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Colombia Three

The trial of the three Irishmen arrested in Colombia in August 2001 - Jim Monaghan, Niall Connolly and Martin McCauley - begins tomorrow, Friday, 4 October. more

Trimble's wreckers' charter

The British government must stop pandering to Unionist rejectionism and work towards minimising damage to the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams told a Belfast conference.

More violence predicted as UDA splits

The current bitter and bloody feuding between loyalist paramilitaries will end with Catholics picking up the price tag, writes LAURA FRIEL.

What did Flood find?

The tribunal has now been working for over four years and last week's interim report only covers a section of that work, writes ROBBIE MacGABHANN.

US Congressmen tackle Reid

A group of American Congressmen have accused the British government of failing to protect East Belfast Catholics against loyalist attack.

Weston Park proposals fall short - Adams

Sinn Féin presented a submission on policing in the Six Counties to the British government on Monday, 30 September.

Special Branch tried to recruit Fermanagh man

The RUC/PSNI tried to pressurise a young Newtownbutler man into acting as an informer, according to Sinn Féin councillor Thomas O'Reilly.

UVF men jailed in Scotland

The validity of the UVF ceasefire, already under intense scrutiny because of that group's involvement in sectarian attacks, has been further called into question.

Lisnaskea schoolboy injured

A boy who suffers from cerebral palsy was struck by a bottle hurled by loyalists through the window of the vehicle.

"I think he would have killed me"

In the front living room of her Alliance Avenue home, Ann describes her ordeal at the hands of a hundred-strong loyalist mob.

'Londonderry's Sharpeville'

Former British Army intelligence officer Colin Wallace continued to give evidence to the Bloody Sunday tribunal last week.

Conamara Against Nice

A new umbrella organisation opposed to the Nice Treaty was launched on Tuesday morning in Ros a Mhíl, Conamara.

IRA not responsible for Derry shooting

Republicans have told An Phoblacht that they had no involvement in the shooting of a bus driver in Derry City on Sunday 29 September.

Irish language Media Manifesto launched

The Irish language media could create up to 5 jobs in Belfast within a year if the British government fulfilled its commitments, a press conference was told last week.

Ferris slams meat factory price cuts

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has questioned the manner in which the meat factories determine the price being paid to beef farmers.

Protest brought to Taoiseach's door

Monaghan people demanding the restoration of services to their General Hospital began a month-long protest fast and vigil outside the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin last Monday.

Democracy the key issue

"Building a better Europe for all" and "defending democracy" were two of the key themes outlined by Sinn Féin last week when the party launched its No to Nice campaign.

ICC immunity agreements opposed

The 26-County government has been urged to state clearly and unequivocally its policy towards the new International Criminal Court.

Poverty is relative

The recently released annual report from the Combat Poverty Agency reveals that while consistent poverty in Ireland is falling, relative poverty is on the rise.

Challenging Sellafield apologists

Sinn Féin and Ógra Shinn Féin members took party in a picket on a conference in Dublin organised by the Royal Irish Academy.

Women debate EU Equality Agenda

Many of the distinguished panel and audience at last Friday evening's National Forum on Europe raised important arguments about the EU's Equality Agenda.

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