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17 May 2001 Edition

Building an Ireland of equals : Most ambitious Sinn Féin campaign ever

17 May 2001

Sinn Féin will today launch its 18 candidates for the Westminster elections of 7 June, the first time the party has fielded a candidate in each of the Westminster constituencies. Free article

Emotion and confidence as Hunger Strikers are honoured

17 May 2001

Over 700 people turned out for one of the most emotion-charged events to be held so far in this 20th anniversary year of the 1981 Hunger Strike. The Border Constituencies' Salute to the Hunger Strikers was a very special evening which brought together key figures from that period to honour the ten men who died and to share with the predominantly youthful audience the experience of that epic struggle. Free article

Spooks move to discredit Derry witnesses

17 May 2001

In another effort to fatally subvert the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the British intelligence services have offered to provide uncorroborated information contained in security files in order to help lawyers acting for British soldiers in an attempt to discredit hundreds of civilian witnesses to the Inquiry. Free article


Jack Lynch's inaction

17 May 2001

In the Dáil on Wednesday, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was questioned on the documents held by his Department in relation to the 1970 arms controversy. While Fine Gael and Labour deputies avoided difficult questions Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin challenged the view that Jack Lynch `saved the country'. Ó Caoláin asked the Taoiseach: Free article

Off the road, fenian bastards

17 May 2001

A small boy stands quietly beside a buggy. Declan's eyes are solemn. The photographer gently coaxes him but there is no hope of a smile. The rain cover of his buggy is covered in flour and eggs. In another situation we might all be smiling but this is no laughing matter and the tears of the child's still shaking mother stand testimony to that. Free article

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