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Record gains for Sinn Féin

Scenes of jubilation in count centres across the nation greeted Sinn Féin's breakthrough local election performance in the 26 Counties. This tremendous result was followed by improved European election showings, particularly impressive being the 117,693 votes garnered by Mitchel McLaughlin in the Six Counties.

In all, Sinn Féin trebled its representation on city and county councils and took 62 local authority seats. Across Ireland, the party polled 205,808 votes, 9.94% of the Irish electorate. These results are the results of a party that is dynamic, youthful, focused, and in touch. This is only chapter one. more

Rosemary Nelson `day of action'

An International Day of Action was organised on Tuesday 15 June by the Rosemary Nelson Campaign to mark the three-month anniversary of the human rights solicitor's assassination.

Bloody Sunday - a personal turning point

Italian journalist Fulvio Grimaldi recalls the events of that day and the profound effect that it and the aftermath have had on him.

Kilkeel nationalists attacked by loyalists and RUC

Nationalists in Kilkeel, County Down are accusing the RUC of colluding with loyalists in carrying out a brutal attack on residents in the town on Friday 11 June.

Loyalist supremacy complex

Loyalists are attempting to up the ante in the run up to Drumcree by planning a ``long walk'' throughout the Six Counties.

British `Gameplan' Fear

The suspicion that the British government and the NIO may be preparing to storm the Orange Order down the Garvaghy Road this July has caused alarm within nationalist communities across the North.

27,000 is not justice

Rosaleen Walsh has called for the decommissioning of plastic bullets after her daughter received 27,000 in damages from the RUC.

Collusion exposed in 1975 massacre

The families of two men and a teenager murdered by loyalists have demanded that the RUC disclose any information relating to these murders, following a television documentary account.

Recruitment attempt in England

A West of Ireland man who has spent many years in England has complained to An Phoblacht of a recent approach by British Intelligence, the second such recruitment attempt in 18 months.

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