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1 March 2001 Edition

Foot and Mouth crisis

1 March 2001

The spread of Foot and Mouth disease into any part of Ireland would be disaster but as An Phoblacht goes to print it already appears too late to avert a crisis Free article

Sinn Féin accuses SDLP of cowardice

1 March 2001

Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey has accused SDLP Assembly members of ``cowardice in the face of unionist intransigence'' after they failed to support a Sinn Féin motion calling for an independent public inquiry into crown force collusion with loyalist death squads. Free article

Resolution requires unity of purpose

1 March 2001

Responding to media reports that Sinn Féin is under pressure to accept less than what it has demanded on policing, the party's Chief Negotiator, Martin McGuinness, has said that an ``acceptable, representative civic policing service is both necessary and achievable''. Free article

RUC jackboot tactics slammed

1 March 2001

The new RUC recruitment campaign was branded a sick joke after repeated provocations last week in the Markets area of Belfast and the town of Lurgan. Free article

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Sinn Féin prepares for campaign

1 March 2001

A committee convened by the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle met in Dublin on Saturday, 24 February, to formalise the party's strategy and campaign in relation to the Treaty of Nice. Sinn Féin Mayor of Sligo, Alderman Sean MacManus said: Free article

Special court under fire

1 March 2001

The merits of trial by jury are being advocated on behalf of some unusual defendants. The BBC and the Daily Mail are facing contempt of court proceedings brought by Colm Murphy, who is facing charges before the non-jury Special Court relating to the Omagh bombing. The proceedings relate to the BBC's Panarma programme and a follow up article in the Daily News on the bombing. Free article


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