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Praise for Clinton but Blair must deliver

The visit of US President Bill Clinton to Ireland bestrode the news agenda this week like a Colossus. more

Loyalist gun attacks

Northern nationalists remain convinced that loyalists are behind the latest series of gun attacks, which have left two men dead and two more seriously injured.

Gardaí act with malice

Sinn Féin has accused the Garda Representative Association (GRA) of fabrication following comments in connection with compassionate parole.

Further insult for McBride family

The British Ministry of Defence has released a report in an attempt to justify the continued employment of two convicted murderers.

South Armagh people occupy British military base

Glassdrummond Military base was taken over on Sunday morning in a peaceful demonstration against demilitarisation.

Bloody Sunday Inquiry in jeopardy

A cloud hangs over the future of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry as legal wrangling took place over secret British government and army evidence.

`RUC Lite' not the healthy option

Peace Watch Ireland, a US-based human rights group, has denounced the British Government's Police Act as `RUC Lite'.

RUC survey angers nationalists

Sinn Féin councillor Marie Moore has told the RUC to ``wise up'' after Turf Lodge residents received an `RUC Customer Satisfaction Survey' in the post.

Clinton move on deportees welcomed

The United States administration will not proceed with deportation proceedings against nine republican former prisoners currently residing in the USA.

Incinerator by the back door

The BSE crisis in the beef market is sorely troubling EU ministers, but the Dublin government has not been slow to use the opportunity.

Dublin Corporation in Estimates crisis

The vote on the Dublin Corporation Book of Estimates has still not been passed.

Sectarian intimidation in Dunmurry

There is an orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing being waged against Catholics living in Dunmurry.

Moving tribute to the `Four Martyrs'

Friday night saw a moving tribute in Belfast to the Four Martyrs, Rory O'Connor, Liam Mellows, Dick Barret and Joe McKelvey, executed by Free State forces on 8 December 1922.

Garda Complaints Board must be replaced

Appointments to the new Human Rights Commmission by the Dublin government have been strongly criticised.

All Irish branded as suspects

In a echo of the 1970s, British police have been told to regard all Irish people living in their areas as potential `terrorist' suspects.

Great crowd at Mellows commemoration

Hundreds of republicans attended the annual Liam Mellows commemoration in Castletown, County Wexford.

British Army needs to be challenged

Sinn Féin Newry and South Armagh Assembly member Conor Murphy has called on the 26-County government to ensure the British government keeps its commitments on demilitarisation.

Nice EU referendum must be fair

A new EU treaty will require the approval of the 26-County voters in a referendum sometime next year.

Patrick Lynch Commemoration

Bhí slua mór i mBaile an Sceilig, Co. Chiarraí, ar an 10ú lá Mhí na Nollag chun aitheantas a thabhairt d'Óglach Pádraoig Ó Loinsigh.

Dublin pylon protest

Sinn Féin Dublin South Central representative Aengus Ó Snodaigh led a protest last Friday to move overhead electricity pylons underground.

Call for accessable hospital services

Sinn Féin representatives publicly launched the party's submission to the Hayes Acute Hospital Review Group on Monday.

West's exclusion confirmed

Sinn Féin's Vincent Wood has pointed to a recent EU report to emphasise the need for a strong regional voice for the West.

Travellers - Citizens Rights

Six Travelling families who moved onto Wicklow County Council land for the winter have been ordered out.

Three Irish language schools opened

Three Irish language schools in Belfast were officially opened by Education Minister Martin McGuinness and the Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in the past week.

WMI has not gone away

Two years ago, a huge meeting of over 1,000 people gathered in Nenagh, Tipperary, voiced a community's opposition to a proposed `superdump' at Silvermines.

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