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Making Republicanism Relevant - This is our Time

An edited version of the annual speech by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at the grave of Wolfe Tone in Bodenstown, County Kildare.

Published June 21, 2004



MARCH MOB ATTACKS HOSPITAL

A north Belfast hospital was stormed by a mob of unionist paramilitary supporters after Friday night’s contentious ‘Tour of the North’ march.

Published June 21, 2004



Process ‘has not stopped’

The British government has suggested that serious efforts to restore the North’s power-sharing institutions may be put off until after the summer, drawing criticism from Sinn Féin for backing what it said was a timetable set by unionist hardliners.

Published June 21, 2004



The Real Slow Learners

by Danny Morrison (for the Andersonstown News)

It was Seamus Mallon who famously once described the Belfast Agreement as ‘Sunningdale for Slow Learners’, a soundbite which was immediately seized upon by opponents and critics of the Republican Movement. They were claiming, in varying degrees, that what was negotiated in 1998 was available in the power-sharing Sunningdale arrangements of 1974 and therefore republicans, by continuing the armed struggle, had to bear major responsibility for the continuation of the conflict and the loss of all subsequent life.

Published June 21, 2004



Anti-war groups prepare protests for Bush summit

A number of organisations have announced plans for protests in the south Clare area for the visit of US President George Bush to Ireland next weekend.

Published June 21, 2004



Ahern urged to seek top EU post

Following the successful negotiation of a new constitution for the European Union, the Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, could be set to quit the Dublin government for the lucrative position of President of the European Commission.

Published June 21, 2004



SF suspends councillor

Sinn Féin has suspended one of its newly elected Dublin councillors while it purses an investigation into unspecified allegations.

Published June 21, 2004



Dublin/Monaghan group goes to Europe

Relatives and survivors of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings are going to the European Court of Human Rights in their battle for a full public inquiry.

Published June 21, 2004



Election results summary

Latest results from the European and local elections.

Published June 14, 2004



Referendum result undermines Agreement

The citizenship referendum in the 26 Counties has caused political damage to the Good Friday Agreement, nationalists have warned.

Published June 14, 2004



UVF issue threats in Ballymena

A number of Catholics in a County Antrim town have been warned they are under threat from unionist paramilitaries.

Published June 14, 2004



Rosy Future for Sinn Féin

By Danny Morrison
(for the Irish Examiner)

If the election results augur well for the future of one party above all others throughout Ireland, that party is Sinn Féin. Both North and South its vote has continued to increase and later today the party’s confirmation as the leadership of northern nationalists will be reinforced with the election of Bairbre de Brun to Europe in a close-fought contest with Jim Allister of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Published June 14, 2004



Heath unleashed Bloody Sunday ‘death squad’ - QC

The Bloody Sunday inquiry was urged today to determine the extent of former British Prime Minister Ted Heath’s responsibility for the deaths of the 13 people shot dead by troops at the civil rights march in Derry over 30 years ago.

Published June 14, 2004



Election results summary

The results of the European and local elections.

Published June 14, 2004



ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS FOR SINN FÉIN

Sinn Féin has made historic gains in local and European elections at the expense of Fianna Fáil in the South and the SDLP in the North.

Published June 14, 2004



McBride anger at US contract for discredited Guardsman

A former British Army officer who falsely suggested that murdered Belfast teenager Peter McBride may have been carrying a bomb when he was murdered by two soldiers under his command has been awarded a major private security contract in Iraq by the US Department of Defence, according to the Pat Finucne centre, a Derry-based human rights group.

Published June 14, 2004



MI5 man says IRA campaign was successful

An MI5 officer has stated publicly that the IRA “fought a just cause” and won a “successful campaign” during the 30-year conflict in the North.

Published June 14, 2004



Call off this sad witchhunt

By Mark Brennock (for the Irish Times)

You could be forgiven for thinking the State itself was under threat. A matter has arisen that is so grave that the Cabinet has now discussed it at least three times in recent weeks. Legislation has been rushed through the Oireachtas. The Taoiseach and Minister for Justice speak with growing solemnity about the situation.

Published June 11, 2004



Blair gets election drubbing

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing a bleak future following huge losses in the local elections in England and Wales.

Published June 11, 2004



British cabinet linked to Finucane murder

Judge Peter Cory, who investigated the controversial murder of Pat Finucane, has revealed that documents relating to the conspiracy to kill the Belfast defense lawyer were seen by the British government cabinet.

Published June 11, 2004

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