2 August 2001 Edition

Girl guides flee camp

2 August 2001

A group of girl guides on a camping weekend to Gosford Forest Park in County Down were attacked by a man and a teenager, who hurled missiles and shouted sectarian abuse at them. Free article

Clough flag row

2 August 2001

A row has flared over the flying of loyalist paramilitary flags in the County Down village of Clough on the fourth anniversary of the loyalist killing of Catholic teenager James Morgan. Free article

Belfast honours Kieran Doherty

2 August 2001

Last weekend in Belfast, a series of events were organised to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Kieran Doherty. Free article

Unexpected death of Eileen McDonnell

2 August 2001

Reacting to the news of the tragic and unexpected death of Eileen McDonnell, mother of 1981 hunger striker Joe McDonnell, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams expressed his condolences to the McDonnell family. Free article

Translation victory for Dublin 11 activists

2 August 2001

Two of the activists facing trial for the anti-racist occupation of Bertie Ahern's Drumcondra constituency office in March 2000 have won an important court victory in relation to translation rights for foreign nationals in the Irish courts. Free article

The Ardoyne Fleadh

2 August 2001

Despite the ongoing campaign of loyalist violence in North Belfast, the annual Ardoyne Fleadh has hit the ground running. Free article

Ballycastle residents don't `host' Orange Order

2 August 2001

North Antrim Sinn Féin Councillor Phil Mc Guigan is calling for inclusive dialogue and greater consultation with the Ballycastle community, specifically on all future Orange parades in the predominantly nationalist town. Free article

Belfast 1981 victims remembered

2 August 2001

A plaque to commemorate the deaths of three people killed by the Crown forces in 1981 was unveiled at Linden Street off the Falls Road last Thursday, 26 July. Free article

Time is running out for An Post

2 August 2001

How shortsighted can one government be? Last week the State of the West report clearly showed the outcomes of decades of Dublin government neglect of the West and North West. Free article

Bad court decision for asylum seekers

2 August 2001

Monday 31 July was another bad day for justice and human rights in Ireland. A Supreme Court judgement held that the Minister for Justice does not have to give any further reason for rejection of an asylum seeker's plea to remain in the state on humanitarian grounds than the fact that the original application and appeal for asylum had been rejected by the Appeals Tribunal. Free article


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