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Bafflement at DUP contradictions

Amid conflicting messages from unionists in recent days, Sinn Féin president Mr Gerry Adams said yesterday that London and Dublin must now decide whether the Good Friday Agreement or the Democratic Unionist Party is to prevail in the North of Ireland.

Published September 7, 2004



Outline of deal can be detected

The following is an edited version of an address by DUP Deputy Leader Peter Robinson MP MLA at the annual conference of the Irish Small Firms Association in Dublin Castle.

Published September 7, 2004



Affordable housing scheme collapses

A touted initiative by the 26 County Dublin government to provide cheaper housing in new private estates resulted in just 163 social and affordable houses being built last year, despite an overall output of 69,000 houses and apartments.

Published September 3, 2004



Unionism will never share power

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

Ten years ago nationalists woke up in hope and expectation that a new political landscape had opened up with the IRA cessation announced the previous day. That night the UDA murdered a 32-year-old Catholic, John O’Hanlon, in a drive-by shooting in north Belfast.

Published September 3, 2004



Court action over prisoner conditions

A republican prisoner in Maghaberry jail is taking a High Court action challenging the way the Prison Service is operating a restrictive and punitive regime of segregation in the jail.

Published September 3, 2004



US activist alerts

The Irish-American Unity Conference has listed some ways you can help promote the Irish cause in the US in the correct political context.

Published September 3, 2004



IRA MUST GO, SF MUST REFORM - PAISLEY

DUP hardliners led by Ian Paisley have insisted that any breakthrough in negotiations this month will require an overhaul of Sinn Féin as a political party and the end of the IRA.

Published September 3, 2004



Call for legislation reform ahead of parade

A north Belfast interface is tense ahead of a contentious march this weekend.

Published September 3, 2004



UDA attempt mass murder at pub

Unionist paramilitaries crashed a fork lift truck into a north Belfast pub last night in an attempt to murder staff and customers.

Published September 3, 2004



U.S. comments cause anger, bafflement

President George Bush’s chief strategist, Karl Rove, has invoked the wrath of Irish America by comparing the IRA to al-Qaeda.

Published September 3, 2004



TEN YEARS ON: NO JUSTICE

On the tenth anniversary of the ceasefire announcement by the Provisional IRA in 1994, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that the cessation ‘gave birth to enormous hope and expectation for the future’, but warned that such hope had not been fulfilled.

Published August 31, 2004



Gaelic fans attacked

Fans returning from Sunday’s Gaelic football semi-final between Derry and Kerry were attacked at Newbuildings on the outskirts Derry, on Sunday night.

Published August 31, 2004



Kerry opposes contract for controversial colonel

US Presidential candidate John Kerry has publicly backed calls for an investigation into a decision to award a multi-million dollar security contract to a controversial former British army colonel.

Published August 31, 2004



Olympic hero and villain

An Irish showjumper has returned home to a hero’s welcome after clinching the country’s only medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Published August 31, 2004



Trouble in north Belfast

There has been a marked increase in sectarian attacks in north Belfast in recent days.

Published August 31, 2004



A Quarter Of A Century Ago

Twenty-five years on, our day is as far away as ever.

Published August 31, 2004



British policy perpetuates inequality

The edited text of the address by Sinn Féin chairman Mitchel McLaughlin to the Michael Gaughan Commemoration on Sunday.

Published August 31, 2004



Some Mother’s Son

By Danny Morrison
www.dannymorrison.com

Only once did I feel any sympathy for Margaret Thatcher. It was January 1982 and her son Mark was lost in the Sahara Desert whilst rallying. A camera caught her going into Number 10 and she was clearly distraught at the thought of her helpless son dying from hunger and thirst. It occurred to me: maybe now she realises how the mother of a hunger striker felt.

Published August 31, 2004



Not only the DUP want Sinn Féin kept out

By Brian Feeney (for the Irish News)

Have you been following the saga of the longest cabinet reshuffle in history? It’s been going on now since June and is set to continue until some time in September. It’s a make-or-break reshuffle for Fianna Fail.

Published August 27, 2004



‘Vindictive’ arrest of former porter

A former porter at the Stormont Assembly buildings, who had faced charges in connection with an alleged “IRA spy ring” that brought down the power sharing institutions, has been arrested in controversial circumstances.

Published August 27, 2004

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