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16 August 2001 Edition

Fury at British suspension

16 August 2001

At the weekend, British Secretary of State John Reid confounded the hopes of those who believed the British were at last ready to put the peace process first. Free article

IRA statement should surprise no one - McLaughlin

16 August 2001

At a Belfast press conference on Tuesday, 14 August, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin spelt out the party's response to the IRA's morning statement withdrawing proposals from the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning. Free article

Sectarian attacks continue

16 August 2001

Sectarian attacks continued across the north this week. Free article

Something inside so strong

16 August 2001

At the corner of the Whiterock Road we stand. Raincoats, water boots and umbrellas keeping the worst of the weather at bay. A band, waiting with us, braves the worst downpour of this summer and keeps us entertained with a medley of familiar tunes. "It's hurting my ears," wails four-year-old Niamh. "I want to go home." From under a pink umbrella, her seven-year-old sister Aoife gives me a withering look. "Why are we here?" she demands. Free article


Colombia arrests

16 August 2001

Sinn Féin has reacted to the arrest in Colombia of three Irish men which has been receiving sensationalist media coverage all week. Free article

British border incursion

16 August 2001

The Sinn Féin Chair of Dundalk Urban District Council, Sean Kenna, has called on the Dublin Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Cowen, to make a strong protest to the British authorities following a cross-border incursion on Friday morning, 10 August, by members of the British Army and the RUC who mounted a checkpoint on the southern side of the border. The incident took place at 10am in the Hackballscross area of County Louth 100 yards south of the Armagh border. Free article

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