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2011-12-16 08:00:00

Since 2003, New Direction IRA has been a leading provider of self-directed IRAs, offering administration for a wide array of assets including precious metals, real estate, private equity, notes, and many more. Self-directed plans continue to be the fastest growing segment of retirement investing, and New Direction IRA is growing faster than ever before. With more and more people interested in âœalternativeâ assets, New Direction is expanding its staff,...

2011-01-18 10:47:00

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It could have killed thousands when master terrorist Carlos programmed a woman and four men to sabotage London's Underground railway system and stall countless trains in dark tunnels. Passengers would kill to escape lightless coaches and create the cornerstone of Irish Republican Army demands for immediate freedom for Northern Ireland. For two million dollars, Carlos the master terrorist provided the method and five IRA "soldiers" were...

2009-03-21 14:02:11

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson wants the BBC to apologize for a comment tied to two of its comedians comparing him to the IRA, a source says. The unidentified source said Jackson was insulted when comedians Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis compared the Thriller star to the Irish Republican Army on a BBC series, The Now Show, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Michael was told about the comments and was appalled, the source said about Friday's BBC Radio 4 show. "It was a disgusting slur. To compare...

2008-09-18 15:00:24

The producers and director of the film "Fifty Dead Men Walking" say they don't agree with actress Rose McGowan's recent remarks about the Irish Republican Army. The Italian-born American actress made headlines last week when she said at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film was screening, that she would have joined the IRA if she lived in Belfast during the Troubles and could understand why people behaved violently during that era in Northern Ireland. The producers of...

2006-05-15 05:33:11

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament met for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree on how to share power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned, then politicians are due to attend a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain later. They have six weeks to...

2006-05-15 05:01:58

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament will meet for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strive to overcome decades of hatred and mistrust to forge agreement on sharing power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned -- politicians are due at a garden party hosted by Northern Ireland's Secretary of State in the afternoon. They have...

2006-05-11 09:52:19

By Paul Holmes and Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams stood on the steps of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland parliament, and surveyed the sweeping driveway that looks down on the tiny workers' houses so typical of Belfast. For four decades until 1972, when Britain abolished the parliament at the height of the province's sectarian conflict, Stormont was home to governments led by Protestants committed to keeping Northern Ireland part of Britain. "They must all be...

2006-04-07 06:17:04

BELFAST (Reuters) - The Irish Republican Army was not behind this week's murder of an Irish nationalist who spied for Britain, the dead man's family said on Friday in a statement that criticized the media for revealing his whereabouts. "We acknowledge the speedy statement from the IRA disassociating themselves from this murder," the family said in a statement issued by their solicitors in Northern Ireland. "We believe that statement to be true." The guerrilla group, which last July...

2006-04-05 08:28:09

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...

2006-04-04 15:52:30

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...