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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



IRA TO DISARM

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



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



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



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

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



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



UNIONISTS ISSUE DEMANDS

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



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



UNIONISTS BACK RIOTERS OVER POLICE

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



UVF specified; Orange Order moves to fringe

The British government has confirmed that it no longer recognises the UVF ceasefire. However, it is continuing to claim that the largest unionist paramilitary organisation, the UDA, is abiding by a ceasefire.

Published September 15, 2005



Magilligan prison to go

It was confirmed yesterday that Magilligan Prison in County Derry is to be replaced with a new jail.

Published September 15, 2005

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