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19 January 2006 Edition

Securocrats last ditch effort

19 January 2006

In a so-called confidential briefing given to the North's policing board, widely reported in the media, PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Sam Kinkaid accused the IRA of being involved in, "organised crime". Free article

Who is Sam Kinkaid?

19 January 2006

Kinkaid joined the RUC in 1980/'81 at the height of the H-Block and Armagh Protests which lead to the Hunger Strikes and deaths of ten republican prisoners. He was appointed RUC Detective Superintendent with responsibility for all crime investigations in North Belfast and South Antrim. Free article

Policing- Kelly outlines the challenge

19 January 2006

With the British government due, next month, to publish enabling legislation and a consultation paper on the transfer of policing powers and the administration of justice to locally elected politicians in the North, in the event of the re-establishment of an assembly, Sinn Féin members gathered at a West Belfast hotel on Saturday, 14 January for a party conference on the issues of policing and justice. Free article

SDLP accused of settling for less

19 January 2006

The SDLP must come clean on their discussions with unionists about diluting the power sharing arrangements of the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy told a Stormont press conference this week. This is not the first time the SDLP's has acted outside the collective interests of northern nationalists to concede ground to unionist intransigence. Free article

Ní amháin saor ach gaelach chomh maith" -- Adams

19 January 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is speaking at the Sinn Féin Irish Language Strategy Conference this Thursday 19 January. in the Long Gallery at Stormont. During the course of his adress Adams will tell delegates: "Tá muid anseo inniu chun cheiliúnadh agus chun chuimhniú ar dhá mór-ócaid i saol agus i stair na tíre seo. Free article


Will Orange marches be forced through nationalist areas?

19 January 2006

Residents fear the British Government intends to force contentious Orange parades through nationalist areas of the Six Counties this summer as part of a British package of appeasement for rejectionist unionism. Free article

Finucanes meet party leaders

19 January 2006

The family of assassinated Belfast human rights solicitor Pat Finucane have described a series of meetings with political party leaders in Dublin on Wednesday 11 January as "very positive". Finucane's widow Geraldine and other family members met with the political parties as part of their long running campaign to force the British Government hold a proper inquiry into the 1989 killing. Free article

Putting equality at the heart of the economy

19 January 2006

Last Saturday witnessed an important milestone in the development of Sinn Féin's economic policy. A conference in Dublin, attended by Sinn Féin members, activists and public representatives from across the country, discussed a detailed draft policy document prepared by the party's Economic Policy Review Group. Free article

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