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7 June 2001 Edition

Adams predicts major gains

7 June 2001

Sinn Féin will be the ``story of this election'', the party's president, Gerry Adams, told An Phoblacht as we went to print on the eve of the elections in the Six Counties and the Nice Treaty referendum south of the border. Free article

IRA confirms talks with IICD

7 June 2001

After a senior IRA source confirmed to An Phoblacht last Wednesday 30 May that a third inspection of IRA arms dumps had been carried out by the international arms inspectors, the IRA released a statement on Thursday, 31 May, revealing that an army representative had been involved in ongoing talks with the IICD since March. Free article

New loyalist death threats

7 June 2001

Republicans throughout the North have been told they are being targeted by loyalists, yet the RUC is refusing to give those targeted any information as to the nature of the threats. Free article

Save Aer Lingus from ``corporate pirates''

7 June 2001

Commenting on Tuesday's meeting meeting between the Minister for Public Enterprise Mary O'Rourke and the Aer Lingus trade unions and business interests, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said his party was ``totally opposed'' to any form of privatisation of Aer Lingus. Free article

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Support from afar - Australian support for the hunger strikers

7 June 2001

Australian Aid for Ireland has produced a special issue of its magazine, Towards 32, to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike. The following article from that magazine, penned by CHRIS RALEIGH, traces the story of Australia's support for the prison struggle and the hunger strikers. Free article

Huge turnout for Ballymurphuy Volunteers

7 June 2001

``On both sides of every conflict there are brave people. In this conflict the bravest are on our side and the bravest of the brave are from Ballymurphy.'' So said Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams last Sunday at the unveiling of a mural to Volunteers Jim `Emerson' Bryson and Paddy Mulvenna. Over 1,000 people gathered on the Ballymurphy Road for the unveiling in memory of two of the IRA's most legendary fighters. Free article


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