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SF FOR COALITION - AHERN

Ireland’s new foreign affairs minister Dermot Ahern tonight said he looked forward to the day when Sinn Féin is in government in both parts of Ireland.

Published October 12, 2004



UDA, DUP blamed for intimidation

A former loyalist politician has described how he and his family have been targeted over the past 18 months in a unionist paramilitary campaign of intimidation.

Published October 12, 2004



McGuinness sets Halloween deadline for talks

Sinn Féin has set a deadline of Halloween for a peace process deal involving the hardline unionist DUP.

Published October 12, 2004



Save Tara campaign launched

A high-profile environmental campaign has begun a bid to stop the construction of a motorway close to the historic seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Published October 12, 2004



Wounded pride may take yet another fall

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

The thing about it is this. Sinn Féin and the DUP did not negotiate the Good Friday Agreement: it was the SDLP and the UUP. Furthermore, in 1998 it was presumed by all concerned, especially Dublin and London, that no arrangement in the north would work that did not enjoy the support of the SDLP and UUP.

Published October 8, 2004



Kenneth Bigley killed in Iraq

The beheading of Kenneth Bigley, who had been held hostage in Iraq for 22 days, has dismayed those campaigning in Ireland for his release.

Published October 8, 2004



George Harrison

George Harrison, patron of Republican Sinn Féin and celebrated veteran Irish Republican, died on October 6th at his home in New York.

The following article by Jimmy Breslin for Newsday recounts a life in struggle against British colonialism, oppression, racism and inequality.

Published October 8, 2004



EARLY DEAL UNLIKELY

Amid wrangling over what might constitute the fundamentals of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Ian Paisley’s DUP has again cast doubt that a new agreement may be reached in the short term.

Published October 8, 2004



IRA confirms wrongful killing

The Provisional IRA has said it killed 15-year-old Bernard Teggart in 1973.

Published October 8, 2004



UVF, UDA threaten nationalists

Nationalists in Derry have been urged to review their safety after a joint statement from unionist paramilitaries warned of attacks on the nationalist community.

Published October 8, 2004



Sinn Féin support continues to rise

A poll has shown a rise in support for Sinn Féin, which could hold the balance of power after the next 26-county general election.

Published October 8, 2004



Belfast jobs go as airlines cut back

The future of Shorts in Belfast and its 5,500 employees is threatened after parent company Bombardier Aerospace laid off another 560 workers.

Published October 8, 2004



Adams appeals for Bigley

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams yesterday appealed for the release of Iraq hostage Ken Bigley on Arabic TV.

Published October 1, 2004



Why do our politicians trust Blair?

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

In 1973 Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize despite policies in Vietnam, Chile and Cambodia which led, in the case of Cambodia, to the collapse of the state and the rise to power of the murderous Pol Pot whose crazy regime killed at least a million Cambodians.

Published October 1, 2004



Dermot Ahern

A profile of Dublin’s new minister of foreign affairs, Dermot Ahern.

Published October 1, 2004



INSTITUTIONS ‘MUST ADAPT’ - BRITAIN

Nationalists have reacted angrily to a suggestion by the British government that it could make significant departures from the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Published October 1, 2004



Arms finds follow feud murder

A man has died following a gun attack in Derry in what is believed to be a feud among unionist paramilitaries in the city.

Published October 1, 2004



Mary McAleese declared President for second term

Mrs Mary McAleese has been returned to office unopposed for a second seven-year term as President.

Published October 1, 2004



Orde says money needed to alter bases

The PSNI police in the North of Ireland need extra funds to remove fortification from its bases as part of the planned “normalisation” process, PSNI chief Hugh Orde claimed yesterday.

Published October 1, 2004



Merry-go-round for Dublin ministers

Only three new faces appeared in the Dublin Cabinet yesterday as Bertie Ahern carried out a long delayed reshuffle designed to refresh his coalition government’s image before the next General Election in the 26 Counties.

Published October 1, 2004

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