21 March 2002 Edition

St Patrick's Day 2002

21 March 2002

As the pictures below demonstrate, this year's St Patrick's Day festivities were a great success in Dublin, Belfast and London. The Dublin celebrations have gone from strength to strength in recent years and now encompass an entire weekend, but the impressive turnouts in Belfast and London, as reported below, were hugely sigfificant. Free article

Larne teacher and pupil attacked

21 March 2002

A number of loyalists entered the grounds of St Comgall's school in Larne, County Antrim, last Friday 15 March and attacked a pupil and teacher. Free article

McGuinness slaps down Trimble

21 March 2002

Sinn Féin Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness MLA has said that any attempt by David Trimble to interfere with the ministerial work of either Sinn Féin minister is unacceptable. Free article

Rosemary Nelson anniversary marked

21 March 2002

A minute's silence was held at Free Derry Corner at 1pm on Friday 15 March to mark the third anniversary of the assassination of solicitor and human rights defender Rosemary Nelson, killed outside her Lurgan home on 15 March 1999. Free article

Welcome for progress in A&E dispute

21 March 2002

Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has welcomed the breakthrough in the Accident and Emergency dispute. Free article

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Ballinasloe backs Colombia Three

21 March 2002

At a function in Ballinasloe last Friday night a brother of one of the Colombia Three was presented with a cheque by Dermot Connolly of Sinn Féin. Dan Connolly, a brother of Niall Connolly, thanked all those present and said the families were grateful to Sinn Féin members North and South of the border for their continued fundraising activities. Money is needed for the expected trial, family visits, legal visits and the upkeep of the men while they are held in La Picota high security prison in Bogota. Free article

Davis campaign launch

21 March 2002

The Coleman/Fullerton Sinn Féin cumann will welcome Assembly member Dr Dara O'Hagan to Swords for the campaign launch of Dublin North candidate Mick Davis on Sunday 24 March in the River Valley Community Centre at 4pm. Free article

Dublin crowds flocks to hear Ché Guevara's daughter, Aleida"

21 March 2002

Ché Guevara has touched the imaginations, the political and thinking lives, of peoples across the world. His struggle to liberate the impoverished peoples of central and south America from imperialism has inspired thousands on every continent. That spirit is by no means dead in Ireland. Free article

Irish people "disconnected" from EU

21 March 2002

While Bertie Ahern was asking his EU counterparts to consider committing themselves to a declaration on Irish neutrality, the other 14 EU leaders and their foreign ministers who were gathered in Barcelona last weekend were moving on with their plans to create "the most competitive knowledge based economy in the world". Free article

Kelly visits Finglas

21 March 2002

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly, is pictured with Sinn Féin Councillor Dessie Ellis in Finglas on a recent visit to Dublin North West. Free article

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