Issue 1 - 2023 front

4 March 2004 Edition

Dublin & Monaghan relatives almost walked

4 March 2004

On Wednesday evening, the Justice for the Forgotten group, representing the families of the deceased and those injured in the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings, threatened to withdraw from the Oireachtas Committee hearings into the Barron Report. The dramatic move came after the committee heard on Wednesday from two independent legal representatives, called to weigh up the evidence and help the committee in its deliberations. Free article

Gerry Adams Presidential Address 2004

4 March 2004

One of the recurring themes of this year's Sinn Féin Ard Fheis was British state collusion with unionist death squads and the campaign for truth by the families of the victims. It was fitting, therefore, that Pauline Davey Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Magherafelt Sinn Féin Councillor John Davey, introduced Gerry Adams' Presidential Address. Free article

Our intention is to succeed - McGuinness

4 March 2004

As he has done in previous years, Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator, Martin McGuinness, provided delegates to the 2004 Ard Fheis with a detailed account of the current state of the party's negotiations with both the British and Dublin Governments and with the other political parties involved in the present political impasse. Free article

Finucane judicial review adjourned

4 March 2004

The Finucane family have described as "outrageous" the decision to allow the British MoD and PSNI access to the Cory reports while denying the families of the victims. Geraldine Finucane was commenting after the judicial review sought by the family to compel publication of the Cory reports by the British Government was adjourned for three weeks at the behest of the British legal team. Free article

Trimble accused over walkout

4 March 2004

West Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Bairbre de Brún has accused UUP leader David Trimble of engaging in "posturing without substance". Her comments came on Tuesday after Trimble announced that the UUP was withdrawing from the Review process. Trimble had unsuccessfully lobbied the two governments to sanction Sinn Féin over the alleged abduction of Belfast man Bobby Tohill. Free article


RUC members seek compensation over Hamill murder

4 March 2004

Two RUC members who were on duty in a Land Rover when Portadown Catholic Robert Hamill was attacked by a 30-strong gang of loyalists in 1997, are seeking compensation from the NIO for injuries they claim to have suffered on the night. The two RUC members were among the crew in the vehicle in Portadown town centre on 27 April 1997 and who failed to act during the assault on Hamill, which saw the 25-year-old father of two fatally wounded. Free article

Incoming SF Ard Chomhairle & Officer Board

4 March 2004

Officer Board President Gerry Adams Vice President Pat Doherty National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin Director of Publicity Dawn Doyle General Secretary Robbie Smyth Free article

Voting rights for all

4 March 2004

Members of Ógra Shinn Féin are joined by Pat Doherty in a piece of theatre at the Ard Fheis to highlight Ógra's campaign for voting rights in Presidential elections for Six County citizens. Free article

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