Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

23 September 2004 Edition

DUP won't halt progress - Responsibility on governments as talks continue

23 September 2004

The core principles of the Good Friday Agreement will not be undermined by the DUP and their refusal to negotiate in realistic terms, Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness said this week. The party's Chief Negotiator made his remarks just days after the three-day round of intensive talks closed at Leeds Castle in Kent. Free article

DUP delaying tactics won't wash - Agreement cannot be renegotiated

23 September 2004

An Phoblacht's JOANNE CORCORAN talks to Sinn Féin National Chair MITCHEL McLAUGHLIN about the state of the Peace Process following last week's talks at Leeds Castle in Kent. Free article

Rich business - poor families

23 September 2004

Welcome to the Ireland of inequality and double standards; we have highest amount of poor households in the EU, but also the most profitable economy in the world if you're looking for a welcoming tax haven. Free article

Barrett conviction spurs demand for Finucane inquiry

23 September 2004

The conviction of UDA gunman Ken Barrett on Thursday 16 September at Belfast Crown Court for the killing of Pat Finucane means that "the [British] Government has run out of excuses for delaying the establishment of a public inquiry", said the solicitor's family in a statement. Free article

British parliamentary watchdog to investigate sectarianism and racism

23 September 2004

As a British parliamentary watchdog, the 'Northern Ireland' Affairs Committee (NIAC), travels to the Six Counties to investigate sectarianism and racism across the North, Sinn Féin's Paul Butler is calling on people targeted in loyalist attacks to contact the body. Free article


PSNI coerce teenager to inform

23 September 2004

Sinn Féin North Belfast Councillor Carál Ní Chuilín has disclosed to An Phoblacht that the PSNI are attempting to coerce a 16-year-old boy into becoming an informer. Free article

Rainbow warriors in disarray

23 September 2004

IMAGINE this for a political strategy. First, repeatedly call for a Presidential election and suggest one of your most widely admired and respected TDs as your candidate. Then sign a political accord, in Mullingar of all places, with a bigger party who have promised to back your candidate's opponent in the election. Free article

SF victory for 16 Moore Street

23 September 2004

Sinn Féin Councillors in Dublin City are celebrating a victory for the second week running, after a motion they proposed to convert No 16 Moore Street into a museum was passed unanimously by the Council. The house was the setting for the final stand of Pádraig Pearse and comrades during the 1916 Rising. Free article


23 September 2004

As readers will be aware, An Phoblacht is a small operation, run mainly by staff and contributors who volunteer their time and labour. We strive to produce quality articles on Ireland and international affairs from a republican viewpoint each week. Like all small papers, however, finding funding for anything other than day-to-day operations is a constant challenge. Free article

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