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.
Further coverage of last weekend's commemorations around Ireland.
Attempts by the British Ministry of Defence to thwart
the Bloody Sunday Inquiry were continuing this week.
There are serious concerns about the continuous
escalation of sectarian violence at several North Belfast
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.
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.
Questions have been put to
Tony Blair regarding the fate of the two soldiers convicted of
murdering Peter McBride.
Transcripts have been published
of eavesdropped conversations between Sinn Féin's Martin
McGuinnness and members of
the British government.
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.
South Armagh Sinn Féin Councillor Elena Martin
has expressed outrage at the unprovoked act of vandalism
perpetrated against the Burns and Moley memorial monument.
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.
The Sinn Féin
campaign for the upcoming Assembly Elections was held in Derry last week.
Cristin McCauley, the wife of Martin McCauley, one of the three
Irish men held in Colombia, attended two events held last Friday
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.
On Sunday 27 April a tour of local monuments and places of
interest was organised by local republicans in the Roslea area.
Where stands the
Irish worker on the holiday marking solidarity among workers, asks
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.
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
The first edition of the new Irish language
daily newspaper Lá has appeared.
Israeli troops arrested Garvaghy Road spokesperson
Breandán MacCionnaith during a visit to Bethlehem at the
Councillor Jonathan O'Brien described the visit
of Belfast Mayor, Alex Maskey, to Cork earlier this week as an
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has joined
the growing calls to have No 16 Moore Street preserved.
This week, Carnsore is home to a newly opened wind farm which
will prevent 34,000 tonnes of carbon
dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
On Saturday last, 26th April, Ógra Shinn
Féin held a successful recruitment meeting in the Victoria
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