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Former Protestant leader Paisley hospitalizedupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 12:42:00

Ian Paisley, the evangelist who made peace in Northern Ireland after leading Protestants against compromise with Roman Catholics for years, has been hospitalized for an unreported condition, his wife said in a statement Monday.

Sinn Fein's McGuinness 'won't be interrogated' about IRA pastupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 12:22:00

Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein candidate for president of Ireland, refused Monday to answer questions about his past as a local commander of the Provisional IRA.

Sinn Fein candidate says he 'won't be interrogated' about IRA pastupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 09:50:00

Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein candidate for president of Ireland, refused Monday to answer questions about his past as a local commander of the Provisional IRA.

Sinn Fein's McGuinness to run for Irish presidentupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 10:31:00

Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness will be the Sinn Fein candidate for president of the Republic of Ireland when elections are held next month, the party's executive committee voted unanimously Sunday.

Former IRA commander to run for president of Irelandupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 04:30:00

Former IRA leader Martin McGuinness is set to stand as a candidate in the Republic of Ireland's presidential election next month, Sinn Fein announced Friday.

Police: Republicans shot photographer in Belfastupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 10:58:00

Dissident republicans were responsible for the shooting of a newspaper photographer during riots in Belfast Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

Sectarian rioting rocks Belfast for second straight nightupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:59:00

Police clashed with hundreds of rioters in eastern Belfast on Tuesday in the second straight night of sectarian violence there.

Violence in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:59:00

CNN's Peter Taggart reports on riots breaking out in Northern Ireland where at least two people have been injured.

Sectarian rioting rocks Belfastupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 02:19:00

Sectarian rioting broke out in eastern Belfast late Monday, with leaders from both Catholic and Protestant communities reporting attacks on homes overnight.

Small blast rattles Northern Ireland's Londonderryupdated: Sat May 21 2011 14:55:00

Masked men, allegedly shouting they were members of the Irish Republican Army, abandoned a small bomb and fled a commercial area in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the mayor said Saturday.

Ireland's ruling party suffers worst defeat ever in voteupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 23:03:00

The main opposition party in Ireland, Fine Gael, is claiming victory in the country's first general election since it accepted a multibillion-dollar financial bailout last year.

Bloody Sunday to be remembered with final marchupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 09:11:00

Thousands of people are expected to march in Northern Ireland on Sunday to commemorate the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre of local people by British troops.

Sinn Fein leader heads south to run for Irish parliamentupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 14:00:00

Longtime Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announced Sunday that he's leaving Northern Ireland politics to run for parliament in the Irish Republic, blasting what he called the current Irish government's "deeply damaging" economic policy.

Police investigate 2 bombs in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 05:38:00

Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday were investigating two pipe bombs left at a housing estate in Belfast.

Sinn Fein leader on ETA cease-fireupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 05:17:00

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams explains why ETA's cease-fire signifies a political change.

ETA declares cease-fireupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 12:18:00

The basque separatist group ETA, blamed for hundreds of deaths in Spain and France, is declaring a new cease-fire.

N. Ireland tense as marching season beginsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:14:00

The summer marching season has long been an annual flashpoint between Northern Ireland's Protestant and Catholic communities, despite the peace process which has brought stability to the province in recent years.

Northern Ireland ratifies police dealupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 21:06:00

The Northern Ireland legislature ratified an agreement to "devolve," or bring under local control, the province's police forces.

Bombing target symbolicupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 20:46:00

CNN's Nic Robertson discusses the possible message behind a car bomb planted outside a courthouse in Northern Ireland.

N. Ireland's step toward peaceupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulates Northern Ireland on steps its taken towards a "full and lasting peace."

Leaders hail deal to save Northern Ireland power-share agreementupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Leaders from Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland appeared together Friday to hail an agreement that saves the province's power-sharing government.

Sinn Fein: N. Ireland deal hammered outupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 21:07:00

A bitter political standoff between the two largest political parties in Northern Ireland has been resolved, one of the parties, Sinn Fein, said.

Friday deadline for N. Ireland power talksupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 10:00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Northern Ireland's two leading political parties until Friday morning to reach an agreement that would save the province's self-rule, he announced Wednesday.

N. Ireland leader to 'take break' following wife's affairupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 14:54:00

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson will step down for six weeks in favor of a party colleague following a sex scandal involving his wife and amid allegations of irregular financial dealings.

Ex-CIA official: N. Ireland peace targetedupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 21:23:00

Some former members of the Irish Republican Army -- "small in number" but "ruthless" -- are trying to undermine the agreement that ended 30 years of deadly violence in Northern Ireland, a former deputy director of the CIA said.

N. Ireland police investigate massive bombupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 08:56:00

Police in Northern Ireland were investigating Wednesday after "reckless criminal terrorists" planted a 600-pound bomb along a country road.

