15 June 2000 Edition

The lights are on but nobody is home

15 June 2000

If you were Bertie Ahern, what would be top of your `to do' list this week? Free article

Government ``feeds prejudice'' against asylum seekers

15 June 2000

The Dublin government is currently pushing legislation through Leinster House to increase the powers of the Minister for Justice and the Gardaí to deport people who are refused asylum. The measures have been widely criticised and Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin spoke in opposition to them in Leinster House last week. He said: Free article

Church attack sectarian

15 June 2000

An arson attack on St Mary's church in the North Antrim village of Cushendall has all the hallmarks of a sectarian attack. Free article

RUC help hoods, harass residents

15 June 2000

Angry residents have accused the RUC of colluding with anti social elements in the Springfield Road area of Belfast following an incident in which a local man was attacked and injured. The father of three was attacked with a knife after he thwarted an attempt by a local petty criminal to set fire to his house. Free article

Protest againt British Army band in Dublin

15 June 2000

A protest against the visit to Dublin of a British Army Band is to be held outside the National Concert Hall on Friday 23 June. The Band of the Irish Guards Regiment of the British Army is to perform there in a joint concert with the Dublin government's Defence Forces No. 1 Band. The South Armagh Farmers and Free article

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Derry DUP stunt flops

15 June 2000

Attempts by the DUP to heighten tension at Derry's Civic parade last Saturday 10 June failed when only a handful of loyalist protesters turned out. Free article

Cross-border disability project visits Dáil

15 June 2000

A cross-border project promoting the participation of people with disabilities in public life this week visited Leinster House, where they were hosted by Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. The group, which included representatives from the border counties and the North, met with the Minister of State for Equality and Disabilities, Mary Wallace. Free article

Huge Edinburgh march to commemorate Connolly

15 June 2000

Despite threats from loyalists to disrupt this year's James Connolly commemoration march in Edinburgh the event passed off peacefully. Free article

Government slammed on housing

15 June 2000

Speaking in support of a Dáil Private Members motion calling for radical action to solve the housing crisis, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said that the issue was the Dublin government's ``biggest single failure''. Speaking in Leinster House on Tuesday night, 13 June, the Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD said: Free article

The damning indictment of the IDB

15 June 2000

It is barely three weeks since the Six-County Industrial Development Board (IDB) was heralding its record year of job creation and lowest ever cost per job. Sinn Féin's Upper Bann Assembly member Dara O'Hagan was a lone voice casting cold water on the IDB hype. Now, however, the party's long-term concerns and worst fears about the operations of the IDB have been borne out in a damning report from the Westminster Public Accounts Committee. Free article

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