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9 February 2006 Edition

Finucane Inquiry Sham

9 February 2006

The family of murdered Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane emerged from a meeting with British Secretary of State, Peter Hain this week demanding to know, "who the hell" is running the Six Counties. Free article

North talks "cannot be just for optics"

9 February 2006

Speaking at the Ógra Shinn Féin conference over the weekend, Gerry Adams called for the DUP to take a sensible approach to the talks. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

9 February 2006

The postal dispute affecting Belfast for over a week may escalate as representatives of striking postal workers lobby colleagues in Derry and Enniskillen for support. The unofficial dispute which began last Tuesday 31 January saw workers walk out of Belfast's main sorting office in Tomb Street accusing management of using unfair disciplinary procedures against a number of Shankill Road based employees. Free article

IMC 'intelligence' came from Kinkaid's department

9 February 2006

BY LAURA FRIEL

IMC 'intelligence' came from Kinkaid's department

Last week the so-called Independent Monitoring Commission's unshakable belief in British securocrat briefings led them into direct confrontation with General John de Chasterlain and the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD). In its latest declaration the IMC claimed there... Free article

Belfast launch of Hunger Strike events

9 February 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will launch the National H-Block-Armagh programme of events organised by the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Monday 13 February at 11am. Free article

State featherbedding of rich elite exposed

9 February 2006

In a state where the top 20% enjoy an income five times that of the bottom 20%, it was revealed this week in newly-published tax reviews that successive Fianna Fáil and Progressive Democrat Coalition Governments rewarded those elite high income earners with a €3 billion tax give away. Free article

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Torturing the dying

9 February 2006

The following is an excerpt from an article first printed in the 10 January 1976 edition of Republican News. GERRY ADAMS, writing from the Cages of Long Kesh Prison, writes of the terrible conditions for republican POWs in English prisons, particularly of the horrors of forced feeding, as Frank Stagg entered the final month of his hunger strike. As it happened, Stagg was not force fed during the hunger strike on which he died, but he had been on previous fasts and it was this brutal method of torture that led directly to the death of his comrade and fellow Mayo man Michael Gaughan in 1974. Free article

Never Going Away

9 February 2006

Below, in an article first published in 2002, Author, playwright and former An Phoblacht Editor DANNY MORRISON writes about his memories of the death of republican POW Frank Stagg in Wakefield Prison, which occurred 30 years ago this week. Free article

Ard Fheis to be the largest yet

9 February 2006

In the 25 years since the Hunger Strikes, the anniversary of which will be a huge feature at this year's Ard Fheis, Sinn Féin has made massive strides forward as a party. Its growth can be seen not just in its ever-expanding membership or electoral success, but also in the range of areas where it is now recognised as the leading party of the left. This achievement will be reflected in the party's annual conference on the 17, 18 and 19 February in the RDS in Dublin. Free article

"Seize the moment" Adams tells youth activists

9 February 2006

Republican activists must build the party, build mass support for our objectives, set out a radical agenda for change and advance Irish unity and independence. This was the message Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams brought to activists of Ógra Shinn Féin on the occasion of their National Congress 2006 held in Dublin last weekend. Free article


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