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7 April 2005 Edition

Moving the struggle forward

7 April 2005

In a major address on Wednesday to map out what he believes are the necessary next steps in the Peace Process and the central, historic role republicans must play if that process is to succeed, Gerry Adams made a direct appeal to the Volunteers and leadership of the IRA. Free article

Gerry Adams addresses the IRA

7 April 2005

The following is the text of the keynote speech delivered in Belfast by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams on Wednesday 6 April. I want to speak directly to the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann, the volunteer soldiers of the Irish Republican Army. Free article

Sinn Féin breakthrough in Údarás elections

7 April 2005

Sinn Féin's Gráinne Mhic Géidigh took the third of four seats in the Donegal constituency of the Údarás elections this week, leaving just the Seanad and the Presidency as the only tiers of elected representation in Ireland that Sinn Féin have yet to contest and win seats. Free article

Colombia Three "should have been acquitted" says judge

7 April 2005

In the words of one of three appeal judges, "questionable" evidence was used last December to overturn the innocent verdicts for Niall Connolly, Jim Monaghan and Martin McCauley, the three Irishmen who have been trapped in a Colombian nightmare for the past three-and-a-half years. Free article


Arrests made 30 years after sectarian killing

7 April 2005

Four men have been arrested, among them a number of ex-British soldiers, and are being questioned at a County Antrim PSNI Barracks in connection with the 1974 killing of Independent Nationalist Councillor Patsy Kelly. Free article

PSNI fabricates anti-republican 'evidence

7 April 2005

A Special Branch-inspired campaign of targeting vulnerable families in the Poleglass and Twinbrook areas of West Belfast to massage statistics for the IMC and the operation of the PSNI as a sectarian body in Ballymena are just the latest incidents that illustrate why many northern nationalists have good cause to remain highly suspicious of the force. LAURA FRIEL reports. Free article

Finucanes angry at new Inquiries Bill

7 April 2005

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane said they will not participate with any inquiry if the British Government presses ahead with controversial new legislation limiting the scope of inquiries. Free article

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