7 March 2002 Edition

Plastic bullet fired in Wales

7 March 2002

A plastic baton round has been fired for the first time by a British police force outside the Six Counties. Free article

We'll demilitarise for you!

7 March 2002

On Sunday last, 3 March, Fermanagh farmers and residents removed a number of concrete bollards from the roadway outside Roslea RUC/PSNI station. Free article

Cargo falls from helicopter in South Armagh

7 March 2002

A tragedy was narrowly avoided last weekend when a British Army helicopter transporting food supplies to one the bases in the South Armagh area dropped its cargo of raw food only feet away from a private farm house which is situated in a predominately built up area. Free article

McLaughlin delivers United Ireland message in Australia

7 March 2002

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin continued his whistlestop tour of major centres of population in Australia last week, which included Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. He received an enthusiastic reception from politicians and the Australian/Irish community. Free article

Doolan bids to end 'cosy cartels'

7 March 2002

The Ireland Institute played host to a packed audience on Thursday 28 February for the launch of Daithi Doolan's campaign to win a seat in Leinster House for Sinn Féin in Dublin South East. The meeting was chaired by Frances McCole, the party's candidate in Dublin North Central and the guest speaker was Francie Molloy, Sinn Fein Assembly member for Dungannon. Free article

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Doherty calls for all-island energy market

7 March 2002

We need an affordable, nuclear free, renewable energy-powered all-island energy market. This was the major finding of a report published this week by the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee of the Six-County Assembly. The report has cross-party support, including the DUP. Free article

Insurance rip-off must end

7 March 2002

Reacting to Hibernian Insurance Group's results, Sinn Féin Candidate for Galway West, Daniel J Callanan, has called for an independent inquiry into the entire insurance industry. Free article

Legal Challenges to bin charges

7 March 2002

As thousands of people in Dublin City face prosecution for non-payment of bin charges, two recent court decisions have placed the legality of collection charges in doubt. Free article

City Hall scrooges won't stop the Carnival

7 March 2002

"When is a grant not a grant?" I asked myself after hearing that Belfast City Council, rather than fund the St Patrick's Day Carnival for this year's parade, agreed to set £50,000 aside for anyone wishing to apply for grants to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Free article

Burns and Moley honoured

7 March 2002

Around 1,000 people turned out in South Armagh for the 14th annual comemoration honouring Volunteers Brendan Burns and Brendan Moley on Sunday 3 March. Councillor Elena Martin chaired proceedings at the monument to the IRA Volunteers and the main oration was delivered by Assembly member Conor Murphy. Free article

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