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20 February 2003 Edition

Let the people decide

20 February 2003

Over 100,000 people marched through the streets of Dublin last weekend with a simple message for the Dublin government Free article

Let the people decide

20 February 2003

Sinn Féin's first Bill in Leinster House is an important staging post in the development of the party. Free article

Sectarian attacks back with a vengeance

20 February 2003

Catholic postal workers based at Tomb Street, Belfast, say they are taking seriously the death threats made against three Catholic workers by the Red Hand Defenders, a cover name for the UDA, last Thursday, 13 February. Free article

Orde forced to retract Bloody Sunday comments

20 February 2003

PSNI Chief Constable, Hugh Orde, has joined forces with the UUP and the DUP to denounce the Bloody Sunday Inquiry as a "waste of money". His outburst to the Financial Times on Monday came as he learned of Sinn Féin's request that the Police Ombudsman be provided with proper powers to investigate the past wrongdoings of the RUC. He complained that he was "investing in too much history". Free article

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British MPs raise concern over disenfranchised voters

20 February 2003

British Labour MP Tony Clarke has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons drawing attention to the missing 187,000 voters who failed to appear on December's electoral register in the Six Counties. The motion, which calls for the Secretary of State to urgently address the issue, has been signed by a cross-section of MPs. Free article

British must come clean on collusion

20 February 2003

Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness and party President Gerry Adams MP met with a US Congressional delegation in Belfast on Wednesday afternoon. Among the items the republican leaders raised was the ongoing demand for an international public judicial inquiry into British collusion with loyalist death squads. Free article


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