1 June 2000 Edition

March tension rising on Springfield Road

1 June 2000

``Loyalists are targeting people in this area to put pressure on them in the run up to next month's march'', said Springfield Resident's Group spokesperson John McGivern. Free article

Measuring a year's growth

1 June 2000

Sinn Féin members in Connaught/Ulster met for their AGM in Sligo on Sunday, 28 May. They heard Ard Chomhairle member and Party Vice President Pat Doherty tell them that the growth of Sinn Féin in the Cúige region (which covers the same area as the European Connaught/Ulster constituency) has been strong, noticeable and bodes well for the tasks ahead. Free article

Dublin should move on Oireachtas representation

1 June 2000

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has welcomed the vote by the Ulster Unionist Party to return to the Executive. He has called on the Dublin government to build on this progress by moving to give citizens in the Six Counties representation in the Oireachtas, and to ensure that the Patten Report on policing is fully implemented and a new police service established. Free article

Passport Office for North?

1 June 2000

Sinn Féin vice-President Pat Doherty has welcomed news that the Dublin Government is to consider opening a passport office in the Six Counties. Free article

British military in South Armagh under scrutiny

1 June 2000

Declan Fearon of the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee put the continued British military presence in South Armagh on the Canadian political agenda during a recent visit to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa. Free article

Tralee meeting opposes deportations

1 June 2000

A large public meeting in Tralee, County Kerry has heard strong objections to the policy of 26-County Minister John O'Donghue of cooperation with police regimes in Nigeria and Romania. Free article


1 June 2000

An Phoblacht apologises for any distress caused to relatives, friends and campaigners against plastic bullets for an error of omission in last week's edition. In the article ``Waiting for Justice,'' an interview with Eileen Kelly, her daughter Carol Ann was described as the only child to be killed in 1981. In fact, two other children were killed by plastic bullets that year, Paul Whitters (15) and Julie Livingstone (14). Free article

Fógraí bháis: Patrick `Doc' Dalton

1 June 2000

The untimely death of Doc Dalton on 5 May has been the cause of great sadness to republicans throughout Ireland, especially in his native County Limerick and also in County Kerry. Although many knew that he was seriously ill since January, news of his death came as a great shock. Free article

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