northern ireland

  • September 5, 2010

    Amnesty International has welcomed the police action leading to the rescue of a number of suspected victims of trafficking, after raids on Belfast brothels.

  • August 2, 2010

    Welsh politicians have called for the people of Catalonia to be allowed to determine their own future after a Spanish court over-ruled decisions on autonomy.

  • June 21, 2010

    Catholic Bishops in Ireland are among a whole range of church and community leaders on both sides of the border who have welcomed the outcome of the Savile Enquiry on 'Bloody Sunday'.

  • June 8, 2010

    Belfast Crown Court has acquitted nine campaigners who were charged with “intent to cause criminal damage” after protesting against Raytheon, one of the world's largest arms firms.

  • May 7, 2010

    The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland has taken commentators by surprise by unseating the Northern Irish First Minister in his unionist heartland.

  • April 17, 2010

    The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in Northern Ireland has rejected the offer of a nationalist electoral pact with Sinn Fein, , describing the idea as “sectarian”.

  • April 15, 2010

    While David Cameron rushes through the glitzy world of manifesto launches and pre-election speeches, he may be thankful that there have been few questions about his party's strategy in Northern Ireland. Yet a dispute over who's backing whom in the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone highlights both the problems of the Tories' approach and the absurdities of the current electoral system.

  • April 13, 2010

    The Conservative Party look set to fail in their determination to stand a candidate in every constituency in the UK, as their Ulster Unionist allies have done a deal with a rival party.

  • March 8, 2010

    The head of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) has said he hopes that Northern Ireland can continue to build on the progress towards establishing a lasting peace.

  • February 11, 2010

    Church leaders in Ireland have welcomed an agreement concluded between the two largest political parties in Northern Ireland, which will see the completion of a process of devolving power from the British government.