Police Act won't wash
Chris Patten's comments represent ``a closing of ranks by the
British establishment on Ireland-related issues,'' said Sinn
Féin's Alex Maskey.
The retention by the British Army of two killers, convicted of
shooting a teenager in the back and branded as liars by a court,
has set a new low.
Sinn Féin Assembly member for Mid-Ulster, John Kelly, has
raised concerns at the ``sectarian rhetoric'' used by the DUP in
Antrim before a Catholic school was torched by loyalists.
The covert British Army unit at the centre of the collusion
controversy routinely engaged in illegal surveillance and
espionage in the 26 Counties, it has emerged.
A tape of the bugged conversations in Victoria and Ballykelly
Barracks, at the time of Bloody Sunday, was suddenly ``found'' by
the Garda Síochána, ten days ago.
The Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry this week heard its first
evidence from civilian witnesses.
The Belfast City Council has been accused of operating a policy
of censorship on cases brought against it on discrimination
The former republican prisoners' organisation, Coiste na
n-Iarchimí, held an awareness building seminar last
Former republican prisoners Paul `Dingus' Magee, Angelo Fusco and
Tony Kelly were in the High Court in Dublin on Wednesday morning,
29 November, in a move to formally drop extradition warrants
outstanding against them.
A campaign in support the eleven anti-racists charged in
connection with the occupation of the Taoiseach's constituency
office in March.
Family, friends and comrades of the late trade union leader Matt
Merrigan, who died earlier this year, gathered to celebrate his
legacy last Friday night.
At least nine new nuclear power stations are in the pipeline in
Britain if British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) gets its way.
Cork Ógra Shinn Féin and Cork Sinn Féin last
Saturday held a picket to protest the presence of a British Naval
Health is likely to be the single biggest issue in the general
election, according to Fine Gale leader John Bruton.
A threat to end maternity services at Monaghan General Hospital
was averted at Monday's meeting of the North Eastern Health Board
Michael Pierse on an effort to recognise the history of the
working class in Dublin, the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Meath Councillor and Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle member Joe
Reilly was recently in Amman, Jordan.
South Belfast Sinn Féin councillor Sean Hayes has called
on Aer Lingus to apologise after it was disclosed that the
airline sponsored a concert by the RUC band in Limerick.
Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has saluted the
courage of victims of child sexual abuse who have recently come
forward to face their abusers and help secure convictions.
Councils across the 26 Counties were voting on spending estimates
this week for the next financial year.
British government proposals to introduce a `Brit-disc' for road
hauliers must be resisted by the Dublin government, says Sinn
Feein TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.
Roisin de Rosa tells the story of one man, Nigerian Steve
Oladeji, who experienced the unwelcoming side of Dublin Airport.
The first ever St James' commemoration march was a worthy success
despite the rain.
Last week, the Troops Out Movement held a speaking tour on
Policing in the north of Ireland to coincide with the final
reading in parliament of the Policing Bill.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed his regret
at learning of the death in Dublin of Jack Bennett, former
assistant editor of the Evening Press.
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