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8 February 2007 Edition

Collusion: New testimony that British deliberately engaged in sectarian war

8 February 2007

Britain's dirty war in Ireland achieved a rare official airing last month with the publication of Nuala O'Loan's investigation into allegations of Special Branch collusion with loyalist killers in North Belfast. Despite the limitations of the investigation, most strikingly the fact that O'Loan can only probe into the workings of one aspect of the collusion mechanism, the report still made dramatic reading. Free article

Blair confronted over collusion

8 February 2007

A Sinn Féin delegation - led by Gerry Adams and including Martin McGuinness MP, Newry/Armagh MP Conor Murphy, Donegal Councillor Padraig MacLochlainn and Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald - met with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Downing Street last Thursday, 1 February. The issue of collusion between British state forces and unionist paramilitaries topped the agenda. Free article

Dublin hosts major conference on collusion and truth recovery

8 February 2007

Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, speaking following a meeting of the party's Ard Chomhairle in Dublin on Saturday, announced details of a major conference on collusion and truth recovery which will take place in Dublin this weekend. He said this conference is part of a wider campaign to step up pressure on the British Government and to get to the truth about their role in the deaths of hundreds of Irish citizens. Free article

The Mary Nelis Column

8 February 2007

Pearse called it the murder machine - the most grotesque of English inventions for the debasement of Ireland. He was writing of the English education system, which he believed was designed to make the Irish "willing or at least manageable slaves". Free article

Dáil general election profile: Daithí Doolan, Duiblin South-East

8 February 2007

Dublin City Councillor DAITHÍ DOOLAN, Sinn Féin's general election candidate in the Dublin South-East constituency, will be battling against the fiercely anti-republican Tánaiste, Justice Minister Michael McDowell, for one of four seats. Daithí is a familiar figure on his push-bike, criss-crossing the traffic-clogged capital between meetings and protests. Listeners to radio talk shows will know that Daithí brings an energy and vibrancy to politics borne not just of debates around the family kitchen table as he grew up in Cork but through bitter experience. Daithí Doolan has been an emigrant worker (what's called an economic refugee nowadays) in Thatcher's Britain, working in mainland Europe and then in Dublin's south-east inner city as a tireless community activist, where he now lives with his wife two young children. He talks to ARAN FOLEY. Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

8 February 2007

Tá náire orm a rá go raibh mé ar Chnoc 16 le déanaí, agus cuid de lucht tacaíochta Átha Cliath ag tabhairt íde seicteach d'imreoirí Thír Eoghain. Free article

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An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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Museum: Vision of Eileen Hickey realized

8 February 2007

Friday, 2 February 2007, was an important day for Belfast republicans, a day that the dreams of one dedicated, committed and determined republican woman came to fruition with the opening of the Irish Republican History Museum in Conway Mill. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

8 February 2007

There are some turning points in a match that you learn to recognise immediately. Time when you should really get up, beg the pardon of the person beside you and leave. Last Saturday, it was when Dermot Connolly was about to take a place-kick and some genius decided this would be a splendid time to start a chorus of "Come On You Boys in Blue." Free article

Fifth Column

8 February 2007

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

Media View By John O'Brien

8 February 2007

You have to feel sorry for The Sunday Independent. If the decision on policing was hard for many republicans, spare a thought for the Sindo bigots who were faced with the appalling vista of having to point the finger of blame at the DUP. Free article


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