6 January 2005 Edition

Sinn Féin - Céad Bliain d'aois

6 January 2005

November 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of Sinn Féin and the party is planning a year of events to celebrate. The calendar of events will be launched in the historic setting of the Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House on Friday 14 January at 7pm. Free article

Demilitarisation conference hears UUP speaker

6 January 2005

Ógra Shinn Féin in County Galway's first National Demilitarisation conference on 11 and 12 December in Galway City was a "huge success", according to PRO for East Galway Sinn Féin, Sorcha Ní Dhubhda. The weekend received backing from young republicans all over Ireland, attracting delegates from counties such as Antrim, Tyrone, Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Roscommon, Waterford and Clare. Free article

Teenager lucky to be alive

6 January 2005

An 18-year-old Catholic youth had a lucky escape after he was attacked in broad daylight and kicked in the head by a group of loyalists as he returned to his Mountpottinger Road home in the Short Strand on New Year's Eve. Free article

Unionist paramilitaries target Sinn Féin member

6 January 2005

In a New Year bomb attack, a Sinn Féin member and his family had a lucky escape after unionist paramilitaries threw a pipe bomb at their Kilrea, County Derry, home on Sunday night 2 January. Free article

West Belfast MLA hits out at covert British military activity

6 January 2005

Speaking after receiving a number of complaints from constituents, West Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Michael Ferguson has hit out at the increased covert British forces activity in the Andersonstown area which has taken place over the past number of weeks. Free article

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Sinn Féin calls for CS Spray investigation

6 January 2005

Sinn Féin chair of Strabane District Council, Jarlath McNulty, has called for a breakdown of the areas in which CS spray has been used in the Six Counties after the PSNI used the controversial CS gas for the first time in the town during a disturbance at Abercorn Square in the early hours of Sunday 19 December. Free article

SF slams detention of asylum seekers

6 January 2005

As we go to print on Wednesday, Sinn Féin Councillor for North Belfast, David Kennedy, is due to raise a motion asking Belfast City Council to condemn the practice of the detention of asylum seekers in prison facilities. Free article

Brit chopper buzzes homes

6 January 2005

Derry City Sinn Féin Councillor Billy Page has accused the British Army of operating a policy of vindictiveness against the whole of the city's nationalist population, after a heavy British Army helicopter buzzed the rooftops of homes on Tuesday night, before the majority of children returned to school. Free article

Death of Patrick (Paddy Doc) Doherty

6 January 2005

It was with great sadness and regret that we learnt of the death of one of our comrades, Patrick, (Paddy Doc) Doherty. His passing saddens all of us who knew him yet we are honoured to have known such a fine, quiet and considerate comrade. Paddy Doc, as he was known to his friends, died after being in a coma for a number of months. This was a very difficult time for his family, whose strength, love, care and commitment during this period was an inspiration to us all. Free article

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