There was more good news for Sinn Féin this week as a poll
in Louth commissioned by the Argus/Drogheda Independent Group
predicted that Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan will take a seat
in the border constituency.
Young people involved in a peaceful political
protest were viciously batoned off the streets of Dublin City by
gardaí on Monday.
In Duncairn Gardens a loyalist mob runs through a gateway that
divides the loyalist Tigers Bay from the nationalist interface
area to the New Lodge.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams launced Sinn
Féin's manifesto for the general election at a press
conference in Dublin on Tuesday, 7 May.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams meet with David Ervine
following the PUP leader's expressions of concern about recent
allegations levelled at republicans.
Ian Paisley arrived at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry on Wednesday
morning, after Lord Saville had threatened him with contempt
proceedings if he refused to attend.
Last Friday, 3 May, former republican POW SEANNA WALSH delivered
the annual Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture in the fitting surrounds
of the Felon's Club in West Belfast.
Springfield Road RUC barracks, which has a dark history
since the inception of the Northern State, is to close.
In a statement on Wednesday, the
leadership of the Irish Republican Army denied any involvement in
the 1981 disappearance of Crossmaglen man Charles Armstrong.
Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty, says
it is time for real talks after the Assembly backed a Sinn
Féin motion supporting the principles of the Good Friday
Sinn Féin's Alex
Maskey has reiterated that republicans are still committed to the
Sinn Féin councillor Margaret McClenaghan has described as
"outrageous" the revelations that Special Branch coerced a
14-year-old boy to act as an informer for them.
The British government has been urged to hand over the massive
Lisanelly British Army installation in Omagh.
Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McLoughlin travelled to
England last week for a speaking tour at the invitation of the
Troops Out Movement.
North Belfast woman Jean McBride is to meet the British
Secretary of State John Reid over the decision to
allow her son's killers to stay in the British Army.
Over 1,000 people filled the length of O'Connell Street last
Thursday to protest the government's recent legislation making
trespass a criminal offence.
Wardens has been proposed in response to growing concerns about street crime and
Sinn Féin has described newspaper advertisements
carrying the name of Youth Affairs Minister Willie O'Dea as "a transparent election gimmick".
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern avoided a visit to Monaghan General Hospital
last Friday as he visited Counties Cavan and Monaghan.
Cork East candidate June Murphy says that poverty amongst women
is getting worse and needs to be addressed urgently.
Dublin North-East candidate
Cllr Larry O'Toole has expressed his dismay at last week's
announcement that US-based electronics firm Solectron is to close
with the loss of 375 jobs.
An Phoblacht profiles the 10 candidates contesting
constituencies in Connacht/Ulster and the 7 candidates contesting
candidate Arthur Morgan has described a massive increase in
planning levies on new homes in County Louth as "a secret tax".
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness accompanied candidate
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin on a tour of County
Cavan on Wednesday.
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