Archive | September, 2015

The unmistakable sound of the bull in an SDLP shop

If it’s not a famine it’s a feast. For weeks you wait for something to happen in politics and then half-a-dozen of them come barrelling down the road. Exhibit 1: the SDLP. Like the Ulster Unionist Party, the SDLP’s main problem is to make itself visible. Mike Nesbitt had a go at solving that by […]

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Adams says PPS ruling on Jean McConville murder is ‘long overdue’

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says yesterday’s announcement by the Public Prosecution Service that there’s insufficient evidence to prosecute him over the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville is “long overdue”. At a press conference at the PPS Belfast office yesterday, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Pamela Atchison said the evidence against Mr Adams […]

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After Kent state funeral, Belfast man leads campaign to fulfil Roger Casement’s dying wish to be buried in north Antrim

Following the recent state funeral of Thomas Kent, one of 16 men executed following the 1916 Easter Rising, a Belfast man is driving the campaign to have the remains of Roger Casement brought north for burial in County Antrim, as per his dying wish. Casement and Kent were the only two 1916 revolutionaries executed outside […]

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Maghaberry medical staff missed chances to diagnosis prisoner’s deadly tumour, new report finds

Maghaberry medical authorities missed four chances to diagnose a brain tumour in a young prisoner who died two months after being released from jail, the Prisoner Ombudsman has found. The man – whose family have asked that he remain anonymous – suffered unnecessarily because of a lack of co-ordination between the Prison Service and the […]

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Squinter: How sit-down fishermen are casting aside the country code

ANGLING – it’s the ultimate country pursuit, isn’t it? Just you and your rod versus the fish and the water. Whether you’re standing on a river bank, up to your chest in waders or bobbing about on a boat, there’s no better way to commune with nature. The true angler will tell you catching fish […]

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Adams briefs New York Comptroller’s office on growing NAMA controversy

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has briefed the New York Comptroller’s office on the growing NAMA controversy. Mr Adams is in New York to attend the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual gathering of global leaders designed to address the most pressing issues of the day. On Saturday he sat down with an official from the […]

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