11 April 2002 Edition

The Tírghrá commemorative event

11 April 2002

A national tribute to the families of IRA Volunteers, Sinn Féin activists and other republican activists who were killed in recent times will take place in the City West hotel in Dublin this Saturday, 13 April. Free article

PSNI passing out a non-event

11 April 2002

Derry Sinn Féin Policing spokesperson Councillor Paul Fleming labelled the first passing out parade of PSNI recruits as a non event. Free article

McMenamin attack despicable - Doherty

11 April 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has described as despicable the arson attack on the cars of Assemblyman Eugene McMeniman at his family home in Strabane. Expressing his sympathy to the Assemblyman and his family, the Sinn Féin MP said: Free article

Government should call for EU trade sanctions against Israel

11 April 2002

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said the Irish government should call for EU trade sanctions against Israel in protest at their ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and siege of Yasser Arafat's Ramallah headquarters. Free article

Flying of flag at half mast inappropriate

11 April 2002

Sinn Féin councillor Seán MacManus has slammed Fianna Fáil and the government to for issuing a directive stating that the Irish flag was to be flown at half mast above government buildings on Tuesday 9 April as a mark of respect to the British queen mother. Free article

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Callanan calls for broadening of child abuse inquiry

11 April 2002

While welcoming the announcement of an inquiry into the handling of clerical abuse allegations in the diocese of Ferns, Daniel Callanan has called for the inquiry to be extended to all areas where there have been serious allegations of child sex abuse. He added that the inquiry should not be restricted to allegations made against the clergy. Free article

What price children's rights?

11 April 2002

Last Monday, 8 April, the High Court upheld Justice Minister John O'Donoghue's decision to deport the parents of children, who, born in this state, have a constitutional entitlement to Irish citizenship. On Friday of this week, the judge will decide if he will allow an appeal on the matter to the Supreme Court. Free article

Drogheda Hospital scandal - Public inquiry needed

11 April 2002

The Minister for Health and Children, Mícheál Martin, should establish a full public inquiry into how dozens of unnecessary caesarean hysterectomies were carried out by consultants at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, according to Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. He also called for a scheme of compensation for the women whom he described as "victims of a form of medical butchery". Free article

Incinerator opposition in Derry

11 April 2002

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry MacLochlainn, welcoming the broadening out of Waste Management consultation in the city over the next number of weeks, has urged the people of Derry to ensure that incineration does not become an option. Free article

Easter Commemorations 2002

11 April 2002

The republican parades which took place over the Easter holidays passed off without any trouble. Free article

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