Man admits laundering proceeds of bank heist linked to IRA

CORK, Ireland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An Irish financial adviser has admitted laundering some of the proceeds of the huge robbery, blamed on the IRA, of a bank in Northern Ireland.

Ian Paisley: Catholics treated unfairly in 1960s Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Rev. Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand turned politician, now says Catholics were treated unfairly in Northern Ireland in the 1960s.

British utility Centrica wins bidding for Ireland's Bord Gais Energy

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A $1.54 billion offer from British utility Centrica is the winner in bidding for the energy business of Ireland's Bord Gais, the Dublin government announced.

Gunmen fire on Northern Ireland police vehicles in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Gunmen believed to be dissident Republicans fired at three Police Service of Northern Ireland vehicles in Belfast late Thursday, authorities said.

Two men found dead on farm in Northern Ireland

GLENARM, Northern Ireland, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The bodies of two men were found late Friday on an isolated farm in Northern Ireland, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2011.
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N. Ireland republican parade passes Sunday without violence

CASTLEDERG, Northern Ireland, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A parade in Castlederg, Northern Ireland, commemorating republicans who died during the conflicts there passed Sunday without violence.

Belfast mayor jostled by loyalist crowd at park re-opening event

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The mayor of Belfast said this week the "anti-peace elements" will not win in Northern Ireland after he was roughed up by loyalist protesters at an event.

No. Ireland official charged with making offensive Facebook comments

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A local unionist official in Northern Ireland was arrested Friday in Northern Ireland for saying an attack on a republican parade would be a "great service."

Belfast parade protest avoids violent ending

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 20 (UPI) -- A loyalist protest parade in Northern Ireland Saturday went off peacefully after a similar parade recently ended in violence and riots, officials said.

Amid ongoing Belfast violence, Orange Order applies for parade permit

BELFAST, Ireland, July 17 (UPI) -- Belfast's Orange Order applied to stage a parade on Saturday following five days of rioting in Northern Ireland since their parade was banned last Friday.

N.I. law would block ex-paramilitaries from being ministerial aides

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 4 (UPI) -- The Northern Ireland Legislature Monday passed a law that would bar some former paramilitaries from serving as special advisers to provincial ministers.

Suspect in deadly 1982 Hyde Park bombing appears in court

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Irishman John Downey was charged with four counts of murder Wednesday in the 1982 bombing in London's Hyde Park that killed four soldiers.

Northern Ireland leaders outline new peace plan

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 10 (UPI) -- First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy, Martin McGuinness, have outlined plans to bring young people together across sectarian lines in Northern Ireland.

N. Ireland man fined for blocking traffic during flag protest

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 26 (UPI) -- A man who said he got swept up by chance in a protest over the British flag in Northern Ireland was fined Friday for blocking traffic.

Gerry Adams testifies at brother's sexual assault trial

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 23 (UPI) -- Gerry Adams, president of Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein Party, testified for the prosecution Monday at his brother's trial for molesting his daughter.

N. Ireland braced for anti-Thatcher protests

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 15 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland say they are prepared for violent clashes during former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London.

Report: Irish dissidents reject peace move

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 2 (UPI) -- Two dissident republican groups rejected an Easter weekend overture from Sinn Fein to reunite the movement and end violence in Ireland, leaders say.

Sinn Fein helps block anti-abortion move

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 13 (UPI) -- An anti-abortion activist called Sinn Fein "the Judas party" after it joined an effort to block the closing of Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic.

Rioters attack police in Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 9 (UPI) -- Rioting flared in a suburb of Belfast, Northern Ireland, after loyalist protesters were stopped from taking down Irish flags, police said.

Sinn Fein holds on to parliamentary seat

COOKSTOWN, Northern Ireland, March 8 (UPI) -- A longtime republican activist won a by-election Thursday in Northern Ireland for the parliamentary seat formerly held by Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

Mortar bombs seized in Northern Ireland

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland, March 5 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland averted a bombing in Londonderry when they found a van with four mortar bombs that were ready for firing, officials said Monday.

N. Ireland might ban private abortions

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Two legislators in Northern Ireland want to ban private clinics from performing abortions, allowing only the National Health Service to do them.

Ulster police probe apparent hate crime

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Already rocked by violent sectarian clashes, police in Northern Ireland say a woman was beaten with a baseball bat in an apparent hate crime.

Martin McGuinness won't accept crown title

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish republican who never occupied his seat in the British Parliament, says he will not accept the title that comes with quitting.
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