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British have not met commitments: IRA

In a statement issued to An Phoblacht on Tuesday evening, the IRA reiterated its commitment to the resolution of the issue of arms. more

Sectarian killers return

Loyalist gun gangs struck twice within the hour on Wednesday as they targeted two Catholic men in North Belfast, killing one and critically injuring a second.

McCreevy's Ireland is a not a just one

Charlie McCreevy's real task in the budget this week was to start to dismantle the inquities of Ireland's two-tier society.

McBride Day of Action

Supporters of the McBride family gathered in London to highlight the continued employment by the British Army of the two Scots Guards convicted of murdering Peter McBride.

McGuinness lashes Mandelson's failures

Martin McGuinness launched a scathing attack on British Secretary of State, Peter Mandelson, during a visit to Australia this week.

Ahern's funding move against Sinn Féin

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is attempting to target contributions to Sinn Féin.

Hamill test for new ombudsman

Secretary of State Peter Mandelson met the new Police Ombudsman, on Monday to discuss the investigation into the RUC's handling of the killing of Robert Hamill.

Catholics terrorised in Larne

A fire extinguisher is a family's only defence against the sectarian thugs who have attacked their home over 15 times in the last two years.

Adams praises those who struggled

A weekend of events to commemorate four IRA Volunteers from the South Armagh Brigade who died within six months of each other in 1975 was held over the weekend.

Sinn Féin confident in Dublin South Central

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in Dublin South Central on Thursday night as the party launched its election campaign to regain the seat once held by Countess Markievicz.

Basque language activists arrested

The latst in a series of moves against Basque cultural organisations has seen the imprisonment Garzón of four members of on adult literacy organisation.

Charlie Kerins Commemoration

The annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins Commemoration took place Friday evening in a windy and rainswept Tralee.

US experts may examine bomb debris

Author Don Mullan revealed on Tuesday that a number of US bomb experts were willing to travel to Ireland and reexamine forensic evidence left over from the 1974 Dublin bombings.

Dublin City faces waste charges battle

Dublin councillors have to face a key decision - whether to vote through the estimates for next year, or not.

Evicted for Christmas

Another person has joined the long list of Dublin's homeless, and is now on the street, with nowhere to go.

FRU whistle blower not to be prosecuted

A former member of the British Army's covert Force Research Unit (FRU) charged under the Official Secrets Act will not be prosecuted, it has emerged this week.

ICC and TSB banks should not be sold

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has hit out at the announcement that the ICC and TSB banks are to be sold off.

Jack Bennett

Jack Bennett, who died last week, was one of the most incisive political thinkers and commentators of his generation.

Constantine remarks show need for legislation

Six-County Policing Oversight Commissioner, Tom Constantine, has said that it could take ten years before police membership reflects the community balance.

McGuinness Down Under

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator and Executive Education Minister, Martin McGuinness, has spent the last week on a party visit to Australia.

Dublin signs up for EU superarmy

Last month, the Dublin Government signed up to an army, the purpose of which is to `peace-make' by making war 2,500 miles away from EU shores.

Paras face Kosovo murder charges

Three members of the 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment who shot dead two Albanians in Kosovo last year will learn this week whether they are to be charged with the killings.

Students up the ante

Students intensified their protests this week with an occupation of the offices of the Department of the Environment.

Support for teachers

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has issued a statement in support of secondary teachers demonstrating in Dublin.

The Treaty of Nice

The treaty due to be agreed in Nice on 9 December will entirely change the economic, political and military face of Europe.

Celebrating women in struggle

Last Friday in the Felons was a celebration of the role that republican women have played in the struggle for Irish freedom over many years.

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