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18 November 2004 Edition

Proposals must be grounded in Good Friday Agreement - Adams

18 November 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness had discussions on Wednesday with the Taoiseach, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and senior Dublin Government officials on proposals from the two governments to move the peace process forward. Adams revealed afterwards that the party's negotiating team would meet the British Prime Minister Tony Blair today in London. Free article

Agreement is the bottom line

18 November 2004

Sinn Féin Assembly Group leader Conor Murphy said on Monday that any proposals coming from the two governments aimed at breaking the current impasse in the process have to be grounded in the fundamentals of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Put children first in Budget 2005

18 November 2004

The central focus of Sinn Féin's priorities for Budget 2005 will be in 'Putting children first', in terms of health, education and childcare. Gerry Adams, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Arthur Morgan, Seán Crowe and Caitríona Ruane gathered at Ringsend Community Centre in Dublin on Monday to announce a series of measures which, if adopted, would dramatically improve the quality of the lives of children, especially those from the most disadvantaged and marginalised sectors of society. Free article

The ceasefire that never was 'reinstated'

18 November 2004

Nationalists have reacted sceptically to a declaration by the notoriously sectarian UDA that it is prepared to move away from violence and reinstate its ceasefire. The announcement came during a number of British Remembrance Sunday parades across the Six Counties. Free article


An Post in crisis - Doherty criticises Government inaction on rural closures

18 November 2004

Disputes between An Post, its unions, the postal regulator ComReg and small businesses threaten to push the company into crisis just as it approaches the busiest time of the postal year. Free article

British stonewall another collusion inquiry

18 November 2004

The British Government refused to co-operate with the inquiry by Judge Henry Barron into bombings in the 26 Counties that took place in 1972 and 1973 and in which collusion is strongly indicated. The second Barron report was published on Wednesday and, like the first, which focused on the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings, reveals that there was no co-operation with the inquiry. Free article

The lucky winner

18 November 2004

Sinn Féin National Director of Finance, Dessie Mackin, and Dublin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, present a cheque for the wining Grand Prize of €20,000 in the party's national Draw to margaret Whelan from Donneycarney, Dublin. On behalf of the party's National Finance Committee, Mackin thanked everyone who supported this year's draw and congratulated the 50 people who won prizes. "The money raised will help us build the party and make further electoral advances in the year ahead," he said. Free article

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