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Bogus arrest damages peace process

A Sinn Féin assembly member arrested by police investigating the Claudy bomb attack has accused the PSNI of trying to wreck his reputation.

Published December 4, 2005

Electoral fraud continues

The British government is being urged to create a permanent rolling electoral register after it emerged that 100,000 voters in the Six Counties remain disenfranchised despite the compilation of a new list.

Published December 4, 2005

The Irish Stone

By Jim Dee (for Daily Ireland)

Wandering away from the glittering lights of downtown Montreal towards the expansive St Lawrence River, a visitor approaching Victoria Bridge will find a grim memorial to history’s often cruel hand.

Published December 4, 2005


Nationalist residents’ groups opposed to unionist parades have described the new Parades Commission as a “sop” to unionists.

Published December 4, 2005

Sinn Féin challenges legality of sanctions body

Sinn Féin lodged legal papers in the High Court in London yesterday, seeking to have the so-called ‘Independent Monitoring Commission’ declared unlawful.

Published December 4, 2005

Victims see legislation as British cover-up

The British government has been urged by victims’ groups to ‘go back to the drawing board’ and introduce a proper truth recovery process.

Published December 4, 2005

Movement needed on powersharing - Adams

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said the British and Irish governments should prepare a plan to restore the North’s powersharing institutions early next year.

Published December 4, 2005

Northern state is being eroded

By Tommy McKearney (for Daily Ireland)

Last week’s proposals for reforming public administration in the North may eventually prove to be as significant as the abolition of Stormont in 1973. For the first time since the struggle for Civil Rights challenged an undemocratic unionist regime in 1968, Britain’s government is giving practical recognition to the fact that the political entity known as Northern Ireland is unworkable.

Published November 30, 2005

Centenary celebrated

The 100th anniversary of the day on which Sinn Féin was founded was marked by a number of republican events this week.

Published November 30, 2005

New campaign to legalise emigrants

The United States is being urged to give working visas to tens of thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants.

Published November 30, 2005

The founding of Sinn Féin

The founding date of Sinn Féin is 28 November 1905. On that date the first Annual Convention of the National Council was held in the Rotunda, Dublin. The meeting began at 11am and among the over 100 delegates were Arthur Griffith, Edward Martyn, Thomas Martin, John Sweetman, Jenny Wyse-Power, Padraig Mac Piarais, Maire de Buitleir, Patrick McCartan, Oliver St John Gogarty, Peadar O Cearnaigh, Sean T O Ceallaigh and William Cosgrave. Two of those delegates, Mac Piarias and Michael O’Hanrahan of Wexford, were among the executed leaders in 1916.

Published November 30, 2005

Ferry stand-off continues

A national day of solidarity is being organised next week as a dramatic protest by Irish Ferries workers continues.

Published November 30, 2005


The arrest of Sinn Féin assembly member Francie Brolly in connection with the 1972 Claudy bomb investigation has provoked immense anger.

Published November 30, 2005

OTR bill ‘will be passed’ - Hain

The British government has said it will not tolerate any “wrecking amendments” to proposed legislation concerning those ‘on the run’ from potential conflict-related prosecutions.

Published November 30, 2005

SF must be ready for power - Adams

At an all-Ireland strategy conference in Monaghan on Saturday, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the party must prepare itself for power.

Published November 30, 2005

Don’t let facts get in the way of a good jibe

By Jim Gibney (for the Irish News)

In his failed attempts to undermine Sinn Féin’s growing popularity, SDLP leader Mark Durkan hit a new low in his party conference speech a few weeks ago.

Published November 26, 2005

Death of George Best

The passing of one of the North’s most famous celebrities, soccer legend George Best, has led to a wave of tributes for a man some consider to have been Ireland’s greatest sportsman.

Published November 26, 2005

100 years of confusion

A Fine Gael attempt to stake a claim to the Sinn Féin heritage has sparked a row over the legacy of Arthur Griffith’s movement.

Published November 26, 2005

Collusion ‘amnesty’ provokes clash

A vote on the OTRs bill was passed at its second reading in the London parliament amid continuing controversy over the legislation.

Published November 26, 2005

IRA no threat to ‘exiles’ - Adams

Mr Adams said those told to leave the North of Ireland by the Provisional IRA were free to return home but first should contact the communities from which they were ‘exiled’.

Published November 26, 2005


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