Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are

Drifting towards an IRA victory

THE COMING weekend will be exceedingly tense, at best, in Northern Ireland. After the week's devastation by the IRA of the centre of Newtownards, the Protestant fury that fuelled last weekend's Belfast riots will be running higher than ever. And it is understandable.

Bottom Line: Accruals may be better for age of full disclosure

PRUDENTIAL'S Mick Newmarch yesterday called upon rival life insurers to rally round the flag of accruals accounting. For all the Pru's enthusiasm for this arcane crusade, some of the potential recruits are sceptical or unwilling.

IRA charges

A 21-year-old man was charged last night with the murder of four soldiers in an IRA landmine attack near Downpatrick, Co Down, in 1990. He is due to appear at a court in Newtownards, Co Down today, police said. He has also been charged with being a member of the IRA and causing an explosion at a bank in Downpatrick last November. The man is one of two to appear in court. They were arrested after a missile attack on a police patrol near Downpatrick a week ago.

Policeman becomes third victim of IRA sniper

A ROYAL Ulster Constabulary officer who was killed yesterday by a single shot is believed to be the third victim of an IRA sniper using a high-powered, long-range rifle.

Taxi-driver jailed for IRA tip-off

A TAXI-DRIVER was yesterday jailed for 12 years for supplying information on a paratrooper murdered by the IRA as he visited his fiancee to make final preparations for their wedding.

IRA bomb attack

A civilian worker was in a 'serious but stable' condition in hospital last night after being injured in an IRA bomb attack on the joint police and army post at Crossmaglen, south Armagh. The base in the village centre was badly damaged. The IRA later said it used a new type of cylinder bomb.

Woman, 60, in IRA trial 'terrified of reprisals'

A WOMAN accused of being part of an IRA bombing campaign has told the police all she knows and is terrified of reprisals, an Old Bailey jury was told yesterday.

Government restricts military evidence in inquest on IRA gunman

The Government has acted to restrict the evidence of SAS soldiers at an inquest into the death of an IRA gunman who was ambushed and shot dead by undercover soldiers in 1986.

Briefly: Investment trust guides

TWO NEW free guides to investment trusts have been launched by the Association of Investment Trusts (AITC). Shares for Everyone is a general introduction to the use of investment trusts in financial planning. Investing for Children explains how investment trusts can be used for long-term saving and in inheritance planning. Both are available from the AITC, Park House (6th floor), 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7JJ.

IRA man's family to sue Annesley

The family of an IRA man shot dead by police in Belfast last month is to take legal action against the RUC Chief Constable, Sir Hugh Annesley, the terrorist organisation's political wing, Sinn Fein, said yesterday. A writ would be issued tomorrow by lawyers acting for the family of Pearse Jordan.

'Despicable' theft

Police in Manchester described as 'despicable' the actions of a robber who conned his way into the home of Ethel Branford, 102, who is deaf and going blind, and stole pounds 500, the remainder of her life savings after a previous thief had taken pounds 1,000.

Chronology of the years of violence: Ulster killings

1966: Loyalist gang kills three people in Belfast.

Flyover repair

The A5 flyover at Staples Corner, north London, closed after an IRA bomb blast three months ago, will be restored by autumn 1993, Steven Norris, the transport minister, announced. It was feared it would have to be demolished.

Bodies of shot IRA men recovered

SECURITY forces in Northern Ireland yesterday recovered the naked bodies of three IRA men who were shot after being accused of being British intelligence and RUC informers.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 1 May 2015
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before