Saturday Dec 7
Dublin gardai didn't trust Dundalk and kept them in the dark for years
The Smithwick Report into the murders of two RUC officers in south Armagh found that garda collusion with the Provisional IRA was not confined to just this tragic incident, writes Jim Cusack THE single most striking instance of IRA infiltration of An Garda Siochana does not appear in the bulk of the Smithwick Report into the murders of Chief ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Irish Republican News
Tribunal of Spin
Eight years after it was established, the report of the Smithwick Tribunal was finally published on Tuesday evening, but its contradictory conclusions immediately sparked a storm of spin and recrimination.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
IDA Ireland forced to write off more than a 200m from property portfolio
In an indication of the scale of the losses currently being "nursed by the taxpayer", it has emerged that the IDA spent a 68.5m on a 134-acre site in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, which is lying idle and is "being used to graze sheep".
Adams rejects RUC pair deaths claim
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said it is nonsense to suggest he blamed two of the most senior RUC officers killed by the IRA for their own deaths.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Gerry Adams: Two murdered RUC officers had 'laissez faire' attitude to own safety
GERRY Adams today accused the two RUC officers murdered in Armagh in 1989 of displaying a "laissez faire" attitude to their own safety.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Marist pupil pens song for Bressie
It's not every day that a 17 year old schoolboy from Dundalk writes a song and it is included on a number one top selling Irish album.
IRA And Irish Police 'Colluded Over Murders'
Two RUC officers murdered by the IRA were ambushed following a leak from an Irish police station, a damning report finds.
Four brothers found guilty of killing sex offender and his girlfriend in Armagh
Four brothers who torched the home of a sex offender and his 21-year-old girlfriend seven years ago have been found guilty of manslaughter.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Smithwick Tribunal timeline
The Smithwick Tribunal examined suggestions that members of the Irish police or other employees of the Irish state colluded in the murders of the two most senior RUC officers to die during the Northern Ireland Troubles.
Canal murder inquest adjourned again
The father of two disappeared on his way to Dundalk Garda station where he was due to report as part of bail conditions set after he was charged with Real IRA membership.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
DPP to examine Smithwick findings
THE Director of Public Prosecutions is to examine the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal into allegations that there was garda collusion in the murder of two senior RUC officers by the Provisional IRA.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Nicholas Roche to ride 2014 Giro
Nicholas Roche has confirmed that he will be on the start line of the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Belfast next May. Roche's first grand tour participation was also at the Giro, 20 years after his father Stephan won the 1987 edition of the race.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Smithwick report on police murders due
The DA il is set to find out if the Smithwick tribunal has found evidence to support claims of gardaA collusion in the IRA murders of the two most senior police officers to be killed in the Troubles.
Former Cork boss Dunne takes charge for Galway FC's new dawn
Galway FC, which is making an Airtricity licence application for the 2014 domestic season, has appointed Tommy Dunne as manager.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Tributes pour in for one time Dundalk priest Fr Alec Reid
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Former editor turns pen to fiction with new novel
The author has a number of books under his belt, most notably 'Island of the Setting Sun' and 'Newgrange: Monument to Immortality', which look at the myths and cosmology of Ireland's ancient monuments, most notably those in the Boyne Valley.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Beer at James Joyce Irish pub cheaper now than in '93, says owner Frank Haughton
Earlier this month there was a big party at Prague's James Joyce marking the 20th anniversary of its foundation.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
By the acid test "Did his life enhance or detract from human happiness?" Fr Alec Reid's sojourn on this earth must be judged a spectacular success.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Donal Skehan to visit Spar in Ardee this weekend as part of HomeCooked tour
Customers are invited to come down to local shop Spar in Ardee this Sunday, 24 November at 2pm to meet TV Donal Skehan who will be picking competition winners to attend his live show.