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Canada excludes former political prisoners

Academics in Canada are questioning why that country denied entry to five Irish activists jailed as political prisoners after they were invited to talk about the peace process at the University of Ottawa and Concordia University this month.

Published March 5, 2004



Families accuse committee of 'breach of faith'

Relatives of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bomb victims were on the verge of walking out of a committee investigating the attacks on Wednesday night after what they said was an incredible breach of faith.

Published March 5, 2004



Sinn Féin criticised by IRA veteran

A storm has arisen after IRA veteran and former Sinn Féin assembly member John Kelly criticised the actions of some in the party who he said had attempted to silence and sideline him.

Published March 5, 2004



Naming Bobby Sands Street

Shortly after revolution of 1979, Iranians were busy changing names. Names of thousands of streets, buildings and even cities that had been named after the Shah, his family or others close to the former regime needed to be changed and replaced by new idols and symbols of the revolution. Perhaps the most prominent was Tehran's major thoroughfare going from Pahlavi St. to be named after regime's renowned adversary, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh.

Published March 5, 2004



FF 'WORSE THAN THE MAFIA'

Dramatic allegations of corruption and blackmail are being made against members of the governing Fianna Fil party at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin.

Published March 5, 2004



The path of least resistance

The default position of the British administration here is the status quo. Put another way, that means when faced with any opposition or even controversy about a policy issue, their proconsul chooses the way of least resistance. In short, he does nothing. The default position should be the opposite.

Published March 3, 2004



Tragic death of sports hero

The sudden death of one of Gaelic football's brightest stars, Tyrone's Cormac McAnallen, has shocked his native county and the country as a whole.

Published March 3, 2004



Hearings told of Cabinet fears, secret sub-committee

The final hearings before the Dublin parliamentary committee on the Barron report into the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings took place today at Leinster House.

Published March 3, 2004



Ahern appoints quango to oversee e-vote

The Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern came under strong presure from the opposition parties over his government's electronic voting plans in the Dail today.

Published March 3, 2004



Evidence of collusion demands public inquiry

The Justice for the Forgotten group writes that a public tribunal into the 1974 bombings in Dublin and Monaghan is essential following the evidence of collusion by British forces and Garda police in the attacks presneted at parliamentary hearings in Dublin.

Published March 3, 2004



TRIMBLE CRITICISED FOR TALKS WALK-OUT

The crisis in the political process has deepened following the withdrawal of Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble from the formal review of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Belfast.

Published March 3, 2004



British Army occupation continues in South Armagh

An increased level of British army activity in south Armagh and the continuing refurbishment of military bases has angered residents who continue to live in the most militarised area in western Europe.

Published March 3, 2004



`Stakeknife' case adjourned after mystery appeal

A High Court action by the man who denies he was the British spy `Stakeknife' was adjourned in unusual circumstances yesterday.

Published March 3, 2004



SINN FEIN UPBEAT DESPITE TALKS PESSIMISM

Amid ongoing turbulence in the peace process, Sinn Féin held a confident annual conference at the weekend, defiantly attacking the two governments and the unionist parties for their failure to secure the peace in the North.

Published March 1, 2004



Segregation at Maghaberry prison underway

Moves to permanently segregate loyalist and Republican prisoners in Maghaberry jail are starting today.

Published March 1, 2004



Adams was in IRA - Ahern

Bertie Ahern has directly disputed Gerry Adams's claim never to have been in the IRA.

Published March 1, 2004



Five Men in a Van

One night last week gangs of men went into Cliftonpark Avenue, Cliftondene Gardens and Ciftondene Crescent in North Belfast and attacked seven homes: four with bricks and paint bombs and three with petrol bombs. In Clifton Park Avenue, among the petrol-bombers' targets were a four-month-old baby and her 18-month-old sister, Caitlin Morgan.

Published March 1, 2004



British legal manouevre delays Cory ruling

The British government today succeeded in delaying court action which aims to force it to publish reports on murders in which it is accused of playing a role.

Published March 1, 2004



Bush to visit Ireland

Anti-war activists say they will mount a massive protest for the visit of US President George W Bush to Ireland in June, which was announced last week.

Published March 1, 2004



Death of Ciaran Mac An Aili

Former Sinn Féin assembly member John Kelly has led tributes to what he described as the ``driving force'' of the civil rights movement, Ciaran Mac An Aili (McAnally), who died in Dublin last week.

Published March 1, 2004

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