15 December 2005 Edition

Interview - Giving a voice to the voiceless in Palestine

15 December 2005

Journalist and author Kenizé Mourad talks to An Phoblacht about her experiences in documenting the plight of the Palestinians Free article

Collusion highlighted

15 December 2005

The relatives and friends of nationalists killed by the British state and unionist death squads gathered at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 8 December to remember them. The Ring of Truth picket, organised by the human rights pressure group An Fhirinne, saw the demonstrators, displaying photographs of the dead form a circle around Belfast City Hall. Free article

Special Branch agent centrally involved in murder

15 December 2005

It has emerged that the man who drove away the UVF gang after they killed North Belfast woman Sharon McKenna was protected from arrest by his RUC Special Branch handlers. The 30-year-old Catholic was killed as she made dinner for an elderly Protestant friend at his home on the loyalist Shore Road. Free article

Ward charged yet Northern Bank case falling apart

15 December 2005

Last week saw Northern Bank employee Chris Ward charged with the £26.5m robbery and raids on the GAA's Antrim headquarters at Casement Park. But it is now clear the high-profile PSNI strategy is falling apart. Free article

Day of reflection

15 December 2005

Saturday 10 December, International Human Rights Day, was used by Sinn Féin Chairs and Mayors across the Six Counties as a day of reflection to remember all those who have died as result of war and conflict. Free article

Blair petitioned over education cuts

15 December 2005

A Sinn Féin delegation handed in a petition of 12,000 signatures at Downing Street on Tuesday 13 December calling on British Prime Minister Tony Blair to stop savage cuts in the North's education budget. Free article

Wexford takes up legacy of Mellowes

15 December 2005

The Liam Mellowes commemorative weekend began on Saturday 10 December with a large attendance for a forum held in the Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey, chaired by Christina McCauley. The panel included Sinn Féin Councillor John Dwyer, Fianna Fáil Town Councillor, Malcolm Byrne, Historian Ruan O'Donnell and Mick O'Reilly of the ATGWU. Free article

Death of Young Republican

15 December 2005

Jeremy Griffin's sudden and tragic death due to black ice has robbed us all of a great friend and comrade. Every minute of Jeremy's short life was filled with one activity or another. For such a quietly spoken man he sure got a lot done. Free article

News In Brief

15 December 2005

The rest of the week's news. Free article


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