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23 August 2001 Edition

Policing plan is unacceptable

23 August 2001

Young nationalists and republicans will not be fooled into accepting less than their just entitlements; they will not be fooled into joining this repackaged RUC; they will not join a police service still controlled by the securocrats.'' So says Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew. Free article

Loyalists target Catholic teenagers

23 August 2001

A loyalist gang savagely beat a 16-year-old Catholic girl as she walked along Clifton Street, North Belfast. Coleen Burns was punched and repeatedly kicked by the five man strong gang. The assailants, who threatened to abduct her and take her into the loyalist Shankill, subjected the terrified teenager to sectarian abuse. ``I thought I was going to be killed,'' said Coleen. Free article

McGuinness' constituency office targeted

23 August 2001

The loyalist bomb attack on the Cookstown Constituency office of Sinn Fein MP Martin McGuinness and the under car bobby trap bomb discovered underneath a vehicle belonging to a former Republican POW are clear evidence that the gun and bomb attacks have started again, Mitchel McLaughlin told a Belfast press conference on Wednesday. Free article

RUC to be investigated

23 August 2001

Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan will pursue an investigation into the RUC's role in the Omagh bombing despite bitter criticism from leading unionist politicians. Free article

British people want out

23 August 2001

A survey conducted by ICM for The Guardian newspaper has revealed that only one in four Britons believe that the Six Counties should remain within the `United Kingdom' Free article

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Remembering the past

23 August 2001

IRA double whammy rocks Brits Free article

Mickey Devine remembered

23 August 2001

On Monday night, 20 August, the 20th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Mickey Devine, hundreds of republicans gathered at the home of his sister, Margaret, in the Creggan Estate in Derry to take part in a commemoration and unveiling of a new mural in memory of Mickey. It was from this home that Mickey Devine was waked and buried. His sister Margaret and his son Michael junior unveiled the mural. Free article

Ógra on the march in Munster

23 August 2001

Ógra Shinn Féin's ever increasing strength growth was highlighted in Waterford City on Saturday 18 August as young Ógra activists from Kerry, Cork and Waterford participated in a full day of lectures and workshops. This coincided with a commemorative march in memory of 1981 hunger striker Kevin Lynch. The successful day was capped with an open air meeting featuring local politicians and others from further afield. Free article


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