February 27, 2013

Bryson ‘on the run’ after abortive PSNI arrest

jamiebrysonbig.jpg Jamie Bryson, one of the key organisers of the recent flag “protests”, is being described as on the run tonight after the PSNI police said they were seeking to question him.

February 25, 2013

New pay ‘deal’ declared despite trade union walkout

brendanhowlinbig.jpg The Dublin government has today announced a ‘deal’ on 26-County public sector pay despite four major trade unions walking out of negotiations last night.

February 22, 2013

Orangemen ‘can march at will’

orangemarchbig2.jpg The Protestant marching orders have said they can simply bypass the Parades Commission in the future after loyalist flags protestors held scores of parades last month without any approval.

PSNI force cancellation of soccer derby

loyalistspsni.jpg The PSNI police combined with loyalists to force the postponement of a key Belfast soccer match last weekend.

Stark figures reveal deprivation and discrimination

povertysixcounties.jpg More than four in ten children in West Belfast are living in poverty, it has emerged.

Taoiseach to address internment issue

endakennydail2.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise Marian Price’s plight in Maghaberry prison when he meets the British Prime Minister David Cameron early next month.

Justice for family of Eileen Doherty

eileendohertybig.jpg A loyalist killer was jailed for life last week after a judge convicted him of the sectarian murder of a Catholic teenager.

Concerns at British plan to despoil Irish midlands

windmills.jpg British and Irish ministers have signed an agreement that could see the world’s largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.

Twisting the facts to suit British law

murneyparade.jpg Stephen Murney's family, friends and party colleagues are determined to secure his release and to expose the corrupt and unjust nature of the Six County state.

From Lord Edward to TV Mike

mikenesbittbig.jpg The mighty party Edward Carson once led with iron-fisted certitude is now stumbling, drunkenly towards an inglorious end.

February 19, 2013

Kenny finally apologises for Magdalene laundries

magdaleneparade.jpg After an initially dismissive response to the McAleese report on the Magdalene laundries, 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has fully apologised to those who were incarcerated in the unofficial women’s prisons.

February 15, 2013

UUP in meltdown

mccreamccallister.png Two senior figures have quit the Ulster Unionist Party and are set to form a rival political organisation after a row with party leader and former television presenter Mike Nesbitt suddenly erupted into a full party split.

Ardoyne man returns to political spotlight

seankelly.png An incident involving senior republican Sean Kelly caused a furore this week when he was arrested but swiftly released in connection with an apparent ‘punishment attack’ in north Belfast.

Relief for families as inquests to proceed

johnleckeybig.jpg Over 20 inquests into controversial killings by British and pro-British forces in the north of Ireland can proceed after a suspension on the probes was lifted this week.

Unions hold giant protests, but significance questioned

unionmarch.png On Saturday February 9, up to 100,000 people took to the streets of the 26 Counties in a display of mass opposition to austerity, with demonstrations taking place in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Sligo, Galway and Waterford.

Anti-Irish racism reported on the increase

englishracists.png Irish community activists in Britain have sought high-level political discussions following an increase in attacks on Irish events by far-right organisations and loyalists.

Frazer suggests republican horsemeat cheats behind attack

williefrazercar.png Loyalist hardliner Willie Frazer has blamed “criminal elements in the republican movement” after his car was set on fire last weekend.

What now for the prisoners?

davidfordprison.png Yesterday David Ford rejected the suitability of a new body scanner for use in the prison estate based on a highly dubious report.

Never going away

frankstagg.png I love St Valentine’s Day. But with it comes sad memories, especially of the year 1976.

February 8, 2013

A legacy of debt

kennynoonandail.jpg Public demonstrations are to be held around the 26 Counties tomorrow (Saturday) to demand a fairer deal on the state’s banking crisis, which will now leave taxpayers paying €60 billion for one bank alone.

Kenny expected to make full apology to Magdalene women

maureensullivan.jpg The survivors of the Magdalene laundries have demanded a meeting with the Taoiseach after a report showed the state had heavy involvement in the unofficial detention centres.

Loyalist violence in Belfast and Antrim

armybomb.jpg There have been a series of attacks against Catholic church goers in County Antrim.

Detentions fuelling prison crisis

maghaberrybig.jpg Overcrowding in the North’s jails has reached a crisis point with the prison population at its highest in three decades.

Judge’s frustration at inquest hearing delays

rosemarymallon.jpg The British ministry of defence has uncovered up to 100 new documents linked to the police investigation into the UVF murder of a Catholic pensioner in 1994.

Acknowledging grief and trauma

adamsbig2.jpg Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams clarifies his apology last week for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe in 1996.

Maghaberry - the reality of strip-searching

stephenmurneybig.jpg An article by imprisoned éirígí member Stephen Murney, currently held in Maghaberry prison, on his experiences.

Search for truth passes to a new generation

newlodgesix.jpg A look back at New Lodge Six massacre on the fortieth anniversary of their killing and a look ahead.

February 7, 2013

Emergency legislation on bank debt rushed through Dáil

dailvoteibrc.jpg After a wretched day for the Dublin government, the Fine Gael/Labour coalition has this morning forced emergency legislation through the Dáil to liquidate the Irish Bank Resolution Corp, formerly the failed Anglo Irish Bank.

February 5, 2013

State involved in Magdalene laundry workhouses - report

magdalene.jpg An offical report has found the 26 County state was heavily involved in the religious-run workhouses known as the Magdalene laundries.

February 1, 2013

‘A moment in history’

dolourspricefuneral.jpg The funeral of Dolours Price on Monday was a seminal event for Irish republicans as they paid their last respects to an IRA heroine.

Apology puts Adams on defensive

adamsdailbig.jpg An ill-advised apology by Gerry Adams for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe in County Limerick 17 years ago has created a storm of controversy and left the Sinn Féin leader battling with condemnation from political rivals and demands to apologise for other actions during the conflict.

Union has ‘never been stronger’ as flags protests abate

lastflags.jpg The British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers has said loyalist flags protestors are wrong to believe that Britishness in the north of Ireland is being “eroded” and condemned them for “dishonouring our flag”.

CIRA claims attack on undercover troops

cirabig.jpg The Continuity IRA has said that its members fired on British soldiers engaged in an undercover operation in County Armagh.

Injustice as journalists’s killers go free

martinohaganbig.jpg The family, friends and former colleagues of respected journalist Martin O’Hagan have been “shocked and devastated” at the decision of Crown prosecutors not to pursue a prosecution against a loyalist gang for the 2001 murder.

Seven families see progress

mccannsclosure.jpg There have been a number of positive developments in regard to historical cases this week. We detail seven cases in which families are coming closer to securing justice.

Address to Bloody Sunday commemoration

bloodysunday2013.jpg Despite freezing conditions, over five thousand people attended the annual Bloody Sunday march this year to commemorate the massacre of 14 civil rights demonstrators in Derry in 1972 and demand an ‘end to impunity’ for those responsible.

Dolours Price

doloursbig.jpg The homily delivered by Mgr. Raymond Murray, her prison chaplain at Armagh jail and a lifelong friend, at the funeral on Monday of Dolours Price.

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