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British Conservative and DUP political and electoral interdependence now define Stormont talks outcome

26 November 2014

The litmus test for Northern nationalism will be the Irish Government’s commitment to ensure that the British Government delivers on agreements Free article

TDs from all parties urged to ‘quietly visit’ the Six Counties to see issues

23 June 2011

GERRY ADAMS has urged TDs from all parties to "quietly visit"' the Six Counties after the street violence in east Belfast to meet representative groups and individuals and to see at first-hand the issues.

Earlier, Taoiseach Enda Kenny condemned the street violence in Belfast and told TDs in the Dáil:

This is a situation that obviously demands our serious attention.

I have... Free article

London: European conference ‘Civil liberties, the state and the EU’

21 June 2011

European Conference marking Statewatch's 20th anniversary
Programme and Registration form: http://www.statewatch.org/conference/conference.pdf
Book Online: http://www.statewatch.org/ordering/order.html

Civil liberties, the state and the EU
European Conference marking Statewatch’s 20th anniversary
Saturday 25 June 2011, 10.00 am  17.30 pm
Conway Hall, Red... Free article

The challenges of facing the past

16 June 2011


Laurence McKeown was a republican prisoner for 16 years in Long Kesh and spent 70 days on the 1981 Hunger Strike. He is the author of a doctoral thesis, co-author of the feature film H3 and the plays The Laughter of Our Children and A Cold House.

IN THIS YEAR, the 30th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike, there will be many talks, debates, exhibitions, and... Free article


16 June 2011

Independent International truth commission

THE LEGACY OF THE PAST is one of the big issues that remains to be resolved in the outworking of the peace process. This includes the truth about formal and informal collusion and the wider desire of many victims and families for an effective truth recovery process.
Ten years ago, in 2001, the British and Irish Governments committed, at... Free article

From Wolfe Tone to today

16 June 2011

JUNE is the month when republicans honour ‘The Father of Irish Republicanism’, Wolfe Tone, where he is buried in Bodenstown, County Kildare.
Tone’s ideal was:
“To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country — these were my objects.
“To unite... Free article

Maghaberry jail agreement must be implemented

16 June 2011

THE AGREEMENT reached between prisoners and the prison administration at Maghaberry last August should be implemented in full as a matter of urgency, Raymond McCartney, the Sinn Féin Vice-Chair of the Assembly Justice Committee has told An Phoblacht.
Speaking to An Phoblacht just before we went to press, the Foyle MLA said:
“There are continuing concerns about the treatment of... Free article


16 June 2011

Former IRA members met the Smithwick Tribunal

IT has been confirmed that three former members of the Irish Republican Army had a face-to-face meeting with lawyers acting for the Smithwick Tribunal investigating the IRA assassination of two high-ranking RUC officers in 1989. The tribunal has been told the former IRA members gave detailed accounts and replied to questions from the... Free article


16 June 2011

Paul Maskey elected as new Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast

PAUL MASKEY celebrated his 44th birthday on Thursday 9th June by being elected the new Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast and comfortably winning the seat held by Gerry Adams until his election to the Dáil in February.
Paul’s election win continues the momentum of Sinn Féin successes as a growing political force throughout the... Free article

SDLP get their answer

16 June 2011

THE SDLP campaign focused on Sinn Féin not taking its seats in Westminster.
SDLP candidate and Environment Minister Alex Attwood’s flyer featured the slogan “West Belfast needs a strong leader . . . not an empty seat.”
The voters chose a strong leader — Paul Maskey.
Paul said later:
“The people of West Belfast aren’t stupid. They’re astute individuals and have sent a clear message... Free article

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