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2012-05-25 06:24:28

COUNTY KERRY, Ireland, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - was presented with the Le Cheile award by Ireland's Sinn Fein political party. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) The prestigious award was created to honor those who have made significant contributions and advanced the cause for Irish independence. President O'Sullivan was one of five...

2009-03-16 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams spoke in Washington, DC today regarding his plans to host two conferences in the U.S. in June designed to engage Irish Americans in the pursuit of an independent, united Ireland under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Addressing the National Press Club, Mr. Adams stated that Sinn Fein is currently engaged in an outreach to the Irish diaspora throughout the world regarding the best way to achieve a united Ireland and...

2006-05-11 09:52:19

By Paul Holmes and Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams stood on the steps of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland parliament, and surveyed the sweeping driveway that looks down on the tiny workers' houses so typical of Belfast. For four decades until 1972, when Britain abolished the parliament at the height of the province's sectarian conflict, Stormont was home to governments led by Protestants committed to keeping Northern Ireland part of Britain. "They must all be...

2006-04-05 08:28:09

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...

2006-04-04 15:52:30

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...

2006-04-04 14:17:42

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - A former member of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein who spied for Britain was found shot dead on Tuesday, just two days before a fresh bid by London and Dublin to end Northern Ireland's political stalemate. Police in the Republic of Ireland confirmed they were investigating the discovery of a man in his mid-50s in the northwestern county of Donegal. "The State Pathologist has been contacted and the scene is being preserved pending the...

2006-04-04 13:51:03

LONDON (Reuters) - A former senior member of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, expelled by the party in December after he admitted he had been spying for Britain, was found shot dead on Tuesday, Britain's Sky television reported. Denis Donaldson was found dead in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, the report said, without giving further details. Donaldson was a convicted IRA bomber who spent time in prison with now Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and was head of Sinn Fein's...

2006-03-25 09:35:33

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will visit Dublin within weeks to see what he can learn from the Irish peace process after the Basque separatist group ETA's ceasefire declaration. He has accepted an invitation from his Irish counterpart Bertie Ahern and will probably go in April, a Spanish government spokeswoman said on Saturday. Zapatero is keen not to let momentum slip after the ETA guerrillas' declaration this week raised...

2006-03-18 01:34:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was delayed at a Washington-area airport on Friday for a secondary security screening, a Homeland Security Department official said. Adams had been scheduled to fly from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Buffalo, New York, for St. Patrick's Day appearances with Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins of New York but was unable to make the trip because of the airport delay, said Teresa Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the congressman. Earlier...

2006-01-11 09:05:26

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrapped plans on Wednesday to allow fugitive Northern Ireland paramilitaries, on the run for attacks committed before a 1998 peace agreement, to return to normal life without fear of imprisonment. Dozens of people who had been involved in political violence in the British-ruled province prior to the Good Friday Agreement had been set to benefit from the amnesty. Many of them live in the neighboring Irish republic or the United...