N. Ireland: Teens held over attacks on Romaniansupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 05:32:00

Two teenagers were arrested in connection with the alleged attacks last week on Romanians in Belfast, Northern Ireland, police said.

Romanians flee 'racist' N. Ireland attacksupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 11:05:00

More than 100 Romanians fled their homes Tuesday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following what politicians called "racist attacks and intimidation."

Northern Ireland prayersupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 09:23:00

Prayers in Northern Ireland after rioting between police and protesters. ITN's Keme Nzerem reports

N. Ireland: Two more held over killing of officerupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 09:23:00

Police arrested two more men in connection with the killing of policeman Stephen Carroll in Northern Ireland last week, bringing the total number of people in custody to seven, the Police Service of Northern Ireland announced Monday.

N. Ireland police killing: Gun seizedupdated: Sun Mar 15 2009 23:19:00

Authorities hunting the killer of a police officer in Northern Ireland last week say they have seized a gun and ammunition.

Rioting follows arrests in N. Ireland soldier killingsupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 16:35:00

Rioting has flared near Belfast on Saturday after the arrests of three men in the killings of two soldiers in Northern Ireland last week, police said.

N. Ireland vigils protest paramilitary killingsupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 16:54:00

Thousands of people in Northern Ireland protested Wednesday against the killing of two soldiers and a policeman, reportedly by paramilitaries who want the province to leave the United Kingdom and become part of the Republic of Ireland.

Two arrested in N. Irish manhuntupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 03:44:00

Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing in Northern Ireland of a police officer, police announced Tuesday.

N. Ireland police: Soldiers murdered as they lay on groundupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 03:57:00

The execution-style killing of two British soldiers and wounding of four other people in Northern Ireland was "an attempt at mass murder," police said Sunday.

Spirit of Diplomacy: Part 1updated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how to resolve disputes without hostility in her quest for the spirit of diplomacy.

Out of trouble: How diplomacy brought peace to Northern Irelandupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

Commentators who have watched the conflict in Northern Ireland play out for decades call the peace process a miracle.

Paisley steps downupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 08:46:00

Ian Paisley says he will step down as Northern Ireland's first minister. ITN' s Tom Bradby reports.

Ex-IRA chief hails Iraq peace talksupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 08:11:00

Huge strides towards peace in Iraq were made during discussions between Middle Eastern power-brokers at the weekend, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister said.

Time.com: The Irish Election in a Photo Finishupdated: Mon May 28 2007 10:40:00

Votes are being counted in Ireland. Bertie Ahern's ahead by a nose, but will he be the winner?

Northern Ireland begins 'new era'updated: Tue May 08 2007 04:21:00

Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties joined together Tuesday to form a power-sharing government, marking a "new era of politics" and an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in the province.

Northern Irish power deal marks 'new era'updated: Mon Mar 26 2007 06:18:00

Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties have hailed a deal to form a power-sharing government as a "new era of politics" to end three decades of sectarian conflict in the British province.

Hard-liners win N. Ireland electionupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 01:19:00

Hard-line Catholic and Protestant parties have been urged to work together after winning the bulk of seats in the election for a new legislative assembly in Northern Ireland.

Hard-liners forge leads in N. Ireland electionupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 00:28:00

Hard-line Catholic and Protestant parties have won the bulk of seats decided so far in the election for a new legislative assembly in Northern Ireland, a vote designed to clear the way for creation of a new power-sharing local executive that can pull support from across the sectarian divide.

Northern Ireland vote count beginsupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 00:44:00

Vote counting is under way in Northern Ireland following Wednesday's elections for a legislative assembly amid hopes of a new accord between politicians from either side of the troubled community's bitter sectarian divide.

Northern Ireland votes on assemblyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 03:26:00

The people of Northern Ireland went to the polls Wednesday in a fresh effort to elect a new parliamentary assembly that could help to heal the troubled region's sectarian divide.

Adams murder bid: Convicted loyalist killer chargedupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 06:05:00

Convicted loyalist killer Michael Stone has been charged with attempting to murder five people including Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at the Northern Ireland Assembly on Friday.

Deadline set for N.Ireland partiesupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 02:08:00

The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland have issued a final deadline for Northern Ireland's deeply divided politicians to revive a stalled power-sharing assembly seen as key to lasting peace in the province.

UK spy's murder threatens peace updated: Wed Apr 05 2006 05:14:00

The murder and mutilation of a former official with Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein party, who was recently exposed as a spy, has cast a shadow over renewed efforts to bring lasting peace to the troubled region.

IRA disarmament announcement setupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 19:43:00

The Irish Republican Army has scrapped its weapons after more than three decades of armed struggle against British rule, the chief disarmament monitor for Northern Ireland is expected to announce Monday.

IRA's future actions are the keyupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 20:31:00

An estimated 3,600 people have died in Northern Ireland's 30 years of troubles. Now, with the IRA's declaration that it is ending the armed struggle, politicians hope there'll never be another victim.

