30 June 2005 Edition

Dundalk anti-collusion weekend

30 June 2005

Last weekend, a number of young republicans and some more vintage ones came together in Dundalk in support of the Fírinne campaign to highlight collusion between the British state and loyalist death squads. Free article

Féile an Phobail - launched in sunshine and good humour

30 June 2005

A festival of fun and frolics, politics and debate, sporting challenges and tournaments as well as music and comedy are what are in store for the thousands who will travel to West Belfast for the 18th Féile an Phobail. Free article

Centenary exhibition opens in Mayo

30 June 2005

A large crowd turned out on Tuesday 21 June to the opening at Mayo County Library of a pictorial exhibition on the 100-year history of Sinn Féin. Free article

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Ní Fhearaíosa is mayor of Kerry

30 June 2005

Councillor Toiréasa Ní Fhearaíosa was on Wednesday afternoon elected mayor of Kerry, the first time a member of Sinn Féin has held the position. Sinn Féin National Chairperson and MEP for Dublin, Mary Lou McDonald, said that the election is "an indicator of the change which is sweeping through Irish politics". "Not only is she a shining example for other young people who want to become involved in politics, but she has become the first female mayor of Kerry, and only the third to hold the position of chair," said McDonald. "I know that she will work tirelessly to include everyone, particularly those within society who are most vulnerable and most in need." Free article

Huge turnout for funeral of former republican prisoner

30 June 2005

There was a large turnout for the funeral in Derry on Wednesday 15 June of former republican prisoner and blanketman, Tony Quigley. Tony, a 59-year-old father of three, died in Altnagelvin Hospital after a short illness. Free article


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