Praise for Clinton but Blair must deliver
The visit of US President Bill Clinton to Ireland bestrode the
news agenda this week like a Colossus.
Northern nationalists remain convinced that loyalists are behind
the latest series of gun attacks, which have left two men dead
and two more seriously injured.
Sinn Féin has accused the Garda Representative Association
(GRA) of fabrication following comments in connection with
The British Ministry of Defence has released a report in an
attempt to justify the continued employment of two convicted murderers.
Military base was taken over on Sunday morning in a peaceful demonstration
A cloud hangs over the future of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry as
legal wrangling took place over secret British government and
Peace Watch Ireland, a US-based human rights group, has denounced
the British Government's Police Act as `RUC Lite'.
Sinn Féin councillor Marie Moore has told the RUC to
``wise up'' after Turf Lodge residents
received an `RUC Customer Satisfaction Survey' in
States administration will not proceed with deportation
proceedings against nine republican former prisoners currently
residing in the USA.
The BSE crisis in the beef market is sorely troubling EU
ministers, but the Dublin government has not been slow to use the
The vote on the Dublin Corporation Book of Estimates
has still not been passed.
There is an orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing being waged
against Catholics living in Dunmurry.
Friday night saw a moving tribute in Belfast to the
Four Martyrs, Rory O'Connor, Liam Mellows, Dick Barret and Joe
McKelvey, executed by Free State forces on 8 December 1922.
Appointments to the new Human Rights Commmission by the Dublin
government have been strongly criticised.
In a echo of the 1970s, British police have been told to regard
all Irish people living in their areas as potential `terrorist'
republicans attended the annual Liam Mellows
commemoration in Castletown, County Wexford.
Sinn Féin Newry and South Armagh Assembly member Conor
Murphy has called on the 26-County government to ensure
the British government keeps its commitments on demilitarisation.
A new EU treaty will require the approval of the
26-County voters in a referendum sometime next year.
Bhí slua mór i mBaile an Sceilig, Co.
Chiarraí, ar an 10ú lá Mhí na Nollag
chun aitheantas a thabhairt d'Óglach Pádraoig
Sinn Féin Dublin South Central representative Aengus
Ó Snodaigh led a protest last Friday to move
overhead electricity pylons underground.
Sinn Féin representatives publicly launched the party's submission
to the Hayes Acute Hospital Review Group on Monday.
Sinn Féin's Vincent Wood has pointed to a recent EU report
to emphasise the need for a strong regional voice for the West.
Six Travelling families who moved onto Wicklow County
Council land for the winter have been ordered out.
Three Irish language schools in Belfast were officially opened by
Education Minister Martin McGuinness and the Sinn Féin
President Gerry Adams in the past week.
Two years ago, a huge meeting of over 1,000 people gathered in
Nenagh, Tipperary, voiced a community's opposition to a proposed
`superdump' at Silvermines.
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