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Backstop is the bottom line and must be maintained - McDonald tells Juncker

21 June 2018

The Brexit backstop agreed in December is the bottom line and must remain in place, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou has told the President of the EU Commission, Jean Claude Juncker. Free article

Fair Deal beds fail by Health Minister challenged by Kathleen Funchion

15 April 2015

Available beds fall as waiting list more than trebles Free article

The French Connection ­– Belfast and Lurgan

15 April 2015

Unionism's racist, sectarian streak exposed in incidents across North Free article

Video – Sinn Féin launches campaign for 'Yes' vote in Marriage Equality referendum

14 April 2015

'It is about ensuring that our gay and lesbian citizens have the same right to marry the person they love as everyone else,' says Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD Free article

Ireland's largest public service union says it's time to scrap JobBridge

14 April 2015

Calls for Government's controversial internship scheme to be wound-up Free article

DUP campaigner unrepentant over 'taig' Facebook posts

13 April 2015

Roberta McNally – Chair of the Lurgan branch of the Royal British Legion – signed the nomination papers for DUP candidate David Simpson and is pictured with his arm around her Free article

Amnesty International welcomes Kincora election pledge by British Labour Party

13 April 2015

'The claims relating to Kincora are deeply disturbing – that MI5 turned a blind eye to child abuse and actively blocked a police investigation, instead using the paedophile ring for its own intelligence-gathering purposes' – Amnesty International Free article

Video – Spectacular 3D visual projection plans for GPO on Rising centenary

13 April 2015

Plans for 3D visual mapping software to bring the GPO and the Easter Rising to life 100 years on Free article

Failure of unionist parties to field any women candidates 'an absolute disgrace'

13 April 2015

Michelle Gildernew MP slams DUP and UKIP for failure to stand a single female candidate in North Free article

Choice between equality and austerity is central to Westminster election campaign

10 April 2015

The SNP and Sinn Féin are now the only significant parties in the British state or Ireland giving leadership on anti-austerity politics, and alternative economic and fiscal strategies Free article

Gerry Adams's letter the Irish Times refuses to print

9 April 2015

Here's the text of a letter which Gerry Adams TD has been trying to get The Irish Times to carry for the last two weeks. It has refused. Free article

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  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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An initiative for dialogue 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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