31 March 2005 Edition

Looking to the future while remembering the past

31 March 2005

Republican comradeship is always at its strongest when the struggle is under attack, and the massive show of support at the various marches, commemorations and other Easter events that took place last weekend bore testimony to that. Free article

Commemorations

31 March 2005

Reports from the commemorations that took place throughout the 32 Counties last weekend. Free article

Dublin hosts packed Easter week

31 March 2005

Up to 2,000 people took part in the main Dublin commemoration. In a break from tradition, a wreath was laid at the Republican Plot in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday morning and the main parade marched, not to the cemetery, but from the Garden of remembrance to the GPO. Free article

Irish Unity - Fianna Fáil says 'yes... but'

31 March 2005

The confusion within Fianna Fáil about how to respond to Sinn Féin's campaign for a Green Paper on Irish Unity was starkly exposed at the second annual James Connolly Memorial Lecture in Dublin last week, one of the events organised as part of Dublin's Easter commemorative programme. Free article

Huge crowds support Loughmacrory Easter events

31 March 2005

There was an air of nostalgia and high emotion in Loughmacrory on Saturday as two teams from the 1980s played a challenge match in tribute to Gerard and Martin Harte. The game was part of the Céad Bliain programme of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Sinn Féin. Free article

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Thousands attend Breslin/Devine 20th Anniversary Commemoration in Strabane

31 March 2005

Strabane witnessed its largest ever Republican commemoration on Sunday as thousands turned up to remember local Volunteers Charlie Breslin, Michael Devine and David Devine, who were brutally executed by undercover British forces in the early hours of 23 February 1985. Free article

Easter commemorated in Stormont

31 March 2005

"The history of the old Stormont regime is one of oppression, discrimination and elitism, the very opposite of what the was set out in the 1916 Proclamation." So said Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd as he welcomed an invited audience of republican activists to the first ever Easter Commemoration in Stormont on Thursday 24 March. Free article

Whitewell parade attacked

31 March 2005

As the annual Greencastle Easter Parade arrived at the junction of the Whitewell and Shore Roads on Easter Saturday 26 March, gangs of loylaist thugs pelted marchers with bricks, bottles, full cans of beer as well as bottles of beer. Free article

Sinn Féin hits out at Údarás record

31 March 2005

Sinn Féin's Údarás candidate Gráinne Mhic Géidigh has slammed the sitting members of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta.She hit out at the members' inability to deliver quality representation to the electorate. Free article

Over 1,200 signatures collected in Water Tax petition

31 March 2005

Glens Sinn Féin representative Maria O'Hara and local councillor Oliver McMullan are pictured here with in excess of 1,200 signatures on a petition calling on the government not to implement the outrageous water tax in the North of Ireland. Free article


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