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Adair held as
loyalists implode

Belfast's Shankill Road remains tense after loyalist rivalry escalated into bitter feuding between the UVF and UDA this week. more

New loyalist `hit list' targets up to 80 nationalists

Nationalists and republicans have again been warned to remain vigilant after a new hit list was found on farm buildings in Clough, Co. Down.

Stevens raids Army HQ

Detectives working for the Stevens Inquiry into collusion mounted a raid on the British Army Headquarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn last Thursday.

Sinn Féin blasts Flanagan's opimism

Mitchel McLaughlin has blasted remarks made by the RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan during last Friday's final RUC passing out parade.

US Senator visits South Armagh

The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee (SAFRC) hosted a visit to the area by US Senator Chris Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut.

Republicans harassed in Scotland

The past month has seen an increase in attempts by the Scottish Special Branch to force people into working for them.

Challenging racism

In an article written this week, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams calls for a public stand by all sections of society against racism in Ireland.

Mob rule will not save the children

An Phoblacht's MICK DERRIG addresses The News of the World's controversial `name and shame' campaign against paedophiles in the wake of the killing of English child Sarah Payne.

Short shrift for Mandelson Bill in Derry

The Gasyard Wall Féile held a debate/discussion on policing last Saturday.

Fr Des urges careful progress

The second annual Óglach Ethel Lynch Memorial Lecture concerned the theme of the Féile; People-Nature-Technology.

Easons accused of censorship

Eason and Son, the largest book retailer in Ireland, has been accused of political censorship after it refused to stock 'Unfinished Business'.

British Government `climb down'

The former MI5 agent now charged with breaching Britain's Official Secrets Act has claimed an initial victory this week.

Cobh pylon protest

About 300 mothers and children took a protest letter to the ESB offices in Cork last Friday.

The compost alternative

An Phoblacht's ROISIN DE ROSA has been travelling throughout the 26 Counties to investigate a number of successful pilot composting projects

'Fund women's support services'

There is an overwhelming case for increased funding and support for groups concerned with Women's refuge and Support in Mayo.

Scandal of rip-off money lenders

Sinn Féin has severely criticised the Director of Consumer Affairs for granting new licences to extortionate money-lenders.

Silvermines victory

An application to build a mega-landfill dump at scenic Silvermines has been rejected.

Aldi strikers celebrate victory

Strikers from Aldi's Parnell Street store in Dublin won a victory against the German multinational.

Bring the banks to account

Irish banks have systematically and deliberately avoided paying tax on thousands of their customers' deposit accounts, writes

Musicians back Donegal pylon protestors

Some of Donegal's most renowned musicians are joining forces in an effort to stop high tension power lines being erected through the county.

Castlewellan Commemoration

The 26th annual Volunteer Paul Magorrian commemoration was held last Sunday, 20 August, in Castlewellan, County Down.

Colleges still closed to poorer students

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) says that the Dublin government programme to attract students from disadvantaged backgrounds into university has failed.

Factory owner pulls out of redundancy deal

New Ross UDC has called an emergency meeting of councillors to consider a new jobs crisis.

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