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Morgan tipped
for Louth seat

There was more good news for Sinn Féin this week as a poll in Louth commissioned by the Argus/Drogheda Independent Group predicted that Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan will take a seat in the border constituency. more

Vicious attack on young demonstrators

Young people involved in a peaceful political protest were viciously batoned off the streets of Dublin City by gardaí on Monday.

Loyalist incursions captured on film

In Duncairn Gardens a loyalist mob runs through a gateway that divides the loyalist Tigers Bay from the nationalist interface area to the New Lodge.

Radical manifesto for change

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams launced Sinn Féin's manifesto for the general election at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday, 7 May.

Unionists urged to work Agreement

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams meet with David Ervine following the PUP leader's expressions of concern about recent allegations levelled at republicans.

Paisley testifies at last

Ian Paisley arrived at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry on Wednesday morning, after Lord Saville had threatened him with contempt proceedings if he refused to attend.

Mo Chara Bobby Sands

Last Friday, 3 May, former republican POW SEANNA WALSH delivered the annual Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture in the fitting surrounds of the Felon's Club in West Belfast.

Infamous barracks to close

Springfield Road RUC barracks, which has a dark history since the inception of the Northern State, is to close.

IRA denies any link to Armstrong killing

In a statement on Wednesday, the leadership of the Irish Republican Army denied any involvement in the 1981 disappearance of Crossmaglen man Charles Armstrong.

It's time for real talks

Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty, says it is time for real talks after the Assembly backed a Sinn Féin motion supporting the principles of the Good Friday Agreement.

Hunger strikers honoured

Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey has reiterated that republicans are still committed to the peace process.

Special Branch coerced 14-year-old to inform

Sinn Féin councillor Margaret McClenaghan has described as "outrageous" the revelations that Special Branch coerced a 14-year-old boy to act as an informer for them.

Hand over Lisanelly base

The British government has been urged to hand over the massive Lisanelly British Army installation in Omagh.

May Day in Birmingham

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McLoughlin travelled to England last week for a speaking tour at the invitation of the Troops Out Movement.

News in brief

North Belfast woman Jean McBride is to meet the British Secretary of State John Reid over the decision to allow her son's killers to stay in the British Army.

Travellers protest new law

Over 1,000 people filled the length of O'Connell Street last Thursday to protest the government's recent legislation making trespass a criminal offence.

Ellis proposes Community Wardens

Community Wardens has been proposed in response to growing concerns about street crime and anti-social behaviour.

O'Dea challenged on youth vote adverts

Sinn Féin has described newspaper advertisements carrying the name of Youth Affairs Minister Willie O'Dea as "a transparent election gimmick".

Ahern runs away from Monaghan Hospital issue

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern avoided a visit to Monaghan General Hospital last Friday as he visited Counties Cavan and Monaghan.

Poverty among women getting worse

Cork East candidate June Murphy says that poverty amongst women is getting worse and needs to be addressed urgently.

Dismay at Solectron closure

Dublin North-East candidate Cllr Larry O'Toole has expressed his dismay at last week's announcement that US-based electronics firm Solectron is to close with the loss of 375 jobs.

Profiles of Connaught/Ulster candidates

An Phoblacht profiles the 10 candidates contesting constituencies in Connacht/Ulster and the 7 candidates contesting Leinster constituencies.

Secret tax on new homes

General election candidate Arthur Morgan has described a massive increase in planning levies on new homes in County Louth as "a secret tax".

Plain sailing in Cavan

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness accompanied candidate Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin on a tour of County Cavan on Wednesday.

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