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Gains for SF, DUP; Gerry McGeough arrested

Results are being announced in the North of Ireland’s Assembly election with the DUP and Sinn Féin polling very well.

Published March 8, 2007



Pre-election PoW shock for SF

Sinn Féin has dismissed an election-eve statement by 320 former IRA and INLA prisoners who have called for republicans to vote against the party and for independent republican candidates in today’s election.

Published March 7, 2007



SF Ard Fheis builds party momentum

Seven motions running contrary to Sinn Féin’s policy of tentative support for Britain’s PSNI police were either voted down or withdrawn during the party’s annual conference (Ard Fheis) at the weekend, which mainly focussed on election preparations.

Published March 7, 2007



Injustices mount for ‘McCabe killers’

A High Court judge has again allowed the 26-County state another three weeks to avoid a challenge by four republicans jailed for the manslaughter of a Garda police detective to its repeated refusal to grant them temporary release.

Published March 7, 2007



Election: Constituency profiles

An indicative constituency-by-constituency look at today’s election, with the emphasis on the nationalist and republican contests.

Published March 7, 2007



Election: Pre-election statements

Election-eve statements by the Presidents of Sinn Fein and Republican Sinn Fein.

Published March 7, 2007



RSF blasts ‘exclusion politics’

Republican Sinn Féin has criticised what it says is a “media blackout” of their candidates.

Published March 1, 2007



March for Irish language rights

Thousands of supporters of the Irish language took part in a march through the city centre last weekend demanding equal rights for the language.

Published March 1, 2007



Republican graves attacked

The graves of nearly 40 people have been desecrated in an overnight attack on the republican plot at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.

Published March 1, 2007



Connolly House reopens

Sinn Féin’s traditional Belfast headquarters has reopened following a refurbishment, including new repairs to structural damage suffered in loyalist attacks.

Published March 1, 2007



Holy Cross case goes to House of Lords

The mother of a Holy Cross schoolgirl is taking her legal claim to the House of Lords with her complaint at the manner in which the PSNI failed to defend her daughter from sectarian violence and intimidation five years ago.

Published March 1, 2007



UDA claim peace move

The unionist paramilitary UDA has announced that it will recognise and accept the authority of future Sinn Féin ministers following Assembly elections.

Published February 25, 2007



‘Internment’ of the Special Criminal Court

Republicans have called for international sanction against the Dublin government over the use of “internment” in the 26 Counties.

Published February 25, 2007



PSNI, MI5 on election agenda

A Sinn Féin delegation last week took part in a conference on policing organised by the Policing Board amid continuing controversy over the issue ahead of next week’s election.

Published February 25, 2007



Betwixt and between the election hustings

The North’s election campaign moved into full swing last week, with the Democratic Unionist Party publishing its manifesto.

Published February 25, 2007



Sinn Féin promises to tackle water charges issue

A recurring theme in the assembly election in the North is the British government’s proposal for water charges.

Published February 25, 2007



Anger at Croke Park insult

The London government has ruled out a gesture of reconciliation ahead of the controversial appearance of an English rugby team at the site of a notorious British massacre in 1920.

Published February 20, 2007



Adams in Castlereagh talks

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has held a first meeting with the PSNI chief since his party made its historic decision to support British policing in the North.

Published February 20, 2007



IRA convictions overturned

A judge who quashed a conviction against a Sinn Féin assembly member and a Derry-based journalist has spoken of a “distinct feeling of unease” about the 1979 convictions.

Published February 20, 2007



Intimidation threat over GAA facilities

A unionist group in Antrim has threatened ‘another Harryville’ if plans for development of facilities by St. Comgall’s Gaelic Athletics club proceed.

Published February 20, 2007

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