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Pipe bomb attacks

There has been a pipebomb attack at the home of the chairman of the Rathenraw Resident’s Association in Antrim.

Published April 26, 2004

The sound of hands being washed clean

So far blame for the return to the tactics of imprisoning a whole nationalist community to ease the passage of their tormentors has been more or less divided between police and the Parades Commission. There are other culprits.

Published April 26, 2004

Ultimate deadline by endless postponement

The Leeds negotiations were a debacle only from the governmental point of view.

Published April 26, 2004

Raids fuelling republican protests

Republicans tonight expressed anger at heavy-handed police raids in County Tyrone.

Published April 26, 2004

Deaths close chapter on Bloody Sunday

Former British prime minister Ted Heath has died at the age of 89, a day after the death of the last surviving mother of a Bloody Sunday victim.

Published April 26, 2004

Sinn Féin attacks FG/Labour/Green alliance

Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East Daithi Doolan has described Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s call for voters to give their transfers to Labour and the Greens as another sad example of the ‘coalition of the confused’.

Published April 26, 2004

Unionists escalate intimidation

Hundreds of unionists held a mass anti-Catholic rally outside the Whitehall Square apartments in Belfast city centre on Wednesday evening in the latest effort to intimidate Catholics out of the area.

Published April 26, 2004

Progress seen in talks

The formal review of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement resumed on Tuesday in Belfast with feelings mixed on its prospect for success.

Published April 26, 2004

Sinn Féin join European Parliament grouping

Sinn Féin’s two new members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are to work within the United European Left and Nordic Green Alliance group in the parliament, they confirmed today.

Published April 26, 2004

‘Extraordinary rendition’ of US captives via Shannon

A jet chartered by the United States military, which is known to have abducted and transported al-Qaeda suspects, has landed at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland several times, it has emerged.

Published April 26, 2004

Real IRA accused defiant at tense court hearing

Republican supporters of five accused of membership of the breakaway ‘Real IRA’ were cleared from a packed courtroom yesterday.

Published April 26, 2004

CIA to police Irish ‘war on terror’

Human rights activists have expressed concern at news that the 26-County Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has signed an agreement that allows for the detention and interrogation of people in Ireland by US secret service agents.

Published April 26, 2004

West Belfast man wins U.S. deportation case

A U.S. court has significantly ruled that a west Belfast man’s conviction in connection with the IRA killing of two British soldiers was political.

Published April 26, 2004

Joe Black

Joe Black and his family, living and working in Belfast, were enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for participation in a family wedding, when Joe Black was detained and arrested by the FBI.

Published April 26, 2004

Journalist recalls British censorship

John Pilger has said that important investigations into the conflict in Ireland were never aired to a wider audience at a time when they could have had an impact on the situation.

Published April 26, 2004

Adair deported to Bolton

Unionist paramilitary Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair has been released from prison and flown to England by the British army.

Published April 26, 2004

We need peace soon before lives are lost

By Fr Aidan Troy (for Daily Ireland)

Ardoyne Bungee Jumpers” read the sign on a bonfire just a few minutes from Holy Cross parish in North Belfast. The reference is to the tragic loss of young lives through suicide over recent years.

Published April 26, 2004


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has confirmed that the IRA is prepared to make what he described as “an unprecedented and historical move”.

Published April 26, 2004

Here we go again

By Bill Delaney

Like a lost soul caught in the limbo between Heaven and Earth, the North appears destined to keep repeating the same bitter cycle of talks, breakthrough, collapse and chaotic recrimination.

Published April 26, 2004


New statistics show that nationalist areas of the North are being starved of inward investment while job-creation is being directed to mainly Protestant areas.

Published April 26, 2004


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