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SDLP blasts referendum on citizenship

The nationalist SDLP has attacked the Dublin government for its plans for a June referendum which threatens the Irish citizenship rights of northerners and the Good Friday Agreement.

Published April 19, 2004

Family `forced out' over welcome sign

Sinn Féin has denied `hounding' a family out of Antrim town because it had painted over a mural on their gable wall.

Published April 16, 2004

Electronic voting

The following is the introduction to the submission to the Commission on Electronic Voting by Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting.

The full text may be downloaded at https://evoting.cs.may.ie/

Published April 16, 2004


The British government has said it is to publish the report on the February beating of dissident Bobby Tohill at a Belfast city centre bar on Tuesday.

Published April 16, 2004

Loyalists in naked protest

Unionist paramilitary prisoners have gone naked at a County Antrim jail in what they said was an attempt to draw attention to their ``inhumane'' living conditions.

Published April 16, 2004

Paisley hails `death' of Agreement

The DUP leader, Ian Paisley, has said the Dublin government's desire to hold a referendum in the 26 Counties on citizenship is a breach of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and further evidence that it is dead

Published April 16, 2004

Is There A Republican Alternative?

On its sixth anniversary, we present a series of article in debate of the Good Friday Agreement. The following argument for an alternative is by Gerry Ruddy, Ard Chomhairle member of the Irish Republican Socialist Party.

Published April 16, 2004

Belfast City Council against Sunday Halloween

Unionists on Belfast City Council hves voted not to celebrate Hallowe'en night this year because it falls on a Sunday, angering pagans and nationalists alike.

Published April 16, 2004

Dispute over efforts to rebrand Doire Cholmcille

A legal dispute appears certainover efforts by Derry City Council to drop the use of `London' as a prefix for the city's name.

Published April 16, 2004


Offices of David Trimble’s Ulster Unionist Party were raided today as part of a police investigation into money laundering by the unionist paramilitary UDA.

Published April 15, 2004

McGuinness discusses Adams initiative with US envoy

Sinn Fein MP Martin McGuinness, taking two days off from his Westminster re-election campaign to visit the US, had a 45-minute meeting with the Bush administration’s envoy to Mitchell Reiss, in Washington on Wednesday. Mr Reiss described it as a “good meeting” and a “business-like session”, held at Mr McGuinness’s request.

Published April 15, 2004

Ulster is ours and thus it shall stay

By Danny Morrison (for Daily Ireland)

Ulster is ours! Ulster will remain ours!” was Ian Paisley’s characteristically inclusive, Christian message to the leader of northern nationalists, Gerry Adams, as he accepted the DUP nomination for North Antrim in the 1912, sorry 2005, Westminster general election.

Published April 15, 2004

Bomb planted outside theatre

Dissident republicans have been blamed for leaving a bomb in a car parked outside a theatre in Lisburn, County Antrim last night.

Published April 15, 2004

McCartneys’ intimidation claims rejected

East Belfast residents involved in an exchange of words with the McCartney family on Wednesday afternoon have dismissed media reports that a dozen people were involved.

Published April 15, 2004

Donegal family press collusion concerns

The 26-County Minister for Justice has failed to defuse a new controversy over the murder of County Donegal Sinn Fein councillor Eddie Fullerton in 1991.

Published April 15, 2004

SDLP embattled in election shenannigans

A massive row has erupted in west Tyrone following confirmation of the SDLP’s decision to stand a candidate in the constituency against independent Assembly member and hospitals campaigner Dr Kieran Deeny.

Published April 15, 2004

17 reasons for banning plastic bullets

Seventeen reasons why the Policing Board should not have voted two weeks ago for the PSNI to acquire these deadly weapons.

Published April 15, 2004

Closing a `back door' into the EU

One of the boasts of those who impelled us towards what they called ``European integration'' has been that this would make Ireland a more tolerant, inclusive and pluralist place.

Published April 13, 2004

Quiet start to marching season

There has been no violence at the beginning of the Protestant ``marching season'' in Ireland, with a number of previously contentious parades passing off peacefully.

Published April 13, 2004


A New York man, originally from Belfast, was violently dragged from his car and arrested by the PSNI police on Friday before being released without charge the following day.

Published April 10, 2004


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