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Adams, McCartneys for USA

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has arrived in the United States for a week of engagements with supporters.

Published March 14, 2005

UVF killers were working for police

A former top RUC policeman has confirmed that two unionist paramilitaries behind a series of murders in the 1990s had been working as British agents at the time.

Published March 14, 2005


Senior civil servants in the 26-County government knew that pensioners were being illegally charged for nursing home care years before the matter became public knowledge, it has emerged.

Published March 10, 2005

IRA reports on McCartney investigation

The Provisional IRA has made it absolutely clear that those who killed Robert McCartney in a knife-fight outside a Belfast bar last month must be held to account.

Published March 10, 2005

Sinn Féin deprived of Westminster funding

Sinn Féin was prevented on Thursday from receiving 440,000 pounds sterling ($1m) of allowances and funding by the British government in connection with the party’s elected members of the Westminster parliament.

Published March 10, 2005

Anti-republican hysteria could backfire

There is no alternative but to press ahead with building a process affirmed by a huge majority of voters in 1998 by way of referendum.

Published March 10, 2005

Victims group left cold by police reinvestigations

The British government has announced is is to investigate up to 2,000 unsolved killings from 1968 to 1998, funding the PSNI police up to 32 million punds sterling (46 million Euros) to do so.

Published March 10, 2005

War on trial

A group of peace activists known as the Pitstop Ploughshares are currently on trial in Dublin over their efforts to stop US warplanes using Shannon airport in the west of Ireland en route to Iraq.

The following is their statement of faith and an appeal for support.

Published March 10, 2005

Renewed focus on Finucane case

Pressure is mounting on British Prime Minister Tony Blair over his government’s refusal to have a public inquiry on the murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane.

Published March 10, 2005

McDowell should learn lessons from history

By Brian Feeney (for the Sunday Business Post)

Nearly 50 years ago, the British government arrested Archbishop Makarios, the Greek Orthodox primate of Cyprus, and exiled him to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

Published March 6, 2005

Bloody Sunday internee blasts inquiry, imprisonment

The only person to have been convicted in connection with Bloody Sunday today branded the new Inquiry into the killing of 13 civil rights demonstrators in Derry in 1972 as “a farce”.

Published March 6, 2005

Short shrift for the Strand

People are undoubtedly angry about the IRA in the Short Strand area of Belfast - but it’s not anger at the intimidation of witnesses who might finger those who killed Robert McCartney at a city centre bar on January 30. Far from it.

Published March 6, 2005


Sinn Féin has responded to its political critics with an extraordinary annual conference in Dublin this weekend.

Published March 6, 2005

Irish language channel broadcasts Belfast test signal

Irish-language TV coverage in the North of Ireland took another faltering step forward yesterday when Ireland’s Irish language television station, TG4, began broadcasting a test signal from Divis Mountain on the outskirts of Belfast.

Published March 6, 2005

Hold the front page

The mainstream Dublin and London media, attending Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis in Dublin this weekend, had to abandon their prepared script at an early stage.

Published March 6, 2005

Irish lives bottom of British Army’s table

The family of a North Belfast teenager shot dead by two British soldiers has challenged the British Army to explain why they had not been thrown out despite serving murder convictions.

Published March 6, 2005

McLaughlin delivers negotiations report to SF Ard Fheis

The following is an edited address by Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin to his party's annual conference on Sinn Féin's view of recent negotiations in the peace process.

Published March 6, 2005

Give it up - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has made an unequivocal demand for the killers of Robert McCartney, who died in a knife-fight outside a Belfast bar in January, to face justice.

Published March 3, 2005

Hunger strike claim rubbished

Republicans have angrily rejected claims in a new book that a British offer to concede most of the demands of the 1981 hunger strikers was rejected for political gain.

Published March 3, 2005

MI5 extends role in Ireland

British intelligence agency MI5 will take formal control of British “national security” in Ireland, including classified information held by the PSNI police, it was announced this week.

Published March 3, 2005


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