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1 March 2007 Edition

Assembly Elections: Polling day 7th March 2007

1 March 2007

Last week we profiled the first 10 out of the 18 Assembly constituencies and this week ROBBIE SMYTH completes our candidate and constituency profiles with the last eight, which include four of the five Westminster seats that Sinn Féin won in 2005. Also profiled are constituencies like Foyle, Fermanagh/South Tyrone and Newry/Armagh where a high turnout and well organised vote management could throw up the all important additional Assembly seats which under the D'Hondt method could mean more Sinn Féin ministers. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

1 March 2007

The DUP's unrealistic preconditions for power sharing must not be allowed to paralyse political progress. It has been acknowledged by the British and Irish Governments that republicans have done all that is expected to create the conditions for restitution of the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement. It has therefore implicitly been accepted by both Governments that it is only the unrealistic preconditions of the DUP that are creating the obstacle to re-establishing the institutions. Free article

Dáil general election profile: Joe Reilly, Meath West

1 March 2007

COUNCILLOR JOE REILLY, once a republican prisoner and a former Sinn Féin General Secretary, is the party's general election candidate for Meath West. Joe talks to ELLA O'DWYER about his background and his political path and the potential for taking a seat in this three-seat constituency Free article

• This news feature is funded by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

1 March 2007

McDonald Report on Maritime Labour, MEPs reject incineration, Fine Gael "exposed", New Dutch Government spells out position on EU Constitution, Human rights versus 'war on terror', McDonald urges Governments to take their heads out of the sand and de Brún wary on passenger name records Free article

The Resistance Campaign 50 years on

1 March 2007

Mícheál MacDonncha'S monthly series marking the 50th anniversary of the IRA's Resistance Campaign - more widely known as the Border Campaign. Free article

Cúlchaint le Seán ó Donaile

1 March 2007

Bhí mé ag lomadh an fhéir nuair a bhí an chuid eile den tír ag 'bogadh ar aghaidh' Dé Sathairn, ag iarraidh cur isteach ar na comharsana, i gCondae an Chláir. Free article

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The Matt Treacy Column

1 March 2007

GAA members will have heaved a tremendous sigh of relief at the news that former President Sean Kelly has never felt so proud to be Irish and a member of the GAA. Huzzah. Now it appears Kelly is attempting to subvert the Central Council of the GAA and Congress by declaring that "there is no going back." The chaps are here to stay and the chaps will stay as long as they damn well please. Indeed, forget about the GAA having to extend the opening, their ambitions have risen. As one of the Irish Independent's 17 rugby correspondents said last Monday, Croke Park " - is the only magnificent stage for occasions like this." Eh, hello. Were you lot not supposed to be building your own place then? Free article

Scaradh i nDán don Ríocht Aontaithe

1 March 2007

Tar éis pobalbhreitheanna éagsúla a foilsíodh i Sasana agus in Albain sna trí mhí atá caite, tá geit bainte as aontachtaithe ar dhá thaobh na teorann úd. Tá na pobalbhreitheanna seo go léir ag maíomh go bhfuil formhór na ndaoine sa dá thír sin ar son scaradh óna chéile, agus gan amhras, má thagann brú polaitíochta i dtaca leis seo, cruthóidh sé seo an-chuid ceisteanna straitéiseacha do phoblachtánaigh Éireannacha. An rud is spéisiúla faoi na pobalbhreitheanna seo go bhfuil an móramh ar an méid céanna in Albain agus i Sasana ag tacú le neamhspleáchas na hAlban agus tionól cineachta do Shasana. Free article

Media View

1 March 2007

Feminism is a natural ally of republicanism but liberal feminists usually choose their class before their feminism when confronted with the political force that is republican women. A remarkable piece of contorted, biased journalism was composed by Fionnuala O'Connor, The Irish Times successor to Mary Holland, last Friday which managed to praise the SDLP and condemn Sinn Féin for more or less (and allegedly) doing the same thing. Free article

Fifth Column

1 March 2007

UDA welcomes (some) Catholics

Polish immigrant families in Lisburn’s loyalist Old Warren Estate have been assured by the UDA that their children can attend Catholic schools without fear of being attacked because of their school uniforms. How generous.
Colin Halliday, an ex-UDA prisoner, said the UDA has been reminding the less-enlightened elements in Lisburn that the Poles were... Free article

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