IRA paves way
The IRA leadership restated its commitment to a just and
lasting peace in Ireland, ``despite the abuse of the peace
process by those who persist with the aim of defeating the IRA
and Irish republicanism''.
It was with great sadness that last week republicans learned of the untimely death of their comrade, legendary
IRA Volunteer and the first blanket protestor, Kieran Nugent.
There was a large turnout in
Belfast for the 19th commemoration march for the 1981 hunger
strikers on Sunday, 7 May.
Three RUC men and a British soldierhave been convicted of
attempting to pervert the course of justice, threatening to kill,
assault and causing actual bodily harm.
A loyalist gang smashed their way into a Catholic couple's
Belfast home last Saturday and threatened to kill the occupants.
These are just three simple questions that the Irish public want
answered this week, writes Robbie MacGabhann
The parents of Volunteer Diarmuid O'Neill confirmed
that they intend to appeal the February verdict of lawful killing of their son
by British forces.
As tension heightens ahead of July, the British government has
finally admitted that Orange Order parades are a sectarian issue.
Two weekends ago, a small group of political activists and human
rights campaigners gathered in London to protest against a new
piece of legislation.
A statement from the office of Brooklyn
District Attorney Charles ``Joe'' Hynes marks a significant step
in the Rosemary Nelson Campaign in the United States.
The Blair project received a blow on 4
May when Londoners voted for Ken Livingstone as the city's first
directly elected mayor.
Assembly member Alex Maskey walked with trade union
leaders at the Quebec May Day march.
Francie Molloy, Sinn Féin Assembly Member for Mid Ulster,
settled out of court this week for a four-figure sum.
Dublin Corporation's proposal to build an incinerator on the
Poolbeg Peninsula in Ringsend continues to meet with local
Sinn Féin Assembly member for Newry and Armagh Conor
Murphy has welcomed the announcement that a number of British
military installations are to be closed.
The Six-County Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has criticised the
restricted remit of the inquiry into the killing of
Belfast civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane.
Irish activists in London are being approached by the
intelligence services in what appears to be an effort to recruit
Thirty redundant workers have been picketing the offices of the
Colmeg clothing company in Dublin's Cork Street for the last two
Eircell, along with a small army of `security men', sneaked into
the ESB sub-station in Carrick-on-Shannon at 6am last week to
erect a high mobile phone mast.
There are now 55,000 ``super rich'' people across the globe,
according to a new survey by US investment bank Merrill Lynch and
The appalling condition of newly refurbished flats in New Ross has created has been highlighted
by local Sinn Féin Councillor John Dwyer.
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