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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Peace Process

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That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition missing in action?
Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen.
Gerry Adams and Prince Charles just shared a historic handshake
The meeting is regarded as being historically significant – as Earl Mountbatten, a great-uncle of Prince Charles, was killed in an IRA bomb in 1979.
Opinion: I deeply hope that Dáil Éireann will vote to recognise Palestine
Former Israeli ambassador Ilan Baruch writes that only through a two state solution will freedom, security and equality for both Israelis and Palestinians come to pass.
Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today
“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”
This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'
He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.
Poll: Should the Irish Government be part of talks in Northern Ireland?
The DUP aren’t taking part, so should the Irish State?
30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher
The Brighton bombing was “the most audacious attack on a British government” in nearly 400 years.
Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter "anti-agreement axis within unionism"
Adams was in The Guardian to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefire.
On this day 20 years ago, the IRA announced its ceasefire
And everything changed.
Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians
Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.
Adams: This British government has not been positively engaged in peace process
Party leaders in Northern Ireland have agreed to intensive talks next week but Sinn Féin said the Irish government needs to be positively engaged for it to work.
Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in
After serving as an IDF combat soldier and commander, Yehuda Sahul questioned the morality of the military action in the West Bank.
Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb
The bomb was the second largest to ever have exploded in Britain.
McGuinness on The Disappeared: 'One of the worse things to happen' during an already bitter conflict
McGuinness gave a wide-ranging interview today on current and past issues.
'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off
Alan Brecknell of the Pat Finucance Centre explains how victims’s families could be helped.
This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart
NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.
Richard Haass is coming to Dublin for Northern Ireland talks
Eamon Gilmore scheduled the meeting with Haass when he spoke with him on Monday.
Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes
A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.
PSNI chief to face questions on controversial 'on the runs' letters
Some 190 republicans were issued with ‘letters of comfort’ from the British comfort telling them they were no longer wanted in connection with historical crimes.
PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force
Martin McGuinness said that elements in the PSNI were against the peace process.
UK Government: We welcome Sinn Féin's commitment to policing
Gerry Adams said that he wanted confirmed his support for the PSNI after Sinn Féin had questioned their independence.
Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case
Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.
Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?
The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.
Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.
Adams: Unionist parties risk dragging peace process back to 1998
The Sinn Féin leader, currently in the United States, criticised the UK government’s failure to agree on Haas proposals.
Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat
The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.
Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world
Ireland has seen first-hand the benefits a third party can bring to a peace process; it owes it to the forgotten conflicts throughout the world to help, writes Colm Bergin.
Column: Removing sectarian murals for visitors? It's sweeping problems under the carpet
Some are suggesting murals and flags should be removed along the Giro d’Italia route in Northern Ireland, but that’s just avoiding the real problem, writes Peter Osborne.
‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion
The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.
Bill Clinton set for Belfast visit in March
The former US president will be in the city on 5 March to open the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University.
Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate
The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.
Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland
The ‘silo mentality’ of Stomont doesn’t solve controversial issues or give the public confidence in politics – and it’s the reason Haass came up against a brick wall when he tried to forge common ground, writes David McCann.
Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night
“It’s going to be an interesting night,” the US diplomat told reporters, as he arrived at Belfast’s Stormont Hotel.
Baggott: Resources needed for historical enquiries "hindering our ability to deal with the present"
US envoy Richard Haass is suggesting combining the PSNI team’s activities with two other organisations.
Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried
A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.
Fr Alec Reid offered 'image of decency struggling to assert itself amidst brutality'
The Tipperary priest passed away in Dublin early this morning.
Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82
Tributes have flowed in for the man given credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland.
Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim
The Sinn Féin leader will speak at the London Irish Centre alongside Colin Parry and a former chief of staff for Tony Blair.
NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building
The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.
FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb
“I was once in the IRA. I am now a peace builder. I don’t expect anyone to take me at my word. I expect them to take me by my deeds.”