28 February 2002 Edition

Special Branch - still a 'force within a force'

28 February 2002

Speaking on Monday at the launch of Sinn Féin's latest poster campaign highlighting the role of Special Branch in the current policing arrangements Free article

Pontius Pilate Taylor

28 February 2002

"We are going to shoot it out with them, it's as simple as that." Free article

McDowell accused of endangering Colombia Three

28 February 2002

Comments made by 26-County Attorney General Michael McDowell at a PD party convention in Dublin on Thursday last were described as outrageous, dangerous, prejudicial and self serving by campaigners on behalf of the three Irishmen currently facing charges in Colombia. Free article

Adams challenges Harney

28 February 2002

"Ireland is not for turning on this issue. There are no circumstances in the short, medium or long term in which Ireland will cede our fiscal autonomy to EU institutions." This was Mary Harney speaking to the Institute of Taxation last week as she firmly bolted the stable door on a long runaway Irish economic sovereignty. Free article

Ó Caoláin demands more local authority housing

28 February 2002

Local authority housing has become the 'Cinderella' of the system, according to Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Speaking in the Dáil on 20 February on the Housing Bill, he said action was needed to reduce local authority waiting lists and the government needed to empower and resource councils to provide more homes. Free article

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Dubliners reject incinerator

28 February 2002

Almost 60 hardy citizens braved stormy weather conditions to attend a public meeting in Ringsend Community Centre on Thursday last, 21 February. They were there to hear Sinn Féin Dublin South East Dáil candidate Daithí Doolan and Tom Prendeville of Earth Watch speak against the incinerator proposed for the Poolbeg peninsula. Free article

Adams calls for 'Alliance for Irish Unity'

28 February 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP spent a hectic round of meetings at Dublin's three universities, DCU, UCD and Trinity, on Tuesday, 26 February. He was urging students to join with Sinn Féin to create of 'an Alliance for Irish Unity' - a coming together of likeminded individuals and organisations who seek an end to partition and a united Ireland based on equality and justice. The Sinn Féin leader also addressed the key issues of student poverty, grants, access to education and student accommodation. Free article

Morgan highlights Dundalk maternity crisis

28 February 2002

The ordeal of a young mother highlights the ongoing difficulties as a result of the closure of the Maternity Unit at Louth County Hospital in Dundalk, Sinn Féin Louth County Councillor Arthur Morgan told a press conference on Tuesday, 28 February. Free article

McCole blasts ideological vacuum

28 February 2002

In an aggressive speech at the launch of her general election campaign in Dublin North-Central last week, Sinn Féin candidate Frances McCole attacked the corruption of the establishment parties in the 26 Counties. Free article

PDs cosy up to war criminal

28 February 2002

Sinn Féin Candidate for Cork North Central, Jonathan O'Brien has accused the leader of the PDs of "giving succour to one of the greatest mass murderers of the late 20th century". Tánaiste Mary Harney spoke on Tuesday with Henry Kissinger in UCC. Free article

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