News The Prime Minister's authority was challenged by his own backbenchers as they demanded a tougher line on deporting foreign criminals from Britain

More than 80 backbenchers had demanded a tougher line on deporting foreign criminals from Britain

Ministers set to extend laws on terrorism


Wounded Major wins by one vote

The Scott debate: Tories saved in Commons cliffhanger by Allason change of mind

Truck driven from Ulster three weeks ago


Irish talks could start without arms hand-over

A NEW formula is being negotiated to sidestep the need for IRA weapons to be decommissioned before the start of all-party talks in Northern Ireland.

Trimble and Major in assembly talks


Ulster Unionists may back Labour on Nolan


'Abusing, disinterested or impotent' - an insider sums up the Irish priesthood

Professor Mary McAleese is pro-vice-chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, director of its Institute of Legal Studies and a forthright defender of traditional Catholic values. Over the years she has been closely associated with the Catholic hierarchy, serving as a member of important church delegations.

Major dons Unionist dress to defend deal

Labour lauds PM's fight for permanent Irish peace, writes Stephen Goodwin A FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE

Major to unveil Ulster blueprint

John Major will fly to Belfast to publish the joint Anglo-Irish document on Northern Ireland's political future tomorrow and launch a concerted effort to prevent it foundering on the hostility of Unionist opponents.

Unionist leadership battle puts peace process at risk

NO OTHER party leader is as welcome at 10 Downing Street as James Molyneaux, the veteran Ulster Unionist who served as an RAF pilot when the Prime Minister was still in nappies.

Beatings carry on despite the Ulster ceasefire

A 16-year-old boy was recovering in hospital in Belfast yesterday after becoming the seventh victim of paramilitary punishment attacks in the last seven days.

All-Ireland body `on the cards'

THE former Irish Premier, Albert Reynolds, came under fierce attack last night after claiming Britain and the Republic were close to agreeing a proposal for a north-south body.

Pay-outs for religious bigotry in Ulster soar

Job discrimination is starting to cost millions. David McKittrick repor ts

Mountbatten's killer to stay in Irish jail

The Irish government last night named nine IRA prisoners, two of them serving life sentences, to be released before Christmas. Nessan Quinlivan and Pearse McCauley, who escaped from Brixton Prison, and Tommy McMahon, convicted of the murder of Lord Mountbatten, were not on the list.
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