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Ludlow inquiry to get go-ahead

The Dublin government will recommend for a public inquiry into the 1976 killing of a County Louth man murdered by British soldiers in collusion with loyalist paramilitaries.

Published October 29, 2004

Omagh relative's anger at British silence

The father of one of the Omagh bomb victims has accused the British government of misleading the victims' families about the whereabouts of an informant who warned police in advance about the 1998 attack.

Published October 29, 2004

Murphy to meet UDA, UVF

British Direct Ruler Paul Murphy is to meet representatives of the UDA and other unionist paramilitary organisations next week.

Published October 29, 2004

PSNI gas handcuffed man

Sinn Féin in Derry has called for the withdrawal of tear gas devices following the suspension of a PSNI man who sprayed a handcuffed man with the gas.

Published October 26, 2004

The Cigar Man

By Danny Morrison (for the Andersonstown News)

Of all the memories I have of arrests, and there are quite a few, probably the most abiding is of Pierre Salinger, the former press secretary of President John F. Kennedy, nonchalantly puffing a huge Cuban cigar as he was hoisted into a jeep in Springfield Road barracks before being sent to Castlereagh for interrogation!

Published October 26, 2004

Second incident at border checkpoints

A British soldier manning a border checkpoint was the target of a second alleged ‘hit-and-run’ attack in South Armagh within a week.

Published October 26, 2004

Bush slated on Ireland

A report published by a California-based human rights group has criticised the Bush administrations’ record on Ireland and called for the election of Senator John Kerry as United States President.

Published October 26, 2004

DUP demanding ‘humiliation’ of IRA

Ian Paisley’s DUP has been accused of seeking to humiliate the Provisional IRA with a demand for the IRA to disarm publicly.

Published October 26, 2004

US Deportees appeal

A hearing into the case of Ciaran Ferry, whose case has been compared with that of Joe Doherty, is taking place in Denver on Thursday, October 28th at 10 a.m. Supporters and members of the media are urged to attend.

Published October 26, 2004


In a stunning reversal, Denis Bradley, the vice-chairman of the Policing Board has warned that nationalists could reconsider their involvement in policing if the long-standing political deadlock is not broken.

Published October 26, 2004

Protest at Spanish treatment of Belfast man

An alleged IRA Volunteer has criticised Spanish authorities for denying his legal rights for ten days before handing him to members of the PSNI police.

Published October 26, 2004

The Waiting Game

By Gerry Adams MP (for the Irish Voice)

This week saw a little flurry of media speculation around the talks process. This attention was sparked by remarks from both the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, and the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy. They separately indicated some optimism that the process could see a breakthrough in the short term.

Published October 22, 2004

Star’s anger at British harassment

Renowned Irish musician Christy Moore has spoken out against anti-Irish harassment after enduring victimisation at the hands of British police.

Published October 22, 2004

Tribute to George

By Bernadette McAliskey (for the Blanket)

I met George the very first time I went to America, in 1969 ‘straight from the Bogside front-line.’ I met a lot of people then, and thereafter, but there remains a small core of stalwarts, who have been my friends, compatriots, and companeros ever since that momentous trip; foremost amongst these, were my two great mentors Paul O’Dywer and George Harrison, both gone from us now.

Published October 22, 2004

Ahern backs Finucane family on public inquiry

The Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, has pledged to support the family of murdered defence lawyer Pat Finucane should they not back the limited inquiry which has been offered into his killing.

Published October 22, 2004


The nationalist SDLP has warned that there is no sign that the British government will not cave into the hardline unionist DUP, which is demanding major changes to the 1998 Good Friday peace Agreement.

Published October 22, 2004

Small constituencies a gerrymander - SF

Sinn Féin has warned that proportional representation is being diluted by small constituencies in the 26 Counties.

Published October 22, 2004

Irishwoman abducted in Iraq

The abduction of Irish-born aid worker Margaret Hassan in Iraq has brought a united appeal by Irish political parties for her release.

Published October 22, 2004

Millionaires go tax-free

Several millionaires in the 26 Counties are paying no income tax, according to figures released by the Dublin government.

Published October 22, 2004

Sectarian attacks in Belfast

A Catholic father-of-four came under brick and petrol bomb attack in their home on Sunday.

Published October 19, 2004


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