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McGuinness quits British Parliament

McGuinness quits British Parliament

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, said Monday he is giving up his seat in the British Parliament -- a seat he has never occupied.

Brits suspected IRA man of 50 killings

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A former Irish Republican Army fighter who currently sits in the Irish parliament was suspected of 50 killings during the Troubles, newly released papers show.

Officer escapes shooting in N. Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A police officer in Northern Ireland was targeted in a near-miss shooting Wednesday night, officials said.

2 Sinn Fein charged with IRA membership

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 13 (UPI) -- The investigation of a $40 million Northern Ireland bank heist has resulted in two Sinn Fein members being charged with membership in the IRA, officials said.

Sinn Fein driver exposed as British spy

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British sources say a former Sinn Fein driver is in protective custody after being exposed as a British spy who infiltrated the party in Northern Ireland.

DUP, Sinn Fein big winners in N. Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 9 (UPI) -- Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party and the nationalist Sinn Fein led the voting Friday in Northern Ireland.

Sinn Fein supports new police force

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sinn Fein, the nationalist party in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is backing a national police force in Ulster.

Sinn Fein leader admits spying for British

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A senior member of the nationalist Sinn Fein Party in Northern Ireland admitted Friday that he had been spying for the British for 20 years.

UK: Ulster assembly must include Sinn Fein

LONDON, May 18 (UPI) -- The exclusion of Sinn Fein from a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland is not an option, a British official said Wednesday.

McCartney sisters reject Sinn Fein warning

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 15 (UPI) -- The sisters of slain Belfast man Robert McCartney say they are not "stupid women" and reject Sinn Fein's warnings about manipulation.

Sinn Fein not to raise funds in US

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Irish Republican Army political leader Gerry Adams has been ordered by the U.S. government to avoid fundraising during his U.S. visit this week.

Financial sanctions imposed on Sinn Fein

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- British lawmakers passed a motion Thursday to impose financial sanctions on Sinn Fein.

Sinn Fein leader aids British police

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 4 (UPI) -- The head of the Irish Republican Army's political wing has decided to work with British officials in solving a killing that implicates IRA members.

Fresh sanctions imposed on Sinn Fein

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The British government will impose fresh sanctions on Sinn Fein for the Northern Bank robbery, it was announced Tuesday.

Irish government: Sinn Fein leaders in IRA

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have been accused of being members of the Irish Republican Army council by the Irish government.

Sinn Fein hints IRA may be behind heist

MADRID, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams suggests the Irish Republican Army may have been behind the bank raid that has threatened the Northern Ireland peace process.

Report: Sinn Fein sanctioned IRA bank raid

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Senior members of Sinn Fein sanctioned the IRA's multi-million dollar bank raid in December, the Independent Monitoring Commission reports.

Irish prisoner release off after allegations

BELFAST, Ireland, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Irish government said allegations the IRA robbed an Ulster bank, has ended any talk of the early release of some prisoners.

Sinn Fein hoping to gain in election

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 31 (UPI) -- Ireland's Sinn Fein party is aiming to consolidate gains made in the republic's 2002 general election by securing seats in the European parliament.

Unionists, nationalists face off over rule

, Northern Ireland, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The head of the largest Unionist party in Northern Ireland met with the Britain's Northern Ireland secretary Monday to discuss power sharing with Sinn Fein.

Sinn Fein wins Belfast mayoral race

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 5 (UPI) -- The political wing of the Irish Republican Army won the Belfast mayoral election Wednesday for the first time ever. Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey became the first republican to be Belfast's lord mayor.

Irish police arrest 10 dissident suspects

LIMERICK, Ireland, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Irish police arrested 10 people in Limerick suspected of being dissidents, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday.

Sinn Fein protest leads to riot

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 9 (UPI) --
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