14 June 2001 Edition
14 June 2001
Here are the facts as we understand them. Last week 529,478 people voted No to ratifying the Nice Treaty. The reasons why these people voted no are in reality unknown. However, some newspaper polls highlighted voter concerns about the Rapid Reaction Force proposals, the loss of political independence in decision-making and the loss of an EU Commissioner. Free article
14 June 2001
Some 30 people held a black flag picket in O'Connell Street, Dublin last weekend in solidarity with the prisoners in Turkey who are protesting against the inhuman jail conditions in high-security `F-Type' prisons. Already, 23 prisoners, men and women, have died on the hunger strike since last December, when the Turkish army and police stormed the prisons, killing 28 prisoners. Free article
An Phoblacht Magazine
AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
- It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
- There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.