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15 April 2004 Edition

Talks can refocus process - But governments must show political will

15 April 2004

Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern have the opportunity to instill a new momentum into the peace process with the three-day proximity talks to be held at the end of this month, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said last Sunday. Addressing the main Dublin Easter Commemoration, one of over 100 events held all over the country to mark the 88th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, Adams welcomed the talks announcement and a statement from Blair saying he wanted to break the political stalemate by June. Free article

Gerry Adams Easter Speech 2004

15 April 2004

The following is the text of the speech delivered at Glasnevin Cemetery on Easter Sunday by Sinn Féin President GERRY ADAMS Free article

Fine Gael, Labour and Greens dance to McDowell's jig

15 April 2004

In a transparently cynical pre-election move Fine Gael, Labour and the Greens combined in the Dáil last week to table a motion seeking to blame the IRA and, by implication, Sinn Féin for the impasse in the Peace Process. We carry here an edited version of the Dáil contribution in response from Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Free article

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Paddy last! Government's EU report card

15 April 2004

Do you believe in the power of the EU average? This week, three separate reports from the EU Commission, the Equality Authority and the Conference of Religious in Ireland (CORI) all highlight serious shortcomings in how the 26 Counties measures up on key economic and social criteria compared to the EU average. Free article


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