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What next for loyalism?

Unionist paramilitaries are under immense pressure to follow Thursday’s announcement by the Provisional IRA by stating that they will call an end to all paramilitary and criminal activity.

Published July 30, 2005



Building confidence in peace

The first confirmation that a sequence of historical events was about to unfold this week was the emergence from prison on Wednesday of political hostage Sean Kelly.

Published July 30, 2005



Republicans express mixed feelings

Despite months of advance warning of Thursday’s IRA statement, the news has still came as a shock to many.

Published July 30, 2005



All the Hallmarks

By Bill Delaney

An innocent man, brutally shot dead in cold blood. Lies, dissemination and spin by ‘anti-terror’ British police and the usual cabal of media and politicians.

Published July 25, 2005



Poetry of Terence McSwiney

In 1920, during the Tan War, the British had withdrawn political status, which had been won after the death of Thomas Ashe in 1917 and after the 2-week mass hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail in April of 1920.

Published July 25, 2005



LVF forced out as feud escalates

Scores of unionist paramilitaries forced supporters of the rival LVF out of an East Belfast housing estate as PSNI police stood by today.

Published July 25, 2005



HELD IN CONTEMPT

Five Mayo men protesting against the construction of a dangerous gas pipeline through their community were sent back to jail on Monday -- despite confirmation that some of the construction work was carried out without official permission.

Published July 25, 2005



Translation problems in Kerry

A debate is raging in an Irish-speaking town in County Kerry, where local residents are to vote on changing the town’s name back to its original Irish form.

Published July 25, 2005



Speculation over Provisional IRA statement

Republicans are working hard to enable the Provisional IRA to abandon its armed struggle, but others have their parts to play, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said tonight [Monday night].

Published July 25, 2005



Churches attacked

Holy Cross Catholic church in north Belfast came under petrol bomb attack at the weekend.

Published July 25, 2005



London shoot-to-kill draws Irish parallels

Irish families have accused British authorities of hypocrisy after police apologised for shooting Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes dead on the London underground.

Published July 25, 2005



Decommissioning chief arrives

The head of the arms decommissioning body is already in Belfast awaiting developments ahead of an expected move by the Provisional IRA to disarm.

Published July 16, 2005



Notes on the marching season

Journalist Anne Cadwallader gathers memories about the marching season -- some of them hers, some, not but all of them, true.

Published July 16, 2005



CIRA MAKES CLAIM

The Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for a blast bomb attack on British forces amid rioting in north Belfast on Tuesday.

Published July 16, 2005



Loyalists’ suicide jibe provokes anger

Unionists erected a slogan on a bonfire in Belfast earlier this week mocking nationalists who have taken their own lives.

Published July 16, 2005



PKK blamed for death of Irish tourist

An Irish teenager from County Waterford has died in a suicide bomb blast in Turkey blamed on Kurdish separatists, the PKK.

Published July 16, 2005



Prisoners ‘punished’ over segregation

Tyrone priest Monsignor Denis Faul has warned of a danger of a Republican hunger strike in Maghaberry prison because of poor prisoner conditions.

Published July 16, 2005



Sectarian violence continues

A Catholic woman whose north Belfast home was hit by blast bombers today said she believed the attack was meant to kill.

Published July 16, 2005



Support for Truth Commission

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said Ireland could learn from his country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Published July 12, 2005



British ethos to blame for lack of equality

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

Equality of status and parity of esteem. That’s a phrase you don’t often hear these days. Yet it was a fundamental concept of the Good Friday Agreement. All the participants in the talks in 1997 committed themselves in the Declaration of Support for the Agreement to equality and mutual respect.

Published July 12, 2005

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