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British Army: ‘Your uncle was a loyalist? Get out of Sandhurst’

DRACONIAN anti-terror legislation that permits employment discrimination to not only ex-political prisoners but also their families saw a British army officer cadet kicked out of the military. The news was passed to the high-performing young woman on the day before she was due to pass out at Sandhurst. The problems faced by ex-paramilitaries and their […]

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‘Continuity RUC’ behind Wilson arrest

After a weekend behind bars, the leading West Belfast republican Pádraic Wilson has been released on bail.

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A moment to remember and to reflect

RECENTLY I spent a short time, along with scores of other republicans, remembering and celebrating the life and courage of IRA Volunteer Joe McDonnell

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Welsh trip brings back memories

Before my recent Welsh wanderings, I was last seen in the company of Cymraeg activists back in 1985 when

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Writing on the wall for Co Tyrone Lenadoon paint unit

SAOR Uladh – or Soar Uladh as they were calling themselves on this wall in Lenadoon for a while – are inviting us to join our local unit. Squinter will come clean and say that he didn’t know Saor Uladh existed, much less that they had a unit in Lenadoon.

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Families want answers about pub bombing

SURVIVORS and relatives of those who lost loved ones during a loyalist car-bomb and gun attack in West Belfast 40 years ago have called for an independent investigation into the events of the day and are considering civil proceedings against the Chief Constable Matt Baggot.

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