18 November 2004 Edition

An Cumann Cabhrach re-launched

18 November 2004

An Cumann Cabhrach, which, together with Green Cross and Irish Northern Aid, provided support for families of republican prisoners and of IRA Volunteers who lost their lives as a result of the conflict, was re-launched in Dublin on 6 November. Free article

UDA attacks SDLP councillor's home

18 November 2004

Within an hour of the latest UDA ceasefire being declared, Larne SDLP councillor Danny O'Connor blamed the organisation for attacking his Churchill Road home. During the incident, O'Connor fired four shots into the air from a legally held personal protection weapon to scare off the attackers. Free article

PSNI intimidate SF rep

18 November 2004

Police raids on the home of Sinn Féin's Michael Agnew and other nationalist homes in Ballymena have provoked an angry response from republicans. Free article

Racists challenged at North Belfast rally

18 November 2004

A rally organised by the North Belfast Anti-Racism Network in support of Chinese and Filipino families attacked by racist thugs was held at the Fortwilliam shops on Wednesday night, 10 November. Free article

Secret deal protects PSNI members of Orange Order

18 November 2004

PSNI boss Hugh Orde has terminated the process compelling PSNI members to declare their membership of secret organisations such as the Orange Order after striking a deal with two PSNI men and the Freemasons, who had instigated legal proceedings against the move. Free article

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"Ulster is being sold, help us buy it"

18 November 2004

The Orange Order has been caught out over its links with a land company set up to buy property and prevent it falling into nationalist hands. The company's motto is "Ulster is being sold, help us buy it". Free article

Year of progress celebrated in Dublin

18 November 2004

The first annual Dublin Sinn Féin Gala Dinner was held last Friday in the Royal Dublin Hotel on O'Connell Street. Free article

Promoting disabled rights in Buncrana

18 November 2004

Sinn Féin Buncrana Town Councillor, Daren Lalor, believes the rights of the disabled must be a priority in the town. The town council passed a motion he proposed last week calling for an audible warning system to be fitted to the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing at West End, Buncrana to assist the visually impaired in crossing the road at the busy junction. Free article

McGuinness updates Irish American Unity Conference

18 November 2004

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP took time out of his busy schedule last week to update a group of Americans from the Irish American Unity Conference on the state of the Irish Peace Process. The group was in Derry as part of a process to familiarise itself with conditions on the ground throughout the Six Counties. The IAUC held its National Convention in Belfast last weekend, at which former Belfast Mayor Alex Maskey was a keynote speaker. Free article

Bandon SF funds playground

18 November 2004

Members of Bandon Sinn Féin in County Cork, including Sinn Féin Town Councillor John Desmond, recently presented a cheque for €1,000 to the Bandon playground. The money was raised at a number of events organised by Sinn Féin in the past few months. Free article

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