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Bloody Sunday Inquiry hears submissions

Soldiers “probably” were responsible for all of the deaths on Bloody Sunday, their legal representative admitted today.

Published June 9, 2004

Dublin Mayor ignored bombs inquiry

One of the Dublin government’s main prospects for retaining a European Parliament seat has confirmed that he fáiled to pass on information about the Dublin attacks to the recent inquiry into the bombings.

Published June 9, 2004

An agenda for change

By Bairbre de Brun
Sinn Féin candidate for Six County EU election

Is tráthúil an ócáid í seo do Shinn Féin. Tá deis ann anois Feisirí Eorpacha Shinn Féin ar fud an oileáin a thoghadh do Pharlaimint na hEorpa.

Published June 9, 2004


Voting is already underway in the European elections in Ireland, with the governing Fianna Fáil party in the South and the SDLP in the North both facing losses.

Published June 9, 2004

Intimidation in Ballymena

A senior Sinn Féin member, Michael Agnew, has been targeted in a pipe-bomb attack at his home in Ballymena, County Antrim.

Published June 9, 2004

Second republican Mayor of Derry

The Mayoral chain of Derry has been placed on a second Sinn Féin Mayor.

Published June 9, 2004

Review to resume after elections

It has been announced that the formal review of the Good Friday Agreement is to resume next Tuesday in Belfast. The North’s political parties are being invited this week to the talks, which will be attended by British and Irish ministers.

Published June 9, 2004

Support grows for cross-border ban on smoking

Pressure is growing for an all-Ireland ban on smoking in workplaces following the success of the measure in the 26 Counties.

Published June 4, 2004

‘Free Derry’ Wall repaired

Free Derry Corner, a listed tourist attraction, has been restored by a group of republicans.

Published June 4, 2004

A chance to show generosity

By John Waters

Sometime in the 1990s, when Ireland was at the peak of its football mania, a friend described to me the changed nature of social behaviour some distance away from the pitch.

Published June 4, 2004

DUP appeal on marching season

An appeal for calm at interface areas this summer by unionist leaders has been widely welcomed.

Published June 4, 2004

Patsy O’Hara Commemoration

The following address was given by a leading member of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) Eddie McGarrigle, in Derry last week at the annual commemoration of 1981 hunger strike patriot Pasy O’Hara

Published June 4, 2004


A man gunned downed at the gates of a South Belfast primary school on Thursday was responsible for the 1996 murder of former commander of the INLA republican armed group, Gino Gallagher.

Published June 4, 2004

Informer accusations denied

A north Belfast republican has denied reports that he had spied on the IRA for the RUC Special Branch police.

Published June 4, 2004

A blind eye on PSNI incident

Nationalist politicians last night epxressed anger over news that a PSNI police officer who drove an armoured Land Rover at a crowd of Catholics will not be prosecuted.

Published June 4, 2004

Citizenship risk cuts both ways

By Brian Feeney (for the irish News)

Here’s what the Good Friday Agreement says about citizenship. That the British and Irish governments will “recognise the birthright of all the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves and be accepted as Irish or British, or both, as they may so choose, and accordingly confirm that their right to hold both British and Irish citizenship is accepted by both governments and would not be affected by any future change in the status of Northern Ireland”.

Published June 2, 2004

Call for arrests in banking scandal

Ireland’s largest banking group is caught in a growing scandal over accusations of over-charging and other potentially criminal activities.

Published June 2, 2004

Building a Europe of Equals

The following is an extract from the Sinn Féin manifesto for the EU election, including a message from Gerry Adams.

Published June 2, 2004


There is growing confidence in Sinn Féin that the party will pick up at least two seats in the European parliament elections on June 10 and 11.

Published June 2, 2004

Unionists angry at loss of Mayoral positions

Sinn Féin councillor Joe O’Donnell was voted in as deputy Mayor of Belfast last night with the support of the Alliance party, who took the Mayoral position.

Published June 2, 2004


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