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#Peace Process

From TheJournal.ie 'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off Dealing With The Past

'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off

Alan Brecknell of the Pat Finucance Centre explains how victims’s families could be helped.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart European Elections

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart

NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Haass is coming to Dublin for Northern Ireland talks Peace Process

Richard Haass is coming to Dublin for Northern Ireland talks

Eamon Gilmore scheduled the meeting with Haass when he spoke with him on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes Interviews

Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes

A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief to face questions on controversial 'on the runs' letters Peace Process

PSNI chief to face questions on controversial 'on the runs' letters

Some 190 republicans were issued with ‘letters of comfort’ from the British comfort telling them they were no longer wanted in connection with historical crimes.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force Policing

PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force

Martin McGuinness said that elements in the PSNI were against the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie UK Government: We welcome Sinn Féin's commitment to policing Peace Process

UK Government: We welcome Sinn Féin's commitment to policing

Gerry Adams said that he wanted confirmed his support for the PSNI after Sinn Féin had questioned their independence.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case Northern Ireland

Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case

Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics? Peace Process

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position' State Visit

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Adams: Unionist parties risk dragging peace process back to 1998 On The Runs

Adams: Unionist parties risk dragging peace process back to 1998

The Sinn Féin leader, currently in the United States, criticised the UK government’s failure to agree on Haas proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat Will He Stay Or Go

Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat

The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world Peace

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world

Ireland has seen first-hand the benefits a third party can bring to a peace process; it owes it to the forgotten conflicts throughout the world to help, writes Colm Bergin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Removing sectarian murals for visitors? It's sweeping problems under the carpet Giro D'Italia

Column: Removing sectarian murals for visitors? It's sweeping problems under the carpet

Some are suggesting murals and flags should be removed along the Giro d’Italia route in Northern Ireland, but that’s just avoiding the real problem, writes Peter Osborne.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion

The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton set for Belfast visit in March Bill In Belfast

Bill Clinton set for Belfast visit in March

The former US president will be in the city on 5 March to open the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University.

From TheJournal.ie Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate Compromise

Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate

The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland Opinion

Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland

The ‘silo mentality’ of Stomont doesn’t solve controversial issues or give the public confidence in politics – and it’s the reason Haass came up against a brick wall when he tried to forge common ground, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night Peace Process

Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night

“It’s going to be an interesting night,” the US diplomat told reporters, as he arrived at Belfast’s Stormont Hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Baggott: Resources needed for historical enquiries "hindering our ability to deal with the present" Northern Ireland

Baggott: Resources needed for historical enquiries "hindering our ability to deal with the present"

US envoy Richard Haass is suggesting combining the PSNI team’s activities with two other organisations.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried War Crimes

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Alec Reid offered 'image of decency struggling to assert itself amidst brutality' RIP

Fr Alec Reid offered 'image of decency struggling to assert itself amidst brutality'

The Tipperary priest passed away in Dublin early this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82 RIP

Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82

Tributes have flowed in for the man given credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim Peace Process

Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim

The Sinn Féin leader will speak at the London Irish Centre alongside Colin Parry and a former chief of staff for Tony Blair.

From TheJournal.ie NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building Peace Process

NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building

The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.

From TheJournal.ie FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb Peace Process

FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb

“I was once in the IRA. I am now a peace builder. I don’t expect anyone to take me at my word. I expect them to take me by my deeds.”

From TheJournal.ie Parades, protests and flags on the agenda as US diplomat arrives in Belfast Peace

Parades, protests and flags on the agenda as US diplomat arrives in Belfast

Richard Haass has been asked to chair an all-party panel that will make recommendations on how to deal with the most divisive issues by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Orange Order parades banned from passing Ardoyne shopfronts Belfast

Orange Order parades banned from passing Ardoyne shopfronts

The order has vowed to stage a protest at the location every weekend until it is allowed complete its ‘July Twelfth’ parade.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief praises G8 policing operation as 'most peaceful in history' Summit

PSNI chief praises G8 policing operation as 'most peaceful in history'

Matt Baggott said it was a ‘unique’ summit in that it took place in an area where there was a ‘severe terrorist threat’.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness: Obama is 'absolutely engaged' in the peace process Northern Ireland This post contains videos

McGuinness: Obama is 'absolutely engaged' in the peace process

The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister was speaking at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey Peace Process

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey

PKK fighters are preparing to withdraw to northern Iraq, in a major step towards ending a three-decade long conflict that has left tens of thousands dead.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week Seanad Éireann

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Polls open in Israeli elections as Netanyahu expected to retain power Israel

Polls open in Israeli elections as Netanyahu expected to retain power

A government of hardline, right wing and religious parties is expected to come together after elections to the 120-seat Knesset today with polls opening this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Facing the past: artist ‘honoured’ to have Adams portrait hung in London gallery Art

Facing the past: artist ‘honoured’ to have Adams portrait hung in London gallery

Conrad Atkinson reflects on his experience of visiting Northern Ireland during the Troubles, the peace process, and how his painting of the Sinn Féin leader will soon hang in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

From TheJournal.ie Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’ New IRA

Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’

The Real IRA is joining with Republican Action Against Drugs and others in a “unified structure” to reclaim the IRA name.

From TheJournal.ie Adams: Orange Order should contribute to peace process Peace Process

Adams: Orange Order should contribute to peace process

The Sinn Féin leader said today that the order needs to “step forward”, which means dialogue with residents and dialogue with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Greeting from McCrea shows how far we've come - McGuinness Peace Process

Greeting from McCrea shows how far we've come - McGuinness

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told an American website the importance of a recent “hello” from the hardline unionist.

From TheJournal.ie Orange Order would like to hold a parade in Dublin Peace Process

Orange Order would like to hold a parade in Dublin

A senior member of the Orange Order told the Seanad that the organisation wants to contribute to the “normalisation of relationships within these islands”.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness says Queen handshake can prompt ‘new relationship’ with Britain Handshake

McGuinness says Queen handshake can prompt ‘new relationship’ with Britain

…but the Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister says Britain must acknowledge “its role as a combatant” in the North.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm still a Republican': The body language surrounding the historic handshake The Handshake This post contains videos

'I'm still a Republican': The body language surrounding the historic handshake

No bowing but plenty of smiles. We analyse the body language of this afternoon’s historic handshake in Belfast.