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Ahern comments on abuse apology

The Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern admitted to the Child Abuse Commission in Dublin today that the 26-County state had “let down” victims of child abuse in the past.

Published July 5, 2004

DUP must talk

By Danny Morrison

Seven weeks ago the IRA shot dead 34-year-old Brian Stewart in East Belfast. Two months before that the organisation killed 47-year-old Andrew Cully in Greyabbey by firing ten shots into him as he sat in his car. Three months before that the IRA killed 31-year-old John Allen at his home in Ballyclare.

Published July 5, 2004

Elderly couple targeted

A Catholic pensioner narrowly escaped injury yesterday when a rock was thrown through her bedroom window by loyalists.

Published July 5, 2004


The tenth annual parade by Orangemen in Portadown since trouble first arose passed off quietly yesterday, but there is still no sign they will hold face-to-face talks with nationalist residents.

Published July 5, 2004

Mass cancelled as Harryville intimidation lingers

Eight years after sectarian intimidation of Catholic church-goers began in Ballymena, the doors of the Church of Our Lady closed on Saturday night.

Published July 5, 2004

‘War is over’ - Orde

The Chief of the PSNI police has told a Sunday newspaper that he believes the war by the Provisional IRA is over and that Sinn Féin is moving closer to supporting his police force.

Published July 5, 2004

Man sentenced ‘in secret’

The case of a Limerick man sentenced to five years behind bars without his lawyer present must be reviewed, Republican Sinn Féin has said.

Published July 5, 2004

Ombudsman finds no collusion in Stobie death

The Police Ombudsman in the North, Nuala O’Loan, has said she believes the PSNI police did all they could to protect a British double-agent before he was shot dead.

Published July 5, 2004


Another member of the Human Rights Commission has resigned, claiming the body’s failure may have been orchestrated by the British government.

Published July 2, 2004

Bomb alerts cause Belfast chaos

The breakaway ‘Real IRA’ has claimed responsibility for a series of hoax bomb alerts which created traffic chaos across Belfast early yesterday.

Published July 2, 2004

New Deputy Mayor commemorates Somme

Sinn Féin’s approach to the annual commemoration in Belfast of the World War I Battle of the Somme has again proven controversial.

Published July 2, 2004

DUP attacks Trimble after ‘scrap Stormont’ call

Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble was today accused of trying to undermine efforts to restore the Belfast Assembly after calling for it to be scrapped if a deal to revive it is not reached it by September.

Published July 2, 2004

The Police Process

On his latest visit to the North only last week, Robert McBride, now a South African cop responsible for policing two million people, appeared as a guest of Coiste na n-Iarchimi.

Published July 2, 2004

More hype on base closures

An announcement that a British Army base in County Down is to close has been greeted with cynicism by republicans.

Published July 2, 2004

Drumcree showdown ruled out

Concerns that a sectarian march could still be forced through the nationalist Garvaghy Road in Portadown were resolved after the Protestant Orange Order dropped a legal challenge today.

Published July 2, 2004

Free Ciaran Ferry campaign appeal

The Ciaran Ferry Freedom Action Committee is holding a raffle to benefit the legal defence fund for Ciaran, an Irish republican and current U.S. resident unjustly imprisoned at the whim of U.S. immigration authorities.

Published July 2, 2004

Adams meets Parades Commission after Springfield u-turn

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP led a party delegation today to meet with the Parades Commission, which adjudicates over contentious marches in the North of Ireland.

Published June 30, 2004

Consistently inconsistent is the policy

By Brian Feeeney (for the Irish News)

Bertie bounced in from Tokyo on his way to Shannon to meet Bush. Blair swanned in on his way to Istanbul. They patted the politicians from the north on the head, held a cursory press conference and made off.

Published June 30, 2004

Collusion concerns over spy post deployment

The British Army has installed elements of the notorious Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) in the spy post on the top of Divis Tower in the heart of west Belfast.

Published June 30, 2004

Frequently asked questions about Travellers

The following information about the Travellers is from the Pavee Point organisation, www.paveepoint.ie

Published June 30, 2004


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