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Ireland goes smoke-free

A planned smoking ban in the North will make the entire island of Ireland a smoke-free zone by 2007.

Published October 20, 2005

Legacy of sectarianism is the enemy within

By Tom McGurk (for the Sunday Business Post)

At last week’s Downing Street meeting between Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Irish government was adamant about adding a new part to the wider peace process agenda, post-IRA decommissioning.

Published October 16, 2005

Concessions to DUP ‘might not be enough’

The British government is to reconstitute the North’s Policing Board next April to give the DUP more seats, and is also to provide Ian Paisley’s party with new British Lordships.

Published October 16, 2005

A history of inequality

A look at the consequences of the partition of Ireland for northern nationalists.

Published October 16, 2005


The 26-County Prime Minister Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, said today that unionist paramilitaries need “space, encouragement and support” to end their murder campaigns.

Published October 16, 2005

Monaghan anger over hospital tragedy

There have been calls for a full inquiry after an elderly man was allowed to die from a bleeding ulcer in Monaghan hospital.

Published October 16, 2005

Returned OTRs could face charges

The British government is expected shortly to publish legislation dealing with republicans “on the run” from outstanding conflict-related prosecutions.

Published October 16, 2005

PSNI to investigate priest over 'hate'

A Catholic priest who compared the treatment of Catholics under unionist rule to Nazi-era Germany is to be investigated by the North’s police over the remarks.

Published October 16, 2005

Special Branch disgraced by TV documentary

A former senior figure in the PSNI police Special Branch has admitted stealing confidential files relating to murder investigations in a bid to frustrate the work of the Police Ombudsman.

Published October 16, 2005

Running scared in decommissioning headlights

By Damian Kiberd (for Daily Ireland)

Why is it that the most fearsome enemies of the armed IRA are now running scared in the headlights of an unarmed republican movement?

Published October 11, 2005

Unionists blamed for bomb, arson

A bomb left by unionist paramilitaries at a primary school outside Ballymena has caused anger and concern for the children’s welfare.

Published October 11, 2005

Untimely death of Brian Campbell

Republican playwright and journalist Brian Campbell died suddenly near his home in Newry on Saturday.

Published October 11, 2005

Costello commemoration speech

The following was the keynote speech at last Sunday’s Seamus Costello Commemoration by the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) in Bray, County Wicklow.

Due to illness, it was delivered on behalf of Eddie McGarrigle by another member of the IRSP Ard-Chomhairle, Tomas Gorman.

Published October 11, 2005


The British Prime Minister and 26-County Taoiseach have vowed to press for a political deal in the North of Ireland as they hailed the disarming of the Provisional IRA during talks in London.

Published October 11, 2005

Media promotes anti-IRA hoax

Allegations in the mainstream media that properties worth over 40 million Euros have been connected to the Provisional IRA have been discredited in a press conference on Tuesday.

Published October 11, 2005

Good Morning, Northern Ireland

British troops in Ireland are to get their own radio station. Based in Lisburn, County Antrim the station will go on air on FM in the new year.

Published October 11, 2005

Speculation over LVF statement

The unionist paramilitary LVF may announce an end to its activities in a statement later this week, according to reports.

Published October 11, 2005

Equality means the end of this sad little state

By Jude Collins (for Daily Ireland)

Nationalists did an odd thing in 1998: they turned their back on a core element of nationalist belief. Until that point, nationalists had argued that Ireland’s affairs and the shape of Irish political life should be a matter for the people of Ireland to decide.

Published October 6, 2005

Massive wastage by Dublin government

Two large computer projects commissioned by the 26-County Department of Health are to be suspended as costs for the faltering projects ballooned into hundreds of millions of Euros.

Published October 6, 2005

A Bleak Future

While it is correct for the physical force tradition to claim that no republican died to ensure what Sinn Féin achieved, equally so none died so that republicans could become pariahs.

Published October 6, 2005


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