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The arrest of Ivor Bell

Vixens has learned that the 77 year old man arrested in Belfast this morning is veteran republican Ivor Bell.  Bell, who has been living openly in West Belfast for decades, was taken by the PSNI to Antrim Serious Crime Suite

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All victims have the right to justice, and nobody should be above the law. Ann Travers.

In the wake of further revelations regarding ‘On the Runs’, tonight’s platform piece comes from Ann Travers, who speaks movingly about the effect her sisters murder and attempted murder of her parents has had on her and her family to

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Criminality (Catherine Mc Cartney)

‘There are agents carrying out criminal acts’.(Gerry Kelly) Anna Lo’s recent claims that the police are ‘turning a blind eye’ to criminality, mainly from within the loyalist community, were greeted as a revelation by the media and sparked a superficial

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Former IRA women complain of pornography, but where do they stand on abuse revelations?

In today’s blog, Catherine Mc Cartney explores a communique on Pornography written by female IRA prisoners in the mid nineties, chastising their male counterparts in the Republican Movement. ‘The ultimate form of domination, next to murder, is rape.’ Very few

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West Belfast – It’s Criminal to repeat the myth that it’s ‘everyone else’s fault but ours.’

This blog examines some of the problems associated with West Belfast, the IRA’s role, and the resultant legacy that comes with deflection of responsibility.  Jobs for the boys and girls In the early days in West Belfast, it was a

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People Power at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

Not every political party is as media savvy as Sinn Féin these days.  Sure, they try the auto cues  to perfect their delivery of oft boring speeches to the media, yet seem to fail miserably (remember Alasdair Mc Donnell, anyone?)

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