Don't believe the hype
Sinn Féin took a dim view last night of speculation that a
deal can be reached on how to move the peace process forward,
following the announcement that round table talks are due to take
place at Hillsborough later today.
Throughout Ireland last Thursday and over the weekend, the 20th
anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike was remembered as thousands of
people took to the streets.
SDLP Assembly member John Fee was forced to do an about turn on
Monday when remarks he made trying to link ``erstwhile republicans''
to the current Foot and Mouth crisis backfired badly.
The so-called `Real-IRA' played into the hands of British
securocrats when they set off a bomb in West London on Saturday night.
Fresh figures highlighting unemployment disparities between Catholics
and Protestants in the Six Counties have rung alarm bells.
A former British Army intelligence
officer has described how Brian
Nelson was transformed into ``a good terrorist''.
Up to 50 Sinn Féin activists staged a highly successful
anti-RUC protest in Antrim Town last Saturday.
A gunman spotted near Lenadoon in West Belfast may have been about to
attack a delivery driver.
All members of the executive of Basque Youth Organisation Haika in the
South Basque Country were arrested on the early hours of Tuesday 6
A recently seized loyalist death list may be linked to an RUC raid on
Sinn Féin offices around ten years ago.
Today is International Women's Day and to mark the occasion we
reproduce a talk given to the recent Dublin Sinn
Féin women's conference by former POW Ella O'Dwyer.
The current controversy surrounding O'Brien, Fine Gael and the
Norwegian Telecommunications company Telenor, goes back to 1995,
writes MICHAEL PIERSE.
Newtownabbey Borough Council has decided to fly the Union flag
outside their buildings 365 days a year.
Sinn Féin Assembly Regional Development Spokesperson Pat
McNamee has said that there is no case for the privatisation of the
Port of Belfast.
The Mayor of Sligo has called on the Dublin government to set out a
clear timeframe for the construction of the Corrib field gas pipeline.
Ó Caoláin challenges health minister
challenged the Minister for Health on the closure of maternity
services at Monaghan General Hospital.
Robert McCartney, leader of the tiny UK Unionist Party, has been
accused of sexual discimination by a secretary working for the party
British Labour MP John McDonnell has won cross-party support for a
parliamentary Early Day Motion expressing concern at loyalist violence.
Miscarriage of justice victim Danny McNamee has been awarded £5,000
compensation for the brutality he suffered at the hands of prison
officers following an escape at Whitemmor Prison in 1994.
``Absolutely unacceptable'' is how Sinn Féin TD
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described the current
RUC recruiting campaign.
Sinn Féin Upper Bann Assembly member Dara O'Hagan has expressed
concern at comments made by Tony Holland, Chairperson of the Parades
It doesn't take a political genius to see that the Progressive
Democrats are in trouble, writes JUSTIN MORAN.
Belfast's Saint Patrick's Day celebrations have been reorganised in
line with concerns over the current outbreak of Foot and Mouth
What the world would be like
if we could shrink the earthÕs population to a village of precisely 100 people.
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