Flawed and unacceptable
The Policing (Northern Ireland) Bill received its second reading
in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 6 July, with only the most
minor concessions being made by Peter Mandelson to the concerns
of republicans and nationalists.
The life of a northern nationalist still isn't worth anything in view
of the events of the past week.
The fact that a young West Belfast man beaten by a loyalist
gang describes himself as `lucky' says a lot.
The Ulster Unionists Party's decision to thwart Sinn Féin's hopes
of electing the Belfast mayor in favour of the DUP's Sammy Wilson was blatantly
Once again, the British government has come under the spotlight
of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and once
again its human rights practises have been slammed.
Sinn Féin won an extra council seat during the Erne West election
and increased its support by over 1,200 votes.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams
welcomed the first Assembly sitting since the suspension of the
Brian Currin, the South African human rights lawyer and former
judge, has agreed to hold `pre-mediation' talks with both the
Garvaghy Road residents and Portadown Orangemen.
The parents of Belfast teenager Peter McBride have welcomed
comments made by the Independent Assessor on Military Complaints.
Speaking in Drogheda, Sinn Féin President
Gerry Adams has said that corruption has brought politics into
Caoláin has urged the passage of legislation to abolish
the ``legacy of British landlordism''.
Five trade union members were sacked by management at the Aldi
store in Dublin as a dispute over union recognition intensified
With house prices rising way faster than inflation again this
year, there is once again a clear need for action on the housing
crisis in the 26 Counties, argues Robbie MacGabhann.
There is a subcurrent at Celtic F.C. at corporate box level that is
reminiscent of Fianna Fáil, writes Mick Derrig.
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