15 March 2001 Edition

Racist Peebles jailed

15 March 2001

Self-styled Protestant `pastor' Clifford Peebles has been jailed for ten years after admitting possession of two hand grenades and a pipe bomb on Thursday 8 March at his trial in Belfast Crown Court. The devices were found in his car in October 1999 when he was stopped on the M1 motorway as he approached Dungannon, Country Tyrone. The court heard that he was on a ``mission'' to attack Catholics. Free article

Bombers attack Clonard commemoration

15 March 2001

A British Army issue grenade-type device was used to attack a republican commemoration in Belfast last Sunday, 11 March. Free article

Parents must accept teachers right to strike

15 March 2001

17,000 teachers returned to the picket line this week. Their action closed more than 600 secondary schools for one day as the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) restarted industrial action after rejecting a Labour Court recommendation which asks that the teachers union to pursue their 30% wage claim through the Dublin Government's bench marking pay body. Free article

Fair trade bananas

15 March 2001

Consumers have a new choice this week when it comes to buying fruit, as Trocaire and the Fairtrade Mark Ireland launched the first bananas to be sold in Ireland with the fairtrade label. Free article

Dublin threatens GPO protest ban

15 March 2001

Dublin City Council proposed last Monday to restrict the right to assemble and to protest at the GPO in Dublin's O'Connell Street. Free article

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PUP stir sectarian pot

15 March 2001

Lower Ormeau community representative Michael Goodman has dismissed PUP claims that nationalists are involved in attacks on the loyalist Donegall Pass area. Free article

Cork Corpo threatens to jail waste protestor

15 March 2001

Cork City Corporation has threatened the President of Cork Trades Council, Joe Moore, with jail, over the continuing waste charges dispute in the city. Free article

Health board chiefs expenses scandal

15 March 2001

Health chiefs in the Six Counties are facing new accusations of corruption as it emerged they have clocked up thousands of pounds of expenses in trips abroad. Free article

``If in doubt come forward'' urges Ó Caoláin

15 March 2001

Commenting on the latest Foot and Mouth scare in County Tyrone, close to the border with County Monaghan, Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said: Free article

Gaelscoil defies the odds

15 March 2001

The opening of Gaelscoil Eois in Lioa Darach, Monaghan, on Friday 30 March will represent far more than the rudimentary opening of just another primary school. It will be the fruition of a long and difficult battle by parents to develop their local school, despite all the odds. Free article

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