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British Labour Party confirms having had talks with Sinn Fein
The Irish Times, 30 December 1994. The British Labour Party yesterday announced its own exploratory talks with Sinn Fein and representatives of former loyalist paramilitary groups in a move mirroring the process involving the British government.
War or Peace? It's Major's Call
Irish Voice, editorial, 4–10 January 1995. One year ago the people of Northern Ireland were playing a waiting game as Sinn Fein pondered its response to the Downing Street Declaration. The people of the North are still waiting 12 months on, this time for the British government's response.
The New Coalition
The Irish People, The voice of Irish Republicanism in America, 11 January 1995. The new government in Dublin will probably continue most of the policies set out by the previous Fianna Fail/Labour administration. It will bring a strong British/Unionist bias to future dealings on the North.
Britain squandering the chance of peace
By Hilda Mac Thomas, An Phoblacht/Republican News, 12 January 1995. All there is since last Autumn is a complete cessation by the IRA, a conditional cessation by loyalist death squads, and some gestures by the British government.
Submission to National Forum for Peace and Reconciliation
By the Communist Party of Ireland, 4 February 1955. The Communist Party of Ireland believes that the National Forum for Peace and Reconciliation can make a significant contribution to ending the divisions among our people and help to create the basis for a lasting political settlement.
The Militant on the Framework
By Celia Pugh, Militant, 4 March 1995. The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland unveiled a framework document February 22 for all-party talks on the future of the north of Ireland.
The Campaign for the Right to Truth
Oral Submissions to the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation, Father Raymond Murray, Dublin Castle, April 1995. Murray is Chairperson of Relatives For Justice and Chairperson of the Campaign for the Right to Truth. This Campaign is an umbrella group of eight organisations.
Rebels call for Orange free state at hall rally
By Niall Blaney, 18 November 1995. Rebel Orangemen may set up their own bank and insurance company as the basis of an ‘Orange economy’ in Northern Ireland. The plan was floated at a rally of 1,500 dissident loyalists.
English Occupation Makes Orange Bigotry Possible
By William Gartland, Letter to the editor, 6 June 1996. Let us take a look at the facts. The Orange Unionists make two claims to support their right to rule. The British people know that the Orange Unionists simply wrap their bigotry in the Union Jack and pretend that it is patriotism, celebrating their conquest over over three centuries ago.
London ends talks, N. Ireland Heats up
By Peter Clifford, Militant, Vol.61 no.25, 14 July 1997. London broke off talks June 16 with Sinn Fein, under the pretext of responding to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) killing of two Royal Ulster Constabulary policemen.
IRSP Ard Fheis
By Peter Urban, North American Coordinator, Irish Republican Socialist Committees, 23 December 1997. The Irish Republican Socialist Party Ard Fheis, December 6, 1997, has rejected a motion that would have called upon the Irish National Liberation Army to declare a ceasefire until the conclusion of the Stormont talks and unanimously approved a motion calling on the INLA to continue the policy of defense and retaliation in effect since March of 1995.
Ireland: has the peace process failed?
By John Meehan, Green Left Weekly (Sydney), 24 February 1999. The referendum held on both sides of the Irish border on the 1998 Good Friday agreement was carried with massive majorities. Most of the No vote in the North was hardline unionist. The tiny No vote in the 26 Counties was mostly anti-partitionist. These votes reflected a massive desire for peace.
Ulster veto, Ulster terror
By Alexander Cockburn, The Nation, 14 May 1999. The entire Good Friday Agreement, joyously ratified in April of 1998, is about to run off the rails, sabotaged by Protestant irreconcilables who think, maybe correctly, that once again they can impose the Unionist Veto. The instrument at hand is the issue of decommissioning IRA weapons.