24 August 2000 Edition

Challenging racism

24 August 2000

In an article written this week, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams calls for a public stand by all sections of society against racism in Ireland Free article

Short shrift for Mandelson Bill in Derry

24 August 2000

The Gasyard Wall Féile held a debate/discussion on policing last Saturday, 19 August, at Pilots Row in the Bogside, sponsored by the Pat Finucane Center and chaired by Brian McFadden of the BBC and local Radio Foyle. Among those participating were Sinn Féin Assembly member Mitchel McLaughlin, Waterside SDLP Councillor Phil Kelly, and Christine Bell of the Six-County Human Rights Commission. Free article

Fr Des urges careful progress

24 August 2000

The Creggan Festival, Féile an Chreagain, this year hosted its second annual Óglach Ethel Lynch Memorial Lecture. The lecture this year complemented the theme of the Féile; People-Nature-Technology. It asked whether we, as a people, can find ``balance'' between these three areas in the year 2000, or whether this was even possible. Free article

Easons accused of censorship

24 August 2000

Eason and Son, the largest book retailer in Ireland, has been accused of political censorship after it emerged that it has refused to stock Bill Rolston's new book about British state killings in the north of Ireland, Unfinished Business. Free article

British Government `climb down' on Shayler claims

24 August 2000

The former MI5 agent now charged with breaching Britain's Official Secrets Act has claimed an initial victory this week in what he has termed a `climb down' by the British government. Free article

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Cobh pylon protest

24 August 2000

About 300 mothers and children took a protest letter to the ESB offices in Cork last Friday, 18 August. The Cobh people are protesting the ESB's decision to construct a 24-kilometer, 220 KV power line on pylons across their island, instead of running the cable four kilometers under the sea. Free article

Fund women's support services - Mayo Sinn Féin

24 August 2000

``There is an overwhelming case for increased funding and support for groups concerned with Women's refuge and Support Services here in Mayo.'' Says Vincent Wood, Mayo-based member of Sinn Féin's Ard Chomhairle. Free article

Scandal of rip-off money lenders

24 August 2000

Sinn Féin has severely criticised the Director of Consumer Affairs for granting new licences this week to money-lenders charging interest rates of almost 200 per cent (APR). Free article

Silvermines victory

24 August 2000

To the great relief of people in North Tipperary, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that they had they rejected Waste Management Ireland's (WMI) application to build a mega-landfill dump at Silvermines. Free article

Aldi strikers celebrate victory

24 August 2000

Strikers from Aldi's Parnell Street store in Dublin and their supporters gathered outside the GPO last Saturday to celebrate their victory against the German multinational. Free article

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