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Police Act won't wash

Chris Patten's comments represent ``a closing of ranks by the British establishment on Ireland-related issues,'' said Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey. more

Further British insult for McBride family

The retention by the British Army of two killers, convicted of shooting a teenager in the back and branded as liars by a court, has set a new low.

Loyalists attack Antrim schools

Sinn Féin Assembly member for Mid-Ulster, John Kelly, has raised concerns at the ``sectarian rhetoric'' used by the DUP in Antrim before a Catholic school was torched by loyalists.

Secret British unit operated in 26 Counties

The covert British Army unit at the centre of the collusion controversy routinely engaged in illegal surveillance and espionage in the 26 Counties, it has emerged.

Gardaí withheld Bloody Sunday evidence for 25 years

A tape of the bugged conversations in Victoria and Ballykelly Barracks, at the time of Bloody Sunday, was suddenly ``found'' by the Garda Síochána, ten days ago.

First witnesses testify before Bloody Sunday Inquiry

The Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry this week heard its first evidence from civilian witnesses.

Council puts lid on discrimination cases

The Belfast City Council has been accused of operating a policy of censorship on cases brought against it on discrimination grounds.

Prisoners conference in Donegal

The former republican prisoners' organisation, Coiste na n-Iarchimí, held an awareness building seminar last Friday.

Extradition to be dropped for some but not all

Former republican prisoners Paul `Dingus' Magee, Angelo Fusco and Tony Kelly were in the High Court in Dublin on Wednesday morning, 29 November, in a move to formally drop extradition warrants outstanding against them.

Fighting racism is not a crime...

A campaign in support the eleven anti-racists charged in connection with the occupation of the Taoiseach's constituency office in March.

ATGWU honours Merrigan

Family, friends and comrades of the late trade union leader Matt Merrigan, who died earlier this year, gathered to celebrate his legacy last Friday night.

BNFL plans new nuclear power stations

At least nine new nuclear power stations are in the pipeline in Britain if British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) gets its way.

Cork protest warship visit

Cork Ógra Shinn Féin and Cork Sinn Féin last Saturday held a picket to protest the presence of a British Naval vessel.

Fine Gael's health responsibilities

Health is likely to be the single biggest issue in the general election, according to Fine Gale leader John Bruton.

Monaghan maternity services threat resisted

A threat to end maternity services at Monaghan General Hospital was averted at Monday's meeting of the North Eastern Health Board (NEHB).

A tale of two cities

Michael Pierse on an effort to recognise the history of the working class in Dublin, the North Inner City Folklore Project.

Sinn Féin attends peace conference in Jordan

Meath Councillor and Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle member Joe Reilly was recently in Amman, Jordan.

Aer Lingus sponsors RUC

South Belfast Sinn Féin councillor Sean Hayes has called on Aer Lingus to apologise after it was disclosed that the airline sponsored a concert by the RUC band in Limerick.

Courage of victims saluted

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has saluted the courage of victims of child sexual abuse who have recently come forward to face their abusers and help secure convictions.

Budget could end service charges divisions

Councils across the 26 Counties were voting on spending estimates this week for the next financial year.

Sinn Féin backs truckers

British government proposals to introduce a `Brit-disc' for road hauliers must be resisted by the Dublin government, says Sinn Feein TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.

No céad míle fáilte here

Roisin de Rosa tells the story of one man, Nigerian Steve Oladeji, who experienced the unwelcoming side of Dublin Airport.

A community proudly honours its own

The first ever St James' commemoration march was a worthy success despite the rain.

Policing tour a great success

Last week, the Troops Out Movement held a speaking tour on Policing in the north of Ireland to coincide with the final reading in parliament of the Policing Bill.

Adams' regret at death of Jack Bennett

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed his regret at learning of the death in Dublin of Jack Bennett, former assistant editor of the Evening Press.

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