Newton Emerson.Irish news ( Belfast).Thursday, June 5, 2014   PETER Robinson has said sorry to the leaders of Northern Ireland’s Muslim congregation in what is being reported as a “public apology”, although it is hard to see how this differs from his apology to the same people last week, which was also held in private […]

British ministers sanctioned torture of NI internees

Mark Hennessy. Irish Times. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 08:40   British ministers sanctioned the use of torture against internees in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, home secretary Merlyn Rees told Labour prime minister Jim Callaghan in 1977, it has emerged. The Rees letter has been discovered in the British National Archives in Kew by […]

NI’s chief constable accused of obstructing Troubles’ investigations

NI’s chief constable accused of obstructing Troubles’ investigations By Vincent Kearney BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Michael Maguire is taking legal action in an attempt to force Mr Baggott to hand over sensitive intelligence material   NI’s chief constable is being taken to court over claims he obstructed Police Ombudsman investigations into allegations against the police […]


Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, June 4, 2014   LET’S get two items straight at the outset. First, until last night Robinson had not apologised to the Muslim community for his stupid, condescending and ignorant remarks and secondly, the equally ignorant ranting of Pastor McConnell is not a matter of free speech, a […]

Sinn Fein the firm favourite for Dublin SW ( Dublin).Wednesday, June 4, 2014 BY LUKE BYRNE, LAURA LARKIN
, AND NIALL O’CONNOR – 03 JUNE 2014 12:00 AM SINN Fein is in a commanding position to land a seat in the Dublin South West by-election after sitting Fine Gael TD Brian Hayes was elected to the European Parliament. The junior finance minister’s election means […]

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