04 March 2014
Calls to drop prosecutions against British soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland have been met with anger by family campaigners.
07 January 2014
Newly released secret state documents do nothing to dispel rumours of a child abuse cover-up at the top, explains Simon Basketter
07 January 2014
In 1984 the IRA blew up a hotel in Brighton hosting Tories staying for their annual conference.
26 November 2013
Simon Basketter looks at part of the history of British army terror tactics in Northern Ireland and what BBC’s Panorama didn’t tell us about death squads.
13 August 2013
Flag-waving loyalists took to the streets in Northern Ireland last week. Cops fired 26 plastic bullets and used water cannon at one Unionist protest on Thursday.
06 August 2013
Families of 20 of 300 people killed by British soldiers in Northern Ireland are suing chief constable Matt Baggott, head of the Historic Enquiries Team.
06 August 2013
Newly released government documents shed light on secret Tory plans to target miners, Northern Ireland and England’s flood defences, writes Simon Basketter
11 June 2013
Police in Northern Ireland are preparing to arrest hundreds of people during the G8 summit next week.
04 June 2013
Marian Price freed
11 December 2012
Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland have been gripped by an explosion of protests, riots and roadblocks at the hands of Loyalist paramilitaries.
20 November 2012
The public inquiry into the 2005 police shooting of Azelle Rodney heard from two expert witness firearms officers from Northern Ireland last week.
18 September 2012
Sectarian rioting broke out earlier this month in Northern Ireland. It followed a series of provocative Orange Order marches going past the St Patrick’s Catholic Church, just on the outskirts of Belfast city centre.
04 September 2012
Loyalists behind Northern Ireland riots
Loyalist paramilitaries were at the heart of organising sectarian riots in Northern Ireland this week.
22 May 2012
The Mexico Olympics opened on Saturday 12 October 1968. I know the date because it was exactly a week after the 5 October civil rights march in Derry, generally accepted as the day the Troubles in Northern Ireland started.
06 March 2012
Could strike on the day
UCU—members under consultation until 13 March
NUT—consultation vote closes 14 March
PCS—consultation until 16 March
EIS—consultation until 15 March
UCAC (Wales)—rejected government offer, in negotiations about joining strike
INTO (Northern Ireland)—also rejected and in negotiations with other unions
NASUWT—rejected the government offer, unclear whether it will join strike
Unite (Ministry of Defence)—Rejected offer and discussing action with the PCS</l
11 October 2011
A strike by health workers in Northern Ireland last week gave a glimpse of what Britain will look like during the coordinated strikes on 30 November.
05 October 2011
Thousands of health workers struck for 24 hours in Northern Ireland today, Wednesday, in a battle against cuts.
30 August 2011
The Unison union has begun balloting all its Northern Ireland members in health and education for strikes against the cuts.
23 August 2011
Unison is balloting its health and education members in Northern Ireland for strikes against cuts.
09 August 2011
The British government and army covered up state sponsored right wing terrorism for over 35 years.