Sinn Féin has welcomed the Dublin government’s commemoration of the
1916 Easter Rising but has accused the coalition government of merely
paying “lip service” to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
The PSNI police clashed with republican youths in Derry during what the
PSNI described as an “illegal” Easter commemoration at the city
cemetery on Monday.
The 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has come under serious political
pressure from his Coalition partners for the first time since the
formation of the current Dublin government.
A piece of electronic equipment described as a “sophisticated bugging
and tracking device” has been found in the vehicle of one of its
Dublin-based members, the 32 County Sovereignty Movement has said.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said Sinn Féin is proud of the
role they have played in the course of the negotiations which led to
the Good Friday Agreement.
Easter saw the first major day of parading in the new season, which
will see thousands of parades take place through the summer months.
Over 250 republican prisoners were released as a result of a key
element of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. A look at what happened to
two of those prisoners, ten years on from the agreement.
What Jonathan Powell has said about Bloody Sunday is revealing, not what he claims Martin McGuinness said.
The English queen Elizabeth Windsor conducted a three-day visit to the
north of Ireland this week amid a storm of controversy but without
Hopes for progress in efforts to save the Tara heritage site were
dashed on Thursday this week after the National Roads Authority (NRA)
tore up an agreement with conservationists.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has confirmed that British prime
minister Tony Blair edited IRA statements in the course of the peace
process, saying it was “normal in a process of negotiation”.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has lashed out at the PSNI police after
another brutal murder in west Belfast highlighted the massive increase
in crime in the area in recent years.
The British government has refused to allow the actions of the Crown
prosecution service be included in the inquiry into the sectarian
murder of Robert Hamill and subsequent cover-up, it has been revealed.
US President George Bush said that “more progress can and will be made”
in the north of Ireland during the annual gathering of politicians in
the White House for St Patrick’s Day.
Statements by the Clinton and Obama campaigns on Ireland.
Unionists are trying to perpetuate the old hostile
relationship between nationalists and the police.
There was a dramatic escalation of tension this week at the Tara
heritage site in County Meath where hundreds of construction workers
and Garda police attacked a growing protest determined to save a
national monument from destruction.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson
held talks Tuesday in an attempt to defuse growing tensions between the
It was announced on Thursday that the Northern Executive has agreed on
a compromise proposal to create 11 “super-councils” by 2011.
The DUP leader Ian Paisley, who is set to resign in May, has revealed that
he never shook Martin McGuinness’s hand in almost a year of government.
An event celebrating the life of IRA Volunteer Mairead Farrell went
ahead in Sinn Féin’s private offices at the Belfast Assembly last
weekend following a ban on the commemoration using a public space at
the Assembly buildings.
The Supreme Court in Dublin has dismissed an appeal against the trial
of H-Block escaper Brendan ‘Bik’ McFarlane on charges connected with
an IRA kidnapping in 1983.
Ian Paisley helped to radicalise my generation. But his lasting legacy
will be helping secure peace, writes Gerry Adams.
The signals that the DUP has got cold feet about a sports stadium at
Long Kesh are evidence of a wider malaise in unionism.
Peter Robinson is the clear favourite to succeed Ian Paisley following
the historic announcement that he will quit as First Minister and
leader of the DUP.
A memorial for Mairead Farrell, one of three IRA Volunteers shot dead
by the SAS in Gibraltar 20 years ago, has been banned.
Every step Sinn Féin took brought it closer to its “central and most
urgent” goal of a 32-county republic,
Martin McGuinness has said.
Anti-collusion campaigner Raymond McCord surprised Sinn Féin organisers
by addressing the party’s annual conference wearing his father’s Orange
The delayed public inquiry into the death of Robert Hamill, who was
kicked to death in Portadown in 1997, faces a new delay.
Poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has described the M3 motorway as
a ruthless desecration of the sacred landscape around the Hill of Tara.
On this date 20 years ago shortly after teatime an ashen-faced and
clearly distressed Danny Morrison rushed into Tom Hartley’s living room
where I was sitting.
Ian Paisley could not have imagined being pushed out of power after
just a year in office.
Rev Ian Paisley has announced he is to resign as leader of the
Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister in the northern Executive
An abridged version of Gerry Adams’s Presidential
Address delivered this evening to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis 2008.