Sinn Fein and the IRA: The struggle for national liberation

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On the verge of disaster (edited speech)
By Mitchel McLaughlin, An Phoblacht/Republican News, 27 December 1994. An edited version of the speech delivered by Sinn Fein National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin at a Prisoners' Day event in Roslea, County Fermanagh on 27 December.
Many Challenges in Store for 1995
By Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein, The Irish Voice, 11 January 1995. This year will be a decisive on in Anglo-Irish relationships. The peace process which came to public prominence in 1993 and which moved the entire situation forward in 1994 must move even further in 1995.
The Adams Visa: Then and Now
The Irish Voice, 1 February 1995. Exactly 12 month ago, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams finally won a visa to come to America after a 25 year policy of visa denial by the U.S. government. The visa to America smashed a 25 year international wall of silence around the Sinn Fein movement.
To INA members and all friends of justice
A letter from Mr. Paul Doris, Chairperson of the Irish Northern Aid Committee, The Irish People, 15 February 1995. The relatives and friends of the hundreds of Irish political prisoners have asked the Irish Northern Aid Committee to support them in their struggle for the release of their family members and loved ones.
Gerry Adams' address to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheils
Extracted by Brian Wright, 4 March 1995. 1994 was the year which saw the first fruits of our recent efforts to strengthen the nationalist agenda and to end British and unionist domination. It was the year when Sinn Fein's crucial and pivotal role in laying the foundation for the peace process became clear.
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
Green Left Weekly, 5 March 1995. On February 26, Sinn Fein held its annual Ard Fheis [conference] in the Mansion House, Ireland's first parliament, at which over 500 delegates voted in support of the IRA cease-fire of September 1.
Republic An Sinn Fein must fill political vacuum
The Irish Republican Information Service, 15 November 1995. Republican Sinn Fein President Ruairi O Bradaigh told his organisation's 91st Ard-Fheis (national conference) on November 11–12 that members must grasp the opportunity now on offer to win the allegiance and support of Republican-minded people and sympathisers who are seeing the futility of the present process.
Sinn Fiin submission to the Mitchell commission
11 January 1996. Here is the contents page and the foreword, introduction and summary of the recent Sinn Fiin submission to the Mitchell commission.
Election plan gives Unionists their assembly
Irish Republican Information Sergice Bulletin, 25 March 1996. An election to be run in order to set up the forum, long demanded by the unionists. Republican Sinn Fein unequivocally called for people in the Six Counties to boycott the elections and the New Stormont which it is designed to set. The SDLP and the Provisionals appear set to contest the poll.
‘Objective Is To End British Rule In Ireland’
By Gerry Adams, The Militant, 1 July 1996. Two brief excerpts from the speech that Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams would have delivered in Belfast had his party’s delegation been admitted to the all-party talks.
[Sinn Fein has decided to launch a new protest]
By Phelim McAleer, Irish News, 8 July 1997. Sinn Fein has decided to launch a new militant campaign in protest over the government's decision to allow the Drumcree parade to pass down the Garvaghy road.
Irish Republican Opposition To The Stormont Talks Agreement
By Patrick Farrelly, Sunday Tribune, 19 April 1998. Bernadette McAliskey said that she was opposed to the Stormont Talks Agreement. The Unionists in a new assembly will exercise their veto to prevent any further peaceful progress in the development of the people of Ireland towards democracy.
Irish Republican Army Statement On ‘Good Friday’ Document
30 April 1998. The Leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann have considered carefully the Good Friday document. It remains our position that a durable peace settlement demands the end of British rule in Ireland and the exercise of the right of the people of Ireland to national self-determination.