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Irish language channel to be available in the North?

The Irish language channel TG4 is to be extended across the Six Counties by the end of the year, the British government has promised.

Published May 14, 2005



Unionists paramilitaries up violence level

Sectarian attacks have increased over the past week, culminating in a machete attack in which a Catholic man almost bled to death in North Belfast.

Published May 14, 2005



Adams, Ahern confirm prisoners deal

Four members of the Provisional IRA remain in jail despite a deal for their release being reached in negotiations last year, it has been confirmed.

Published May 14, 2005



Peace process in free fall

By Gerry Adams (for the Guardian, April 30)

Last year London experienced the largest demonstration in its history - against the war in Iraq. For those who share that position its size was a great encouragement. Here was clear evidence that people in Britain don’t regard their government as infallible; and that there is support for diplomatic measures and opposition to war.

Published May 14, 2005



British fly solo on ‘reconciliation’

A truth and reconciliation process in the North of Ireland will only have credibility if there is an independent and international dimension to it, Sinn Féin said today.

Published May 14, 2005



DUP triumph kills off Agreement

By Damien Kiberd (for Daily Ireland)

There is a lot of vainglorious talk about the place, but the reality of the matter is as follows. The politics of the Six Counties are now controlled by two political parties, one of which is linked to an army and the other of which is linked to a church.

Published May 13, 2005



McCartneys allege fresh threats

The family of Robert McCartney say they have been warned of threats from criminal elements to have them “burnt out” of their homes and business.

Published May 13, 2005



Northern MPs not wanted in Dail - McDowell

Sinn Féin has clashed with Dublin’s Minister for Justice Michael McDowell on the issue of the right of northern MPs to representation in the 26-County parliament.

Published May 13, 2005



Council elelction results

The successful republican candidates in last week's local ouncil elections in the North.

Published May 13, 2005



ROAD TO NOWHERE

The 26 County government has given final approval to the construction of a motorway through the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Published May 13, 2005



Spellar out as new Ministers move in

The North’s most controversial Minister, John Spellar, has been replaced by a millionaire Tory renegade as part of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s cabinet reshuffle.

Published May 13, 2005



Paisley says never

DUP leader Ian Paisley has said that the DUP will “not be talking to the IRA now, tomorrow or ever” and that general election results in the North of Ireland represent the “burial” of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Published May 13, 2005



Move on without DUP - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has told the new British Direct Ruler that he must now move forward on an “agenda of change” without further delay.

Published May 13, 2005



UUP CRUSHED

Blame and retribution have replaced joy and sorrow following a crushing defeat for David Trimble and his Ulster Unionist Party and Sinn Féin’s eclipsing of the rival nationalist SDLP in the North’s elections.

Published May 9, 2005



Hain the Pain?

The new British Direct Ruler in Ireland, Peter Hain, has insisted today that securing a lasting peace settlement was a priority for Labour’s third term.

Published May 9, 2005



Concern at Omagh charge ‘stunt’

A lawyer acting for Omagh bomb accused, Sean Hoey, has said he is profoundly disturbed at reports alleging that his client will be charged with murder in relation to the 1998 Omagh bombing.

Published May 9, 2005



Mob attack kids’ bus

A junior soccer team have pulled out of their football league after a sectarian mob attacked their minibus in County Antrim.

Published May 9, 2005



Trimble’s road to nowhere

When the historical archive of David Trimble’s political life is assembled, the infamous Drumcree sequence will reemerge in all its irony.

Published May 9, 2005



Don’t mention the Famine - Ahern

Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has ruled out a national day to mark Ireland’s Great Famine -- in case “nobody turns up”.

Published May 9, 2005



Election news round-up

A summary of the news from each of the 18 Westminster constituencies.

Published May 9, 2005

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