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Blair lied as inquiries bill passes

The Inquiries Bill to limit the scope of public inquiries has been rushed through the London parliament after the British general election was called last Tuesday.

Published April 7, 2004


The Provisional IRA has said it is currently considering an appeal by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams for it to make a “historic decision” to take forward its struggle through “purely political and democratic activity”.

Published April 7, 2004

Death of Sean Oliver

One of Belfast’s oldest republicans, Sean Oliver, died on Tuesday after a long illness.

Published April 7, 2004


The British government is being strongly pressured by human rights groups, Irish nationalists, the Irish and US governments, a former senior United Nations representative and its own appointed investigator to give the go-ahead to a public inquiry into the 1989 killing of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane.

Published April 5, 2004

Garda collusion questions remain on Dublin/Monaghan

The Barron report on the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings suppressed allegations that the 26 County Garda police colluded in the attacks, according to retired Irish military intelligence officer Lt Col John Morgan.

Published April 5, 2004

Nelson diary reveals FRU/UDA training misssions

The prison diary of Brian Nelson, the chief intelligence officer of the unionist paramilitary UDA, show that the British Army and the RUC police trained, armed and directed the UDA's death squads during its campaign of sectarian murder in the North.

Published April 5, 2004

No unionist pact for Westminster election

A decision by Ian Paisley's DUP to contest the Westminster seat for the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency could mark the end of unionist electoral co-operation for marginal seats.

Published April 5, 2004

Naming of new Rodaí Mac Corlaí bridge

Republicans are to rename a newly opened bridge on the main Belfast to Derry road in honour of an Irish patriot, hanged from the original bridge in 1798.

Published April 5, 2004

British close ranks on 30 years in the North

Last week, the Oireachtas Committee on Justice reported on its deliberations on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings case in the aftermath of the Barron Report. I'm afraid it might have laboured manfully, but in the end it brought forth a mouse.

Published April 5, 2004

Easter 1916, part I

The first part of a two-part series examining the Easter Rising, its historical context and significance.

Published April 5, 2004

Former Minister confirms Gilmartin cabinet meeting

Irish Senator Mary O'Rourke has backed up a claim by property developer Tom Gilmartin that he met a number of Dublin government ministers at a meeting in parliamentary buildings in 1989.

Published April 5, 2004

Adams backs campaign to save 16 Moore Street

The Dublin government has been condemned for its lack of commitment to save the house where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule made their last stand.

Published April 2, 2004

April fools

The British government's announcement of public inquiries into three recent cases of alleged collusion yesterday has masked its continuing attempt to cover up a sprawling conspiracy of official terror and assassination.

Published April 2, 2004

Findings of Judge Cory

The following was prepared by the Committee for the Administration of Justice.

Published April 2, 2004

Finucane campaign will continue

Mrs Geraldine Finucane accused the British government of ongoing delaying tactics and vowed that the campaign for an inquiry would continue.

Published April 2, 2004


The Cory reports have exposed those sections of the British Crown forces in the North who engaged in their own murderous `Dirty War' in Ireland.

Published April 2, 2004

FRU men seek Finucane inquiry?

Members of the British Army's secretive Force Research Unit are prepared to face any public inquiry, it was claimed today.

Published April 2, 2004

Kennedy replaced

The British minister for security and education in the North, Jane Kennedy, is leaving Belfast in a cabinet reshuffle caused by the resignation of immigrations minister Beverley Hughes.

Published April 2, 2004

Trimble fuels nationalist outrage

Comments by Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble about Rosemary Nelson and Pat Finucane have been greeted with anger and disbelief by the families of the two victims.

Published April 2, 2004

Review becoming a `farce' - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the review of the Good Friday Agreement review as ``now little more than a farce'' after the British and Irish governments cancelled talks for two weeks.

Published March 31, 2004


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