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Peace process needs urgent attention

Elections should not distract focus - McGuinness

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator and Six-County Minister for Education, Martin McGuinness is urging the political parties and the British and Dublin governments to remain focused on breaking the stalemate in the peace process. more

Easter 2001

A round-up of the many republican commemorations held last weekend to mark the 85th anniversary of the Easter rising of 1916.

Hamill suspects released

Five men and two women who had been arrested in connection with the killing of Robert Hamill were released, without charge, on police bail.

Foot and Mouth reprieve for Lower Ormeau

Foot and Mouth disease finally persuaded the Ballynafeigh Apprentice boys not to force their march down the Lower Ormeau Road on Easter Monday.

Debris falls from helicopter

Sinn Féin representative for Slieve Gullion, Colman Burns, has accused the British Army of complete disregard for the safety of people in South Armagh.

Ex-prisoners groups' key role recognised

Two new reports have been launched in Belfast on the work of ex-prisoner groups and the experiences of former prisoners and their families.

Sinn Féin backs 2001 Census

Sinn Féin Chairperson, Foyle MLA Mitchel McLaughlin has publicly given the party's backing to the 2001 Census.

Williams' crucifix uncovered

The Crucifix carried by IRA Volunteer Tom Williams to his death has been handed over to the West Belfast-based Roddy McCorley Society.

Election worker fears for his life

Sinn Féin election worker Sean Caughey believes his life is in danger from loyalists.

A big night in Derry

A Derry based ex-prisoners' group has launched an exhibition commemorating the 1980/81 hunger strikes in Long Kesh and Armagh prisons.

The downside of the Corrib gas find

A warning that the gas find off the Irish coast may not provide the bonanza being promised.

Teachers in militant mood

The ASTI annual conference in Galway on Tuesday night greeted minister Michael Woods with intense hostility.

Proposed Dublin superauthority subverts democracy

A look at the plan for a 'Supra Regional Authority' to take over some of the powers of seven local authorities.

Molloy denounces secret RUC meeting

Sinn Féin's Francie Molloy has denounced a secret meeting held between an Independent Coalisland councillor and the RUC in the County Tyrone town last week.

TG4 poll 'encouraging'

Sinn Féin's Sean Crowe has described the results of a TG4 poll of his Dublin South West constituency as ``encouraging''.

MacManus to host Northwest cross-border conference

The Mayor of Sligo, Sinn Féin Alderman Sean MacManus, is to host a major cross-border conference in Sligo on Tuesday 15 May.

The EU wants you

EU militarism is another reason to say 'No' to the Nice Treaty.

13 hunger strikers dead in Turkey

Sedat Gursel Akmaz, 41, has became the 13th political prisoner to starve to death in a hunger strike protest against Turkey's new maximum-security prisons.

Hillwalkers take note

To mark Easter Week, hill-walker Gay Clery reflects on the Bonnán Buí, a rare Irish bird with links to 1916 Martyr Thomas Mac Donagh.

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