IRA vows to end armed campaignupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 03:12:00

The Irish Republican Army says it will resume disarmament and has ordered its members to halt its armed campaign to end British rule.

Sinn Fein auctions 'MI5 spy bug'updated: Wed May 25 2005 07:45:00

Sinn Fein is auctioning on the Internet what it says is a bugging device planted by Britain's secret service in the Northern Irish republican party's offices.

Blair meets hard-line NI leadersupdated: Thu May 19 2005 09:52:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been meeting Northern Ireland's hard-line Protestant and Catholic leaders in the hope of reviving power-sharing in the province.

Trimble quits as NI party leaderupdated: Sat May 07 2005 10:53:00

Northern Irish Nobel laureate David Trimble resigned Saturday as head of the Ulster Unionist Party after losing his seat in this week's parliamentary elections.

Trimble unseated as hard-liners gainupdated: Fri May 06 2005 14:29:00

Northern Irish Nobel laureate David Trimble has lost his seat in the British parliament as his Ulster Unionist party, seen as one of the architects of the landmark 1998 Good Friday peace deal, was drubbed at the polls by hardline rivals.

Adams asks IRA to embrace politicsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 11:58:00

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has appealed to the Irish Republican Army to make a "historic" decision to use "purely political and democratic activity" to achieve its goals.

Band of sistersupdated: Tue Mar 22 2005 15:32:00

The five Northern Irish sisters who landed at Baltimore/Washington International Airport last Tuesday hardly looked like dignitaries, which is why U.S. agents reacted skeptically when the McCartney women revealed the purpose of their visit to the U.S.: they had come to meet George W. Bush.

McCartneys: Bush is behind usupdated: Fri Mar 18 2005 02:12:00

The family of a Belfast man allegedly killed by IRA members said U.S. President George W. Bush is "100 percent" behind their campaign for justice.

Bush welcomes Irish prime ministerupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 09:47:00

President Bush welcomed Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern to the White House on Thursday as part of the traditional St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Irish sisters meet with Bushupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 02:58:00

The sisters of a Belfast man allegedly killed by IRA members met with the U.S. president at a St. Patrick's Day event.

Senators condemn Northern Ireland killingupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 01:15:00

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators condemned the killing of a Northern Ireland man after meeting Wednesday with his sisters and fiancee.

Sisters dismiss Sinn Fein warningupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 03:45:00

The sisters of a man killed by the IRA have shrugged off a warning by a Sinn Fein leader to stay out of party politics in Northern Ireland.

Kennedy cancels Sinn Fein meetingupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 21:30:00

U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy has called off talks with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams set for St. Patrick's Day.

Sinn Fein leader: Killers 'thugs'updated: Mon Mar 14 2005 03:28:00

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has condemned the killing of a Northern Ireland man and blasted the "rogue" members of the Irish Republican Army blamed for the man's death.

IRA shooting offer sparks outrageupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 07:18:00

A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland the day after the outlawed IRA sparked outrage by announcing it had offered to shoot four people involved in the murder of a Belfast Catholic man.

Sinn Fein faces robbery sanctionsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 08:43:00

Britain has announced it will impose new financial penalties on Sinn Fein as punishment for the IRA's alleged involvement in the robbery of a Belfast bank.

Dublin: Sinn Fein chiefs in IRAupdated: Sun Feb 20 2005 22:38:00

Top Irish officials have accused three Sinn Fein members of being high-ranking leaders of the Irish Republican Army.

N. Ireland faces peace deadlockupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 06:45:00

Northern Ireland is facing the likelihood of months of political stalemate after the Irish Republican Army said it was withdrawing any offer to disarm.

IRA pulls out of weapons pactupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 18:32:00

The Irish Republican Army has said it is withdrawing any offer to disarm, putting another obstacle in the way of setting up a power-sharing government in troubled Northern Ireland.

Police: IRA behind $50m bank raidupdated: Fri Jan 07 2005 07:50:00

Northern Ireland's police chief has blamed the Irish Republican Army for a $50 million bank robbery last month, a verdict that could unsettle the peace process.

N. Ireland: 'Intellect' requiredupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 04:29:00

All sides in Northern Ireland need to use their "intellect" to find a way through the deadlock over IRA disarmament, the UK minister with responsibility for the province says.

Deal stalled by IRA photos rowupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 08:33:00

British and Irish leaders have unveiled a plan to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland but a standoff over IRA arms decomissioning looks set to dash hopes of a deal.

'Now or never' for NI peace dealupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 05:24:00

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party has warned the IRA that it is "now or never" to do a deal on power sharing with his party in Northern Ireland.

NI peace talks at critical stageupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 04:11:00

Northern Ireland peace talks were on a knife-edge on Monday after a dramatic Downing Street meeting between Northern Ireland's police chief and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

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