13 July 2006 Edition

International: republicans' unique credibility with opposing sides

13 July 2006

Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator returned last week from Sri Lanka where he met the senior political leadership of the Tamil Tigers in the rebel controlled north of the country. The visit had not been announced in advance of this meeting but had the support of the Sri Lanka President. Here MARTIN McGUINNESS gives a fascinating insight into his Sri Lankan visit. Free article

Hunger Strikers, Guevara and McElwain inspire at youth event

13 July 2006

Up to 70 young people attended the Coiste na nIarchimí fourth Annual Youth Camp on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June. Organised under the republican ex-prisoners Processes of Nation Building Programme and funded under European Peace Funding, Campa Náisiúnta Óige took place in Sliabh Beagh Tourism Centre in County Monaghan. Free article

New website - for an Ireland of Equals

13 July 2006

This week, Sinn Féin's All Ireland Agenda department launched its own website, www.irelandofequals.com. Department co-ordinator, Sean Oliver, said it would be a useful resource for activists, supporters and the generally curious, to find out more about the party's All Ireland Agenda, and the projects it encompasses. Free article

Workers' rights: Sinn Féin activists discuss new policy

13 July 2006

Sinn Féin activists from around Ireland gathered in Dublin's Teachers' Clubs last Saturday to discuss party policy on the issue of workers' rights. Free article

Government action demanded on Palestine

13 July 2006

A demonstration organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Dublin last Saturday heard severe criticism of the EU and the Irish Government over their passivity and compliance in the face of Israel's military incursion into Gaza. Free article

Ní fheicfear a leithéid arís

13 July 2006

"Níl tú sách gasta go leor mar pheileadóir le bheith ar an bhfoireann náisiúnta." Ba iad seo na focail cháiliúla a tháinig amach as béal Abdelhamid Kermali, bainisteoir fhoireann peile náisiúnta na hAilgéire agus é ag caint faoi Zidane i 1994! Is mar gheall ar sin a chas Zidane i dtreo fhoireann náisiúnta na Fraince, nuair a scóráil sé dhá chúl ina chéad chluiche dóibh. Lean sé ar aghaidh le bheith ar ceann de na himreoirí is fearr riamh sa pheil 'ghallda' agus ba léir sula bhfad go raibh freagra chuí seolta ar ais chuig Kermali. Free article

Border counties remember Hunger Strike

13 July 2006

Brendan 'Bik' McFarlane, who was O/C of the republicans prisoners in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh during the 1981 Hunger Strike is to address a major anniversary event in County Cavan next Sunday. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

13 July 2006

The week in quotes. Free article

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