Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

1 February 2007 Edition

Extraordinary Ard Fheis: Political pressure falls on Paisley

1 February 2007

The Extraordinary Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on Sunday, 28 January overwhelmingly endorsed a motion by the Ard Chomhairle to change long standing party policy on policing. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that the decision was "truly historic". "Let's not be upset by how others respond to today's decision. The higher they build their barriers the stronger we become," he said in reference to the likely reaction of DUP rejectionists. "This ard fheis acted in the national interest. We look to others to do the same in the time ahead," he added. Free article

Bloody Sunday: 35th anniversary commemoration

1 February 2007

Many thousands of people from across Ireland, Scotland and England turned out in Derry last Sunday 28 January to mark the 35th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Free article

Was Torrens Knight another Mark Haddock?

1 February 2007

Relatives of those murdered by the sectarian serial killer Torrens Knight are to urge Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan to investigate their "long term and deep suspicions" that Knight was a Special Branch agent and that the murders in Greysteel, Castlerock, Kilrea and other places could have been avoided. Free article


Is Ronnie Flanagan fit for purpose?

1 February 2007

Serious questions about the conduct of Ronnie Flanagan, in his role as former RUC Chief Constable and head of Special Branch, continue to undermine his current position as head of Britain's Inspector of Constabulary. Free article

'Strength through unity' - Ógra

1 February 2007

Hundreds of Ógra activists and dozens of Ógra delegates attended the Extraordinary Sinn Féin Ard Fheis last Sunday. In the previous week, Ógra organised an Extraordinary National Congress at which the organisation adopted a new policy calling for policing to be "decoupled from the state and proposed the establishment of municipal policing structures". Free article

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