Issue 1 - 2023 front

16 March 2005 Edition

Orde challenged over McCartney investigation

16 March 2005

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness has challenged the PSNI Chief Constable to publicly explain the handling by his detectives of the investigation into the killing of Belfast man Robert McCartney. Free article

US support still strong

16 March 2005

Sinn Féin still has the broad support of the American people, party president Gerry Adams said this week. Adams is in the US to attend high-profile political meetings in several US States, as well as numerous events to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Free article

Rebuilding the Peace Process must begin now

16 March 2005

Before he left for the US on Saturday, Gerry Adams said that genuine dialogue between the parties and the two governments is the way out of the crisis in the Peace Process. Free article

Remove the mote from your own eye

16 March 2005

30 January has been a significant date in the republican and nationalist calendar for the past 33 years. It was Bloody Sunday in Derry. The events of that day will be indelibly imprinted in the memory of every Derry citizen. The families and their supporters from many corners of the world march every year demanding truth and justice for the families who lost loved ones on that day. Free article


No British concessions on Finucane case

16 March 2005

At a meeting in London on Friday 11 March, serious divisions emerged between the NIO and the Dublin Government over the proposed public inquiry into the 1989 killing by the UDA of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Free article

Cory and Saville reject British legislation

16 March 2005

Retired Canadian judge Peter Cory, who recommended public inquiries into the killings of Pat Finucane, Robert Hamill in Portadown and Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson, after investigating links between loyalist paramilitaries and British crown forces in the killings, said the attempt by Tony Blair's government to limit the scope of the inquiry would make an independent investigation impossible. Free article

New British 'house arrest' law akin to Apartheid South Africa

16 March 2005

The British government's plans to place those they suspect of 'terrorist' activities or sympathies under house arrest through the use of so-called control orders was finally passed by the House of Lords last Friday afternoon, but not before it had been forced to engage in an epic, week long battle. This culminated in a 32-hour single-sitting confrontation with British peers in the House of Lords, who refused to approve the legislation until concessions had been made. Free article

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