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1 December 2005 Edition

Call for Mobilisation to to defeat Irish Ferries thuggery

1 December 2005

As Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan TD blasted the Taoiseach in Leinster House on Tuesday night during the first emergency debate permitted in the Dáil for four years he spoke for thousands of people across the country bewildered at the indifference and impotence of the Fianna Fáil Government to defend Irish workers. Free article

MLA arrested in latest PSNI stunt

1 December 2005

"This is the latest and among the most blatant examples of political policing seen here in recent times," was how Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness described the arrest of the party's East Derry Assembly member Francie Brolly on Tuesday 29 November. Free article

State violence and collusion a major issue

1 December 2005

Over the past two weeks the SDLP has been using legislation to address the anomaly of people displaced by the conflict, the so-called 'On the Runs', in a crude and spurious attempt to undermine Sinn Féin. Free article

Move to have IMC declared unlawful

1 December 2005

Sinn Féin MP for Newry/Armagh Conor Murphy revealed this week that papers have been lodged in the High Court in London seeking to have the establishment of the so-called Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) declared unlawful. Free article

Missing files expose British cynicism

1 December 2005

The British Government is being accused of, "cynical manipulation", of people's fears by refusing to come clean over files in the hands of unionist death squads, taken from Castlereagh Barracks in July 2004 Free article

Adams launches year-long recruitment campaign

1 December 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has launched a major recruitment drive for the party on the 100th anniversary of its foundation. Speaking in Dublin on Tuesday 29 November Adams said that for the past year Sinn Féin had been celebrating and commemorating its 100th anniversary but that the party hadn't just been looking to the past but was also planning for the future. Free article


Campaign needed as health anger grows

1 December 2005

If you think the health services in Ireland has problems now, just wait until Mary Harney and Tony Blair have finished with them. The privatisation of health is accelerating and only determined campaigning can prevent the ultimate destruction of public services in the interests of private profit. Free article

Sectarian attacks in North Belfast

1 December 2005

Amid fears that unionist paramilitaries are developing a new type of pipe bomb to be used in attacks on nationalists, tension in North Belfast is high after two men were attacked by unionist gangs over the past week. Free article

Addressing the historic opportunity for change

1 December 2005

Four hundred republicans as well as key trade union and community activists gathered in Corcaghan Community Centre, four miles south of Monaghan last Saturday to discuss important political ideas requiring a focus in the present phase of republican struggle. Free article

Sovereignty still the issue - Ó Caoláin

1 December 2005

In a statement marking the 100th anniversary of the day on which Sinn Féin was founded in Dublin on 28 November 1905, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said that Irish sovereignty and independence is still the core issue in Irish politics. Free article

Sinn Féin meets Ahern

1 December 2005

Gerry Adams leads a Sinn Féin delegation to meet Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Dublin on Thursday 1 December. The delegation includes Martin McGuinness MP, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Mary Lou McDonald MEP and Caitríona Ruane MLA. Free article

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