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10 February 2005 Edition

Sinn Féin is up for the fight

10 February 2005

As Sinn Féin announced a series of rallies across the North as part of a campaign of "democratic resistance", Gerry Adams, speaking on Wednesday at the launch of the exhibition of the party's centenary celebrations, said that many of those attacking Sinn Féin are back where they are most comfortable. Free article

Sinn Féin opposed to return to conflict BY MARTIN McGUINNESS (Sinn Féin Chief negotiator)

10 February 2005

The Sinn Féin leadership is totally opposed to any return to conflict. It would have devastating consequences for all of us on this island. Our priority in the time ahead is to defend the Peace Process, to pursue the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and to uphold the integrity of Sinn Féin and the rights of our electorate, alongside the rights of all others. It is for the two governments to decide where their priorities lie. Free article

Repression and resistance

10 February 2005

There's a sense of resolve amongst republicans and nationalists across the Six Counties, with the anticipation of a period of overt repression, a familiar corollary to a vicious political campaign of vilification. As one republican source told the media, although we might not choose confrontation, "if they want a row, then I don't think there's any better group of people on this island who could give them one". Free article

"We are proud to represent our electorate" - Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

10 February 2005

In the Dáil on Tuesday and Wednesday during Fine Gael Private Members time, the FF/PD Government, Fine Gael and the Labour Party indulged themselves in prolonged diatribes against republicans. Having finally cobbled together a motion they could agree on, Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny united on their anti-Sinn Féin agenda. Free article

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Families protest British Inquiries Bill

10 February 2005

The family of Pat Finucane were in the House of Commons in London this week to raise awareness of their deep concerns surrounding the British Government's proposed Inquiries Bill, legislation which, in its present form, threatens the viability and independence of all future public inquiries. Free article

A suitable job for an ex-RUC chief?

10 February 2005

Former RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan has been awarded a top job inspecting police forces in England, Wales and the Six Counties. Flanagan will be paid £189,000 annually to act as 'Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary'. Free article


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