Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

2 February 2006 Edition

The IMC has no place in the political process - McGuinness

2 February 2006

Last Wednesday evening, in the aftermath of the latest report from the discredited and non-independent IMC, Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness spoke to An Phoblacht about the undemocratic nature of that body and its malign influence on the political process. He also spoke about the challeges which now face both governments and the political parties to move the political process forward. Free article

Decommission this tool of the securocrats

2 February 2006

Early in December 2005 Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy MP began proceedings in the High Court in London to have the establishment of the so-called Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) declared unlawful. Free article

Moving Forward

2 February 2006

Moving forward was a shared theme in the past week with Irish President Mary McAleese reclaiming the ideals of the 1916 Rebellion, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern reiterating support for the Good Friday Agreement and British PM Tony Blair warning against political paralysis within the Peace Process. Free article

IRA Statement

2 February 2006

The IRA has denied allegations that the organisation had gone back on the pledges it made last year. Free article

The Irish health crisis - need for radical overhaul

2 February 2006

A country in crisis. That was the message at last Saturday's health conference, organised by Sinn Féin and held in Dublin. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the party's draft all-Ireland health policy document: Healthcare in an Ireland of equals. Chair on the day, Mícheál Mac Donncha, asked Sinn Féin members to look at the document and give constructive criticism on it as well as contributions in the days following. Free article


Thousands remember and demand the truth

2 February 2006

With the Saville Inquiry due to announce its findings later this year, more than ever before this year's Bloody Sunday commemoration march felt like the collective holding of breath of a community which has so longed for, and fought so hard for, justice for those of its members who were gunned down on their streets by the British Army's Parachute Regiment 34 years ago. Free article

Parades Commission Judicial Review

2 February 2006

A nationalist resident from the Garvaghy Road in Portadown was granted leave to take a judicial review against the decisions made by the British Secretary of State in the Six Counties in making appointments to Parades Commission. Free article

McBride in groundbreaking address to Derry audience

2 February 2006

In a ground breaking departure last weekend Alan McBride, whose wife Sharon was killed in the 1993 Shankill bomb became the first person from the unionist community to deliver the annual Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture in Derry's Guildhall. Free article

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