23 May 2002 Edition

Glenhull family helicopter ordeal

23 May 2002

Mid-Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Clarke says that a Glenhull family in the parish of Greencastle were subjected to a frightening ordeal when a British Army helicopter hovered at an extremely low level in front of and over the roof of their home for over one hour on Saturday night. Free article

Historic Ballymurphy mural project

23 May 2002

An ambitious mural project designed to commemorate the republican dead of Ballymurphy is to take place this coming Sunday, 26 May. Free article

Hyland urges councils to adopt bilingual policy

23 May 2002

Davy Hyland, chairperson of Newry & Mourne District Council, accompanied Sinn Féin councillor Breandán Lewis and a council official to make a presentation at Enniskillen to Fermanagh District Council on Tuesday 21 May outlining the Bilingual policy practised by Newry & Mourne District Council. Free article

Death of Chichester-Clark

23 May 2002

James Chichester-Clark, later Lord Moyola, who was Prime Minister of the Northern State in 1969 when British troops came onto the streets of Belfast and Derry, died last Friday, 17 May. Free article

Deported from Palestine: Mary Kelly's story

23 May 2002

The reality behind the world's great historical events is not much like its painted picture. As the bulldozers and tanks rolled into Palestine, an army was deployed to deny a whole people their lives, their very right to exist. Free article

Hunger Strike monument unveiled

23 May 2002

On Saturday 18 May, republicans paraded to Fisher Park in Newry to witness the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the ten republican prisoners who died on hunger strike in 1981. The large crowd was led by a colour party and three bands. The monument is a life-size statue of a Blanket Man and was unveiled by a former Armagh jail prisoner Eileen Hillen, who took part in the protest at that time. Free article

Strabane ignored in public sector jobs shareout

23 May 2002

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty says all available evidence points to the fact that Strabane District has been completely overlooked in the consultation to relocate 150 public sector jobs west of the Bann. Free article

Other News in Brief

23 May 2002

Derry republican arrested, Republican memorial vandalised in Fermanagh and Legal challenge to British Army Free article

Fógraí bháis

23 May 2002

Hugh McKeown Free article

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