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Shame on leaders who show moral cowardice

It's a safe bet none of those involved in rioting on the streets of Belfast and elsewhere over the last couple of weeks felt shame when the pictures of flame and destruction were flashed round the world. Why should they?

Published September 22, 2005

Divis tower revisited

Gerry Adams  took journalists on the roof of Divis Tower in west Belfast to view the now-vacated site of an infamous British spy-post.

Published September 22, 2005

Sinn Fein seek progress

The edited text of an address by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams MP to party supporters in South Armagh on Thursday evening.

Published September 22, 2005


Sinn Fein chief negotiator Martin McGuinness is travelling to Washington on Tuesday amid intense speculation that disarmament by the Provisional IRA is imminent and could come as soon as next week.

Published September 22, 2005

Unionists claim victimhood

Historians have been baffled by a unionist mural which claims that thousands of Protestant women and children fled to Liverpool from Belfast during the conflict.

Published September 22, 2005

SF advances plans for unity

Following a day-long meeting of Sinn Fein assembly members in south Armagh this Thursday, tens of thousands of republicans are expected to converge on Dublin for a historic rally on Saturday.

Published September 22, 2005

Ferry company ships jobs

Irish Ferries is to replace hundreds of workers with seafarers from eastern Europe in a move that has shocked trade unions and political leaders.

Published September 19, 2005


Unionist paramilitaries involved in intense violence on the streets of Belfast have demanded the British government end what it described as the “suppression and containment” of Protestants in the North of Ireland.

Published September 19, 2005

Sectarian gangs trawl for victims

A Catholic man from north Belfast has been viciously stabbed by a unionist gang under the direction of a young woman who yelled: ‘Slice the Fenian bastard’.

Published September 19, 2005

Adams hails US support for peace process

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP, who has spent four days in political briefings in Washington DC, has expressed his confidence that the Provisional IRA leadership will honour its commitments, including that of engaging with the decommissioning body and putting its weapons beyond use.

Published September 19, 2005

UVF vendetta seen in petrol-bomb attack

Unionist paramilitaries have petrol-bombed the family of one of their murder victims.

Published September 19, 2005

Heartland’s unionism belongs in a trailer park

By Tom McGurk (for the Sunday Business Post)

Last Saturday night the unionists of Belfast treated us to an evening of truly surreal proportions. Outside City Hall, thousands waving Union Jacks were part of a live BBC broadcast of the last night of the proms. They sang lustily. Donegal Square echoed to Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

Published September 19, 2005

CIRA vow to defend nationalist areas

Hardline republicans have promised a “vicious and violent” response if nationalists are murdered by unionist paramilitaries.

Published September 19, 2005


The SAS have carried on a ‘Dirty War’ in British colonies long before their deployment in the conflict in the North of Ireland or their latest skirmish in Iraq. A look at the history of the Special Air Service, from the book ‘Oliver’s Army’ by Aly Renwick.

Published September 19, 2005

Destroying Ulster, not loving it

Last week’s rioting shows that unionists still remain leaderless and have learnt little from the clear PR disasters that were Drumcree, Harryville and Holy Cross.

Published September 15, 2005

Attack linked to McCartney dispute

Republicans have been blamed for an attack on a friend of Robert McCartney in east Belfast on Monday night.

Published September 15, 2005

Colombia 3 case under discussion

The 26-County government has received ‘documentation’ from the Colombian authorities relating to three Irishmen falsely accused of training left wing rebels in the south American country.

Published September 15, 2005

Demographic change sees surge in population, immigration

Ireland’s population is booming, according to new official statistics which show a surge in immigration.

Published September 15, 2005

Unionists must sit down with Sinn Féin

By Martin McGuinness MP (for the Irish News)

The recent historic initiative by the IRA created an unprecedented sense of optimism and expectation that renewed progress can be made towards a lasting peace. The response has been almost universally positive and forward thinking. Except that is within the leadership of unionism. There the response has been negative, cynical and backward looking.

Published September 15, 2005


Mainstream unionist politicians have withdrawn from police boards, condemning the PSNI police -- but not rioters -- after a fifth night of disturbances in Belfast.

Published September 15, 2005


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