26 August 2004 Edition

Basques still seek peace process

26 August 2004

AFTER enduring eight years of repression under the right-wing government leaded by Jose María Aznar, the return to power of the Socialist Party in Spain has not brought any noticeable change to the repression of the Basque left-wing pro-independence movement. Free article

West Belfast brewery to close

26 August 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says he is angry and disappointed at the decision of Bass Ireland's parent company, Interbrew, to cease manufacturing at the Ulster Brewery in West Belfast. Free article

Planning scandal in Wicklow

26 August 2004

WICKLOW Sinn Féin has called on Fianna Fáil Councillor Fachtna Whittle to resign following revelations on Prime Time and in the Irish Times that he failed to declare a professional interest in land he proposed for re-zoning last month. Free article

Floods, Leaks and Water Charges

26 August 2004

DERRY in the past week experienced the worst floods in living memory. The cost to homeowners and businesses is yet to be quantified but it must obviously be millions of pounds. Free article

Sinn Féin to challenge British Government on charges

26 August 2004

West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff says Sinn Féin will be challenging the British Government at the September negotiations over its attempts to impose Water Charges on the people of the Six Counties and attempts to privatise the Water Service. Free article

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Community remembers Shanaghan

26 August 2004

A play about a young Sinn Féin member who was shot dead near Castlederg, County Tyrone on 12 August 1991 as a result of RUC and British Government collusion, was performed to packed out halls in his home town earlier this month. Free article

Leading the way in Longford

26 August 2004

LIFE is never easy when you're a councillor, but for some, it's harder than most. Jimmy McDonnell is a newly-elected Sinn Féin councillor on Longford Town Council and already he has had to stand up to the town's mayor. Free article

30 years on: The Great Portlaoise Escape

26 August 2004

In August 1974, 19 republican POWs blasted their way out of Portlaoise Prison in County Laois. The escape was a timely reminder of the determination, tenacity and ingenuity with which IRA Volunteers throughout the country fought against British rule in Ireland. Free article

News Round-up

26 August 2004

A round-up of the rest of the weeks news. Free article

Memoirs of a revolutionary

26 August 2004

ONE of the last two surviving members of the International Brigade that fought against Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War, Bob Doyle, was in the Sinn Féin bookshop in Dublin on Wednesday to sign copies of his memoirs, titled Rebel Without a Pause. Free article

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