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Controversial ‘blood and thunder’ loyalist band is victim of sectarian hatred in arson attack, says DUP

23 July 2016

Bus and instruments used by Dervock Young Defenders are destroyed – Sinn Féin MLA condemns attack and calls for ‘across the board’ speaking out against sectarianism Free article

Ulster Unionist MP apologises for tweeting photo of Twelfth bonfire topped with Tricolour

12 July 2016

Martin McGuinness says tweet by UUP MP Danny Kinahan ‘very disappointing’ Free article

Irish Water only manages to collect 27% of charges due, new figures reveal

11 July 2016

Eoin Ó Broin TD says continuation of water charges now unviable Free article

‘The Mocking Season’

10 July 2016

A banner praising the exploits of unionist sectarian killer Billy Wright erected in the run-up to the marching season has provoked anger among nationalists where his loyalist death squads operated Free article

Joe McDonnell – Died on July 8th 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

8 July 2016

IRA Volunteer and Hunger Striker Joe McDonnell, from Lenadoon in west Belfast, passed away at 5:15am on Wednesday 8 July 1981 after 61 agonising days on the Hunger Strike. His wife Goretti had maintained an almost constant vigil by his side but, with a callous act of disregard for her feelings when he died, the RUC called her in, ostensibly to identify the body. Free article

Fianna Fáil need to get up to speed with what’s happening in North, Belfast senator tells Oireachtas

7 July 2016

Short Strand former Mayor of Belfast responds after fiery Dáil clash over 'cheap, misinformed shots' are caught on camera Free article

Councils and PSNI urged to tackle dangerous and sectarian 'rogue bonfires'

7 July 2016

Racist threat at unionist Twelfth bonfire reflects rise in hate crimes Free article

Clann na Poblachta – founded 70 years ago this week

6 July 2016

Clann na Poblachta was founded on 6 July 1946 in Barry’s Hotel, Dublin, by former members of the IRA Free article

New Sinn Féin Infrastructure Minister orders halt to installation of water meters

6 July 2016

Chris Hazzard, who recently took up the Infrastructure portfolio, is bringing forward legislation to end the practice of installing the water meters in new-build properties but it cannot be enacted until the Assembly meets again after the summer recess Free article

‘I told Tony Blair invading Iraq would be biggest mistake of his life’ – Martin McGuinness

6 July 2016

Sinn Féin leaders warned Blair about Iraq during private meeting at 10 Downing Street Free article

Brexit – 'UKIP fascists played on immigration fears,' says Martin McGuinness

4 July 2016

Deputy First Minister says democratic wishes of people of North of Ireland must be respected as 'Leave' camp implodes post-Brexit Free article

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35th Hunger Strike commemoration


An Stailc Ocrais 1981 Hunger Strike

2pm Sunday 14th August

Assemble: Divis Tower, Belfast


Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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