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Today is the 30th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, the worst single day of the recent conflict in Ireland, and there have been fresh appeals for a probe of the involvement of the British Crown forces.

Published May 17, 2004

Republicans targeted in Antrim, Derry

Two bombs were planted today at a Sinn Féin activist’s home in northern County Antrim.

Published May 17, 2004

Poll suggests big swing in June election

The Dublin government faces the loss of between 50 and 100 local council seats according to a Sunday newspaper poll, with the seats being snapped up by Sinn Féin and other left-wing parties.

Published May 17, 2004

Judge to decide fate of Colombia 3

Supporters of the Colombia 3 have said that the decision on whether the men can leave the country rests solely with the Judge in the case.

Published May 12, 2004

Talks planned on ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ process

The British government is to begin a new consultation with victims’ groups and other organisations in the first step of a ‘truth and reconciliation’ process.

Published May 12, 2004

Sectarianism and the DUP

The DUP is now the largest political party in the north of Ireland.

Published May 12, 2004

Death of Bernadette McAllister

Bernadette McAllister, wife of former INLA man Malachy McAllister, has died in the US after a battle against cancer.

Published May 12, 2004

Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture

The annual Bobby Sands Memorial Lecture was delivered last weekend by Michael Finucane, son of Belfast defence lawyer Patrick Finucane, who was shot dead by the UDA pro-British death squad in 1989.

Published May 12, 2004

Murphy under pressure over inquiry refusal

The widow of murdered defence lawyer Pat Finucane yesterday accused British Direct Ruler Paul Murphy of trying to block a public inquiry into his death.

Published May 12, 2004


The European election race is well underway in the Six Counties after candidates from the DUP, Sinn Féin and SDLP handed in their nomination papers.

Published May 12, 2004

Gardai suspected British role in Dublin/Monaghan bombings

The Garda police in the 26 Counties suspected their northern counterparts were involved with unionist death squads in perpetrating the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974.

Published May 12, 2004

A Proud Tradition

By Danny Morrison

The ‘Daily Telegraph’ wrote: “The Royal Military Police are already investigating allegations of mistreatment of Iraqis by British soldiers in southern Iraq after the Mirror’s publication of photographs said to show a member of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment urinating on an Iraqi lying in a military truck with a hood over his head.”

Published May 10, 2004

Hunger strikers remembered

More than 2,000 republicans gathered in Belfast city centre at the weekend for the 23rd annual commemoration of the 1981 hunger strikes.

Published May 10, 2004

DUP vows end to Good Friday Agreement

Ian Paisley’s DUP vowed at the weekend to put the Good Friday Agreement “out of its misery”.

Published May 10, 2004

‘This is war’

The following is an edited version of the party leader’s address by Ian Paisley to the annual conference of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Published May 10, 2004


The release of Provisional IRA prisoners still held at Castlerea jail are a bargaining chip for the Dublin government in its continuing negotiations with Sinn Féin, the Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has confirmed.

Published May 10, 2004

Call for inquiry over Garda May Day violence

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has called for an inquiry into the level of force used to police a protest in Dublin on May Day.

Published May 10, 2004

South Armagh anger at police board exercise

Policing representatives called off a meeting in south Armagh today following fierce resistance from residents.

Published May 10, 2004

UVF claim pipe bombings

A group calling itself the Protestant Action Force has claimed responsibility for a number of pipe bombs planted in Randalstown outside Belfast overnight.

Published May 10, 2004

British move to block SF fundraising

The British government has been accused of damaging the democratic process by restricting the fund-raising of political parties.

Published May 7, 2004


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