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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



WARNING ON BRITISH INTENTIONS

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



5,000 troops -- a funny sort of normal

Keen to accentuate the positive, our politicians point to the several thousand British troops going home and sing mum on the thousands who will remain.

Published October 19, 2004



Ahern dampens coalition speculation

Fianna Fáil has appeared to row back on suggestions that Sinn Féin could form part of a coalition government in Dublin following the next 26 County general election.

Published October 19, 2004



Coalition possible only for change

By Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (for Village)

The question of Sinn Féin involvement in a future coalition government is one which appears to particularly exercise Fianna Fáil. For some years now that party’s leading lights have returned again and again to this issue. Depending on who is talking they either signal a willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin or they rule that out.

Published October 19, 2004



Coalition possible only for change

By Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (for Village)

The question of Sinn Féin involvement in a future coalition government is one which appears to particularly exercise Fianna Fáil. For some years now that party’s leading lights have returned again and again to this issue. Depending on who is talking they either signal a willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin or they rule that out.

Published October 19, 2004



TALKS INTENSIFY

A breakthrough in the North’s political process may be just “weeks away”, Britain’s Direct Ruler has said.

Published October 19, 2004



PSNI, IMC admit “mistakes”

The PSNI police has apologised for providing false information on the death of Michael O’Hare, which was described as sectarian in the report of the International Monitoring Commission earlier this year.

Published October 19, 2004



British Army chopper incursion

The British Army has admitted that a Puma helicopter crossed the border into County Monaghan at the weekend.

Published October 19, 2004



Extreme poverty in west Dublin

A report published today paints a disturbing picture of poverty, social exclusion and deprivation in west Dublin.

Published October 19, 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



Challenge facing the DUP

By Gerry Adams

Each negotiation within the peace process presents its own particular and peculiar set of difficulties. It also presents opportunities. The current negotiation is no different and in many ways it is probably the most challenging any of us have had to face so far.

Published October 15, 2004



British military blamed for inquiry delay

British soldiers involved in the killing of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 are threatening legal action which could delay publication of the report of the public inquiry or lead to a dilution of the findings.

Published October 15, 2004



Furore over FF-SF coalition report

There has been a strong reaction to suggestions of a possible Sinn Féin coalition with Fianna Fail following the next general election.

Published October 15, 2004



Extradition in IRA bomb case

The arrest of a Belfast man on holiday in Tenerife has been described as s “petty, vindictive and unnecessary”.

Published October 15, 2004



Looking back in sadness

Ten years ago, on October 13th, 1994.the Combined Loyalist Military Command, representing the UDA, UVF and Red Hand Commando, declared a ceasefire.

Published October 15, 2004



‘ORANGE LINE’ - TEN YEARS ON

Unionist paramilitaries have declared Protestant housing estates to be no-go areas for Catholics.

Published October 15, 2004

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