Tough talks ahead
This week, Sinn Féin
leaders are travelling to 20 cities in North America to inform
Irish American supporters of the progress made to date and to
seek support for the tough talking that remains if a deal is to
An Phoblacht's ÁINE
NÍ BHRIAN examines how new legislation in the North has
worked to disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters.
A former British Army Major
told the Saville inquiry on Monday that the Paras were a
"dreadful and ghastly" regiment.
The North's judiciary is at
the centre of a new controversy after a notorious
loyalist Darren Watson was allowed to walk free from court.
Sinn Féin has put the case for representation in both
Houses of the Oireachtas for Irish Citizens throughout the 32
A website has made the inflamatory claim that human
rights lawyer Pat Finucane was a leading member of the IRA.
A new multi-million pound
plan to fund the continuing boom in Irish-language schooling
will be launched this week.
Day, marks the 28th anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Tom
This year marks the 80th
anniversary of the ending of the Civil War, one of the saddest and most tragic chapters
of Irish history.
Sinn Féin held a conference to facilitate debate
and engagement on the broad topic of equality last week.
A West Belfast man
has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of 15-year-old Debbie McComb.
Sinn Féin Mayor of
Belfast Alex Maskey recently met with the Tar Anall
Family Support 'Through the Mill' Project.
Aengus Ó Snodaigh,
has accused the Taoiseach of "hiding behind a veil of secrecy" in
relation to the war on Iraq.
A social-political evening celebrating International Women's
Day in Montreal saw support for the Colombia 3.
Mary Lou MacDonald,
Sinn Féin representative for Dublin West, has been
nominated for next year's EU election in Dublin.
Wake up and watch the
erosion of civil liberties - here in Ireland, in Europe, in the
western world at large.
The news content this week is perhaps the perfect backdrop to
discuss Sustaining Progress, writes ROBBIE SMYTH.
Sinn Féin representatives
and activists from both sides of the border met last week to discuss practical
measures to tackle economic neglect in the North West.
Friday 21 March marks
International Day Against Racism, which falls this year during
European Week Against Racism (16-23 March).
Martin Ferris, Sinn
Féin TD for Kerry North has taken up the issue of the reintroduction of Third Level fees.
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