Herve Amoric
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/ 5 May 2006

Ireland remembers hunger striker Bobby Sands

Irish Republicans on Friday commemorated the 25th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands, a member of the Irish Republican Army, who died in jail after a 66-day hunger strike. Sands has come to be considered a martyr by the Republican movement, whose quest for Irish reunification divided the Northern Irish community.

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/ 28 September 2005

‘The toilet is the last taboo’

Participants at the World Toilet Summit, taking place this week in Northern Ireland, are shrugging off the sniggers to insist everyone must pay attention to the ”last taboo” of proper sanitation. ”We have been conditioned not to talk about it,” said Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation.

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/ 26 September 2005

IRA destroys its arsenal

Northern Ireland took a potentially historic step on Monday towards a lasting peace with the formal announcement that the paramilitary Irish Republican Army (IRA) has destroyed all its weapons. While long-awaited, the report marks a potential watershed in Northern Ireland’s long trek towards a lasting peace, which began more than a decade ago with an IRA ceasefire.

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/ 14 March 2005

US gives Sinn Fein the cold shoulder

Leaders of the Irish Republican Army’s (IRA) political wing head to St Patrick’s Day events in the United States this week battered by a furore over IRA crime, shut out of talks in Washington and banned from its annual fund-raising drive among Irish-Americans. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been omitted from official events hosted by US President George Bush.