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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

Struggle continues for Blanketmen

Former prisoners who took part in 1970s ‘no wash’ and blanket protests are suffering from a range of physical and mental health problems into middle age, a study has reported.

Published October 28, 2005

Rustlings in the unionist undergrowth

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern met with representatives of the unionist paramilitary UVF on Wednesday, while his Foreign Affairs Minister Brian Cowen visited the UDA controlled Taughmonagh district of south Belfast.

Published October 28, 2005


The appointment of a trustee for the former RUC police as the North’s new Victims’ Commissioner has been met with dismay by nationalists.

Published October 24, 2005

Victims to probe link between attacks

Relatives of those killed in the McGurk’s bar bombing in Belfast are to meet families of those killed in the Dublin and Monaghan explosions after a possible link has emerged with those suspected of being involved in both bombings.

Published October 24, 2005

Brown reveals Special Branch death plot

A new ‘whistle-blower’ book reveals that members of the RUC Special Branch tried to have a fellow officer killed by unionist paramilitaries.

Published October 24, 2005

Case reopened into drowning of republican activist

A new investigation is to be held into the mysterious death of a republican political activist three years ago.

Published October 24, 2005

UUP claims victory

Ulster Unionist leader Reg Empey declared military victory over the Provisional IRA at his party’s annual conference at the weekend -- while sounding a warning over Sinn Fein’s political progress.

Published October 24, 2005

Ahern parades claim to republicanism

The announcement that a military parade by the 26-County army will be held to commemorate next year’s 1916 Easter Rising has been greeted with scepticism by Irish republicans.

Published October 24, 2005

The fault line in southern politics

There has always been a degree of confusion within Fianna Fail about the pursuit of the republican ideal.

Published October 24, 2005

Adams sets out vision for Ireland

As part of the Sinn Fein Cead Blain celebrations, Gerry Adams has published a new book setting out his vision for the future direction of Irish Republicanism in the years ahead.

Published October 24, 2005

Ian knows a thing or two about fascism

By Anne Cadwallader (for Daily Ireland)

Baroness May Blood and others are correct in one sense. It’s a reasonable assumption to make, after both President McAleese and Fr Alex Reid compared unionist domination to the Nazis, that this is a sub-conscious psychological thread in the minds of many Northern Catholics.

Published October 20, 2005

North divided over local justice schemes

A major row has broken out over policing reform in the North of Ireland, with members of the North’s unionist-dominated Policing Board expressing fears over plans to enhance Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) schemes.

Published October 20, 2005

New tranche of DUP demands expected

The DUP has revealed it plans a second series of demands before it considers whether it will share power with Sinn Féin.

Published October 20, 2005

US action alert

The US State Department has denied Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness the ability to fundraise while in the country. Sinn Féin supporters in the US have been asked to send letters, e-mails, and call officials to reverse the policy.

The following action alert is from Irish Northern Aid.

Published October 20, 2005


The British government has ended financial sanctions against Sinn Féin following the publication of a British intelligence report on IRA and unionist paramilitary activity.

Published October 20, 2005

Adams makes high-profile visit to South Africa

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has spoken to a specially convened session of the South African Parliament in Capetown as part of an official visit to South Africa.

Published October 20, 2005

Irish journalist released in Iraq

An Irish reporter has been released unharmed in Baghdad after being abducted in the Shia-controlled Sadr City yesterday afternoon.

Published October 20, 2005


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