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As republicans prepare to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike this weekend, we remain locked in the same struggle for freedom and justice. more

Easter 2003

Further coverage of last weekend's commemorations around Ireland.

Questions for security agents must be 'vetted'

Attempts by the British Ministry of Defence to thwart the Bloody Sunday Inquiry were continuing this week.

UDA campaign escalates in North Belfast

There are serious concerns about the continuous escalation of sectarian violence at several North Belfast interface areas.

Back to shoot to kill?

One man was shot dead and another injured by members of the PSNI in circumstances echoing the shoot to kill policy operated by the RUC in the 1980s.

Outrage at police raids in Downpatrick

Sinn Féin has expressed outrage at a number of pre-dawn police raids on the homes of three senior republican activists in Downpatrick, County Down.

Mother of murder victim puts questions to Blair

Questions have been put to Tony Blair regarding the fate of the two soldiers convicted of murdering Peter McBride.

Crown Forces tapped McGuinness's phone

Transcripts have been published of eavesdropped conversations between Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinnness and members of the British government.

Teenage Catholic attacked

A 13-year-old Catholic schoolboy was attacked by members of the UDA's youth wing, the Ulster Young Militants, in Antrim Town on Tuesday 22 April.

Burns and Moley monument vandalised

South Armagh Sinn Féin Councillor Elena Martin has expressed outrage at the unprovoked act of vandalism perpetrated against the Burns and Moley memorial monument.

Catholic families forced to flee homes

Three Catholic families have been forced to flee their homes in Delhi Street in the Upper Ormeau Road area of South Belfast after being threatened by the UDA over the Easter weekend.

Strong team for Derry contest

The Sinn Féin campaign for the upcoming Assembly Elections was held in Derry last week.

McCauley attends Donegal Colombia Three events

Cristin McCauley, the wife of Martin McCauley, one of the three Irish men held in Colombia, attended two events held last Friday in Letterkenny.

Elected Representatives Forum up and running

The need for a coordinated and organised forum to facilitate the work of Sinn Féin Councillors, Assembly members, TDs and MPs has been identified by the party.

Roslea Martyrs annual tour

On Sunday 27 April a tour of local monuments and places of interest was organised by local republicans in the Roslea area.

A happy May Day?

Where stands the Irish worker on the holiday marking solidarity among workers, asks ROBBIE SMYTH.

The Comical Ali of Health

PAUL O'CONNOR argues that the shambolic handling of the SARS threat by the health authorities in the South points up the need for root and branch reform of an ailing service.

Housing cutbacks - what's another year?

Threshold is worried that in a time of dire need, there will be a drop this year in the amount of social housing units built in the 26 Counties.

De Brún praises Lá at launch of daily

The first edition of the new Irish language daily newspaper Lá has appeared.

MacCionnaith arrested in Bethlehem

Israeli troops arrested Garvaghy Road spokesperson Breandán MacCionnaith during a visit to Bethlehem at the weekend.

Belfast Mayor visits Cork

Councillor Jonathan O'Brien described the visit of Belfast Mayor, Alex Maskey, to Cork earlier this week as an historic occasion.

Adams calls for No. 16 Moore Street to be preserved

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has joined the growing calls to have No 16 Moore Street preserved.

Winds of change

This week, Carnsore is home to a newly opened wind farm which will prevent 34,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Ógra Shinn Féin Recruitment Meeting

On Saturday last, 26th April, Ógra Shinn Féin held a successful recruitment meeting in the Victoria Hotel, Galway.

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