Sinn Féin is
Gerry Adams confirmed this week that ``Sinn Féin is
engaged in intense discussions with the British and Irish
governments'' on the crisis in the peace process but the Sinn
Féin leader placed the onus for progress firmly at the
door of the British Prime Minister.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP this week reiterated
his call on the Dublin government to release the
The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee organised
a second peaceful mobilisation against the British military
presence in the area on Sunday, 17 December.
Things haven't changed for Catholics in East Antrim since the
IRA reinstated its cessation of military
In an unprovoked assault three RUC members beat a stall holder in
St George's Market, Belfast at 9am on Friday morning.
More that 600 complaints against the RUC have been received by
the Police Ombudsman's office since the post was created just six
At a meeting with NIO security minister Adam Ingram on Monday 21
December, residents of the Springfield Road demanded better
protection for their homes.
The British don't need an inquiry
into British Army collusion with loyalist death squads, writes LAURA FRIEL.
The RUC Special Branch handlers of the self-confessed UDA
quartermaster, William Stobie, have been questioned by the
Nationalist residents in the predominently loyalist town of
Ballynahinch feel their safety has been further compromised.
The chief constable of Humberside police, David Westwood, has
been forced to withdraw a memo which branded all Irish in England
people as potential `terrorist' suspects.
Portadown Orange broke with `tradition' and organised a carol
service rather than a parade or rally to mark their 900th day of
siege against the nationalist Garvaghy Road community.
South Down Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Carlin has revealed
the existence of unofficial talks
to discuss sectarian parades
There was a man whom we all knew, who had so many bank accounts
he didn't know what to do. Believe it or not, this is not a
The growth of the Coiste na
n-Iarchimí has enabled an extraordinary network of former
republican prisoners' organisations to emerge.
Speaking in Mayo this week, Gerry
Adams MP called for the establishment of an all-Ireland gas ring
and a state-owned gas and oil exploration industry.
Sinn Féin's Dublin South Central representative, Aengus
Ó Snodaigh, has been tipped as a hot favourite to
secure a Dáil seat in the next General Election.
Rates are a blunt instrument for raising taxes, according to
Mid-Ulster Assembly member Francie Molloy, chair of the
Assembly's Finance & Personnel Committee.
As part of the effort to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the
1980/1981 hunger strikes, there has been an effort on the part
of Sinn Fein to reach out to those people who played a role at
Over 650 children in the 26-County state this year
identified as seriously at risk and in need of care.
The proposal to levy all haulage vehicle going through the Six
Counties and Britain was raised in the Dáil last week.
country and would damage all-Ireland trade.
Local government in Dublin City now hangs in the balance after a
marathon ten-hour meeting of Dublin City Councillors on Sunday
Dublin Central councillor Nicky Kehoe has called for `an
extensive, studied and well-funded youth policy' in Dublin's
North Inner City.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in Mayo on Monday to
receive a Civic Reception from Castlebar UDC, the first such
reception in the 26 Counties.
A sculpted monument entitled `Home' was unveiled in Seán
MacDermott Street in Dublin's North East Inner City last Friday.
Irish sovereignty and Irish neutrality have been damaged by the
Treaty of Nice, says
Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.
IRINA MALENKO responds to Séamus de Búrca's letter in last week's
A Sinn Féin councillo has warned communities in small
villages to be vigilant against what the removal of public telephones in rural areas.
Last Saturday saw the launch in Dublin of a Refugee Solidarity
Badge by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
Under the auspices of the 1981 Hunger Strike Committee, two
regional committees have been formed in Scotland.
Residents were lucky to survive a major fire at a flat complex
in Dublin's York
Street on Thursday night.
ROBBIE MacGABHANN looks at the meaning of republicanism and
revolution and questions of freedom, rights and basic
Cavan Sinn Féin's TINA TULLY was particularly taken this
year with Susan McKay's exploration of the psyche of Six-County
As most of us prepare to bask in the festive season and all its
luxuries, An Phoblacht's MICHAEL PIERSE has been finding out that
Ireland's dispossessed have little to celebrate this Christmas.
The 25th of the month has
special significance if you are alone or poor.
Your editor, MARTIN SPAIN, has compiled a festive
guide to the best and the worst of the TV on offer this Christmas.
The Boss asked me to look back at the books that I had reviewed
in 2000 and to list them in order of what one's I liked,
disliked, hated and/or loved. Here goes.
The annual Christmas quiz to complicate the festive season.
but Blair must move
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