24 May 2001 Edition

Sinn Féin RUC protest atacked

24 May 2001

Sinn Féin protesters who attempted to stage a `Disband the RUC' protest at an RUC barracks in Carrickfergus but were attacked by loyalists are accusing the RUC of setting them up. Free article

Ministers meet

24 May 2001

Sinn Féin ministers Bairbre de Brún and Martin McGuinness met with their Irish government health and education counterparts Micheál Martin and Michael Woods on Wednesday morning to discuss the fracture in the North South Ministerial Council. Free article

Irish Northern Aid 2001 Annual General Meeting

24 May 2001

Nearly a hundred members gathered in Cleveland over the weekend of 4-6 May for the Annual General Meeting of Irish Northern Aid. The weekend began on Friday evening with a lively social held at ``Pat's on the Flats'' where the entertainment was provided by the renowned balladier Mossy Moran. Members of the Cleveland unit graciously shuttled attendees back and forth from the hotel to Pat's all night long. Free article

Ciníochas ag dul in olcas

24 May 2001

Is cosúil nach bhfuil mórán iarracht á dhéanamh ag Teach Laighean dul i ngléic le fadhb an chiníochas sa tír seo. De réir suirbhé a rinne `Amnesty International' le déanaí, dúradh 40 fán gcéad gur theip ar rialtas na Sé Chontae is Fiche tabhairt faoin fhadhb ar chor ar bith. Free article

Sinn Féin - delivering equality, justice, peace

24 May 2001

Sinn Féin will today (Thursday 24 May) launch its election manifesto for the Westminster and local elections, outlining the party's vision of an `Ireland of equals'. Free article

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Quinn and Ó Caoláin in Dáil clash

24 May 2001

There was a sharp clash in the Dáil on Wednesday when Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin slammed efforts by Labour Party leader Ruairi Quinn to attack Sinn Féin on the basis of the RUC's latest figures for `punishment' attacks. Free article

US Committee reinforces RUC ban

24 May 2001

The International Relations Committee of the US House of Representatives has approved an amendment to promote human rights in the North of Ireland. The amendment, cosponsored by Chris Smith and Peter King, strengthens the current suspension of exchanges between the FBI and RUC and calls for three Presidential reports on human rights and police reform in the North of Ireland. Specifically, it mandates a report on the Rosemary Nelson, Pat Finucane and Robert Hamill murder investigations from the US President. Free article

Sinn Féin confident in Fermanagh/South Tyrone

24 May 2001

The split in the unionist vote, the effectiveness of the republican representation at grass-roots and Council levels and a steady rise in the Sinn Féin vote has boosted the chances of Michelle Gildernew taking the saet vacated by Ulster Unionist Ken Maginnis. Free article

Garvaghy march allowed

24 May 2001

Sinn Féin's Dara O Hagan has slammed the Parades Commission's decision to allow a junior Orange Order march to go ahead along part of the Garvaghy Road on Sunday 26 May. Free article

We want houses, not tanks

24 May 2001

Sinn Féin activists this week picketed Dublin's Clancy Barracks, a prime site for much needed housing but one which the Department of Defence has put up for sale on the open market. Free article


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