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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

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

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

Unionists in denial about decades of injustice

By Jim Gibney (for the Irish News)

The main conclusion for northern nationalists arising from the recent debate sparked by Fr Reid’s Nazi/unionist comparison is unionist denial about their role and responsibility for creating the conditions which led to almost 30 years of war.

Published October 28, 2005

Church’s child abuse exposed

The true extent of paedophilia in the Catholic Church in Ireland has emerged for the first time following the publication of a state inquiry into the sexual abuse of young boys and girls in County Wexford.

Published October 28, 2005

Being told to stand up straight by Quasimodo

‘A race to the bottom’ - that’s how Taoiseach Bertie Ahern described the press coverage of former Fianna Fail TD Liam Lawlor’s death.

Published October 28, 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

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

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


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