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20 April 2006 Edition

1916-2006: Easter Commemorations

20 April 2006

Reports from Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Kerry, Limerick, Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone and Wicklow Free article

Assembly restoration: Latest announcement greeted with caution

20 April 2006

The announcement at Westminster this week by Six County direct ruler Peter Hain that the British government is to introduce emergency legislation to recall the the North's Assembly has been treated with caution. Free article

1916-2006: State avoids political message of Proclamation

20 April 2006

BY Mícheál MacDonncha

Micheál MacDonncha speaking in the redesigned and refurbished Eyre Square - An Fhaiche Mhór, Galway city

Micheál MacDonncha speaking in the redesigned and refurbished Eyre Square - An Fhaiche Mhór, Galway city

Easter contradictions

Easter Sunday in Galway city provided an interesting snapshot of Irish politics on the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The redesigned and refurbished Eyre Square - An Fhaiche Mhór - had just been opened. The work... Free article

Republicans take ownership at Stormont

20 April 2006

Sinn Féin held it's second Easter Commemoration in the Long Gallery in Stormont on Thursday 13 April. Against a backdrop of the 1916 Proclamation West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff gave the main oration. Addressing a packed hall McElduff highlighted the hypocrisy of successive Dublin governments who were always ready to pay lip service to the republican ideal yet refused to challenge the British over their continued occupation of the Six Counties. Free article

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Concern raised over UVF threat

20 April 2006

Sinn Féin Newry/Armagh MP Conor Murphy has said that media reports that the UVF leadership is delaying the decision on its future until after 24 November carries with it an implied threat of violence. Free article

PSNI shoot to kill

20 April 2006

An investigation by the Ombudsman has been launched in the wake of a fatal shooting of the driver of a stolen vehicle at the weekend. 23-year-old Stephen Colwell was shot twice in the chest after PSNI officers opened fire in Ballynahinch at around 11am of Sunday. Free article

SF to put Dáil motion on sale of historic documents

20 April 2006

Ógra Shinn Fein protester soutside James Adams Auctioneers over the sale of 1916 historical items last week

Ógra Shinn Fein protester soutside James Adams Auctioneers over the sale of 1916 historical items last week

Following last week's controversial auction of historical artefacts connected to the 1916 Rising, including an origional copy of Amhrán na bhFiann, the national anthem, Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has said that Sinn Féin will forward a Dáil motion demanding... Free article


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