to Sunday Tribune Northern Editor Suzanne Breen.

‘Clarified’ Lisbon Treaty the very same

lisboncover.jpg Despite the predictable media hype, and bogus claims of doing down the Brits, nothing has changed in terms of the Lisbon Treaty, writes Aengus O Snodaigh, Sinn Féin Dail spokesman on European affairs.

June 19, 2009


romanians.jpg More than 100 immigrants were forced to take shelter in a church near Queen’s University this week after four days of racist attacks by loyalist thugs from the Village area of south Belfast.

PSNI prosecution of journalist defeated

breenwig.jpg A journalist has won legal recognition for her right to keep confidential her sources of information on the ‘Real IRA’ after the PSNI police had ordered her to surrender her documents.

Britain claims progress on loyalist decommissioning

udaguns.jpg Suggestions by the British government that unionist paramilitaries have begun to decommission their weapons are being treated with caution.

You can do it, Adams tells NY audience

adamsny09.jpg Sinn Féin has held the first in a series of international conferences discussing the issue of Irish unity.

Collusion victims to bring civil case

rfj.jpg A nationalist victims’ group has signalled its intention to take an Omagh-style civil action against senior British government ministers in connection to state killings of unarmed civilians.

Colonial rents paid for Irish lough

loughfoyleferry.jpg The British Crown is charging rent for the use of Lough Foyle, between Donegal and Derry, it has emerged.

‘Don’t Extradite the Basques’

basques.jpg The official launch of the Don’t Extradite the Basques Campaign took place last Wednesday [June 10] in Culturlann MacAdam-O Fiaich in Belfast.

Time for a realignment in Irish politics

tricolourploughflags.jpg Almost one-third-of-a-million people voted for Sinn Féin candidates across Ireland in the recent EU elections - the exact figure, 331,797 people.

June 12, 2009


electionhandshake.jpg Sinn Féin headed the poll for the first time in the European elections in Six Counties while the DUP, poll-topper at every other European election, had to be content with taking the third seat.

Coalition clings to power

cowengormley.jpg The Dublin government appears determined to cling to power despite its overwhelming rejection at the hands of voters in the 26 Counties.

Diplock deception continues

nojustice.jpg The British government timed a decision to announce the retention of non-jury Diplock courts for a further two years to coincide with one of the busiest news days of the year.

Prisoner assaulted by ‘delinquent’ warders

maghaberry.jpg A Republican prisoner has been seriously assaulted in his cell in Maghaberry jail this Wednesday, according to Republican Sinn Féin.

Omagh civil case ends with inquiry call

omaghbomb.jpg So-called ‘dissident’ Michael McKevitt has announced he is appealing a judgment that found him and three other men financially responsible for the 1998 Omagh bombing.

Appeal to save ‘Foinse’

foinse.jpg The only Irish-language newspaper in existence, Foinse, says it may be forced top cease publication after this weekend.

Shell to Sea Action Alert

shellout.jpg Mayo man Pat O’Donnell has had his boat, the ‘Iona Isle’ boarded last night by armed, masked men and sunk in the latest act of aggression by Shell OIl & Gas in their attempt to construct a controversial onshore gas refinery in Belmullet.

Time for DUP to tell their people the truth

mcguinnessrobinsonchuckle.jpg The current DUP position where they work with Sinn Féin, or profess to work alongside them, while saying they are smashing them, simply invites ridicule.

June 9, 2009

Christy Burke resigns from Sinn Féin

Dublin city councillor Christy Burke has resigned from Sinn Féin, it has been confirmed. He will remain on the council as an independent.

June 8, 2009

de Brun elected; Ferris, McDonald miss out

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brun’s emphatic re-election today in Belfast on the first count -- the first time a nationalist party has headed a Six County election -- has been tempered by the party’s loss of its sitting MEP in Dublin, Mary Lou McDonald.

June 7, 2009

Ferris in hunt for Euro seat; RSF wins county council seat

In the European elections, the first counts are in and have revealed a swing to the left.

‘A good election for SF’ - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the election had been a good one for the party and that key gains have been made.

June 6, 2009

Coalition suffers heavy losses

The Dublin coalition government has suffered a major drop in support in local and European elections, according to early tallies as well as an exit poll released today.

June 5, 2009

de Brun set to top poll

Early figures for voter turnout in the North’s European Parliament election are showing a significant drop in the numbers voting, but with Sinn Fein’s Bairbre de Brun in a clear lead.

June 4, 2009


ballotbox.jpg A relatively lacklustre election campaign in the 26 Counties erupted into farce in its final days with claims and counter claims among the establishment parties about ‘what to do with Sinn Féin’.

PSNI man directed murder mob

mcdaidfuneral.jpg A member of the PSNI is believed to have been behind last week’s sectarian loyalist mob assault in Coleraine in which one man died and another was left critically injured.

Election underway in the North

debrunelection.jpg Voting is underway in the European Parliamentary elections at polling stations across the North and is being described as “slow”.

McIlveen sentences ‘reasonable’ - ruling

mcilveens.jpg The family of the Catholic schoolboy Michael McIlveen have said they are “devastated” at a ruling that the jail terms given to his killers were not too lenient.

UN call for Irish Language Act

unitednations.jpg The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has called for the adoption of an Irish language Act.

Brown heave could trigger Westminster election

gordonbrown.jpg British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is under increasing pressure from his own MPs and is likely to be ousted, according to reports.

SAS slaughter at Coagh

coagh.jpg Three IRA Volunteers were shot dead by undercover British forces fourteen years ago this week

Electorate assesses value of its vote

politicalleaders.jpg This Thursday and Friday the people of Ireland go to the polls in a rare all-Ireland plebiscite - an election to the European parliament.

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