Republican News · Thursday 04 May 2000

[An Phoblacht]

I don't think I can keep the lid on things if the government fails to resolve this and we have told the government that. So far there has been no response from them.

Leading Portadown Orangeman Harold Gracey, issuing veiled threats for the impending marching season


Mr Jones said that he believed violence was the only way to get his cause into the media. These comments, coming on the back of Portadown District Master Harold Gracey's comments that he did not believe he would be able to control protestors at any protests this July, has caused serious concern among nationalists in Portadown.

Sinn Féin Upper Bann Assembly member Dara O'Hagan on recent comments from Portadown Orange spokesperson David Jones


A leaked internal SDLP document has revealed what many already know: the party is in crisis. In the postwar era, the SDLP increasingly looks like the party of another age - the age when London-Dublin Noerthern policy was about containing the republican threat by constructing a political consensus that gave the British state's military attempt to destroy the IRA an acceptable national and international face.

Tom McGurk in the Sunday Business Post


The British Government must realise that nationalists and republicans will not accept or support anything less than the new beginning to policing promised in the Good Friday Agreement.

Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brún on a leaked British report on the future of the RUC


Why has it taken so long to admit that there is a fault with these aircraft? This proves that there should be a total withdrawal of all helicopters from South Armagh. There have been too many crashes and near misses.

South Armagh Residents and Farmers Residents' Committee spokesperson Toni Caraher on the withdrawal of eight British Army helicopters because of mechanical problems


I know probably better than most the sterling work he did along with Gerry Adams in establishing the peace process that offers us all an opportunity to create a better future.

Martin McGuinness on John Hume's receipt of the Freedom of Derry.

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