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29 March 2001 Edition

Minister Dempsey incinerates democracy

29 March 2001

Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has described the Bill published by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Noel Dempsey last week as an attack on democracy. Free article

Fight O'Connell Street demo ban

29 March 2001

Dublin Corporation's plans to introduce a series of draconian bye-laws that would effectively ban rallies and protests in Dublin's O'Connell Street will be fiercely contested. Free article

Amnesty for IRA jail escapers

29 March 2001

Eight Republicans who escaped from British jails have been given amnesty by the British government and will be allowed to go home. None of the eight will be prosecuted for escaping from custody. Free article

£2,000 bail set pending judicial review

29 March 2001

When a court sets bail at £2,000 you might reasonably expect a serious criminal charge to be at issue. This is not so, however, in the case of asylum seekers. Free article


Bloody Sunday Inquiry hears of IRA plan to stay away from march

29 March 2001

On the 100th day of the Bloody Sunday inquiry, Hugh McMonagle, a senior member of the Shantallow Branch of the Civil Rights Association, revealed that an IRA activist told him the IRA would not be present during the Bloody Sunday march on 30 January 1972 but that all IRA units would be staying in Creggan. McMonagle gave evidence to the inquiry on Wednesday, 28 March. Free article

FRU targeted Finucane

29 March 2001

Tony Blair must face up to the reality that he is totally isolated in his attempts to ignore the international demand for justice for Pat Finucane, according to the brother of the assassinated Belfast soliticor. Martin Finucane was speaking after further revelations which confirmed that a covert British army intelligence unit, the FRU, was directly involved in the 1989 killing. Free article

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