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28 June 2007 Edition

Collusion The cover up continues

28 June 2007

The British government has closed ranks to protect the killers of Belfast human rights solicitor Pat Finucane. Finucane was murdered at his home in Belfast in February 1989. Free article

Bodenstown - "Front line is now clearly shifting South"

28 June 2007

Over a thousand republicans from all parts of Ireland and abroad gathered in the County Kildare Village of Sallins last Sunday for the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration. A colour party from the Roddy McCorley Society in Belfast led the parade, involving various marching bands and numerous colourful banners representing Sinn Féin cumainn throughout the country, to the commemoration ceremonies at Bodenstown Churchyard, the final resting place of the father of Irish republicanism, Theobald Wole Tone. Proceedings in Bodenstown were chaired by Sinn Féin Dublin Mid West representative, Joanne Spain following an introduction by Francie Molloy MLA of the National Commemoration Committee. Following playing of the Last Post, a wreath was laid by Belfast republican and wife of the late Joe Cahill, Annie Cahill. Chairperson of the National commemoration Committee, Francie Molloy introduced the chairperson Joanne Spain said that the gathering was taking place at a "a mixed time" for republicans, with great success for Sinn Féin at the Assembly elections in the Six Counties, an unprecedented decision on the issue of policing and Martin McGuinness elected as deputy First Minister in the North, but that in recent weeks Sinn Féin had not done aswell as the party had expected in the 26 County elections. The main address was delivered by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. Below we carry an edited version of his address: Free article

Dáil : Morgan ordered out of Leinster House in speaking rights row

28 June 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called on the Taoiseach to amend Dáil Standing Orders to allow a Technical Group be formed by the four Sinn Féin TDs and Independent Tony Gregory. Free article

Welcome as final British troops leave South Armagh

28 June 2007

Sinn Féin has welcomed the departure of the last British soldiers from South Armagh. Free article

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CÚige Uladh Broad programme at Ulster conference

28 June 2007

As up to 200 delegates from Cúige Uladh gathered at Knockatallon in County Monaghan on Saturday, 23 June for a Cúige Strategy Conference it was clear that the highs of the North's recent Assembly election, the subsequent negotiation with DUP which lead to the Assembly's re-establishment and the lows of the 26 County election were going to be central to the day's discussions. Free article

Ó Caoláin in Dáil call for action on collusion

28 June 2007

In the first Taoiseach's Questions of the new Dáil, Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for renewed action by the Irish Government in demanding a full public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, following the decision not to prosecute any British soldiers or RUC officers. Free article

End of Tony Blair's Premiership

28 June 2007

Commenting on Wednesday on the end of the Blair Prime Ministership, Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness said: Free article


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