Sinn Fein Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Council votes to fly the union flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | BBC News

    The union flag is expected to be raised in Craigavon later after councillors voted to fly the flag all year round. Sinn Fein have said it was an "illogical" decision that "flies in face of advice from the Equality Commission and legal advice".

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  2. VIDEO: Northern Ireland Affairs CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | BBC News

    ... Friday Agreement. In May 2000 a scheme to deal with On the Runs was agreed between British and Irish officials and Sinn Fein, whereby 187 "on the runs" were sent letters between 2007 and 2012 granting them immunity from arrest and the right to ...

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  3. McLaughlin new Assembly SpeakerRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Antrim Today

    ... Christmas recess. The move follows a deal, dating back to Ian Paisley's time, between the two largest parties that Sinn Fein would take over the Speaker's role half-way through the current Assembly term, but in October the DUP refused to back Sinn ...

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  4. OTRs plan vital for peace - BlairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Burnley Citizen

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves his London office to answer questions at the parliamentary inquiry into the OTRs letters Tony Blair answers questions from MPs on the 'On The Runs' letters and the deal he did with Sinn Fein to secure peace in Northern Ireland Tony Blair has said the peace process in Northern Ireland would probably have collapsed without the On The Runs scheme for fugitive IRA members. His Labour administration sent about 200 letters to republicans assuring them they were not being pursued by the UK authorities following requests from Sinn Fein. 44 comments

  5. HIA witness can have own lawyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | BBC News

    ... Blair's assurances in a letter in December 2006 to Gerry Adams about expediting the scheme played a part in Sinn Fein's decision to back policing at their Ard Fheis. Watch Mr Blair's apology for not putting in place a structure that would have ...

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  6. Blair says that without IRA 'comfort letters', SF may have quit peace processRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Belfast Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Sinn Fein could have abandoned the peace process if IRA fugitives had not been provided with 'letters of comfort', Tony Blair has told MPs.

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  7. Blair apologises for errors in On The Runs schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | ITV

    ... as PM of the day. Blair; if the On The Runs had not been dealt with the NI political process could have collapsed. Sinn Fein might have walked away.

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  8. Blair in dramatic public apology to victims of Hyde Park bombing...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Daily Mail

    ... not rule out future prosecutions if new evidence became available. The scheme was drawn up following pressure from Sinn Fein to allow the fugitives, who had they been in prison before 1998 would have been released under the Good Friday Agreement, to ...

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  9. Blair to answer MPs' questions after summons from IRA 'comfort letters' inquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Russia Taday

    ... who were suspected of committing paramilitary offenses but had never been charged. In 2000, Blair requested that Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams submit names to be considered by Britain's Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecution and police ...

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  10. Tony Blair questioned on On The Runs: Live updates as former PM quizzed on IRA letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | IcNetwork

    ... If he had refused to deal with it, he says, it could have collapsed. He says it was essential both to get Sinn Fein on board at the start of the peace process and to get them on board for policing. TB argues the goal was to find the equivalent of a ...

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  11. Rory backs the BeastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | BBC News

    ... Tony Blair says the On the Runs letters were "absolutely critical to the peace process" and "essential to getting Sinn Fein on board". "At the time we were trying to find a resolution for the On The Runs issue....what happened was that we were never ...

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  12. House prices rise by 12% says ONSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | BBC News

    ... Tony Blair says the On the Runs letters were "absolutely critical to the peace process" and "essential to getting Sinn Fein on board". "At the time we were trying to find a resolution for the On The Runs issue....what happened was that we were never ...

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  13. Mitchell McLaughlin along with Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams in 1987.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Fermanagh Today

    ... Mitchel McLaughlin claimed that the murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville was not a crime. The then chairman of Sinn Fein faced a backlash from the late widow's family, but resisted calls for him to resign. During the programme on the Republic's ...

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  14. Thousands support new respite petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Derry Today

    ... since it was set up a few days ago. In a separate development, the chair of the Assembly's Health committee, Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin, yesterday called on Health Minister Jim Wells to "halt any plans that may be under consideration to ...

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  15. Letters Of Comfort: 8 Things You Need To KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | LBC 97.3

    ... had been convicted but escaped. Given that they could not return to the UK, they became known as "on the runs". Sinn Fein thought fugitives should be allowed to return without fear of arrest but the British government's attempt to devise a formal ...

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  16. Tony Blair to give evidence to IRA 'On the Runs' inquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | ITV

    Tony Blair is due to give evidence before a parliamentary investigation into the On The Runs scheme for fugitive IRA members later today. The former prime minister's Labour administration sent about 200 letters to republicans assuring them they were not being pursued by the UK authorities following requests from Sinn Fein.

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  17. 1st Irish nationalist elected speaker of N. Ireland AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | The New Zealand Herald

    " An Irish nationalist has been elected speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time, reflecting a recent agreement bolstering the Catholic-Protestant government in the British territory. Sinn Fein politician Mitchel McLaughlin vowed to be an impartial moderator as he took charge Monday of the 108-member legislature, the political bedrock for Northern Ireland's unity government of Irish Catholics and British Protestants.

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  18. Banker Facebook request 'obsession'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | Newsday

    ... event, there were also public protests from opponents of this change in the law. New Speaker of the NI Assembly, Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin tells BBC News NI's political editor Mark Devenport he is "going to be very rigorous and very strong". "I ...

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  19. VIDEO: Northern Ireland AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | BBC News

    First Minister Peter Robinson said his party would honour its agreement to support the election of the Assembly's first Sinn Fein speaker. The two biggest parties previously agreed that Sinn Fein would take over the speaker's role halfway through the current Assembly term.

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  20. Men jailed over prison drug smugglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | BBC News

    ... voted for Mitchel McLaughlin. 36 of the 48 unionists voted in his favour and eight others also voted to elect the Sinn Fein MLA as the first nationalist speaker . Lisbellaw Primary School in County Fermanagh has been forced to close today due to the ...

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