50,000 honour Williams
Gerry Adams shares a platform at Milltown Cemetery with two of TomWilliams' comrades, Madge McConville and Joe Cahill
Tom Williams was one of those
very ordinary people who went on to do extraordinary things because of
the extraordinary times that they lived in, Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams told a 50,000 strong commemoration last Sunday.
After a delay of more than three years, the inquest into the killing
of IRA Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill by the Metropolitan Police is due to
open on 31 January.
Evidence supporting charges of RUC collusion in the assassination of
Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane has been found by the Stevens'
Relatives for Justice wants the current inquest system to be scrapped
and replaced by a system which will pursue the truth.
The past week was dominated by negative unionist reaction to the
British government's proposed changes for policing in the Six
The 28th annual Bloody Sunday march and commemorative rally took place
in London on Saturday, 22 January.
The SDLP strategy of appeasement of unionists at any cost
is beginning to emerge within the Assembly.
Over 500 people protested the privatisation of refuse
collection in Drogheda last week.
A Belfast grandmother, her daughters and granddaughters were ordered out onto the street
in a 19th-century style eviction.
The beautiful trees in the Glen of the Downs are still
standing, but only just.
Candidates for the White House in this year's
elections will have the opportunity to put forth their views on Irish
The Department of Family Affairs and the health boards
cuts off the welfare payments and rent allowances of
refugees who move to another
The U.S. Congress has been urged to conduct a thorough inquiry into the
circumstances surrounding the arrest of loyalist Jim Fulton.
Sixteen memorials in Belfast's republican plot in Milltown cemetery
were destroyed last week in an act of vandalism which may have been
the work of the RUC.
Dr Dara O'Hagan, Sinn Fein Assembly member for Upper Bann, has accused
the RUC of, ``wilfully endangering nationalists' lives''.
The first steps towards creating an island economy were taken this
week when a new all-Ireland body on Trade and Business Development was
set up in Newry.
Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
described the publication of the Minimum Wage Bill as welcome but long overdue.
The Midland Health Board (MHB) and Tullamore UDC have
turned a blind eye to deplorable conditions in some private rented
Mary O'Rourke doesn't just court controversy, she
actively stirs it up.
A claim by Ulster Unionist Security Spokesman Ken Maginnis that no Westminster
facilities will be made available unless decommissioning takes place has been denied.
A Dublin Sinn Féin Workshop on gay, lesbian and bisexual
affairs was held on Wednesday night in Dubliin.
Derek Warfield of the world famous ballad group the Wolfe Tones
delivered the Annual Feargal O'Hanlon Memorial Lecture in Monaghan
The Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for RTE to
allocate referendum broadcasts on an unequal basis.
Irish Overseas Aid should be increased to the United Nations target of
0.7% of GNP, according to Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó
The Sinn Féin candidate for the 2 February Antrim Borough
Council by-election is Pauline
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