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Adams defies visa pressure

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP spoke by live satellite link up to a packed capacity crowd who were standing and cheering at the Friends of Sinn Féin dinner in New York City last night.

Published November 11, 2005


The pursuit of the suspected killers of Seamus Ludlow was blocked by unidentified elements in the 26 County establishment, Justice Henry Barron has found.

Published November 7, 2005

‘End the Impunity’ campaign launched

The family of Peter McBride, the teenager murdered by two British soldiers in north Belfast in 1992, is to step up their campaign to have his killers expelled from the British army.

Published November 7, 2005

Arrests maintain ‘bank heist’ controversy

A former IRA POW who was arrested and released over the Northern Bank raid is to lodge a complaint with Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan about his ordeal.

Published November 7, 2005

Adams predicts a United Ireland

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has told supporters at an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the party that “we will see a united Ireland in our lifetime”.

Published November 7, 2005

Adams slams ‘amateurish’ US visa move

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams was forced to call off a visit to the US after restrictions were placed on him by the US State Department on a visa to travel to New York.

Published November 7, 2005

Bertie in credit after classic piece of politics

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

It was all over so quickly you could hardly see it going past. On October 26 the taoiseach proposed allowing northern MPs to participate in the Dail in a ‘committee of the whole House’. By October 28 almost every other party in the Dail, with of course the exception of Sinn Féin, rejected the proposal out of hand.

Published November 7, 2005

CIRA targets commercial events

Republican hardiners are understood to be planning a series of bomb warnings after successfully forcing the cancellation of a major weekend horse racing meeting.

Published November 7, 2005

The Barron Report

The following is an account of the events surrounding the release last Thursday of the Barron report into the kiling of Seamus Ludlow from the Ludlow family web site, https://www.seamusludlow.com

Extracts from the conclusions of the Barron Report are also reproduced below.

Published November 7, 2005

Partitionist mentality is alive and kicking

By Damien Kiberd (for Daily Ireland)

When Dail Eireann assembled for the first time in 1919, there were, understandably, a lot of people absent.

Published November 2, 2005

26-County parties oppose Irish unity motion

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has attacked the 26-County political establishment for failing to support his party's motion in support of a united Ireland.

Published November 2, 2005

Debate on Irish Unity

The full contribution of Sinn Fein Dail leader, Caoimhghin O Caolain TD to Private Members Business motion on Irish reunification on Wednesday.

Published November 2, 2005


Nationalists have expressed anger at PSNI raids and arrests in republican areas of Counties Down and Tyrone, describing them as "political" and "a set-up".

Published November 2, 2005

LVF goes away?

Nationalists remain to be convinced of the sincerity of claims by the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) that their "military units" are to "stand down".

Published November 2, 2005

Parades Commission accused of inequality

The British government has been accused of ignoring equality rules and being "manipulative" in its selection process for a post with the Parades Commission.

Published November 2, 2005

Plastic bullet use investigated

The British Army's unaccountable use of plastic bullets is the focus of a new human-rights report sent to the United Nations and the United States Congress.

Published November 2, 2005

US State Dept stuck in conflict mode

A historic statement by Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams that 'the war is over' has not moved the US government to change its position on Sinn Fein speakers attending fundraising events in the US.

Published November 2, 2005


Sinn Fein has denounced political parties in the South for attempting to block a plan to have MPs from the North speak regularly to a parliamentary committee in the chamber of the Dublin parliament.

Published October 28, 2005

IRSP anger at provocative raids

Former political prisoners associated with the republican socialist movement have reacted with anger after the offices of a support group was raided by the PSNI police yesterday.

Published October 28, 2005

Murders blamed on RUC

A report from the Police Ombudsman will implicate at least 6 RUC police Special Branch Officer, acting through paid agents, in a number of murders blamed on the unionist paramilitary UVF.

Published October 28, 2005


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