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Call for bombings inquiry to be abandoned

Three families of those killed in the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings have demanded that the newly opened parliamentary inquiry into the atrocities be abandoned.

Published January 21, 2004

Pressure on British ahead of review

Irish foreign minister Brian Cowen tomorrow meets with British Direct Ruler Paul Murphy on next month's review of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement as part of a discussion by the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference.

Published January 21, 2004

PSNI involved in clashes with youths

It has emerged that there were two separate riots last weekend involving nationalist youths and the PSNI police.

Published January 21, 2004

Paisley to meet Ahern ahead of February 3 review

Ian Paisley is to hold direct face-to-face talks with the Irish Prime Minister in what will be the first-ever such meeting.

Published January 19, 2004

Ex-RUC man becomes Sinn Féin councillor

A councillor in east County Derry has today switched allegiance from the SDLP to Sinn Féin in a dramatic political development in the area.

Published January 19, 2004

Young voters fare worst in new registration system

One person in six was prevented from voting in November's crucial Assembly elections in the North, it has emerged.

Published January 19, 2004

No criminalisation

Republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail in County Derry describe proposals for segregation of prisoners as `criminalisation by the back door'.

Published January 19, 2004

Catholic schools targeted

Two north Belfast Catholic schools were at the centre of bomb alerts today which were blamed on the unionist paramilitary UDA.

Published January 19, 2004

Delegation to visit Colombia over unfair trial

Four Irish politicians are to travel to Colombia next week to visit three Irishmen held on charges of training rebels.

Published January 19, 2004

Address to the people of Ireland

Another in our occasional series looking at the policies of the various political parties in the North. We present a recent document published by Republican Sinn Fein, the party led by Ruairi O Bradaigh which split from Sinn Fein in 1986.

Published January 19, 2004


The police investigation into the murder of Catholic man Sean Brown in 1997 has been taken apart in a damning report by the Police Ombudsman today.

Published January 19, 2004

100 years of RSF

As we in Republican Sinn Féin embark on this the centenary year of the foundation of Sinn Féin in 1905 it is necessary to point out that whilst other political organisations such as Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, The Worker’s Party and the Provisionals may attempt to claim lay claim to the right of celebrating this centenary, Republican Sinn Féin are the sole inheritors of the Sinn Féin mantle.

Published January 18, 2004

Removal of Anderstonstown base underway

The Andersonstown PSNI police barracks in west Belfast is currently being dismantled in a move that has been hailed as long overdue.

Published January 18, 2004

British soldiers pictured abusing Iraqis

Images of British torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners have emerged as three British soldiers went on military trial Tuesday for their actions.

Published January 18, 2004

The History of Sinn Féin

One hundred years ago this year, the Sinn Féin Organisation was formally established at a Convention of the National Council, held in the Rotunda, Dublin, on November 28, 1905, under the chairmanship of Edward Martyn. The impact of the British regime for so long aided and abetted by the so-called ‘National’ education system, based on British Imperialistic ideas, had practically obliterated the idea of separate nationhood.

Published January 18, 2004

Feuding ‘Real IRA’ prisoners clash

Seven republican prisoners at Portlaoise Prison, in the Irish midlands, were hospitalised yesterday after an early morning fight at the prison during which rival dissident republican factions clashed.

Published January 18, 2004


The head of MI5 has admitted that British intelligence agents placed a sophisticated listening device at the head offices of Sinn Féin in Belfast.

Published January 18, 2004

IRA statement on bank raid

A brief statement was released by the Provisional IRA last night.

Published January 18, 2004

Talks to resume despite difficulties

The Dublin government intends to restart talks with Sinn Féin next week despite continuing fallout over allegations that the Provisional IRA was behind the Northern Bank robbery in Belfast.

Published January 18, 2004

Govts must do what they promised

The following is the full text of a keynote speech made yesterday by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in St Malachy's College in North Belfast.

Published January 16, 2004


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