Rule 21 under fire
The Management Committee of the GAA will be putting a second
motion on Rule 21 to the extraordinary Congress of the
association to be held on Saturday.
Harryville nightmare ends
The loyalist mob which has been picketing the Catholic Church of
Our Lady in Harryville, Ballymena have called off their protest
after almost two years.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and SF Director of Publicity Rita
O'Hare flew out of Dublin on Wednesday to begin a four day visit
to the USA.
A day in Dublin
Mícheál MacDonncha visited some contrasting
political events in Dublin last Saturday
Garvaghy Road Councillor Breandán Mac Cionnaith warned
this week of ``possibly catastrophic circumstances'' if there is
``no attempt by the governments to resolve [the marching]
Counter the pandering to Unionism
In the north of Ireland, a majority is not a majority when it
does not include a majority of unionists writes Laurence
Nationalists under siege
A number of nationalists in the Whitewell area of North Belfast
were warned by the RUC last week that they are on a loyalist
death squad list.
NIO try to gag prisoners
On Wednesday 20 May, just two days before the referendum, the
NIO gave in to Unionist pressure and blocked home leave for
prisoners in the H-Blocks.
The task ahead
Republicans can be forgiven for feeling a little cynical about
the hype surrounding the result of last Friday's referenda,
writes Sean Brady.
Racist attacks in Swords
A young couple and their children have been victims of an
onslaught of racist attacks and intimidation in the Dublin suburb
The Good Friday Agreement is now an example to follow for
other countries. On Friday, more than 3000 Basques attended
demonstrations organised by Herri Batasuna (HB), the Basque
Socialist Independentist party.
Not yet, sir, not yet
Robert Emmet may need a good solicitor, to protect their
intellectual rights and motives from serious misinterpretation
after the past week, argues Eoghan Mac Cormaic
At the re-dedication of the memorial to
schoolgirl Carol Ann Kelly, Paul Butler called on the British
government to recognise that those killed by the state have the
right to truth.
Raymond McCreesh remembered
The 17th anniversary of the death of Volunteer Raymond McCreesh
who died on hunger strike was remembered in his home village of
Camloch, South Armagh.
LVF ready to return to murder
In a statement to the Toronto Star newspaper, the Loyalist
Vounteer Force has declared that ``it is ready to return to
violence'', despite their claims of being on ceasefire.
RUC block road calming
RUC objections to road calming measures have at last been pushed
aside with the announcement that a traffic scheme is to go ahead
in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast.
Lord Mayor's show rerouted
The Lord Mayor decided to reroute his show last Saturday
because of protests by loyalists annoyed at the
presence of a float by the Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group
Scots Guards' legal bid fails
The two Scots Guards, James Fisher and Mark Wright, who were
convicted in 1992 of the murder of North Belfast teenager Peter
McBride, have failed in their attempt to gain an early release in
the High Court on Friday 23 May.
British soldier fires shot
A British soldier on patrol in South Armagh fired a shot into
the air on Tuesday night, Toni Caraher, who lives nearby, told An
SFY harass Special Branch
Dublin Sinn Féin Youth activists held a protest last
Friday outside the Garda Special Branch headquarters in Harcourt
DHSS colluding with Crown Forces
Sinn Fein councillor, Michael Browne, has condemned a series of
raids by DHSS officials in partnership with the RUC and British
Not a wedding but a funeral
Labour Party leader Ruairi Quinn and Democratic Left leader
Proinsias de Rossa are in discussions about the future of their