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24 April 2003 Edition

Reckless Blair plays Orange Card

24 April 2003

Martin McGuinness has reacted angrily to comments made by the British Prime Minister at a media briefing on Wednesday morning. Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator said he was dismayed by the approach of Tony Blair and by his ability to be "reckless in many ways with what is a very difficult and very sensitive situation". Free article

Marking the unbroken struggle

24 April 2003

Republicans gathered to mark the 87th anniversary of the Easter Rising and to honour all of those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. Free article

Attacks ongoing as marching season begins

24 April 2003

Anxiety is growing within nationalist communities throughout the Six Counties as unionist paramilitaries step up their campaign of sectarian violence and intimidation. Free article

Trouble caused by loyalist bandsmen

24 April 2003

Trouble erupted between loyalist bandsmen after the Apprentice Boys march in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh on Easter Monday, 21 April. Free article


Newry & Armagh predicts three seats

24 April 2003

It was another of those occasions in the Newry and Armagh constituency when bold predictions were made about a forthcoming election. An audience of over 500 packed into the largest room in Newry's Canal Court Hotel on Thursday 17 April heard that Sinn Féin intends to field three candidates and take three Assembly seats, up from the two they currently hold. Free article

Asgard anniversary marked in Howth

24 April 2003

On Saturday, Sinn Féin held its first ever commemoration of the Asgard in Howth. Around 200 people gathered on Howth Pier, and led by a colour party and Mick Foy on the pipes, marched to the site of the Asgard's landing in 1914. Free article

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