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On This Day- Aug 27 2005: Owen Mulligan blasts Tyrone into the All-Ireland semi-finals
Bryson story overshadows the real problems at Stormont
Gerry Adams urged to apologise over 1981 hunger strike deaths

Gerry Adams urged to apologise over 1981 hunger strike deaths

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A FORMER republican prisoner has called on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams to apologise to the relatives of hunger strikers after recently released secret files revealed that a “good offer” was made by the British that could have ended the deadly fast.
State papers: Hunger strike 'back channel' raised    Arlene Foster will not allow Gerry Adams to ‘rewrite past'    Actor Michael Fassbender tells of "respect" for Bobby Sands   
ANALYSIS: Muted call for finance minister to step aside reflects Foster's pragmatism

ANALYSIS: Muted call for finance minister to step aside reflects Foster's pragmatism

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We can only assume Arlene Foster was in touch with her party colleagues earlier this week and made them aware that she believes Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir should step aside while investigations are ongoing into the backchannel scandal involving Daithí McKay and Jamie Bryson.
Daithí McKay could be forced to appear before committee in first legislation test    Máirtín Ó Muilleoir digs in amid growing pressure to step aside    First Minister Arlene Foster joins calls for Sinn Féin finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir to step aside   
Belfast family with connections to Rising prepare to release archives

Belfast family with connections to Rising prepare to release archives

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A BELFAST family with connections to the Easter Rising are to release a huge set of archives to the Public Records Office, and hope to see some of its material on Roger Casement displayed in the new Casement Park.
SDLP MLA Claire Hanna to visit grave of forgotten relative who died in First World War    Belfast story of the Easter Rising unveiled at International wall    Different roads taken by family during 1916 to be focus of new Ulster Museum exhibition