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A ‘new doctrine’ of peaceful co-existence and co-operation is required — Declan Kearney

22 March 2019

Writing in his latest blog, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney reflects on the current situation in Latin America and the need for proper dialogue to resolve the crisis. Free article

The militarist campaign: 'Who’s pulling the strings?' asks ex-POW Bobby Storey

2 July 2010

IF someone said to you, there is a small group of people whose actions are designed to:
• Cause the remilitarisation of the Six Counties;
• See British troops back on our streets;
• See sectarian attacks carried out by loyalists;
• Close the democratic space now open to republicans;
• Reduce support for republican goals in Ireland and internationally;
• See an end to... Free article

Mary Nelis

2 July 2010

Making inquiries in Derry and Gaza

THE world is about to witness the Israeli version of the Widgery Inquiry as the Israeli Government begins an investigation into the murders of nine peace activists on board aboard the MV Mavi Marmara, the Turkish peace ship bound for Gaza in an attempt to breach the illegal Israeli blockade.

The Mavi Marmara was part of a flotilla of ships... Free article

Economy: An unwanted leadership position ... and the alternative

2 July 2010

FIANNA FÁIL'S economic policy is focused solely on transferring resources from the poor to bail out the formerly rich bankers and speculators


BY MICHAEL BURKE

IMPORTS have collapsed, foreign investment slowed to a trickle and tourism numbers plummeted, but the economic policy adopted by the Fianna Fáil-led government has gone global. It has never received so much attention or... Free article

Israeli aggression must be challenged

2 July 2010

BY GERRY ADAMS

YOU may recall my meeting with Caoimhe Butterly of the Free Gaza Movement. On May 17th, I dedicated my blog to the story of the MV Rachel Corrie and the flotilla to the Gaza Strip. I’m glad I did.

But I never imagined what would happen to it.

I was on my way to an early-morning event in Tir Éoghan when the car radio broadcast the awful news of the death and... Free article

Around the Oireachtas

2 July 2010

Ex-Taoisigh and Sindo exposed, Head Shops Bill won’t work, Audit the auditors, Ferris on ‘pints and paninis’ and Doherty defends Donegal hospitals Free article

Journalist’s continuing smear campaign

2 July 2010

BY Art Mac Eoin

AN article by Jim Cusack in the Sunday Independent of June 13th, the substance of which was repeated in the Belfast Telegraph and the Sunday World, has attempted to link republicans to an alleged forgery operation discovered by gardaí in Borris in Ossory, County Laois.
Cusack, notorious for his sensationalist anti-Sinn Féin articles over many years, produced not a... Free article

Bloody Sunday – British Prime Minister ‘deeply sorry’

2 July 2010


“I AM deeply patriotic,” British Prime Minister David Cameron told a hushed House of Commons after the publication of the Saville Inquiry Report.
“I never want to believe anything bad about our country. I never want to call into question the behaviour of our soldiers and our army. But the conclusions of this report are absolutely clear.
“There is no doubt, there is nothing... Free article

‘Tour of North’ passes peacefully but tensions raised by Orangemen at Drumcree

2 July 2010

BY Peadar Whelan

THIS YEAR’S ‘Tour of the North’ Orange Order parades passed off without serious incident despite Orangemen threatening protests and raising tension after being angered by a decision by the Parades Commission to ban them from marching through the nationalist Ardoyne and Dales area of north Belfast.
The Parades Commission ruled that a feeder parade would not be... Free article

Media View – It takes a whole Village to...

2 July 2010

BY ROBBIE SMYTH

SINN FÉIN are not a “genuine” party of the Left in Ireland. They are ‘devilish, double-dealing Tories’.

It would be wrong to say that Sinn Féin are overlooked in the current issue of Village magazine, dedicated to looking at Ireland’s “Left”. They are mentioned loads of times. Thirteen, in fact, and yes I counted each one: 11 mentions came in one article about... Free article

Ballymurphy’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

2 July 2010

BY LAURA FRIEL

RELATIVES of 11 people killed by the same British Army regiment months before they went on to murder 14 civil rights marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday have called for an international investigation into the killings.
Over a period of three days in August 1971, 11 people were killed by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in west Belfast’s Ballymurphy area. Many of... Free article

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