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5 October 2006 Edition

Corrib controversy - Locals condemn "martial law"

5 October 2006

Following nearly 14 months of inactivity, Shell workers gained access to the controversial gas terminal site at Bellanaboy, County Mayo last Tuesday morning with the help of a huge force of Gardaí. Free article

Peace Process - Major rallies to demand restoration of institutions

5 October 2006

Speaking during a rally in Letterkenny, County Donegal last Sunday, 1 October, to commemorate the 1981 Hunger Strike, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said republicans remained focused on building a nationwide movement for change not only to end partition but for social justice and equality across the island of Ireland. The big challenge in the short term, according to Adams, was to get the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement back in place. Free article

Ahern controversy - Recent events should not distract from bigger issues

5 October 2006

Following a week of political controversy, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised to the Dáil on Tuesday afternoon for what he said was a misjudgement in accepting money from friends and a group of Manchester-based businessmen in the 1990s. Free article

End of Hunger Strike marked by Long Kesh rally

5 October 2006

Up to 100 republicans gathered for a rally at the gates of Long Kesh on Tuesday, 3 October to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike. Free article

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Memories of Michael Ferguson

5 October 2006

Republicans are no strangers to death; to losing people in the most violent of circumstances. For nearly three decades they walked behind the coffins of children, of adults, of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, of friends and comrades. They were toughened by war. They dealt with unexpected and sudden death and absorbed it. Free article

Energy review - Positive state role is ignored

5 October 2006

As Irish consumers get ready for a 34% increase in gas prices and a New Year 20% hike in ESB bills its clear the country has an energy crisis. Free article


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