In this bumper Christmas edition,
An Phoblacht interviews recently released Republican POWs
at the end of a year of rapid change in their lives and in
Brian Campbell looks back on a year when the political landscape
changed in the Six Counties.
Mícheál MacDonncha casts a sharp eye over Trimble's Oslo speech
As proximity talks got under way in Portadown, 10,000 loyalists were due back at the Drumcree church.
The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Coalition has accused the
crown forces of covering up the crash of a
British army helicopter at the weekend.
Sinn Fein has slammed attempts
to recruit a young Tyrone nationalist as an informer.
As the housing crisis reaches chronic levels, Tara
O'Liaith speaks to one woman who faced the prospect of sleeping on
Deaglan O'Coileain knows who was responsible for the trouble when the
Apprentice Boys marched through Derry last Saturday.
Nationalist objections to the new RUC barracks in a Belfast
shopping centre reached a high point on Saturday.
Coiste Na nIarchimi, an umbrella group for republican ex-prisoners
held its first national conference in Belfast last Saturday.
Sinn Fein's Bairbre de Brun has warned that proposed changes to
the Six County justice system may not win the
support of the nationalist population.
Laura Friel on Britain's infamous torture of detainees in the Six Counties.
Recently released POW Joe Doherty pays tribute to his comrade, Hugh
Hehir, who died on active service ten years ago.
A West Belfast Irish language organisation
has been awarded almost £100,000 by the Lottery Charities
This Christmas Eve sees the 25th anniversary of the death of two IRA
Volunteers, Brendan Quinn and Eddie Grant.
Nationalists in the County Antrim town of Larne have told An
Phoblacht of their fears of increased sectarianism this week.
Former hunger striker Laurence McKeown, who spent sixteen years in
the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, went inside the jail again this week for
the first time since his release.
The target of a sustained campaign of sectarian
harassment was last week paid one
of the highest awards ever in a Fair Employment payout.
The Pinochet extradition has blown a large hole in the comfort of
those who thought people had forgotten, writes Mary Nelis.
Sinn Féin's Six County Director of Publicity, Jim Gibney, looks back
at the momentous week when the Good Friday Agreement was finally
Sinn Fein kick-started launched a new Dublin newspaper
in advance of next year's local and European
In the wake of the Good Friday Agreement, Roisín de Rossa outlines
how the human rights record of the 26 Counties has gotten worse.
The north's Catholic bishops have told the Patten Commission that the
RUC must be reformed.
Roisín de Rossa interviews a veteran of
the Border Campaign veteran who marched to remember 1798
Sinn Fein's new constituency office in South Derry was officially
opened last Saturday by Mid-Ulster MP Martin McGuinness.
A contingent of pikemen from County
Fermanagh will attend this Sunday's annual counties Derry and Antrim
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