3 March 2005 Edition

Republican ex-prisoners reject criminalisation

3 March 2005

Coiste na n-Iarchimí, the national network for republican ex-prisoners, on Monday spoke out against the current atmosphere of hostility across the island towards republicans. Raymond McCartney, MLA, former Hunger Striker and Chairperson of Coiste, said: "Today is the 29th anniversary of the ending of political status. Free article

Women who walk into doors - Amnesty looks at domestic violence on International Women's Day

3 March 2005

Outsiders can rarely understand the true extent of the suffering endured by a woman living in an abusive relationship. But on International Women's Day (8 March), Amnesty International plans to bring the issue of domestic violence to the fore. Free article

Cherishing all the children

3 March 2005

In a week when the two governments, the media and every other outlet with an anti-republican agenda, were attacking Sinn Féin, the party's TDs in Leinster House were getting on with the business the people who elected them put them there to do. Free article

Queens students challenge bigots

3 March 2005

Students at Queen's University in Belfast finally have a bilingual handbook - but not without a fight. It all began last year, when Patrick Hughes - a student at Queens - ran for the position of Students Union Vice-President. Free article

McBride family vow to fight on

3 March 2005

Jean McBride, mother of Belfast teenager Peter McBride, who was shot dead 14 years ago by British soldiers, has pledged to continue her fight to have her son's killers thrown out of the British Army. Free article

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No shots fired in Dunloy

3 March 2005

North Antrim Sinn Féin Assembly member, Philip McGuigan, has dismissed as "rubbish" reports from the PSNI that a number of shots were fired following a republican commemoration in Dunloy, County Antrim on Sunday 27 February. Free article

Loyalist band break determination again

3 March 2005

The PSNI last Saturday allowed the UDA-aligned North Belfast Whitewell Defenders Flute Band and its followers to deviate from the route laid down by the Parades Commission. Free article

Crumlin residents oppose asbestos plant

3 March 2005

The decision by NIO Minister Angela Smith to give the go ahead for an asbestos storage plant in Crumlin, County Antrim, has put the health of children and villagers at risk, say campaigners opposed to the project. Free article

In Memory of the Ten - Ógra Shinn Féin National Day of Protest

3 March 2005

Ógra activists on Tuesday 1 March, the anniversary of Bobby Sands' commencement of hunger strike, took to the streets throughout Ireland to protest against the recent onslaught of accusations of criminality against republicans. Free article

Adams to travel to US

3 March 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will travel to the United States on 12 March for a series of speaking engagements and meetings with the Irish-American community, US political leaders and government officials. Free article

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