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Time for the politicians to decide: in or out of the Executive?

Picture the scene, in Belfast Magistrates’ Court in May 1974. A man is in in the dock for a remand hearing. He is charged with possession of a haul of revolvers and pistols as well as 2,500 rounds of ammunition. 323 more words

Northern Ireland

In The Zone

The reconstruction of the city around me will last at least as long as WWII. There will be long periods of boredom and routine punctuated by times of great excitement, much of that of the unpleasant kind.

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The politics of murder in Belfast

The murder of Kevin McGuigan on 12 August in East Belfast is widely seen as revenge for the former’s claimed involvement in the earlier murder of Provisional IRA leader Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison. 1,007 more words

Northern Ireland


“It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.”

Toulouse Street

Opinion: Party Politics Is Killing NI's Equal Marriage Movement‏

Stephen Donnan writes about the need for the political parties to work together in Northern Ireland to achieve the goal of marriage equality

First off let me just state that I don’t believe that being politically active or involved in a political party is a bad thing at all – I have been at times a member of a political party, and indeed I was the first Chair of the Alliance Party’s LGBT Committee – something I am immensely proud to have been able to do. 835 more words


Huge confusion caused by N53 closure

Yesterday saw the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney Road close for resurfacing and widening works with major problems caused for motorists along the road.

Last night local councillor Tomás Sharkey describing it as a “crisis day for traffic and public safety.” 104 more words

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