2 May 2002 Edition

Protest over jailing of SF Director of Elections

2 May 2002

Sinn Féin candidates in Galway West, Daniel Callanan and Séan ac Coistealbha have expressed outrage at the conviction and sentence imposed on their Director of Elections Jim Clarke. Ac Coistealbha commented: "This is part of the ongoing campaign by the establishment against the growing electoral threat posed by Sinn Féin." Free article

Shock at Ardagh Glass decision

2 May 2002

The shock announcement of 375 job losses at the Irish Glass Factory in Ringsend is a devastating blow to the workers and the communities of Ringsend and Irishtown, said Daithí Doolan, Sinn Féin candidate for Dublin South East. Speaking from the factory gates after the announcement on Tuesday, 30 April, Doolan called on all parties in the run up to the election "to work to keep this factory open and to ensure a fair deal for all 375 workers. Free article

Breast cancer service delays slammed

2 May 2002

Sinn Féin's women candidates in the general election have slammed the government for its inaction on providing breast cancer services. Free article

Carers must be supported

2 May 2002

Dublin Central candidate Councillor Nicky Kehoe has said that Sinn Féin is committed to ensuring that carers are giving the support that they need. Free article

Remove car insurance from private sector

2 May 2002

Muiris Ó˙Súilleabháin, Sinn Féin candidate in South Tipperary, has reiterated his party's call to remove motor insurance from the private sector and a state motor insurance corporation to be established. This would ensure that affordable motor insurance is available every resident in the State regardless of age, sex or marital status, he said. Free article

Harney challenged on Community Employment schemes

2 May 2002

South Dublin Councillor Seán Crowe on Tuesday challenged Tánaiste Mary Harney to come clean on the FF/PD government's policy with regard to Community Employment schemes. Crowe was attending a protest by Community Employment workers in Clondalkin and outside Harney's local office in protest at the decision not to renew many CE schemes. Free article

Tragic case shows need for services at Louth County Hospital

2 May 2002

Sinn Féin Louth candidate Arthur Morgan says the recent horrific story of a young Dundalk woman is an indictment of the government's health policy at a time of unprecedented wealth. Free article

MacManus urges farmer rethink

2 May 2002

Sinn Féin election candidate for Sligo/Leitrim Councillor Seán MacManus has expressed disbelief at last week's Irish Farmers' Journal poll results showing Fianna Fáil TD John Ellis as the most popular candidate amongst farmers in the constituency. Free article

Adams opens new office

2 May 2002

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams opens a new Sinn Féin election office on Crumlin's St. Agnes Road, accompanied by Dublin South Central candidate Aengus Ó Snodaigh. Adams was in the constituency on Wednesday, 24 April, where he visited the newly opened Cherry Orchard Equine Centre and the John Bosco Centre in Drimnagh. Free article

Dublin shows solidarity

2 May 2002

Slogans cried out in anger in outrage and serious purpose last Saturday, as over 1,000 people filled O'Connell Street to marched by the GPO and on to the Israeli Embassy in Ballsbridge. The demonstration was multinational. Many carried their own posters, their own statements, amidst the Palestinian flags and posters identifying Sinn Féin and SWM activists. Free article


An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1
Ireland
 

Powered by Phoenix Media Group