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20 May 2004 Edition

Sympathy is not enough, Bertie - Call a public inquiry now

20 May 2004

This week saw the 30th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which caused the deaths of 34 people. In Monaghan, thousands turned out on Sunday to witness the unveiling of a new monument in the town centre. In Dublin, families and supporters gathered at the memorial stone on Talbot Street on Monday to pay their respects to the victims. Free article

The forgotten remember

20 May 2004

Thirty years of anguish resurfaced last Sunday and Monday as the bereaved and survivors of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the devastating blasts. Free article

SF launches legal challenge to British sanctions

20 May 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was joined by party colleagues Bairbre de Brún and Conor Murphy on Wednesday morning as he revealed details of a legal challenge against the decision of the British Government to sanction Sinn Féin in the wake of the flawed IMC Report. Free article

Exclusion and violence

20 May 2004

Exclusion isn't experienced in sound bites. For northern nationalists, the call by the recent IMC report for the expulsion of republicans from civic society through the imposition of community political vetting runs parallel with the Sandy Row unionist attempt to purge Irish Catholics, Chinese and other ethnic groups from the Whitehall apartment complex in Belfast. Free article

Election countdown: Sinn Féin rise makes it a battle for hearts and minds

20 May 2004

The upcoming local and EU parliament elections have focused political parties and commentators primarily on the rise of the Sinn Féin vote. Alongside this is the question of can Fine Gael stem the losses of 2002 and how many seats will Fianna Fáil lose after two very unpopular years of jobs losses, spending cutbacks, broken promises, corrupt TDs, need we go on? Free article

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Why we must defeat McDowell's referendum

20 May 2004

The significance of the forthcoming racist referendum to restrict access to Irish citizenship lies in the fact that most people haven't even considered its implications, writes ROISIN DE ROSA Free article

Pearse Doherty flies Sinn Féin flag in Northwest

20 May 2004

Pearse Doherty (centre), Sinn Féin candidate for the Northwest constituency in the EU Parliament Election, signed his nomination papers in Sligo Town Hall on Thursday 13 May. He was accompanied by (left to right) Sinn Féin Mayor of Sligo Cllr Seán MacManus (EU candidate 1999), Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (EU candidate 1984 & 1989) and (right) Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone Pat Doherty (EU candidate 1989 & 1994). Second from right is Northwest Returning Officer Kieran McDermott. Free article

Discussing the referendum in Kilkenny

20 May 2004

EU East candidate John Dwyer and local candidate, Tom Kiernan dropped in to the regular Sunday social club of the Nigerian community in Kilkenny to talk about the upcoming referendum and other issues affecting the community. Free article


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