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22 February 2007 Edition

Assembly election: campaign launched

22 February 2007

Sinn Féin launched its Assembly election campaign in Belfast Castle on Wednesday. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was joined by all of the party's candidates standing across the North. Free article

Collusion - the elephant in the room

22 February 2007

Action, not discussion, is what is needed now. That was the blunt message Geraldine Finucane presented to a "fringe" event organised to coincide with a major international policing conference in Belfast this week. Free article

Lifting the lid on 'conveyor belt' system

22 February 2007

The Court of Appeal decision to quash the 1979 convictions of Raymond McCartney and Eamonn MacDermott is likely to impact upon hundreds of other former POWs convicted solely on confessions extracted during brutal beatings while being held in interrogation centres like Castlereagh. Free article

Sinn Féin to overtake Labour in Dublin

22 February 2007

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has predicted that Sinn Féin will overtake the Labour Party in Dublin in the next five to ten years. McDonald made her comments at Dublin Sinn Féin's Annual General Meeting in the Mansion House last Saturday. Free article

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Collusion: Paradigm shift as unionists speak out

22 February 2007

Raymond McCord Snr, like most of the unionist community, used to dismiss allegations of collusion as republican propaganda. This is no longer the case. Last month Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan exposed state involvement in the murder of McCord's son and the role of state agencies in covering up the crime. It wasn't news to the dead man's father. Free article

2007 Assembly election appeal

22 February 2007

In the next few months we are fighting elections. First in the North and then in the South. We are the only party to contest and have elected representatives throughout Ireland. On 7 March we want to return the strongest possible Sinn Féin team to the Assembly so that we can take on the challenges that lie ahead in the Executive and All-Ireland Ministerial Council. Free article


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