6 June 2002 Edition

Kenny to lead Fine Gael

6 June 2002

As we go to print, Fine Gael has announced that Enda Kenny is to be its new party leader. Banished to the beck benches after he was beaten by Michael Noonan last year, Kenny has now come back to wrest control of what is widely regarded as a poisoned chalice. Free article

Focus on equality at Coiste AGM

6 June 2002

Newly elected TD Martin Ferris gave the closing address to the Coiste na n-Iarchimí AGM on Tuesday 28 May, which for the first time was held in Dublin. Free article

Commitment to Organs Inquiry recommendations welcomed

6 June 2002

Speaking in the Assembly on Wednesday, Sinn Féin Health minister Bairbre de Brún announced wide-ranging measures to rebuild public confidence damaged by revelations that body parts had been stored for medical research in hospitals. Free article

Dungannon Council backs demilitarisation

6 June 2002

Dungannon District Council has passed a motion calling for a study into the economic benefits of reclaiming for economic regeneration purposes land currently occupied by British military installations. Free article

Republicans honoured at Border commemoration

6 June 2002

A series of commemorative events was held last weekend in the Roslea/Knockatallon border area of Fermanagh, culminating in a ceremony that attracted several hundred people at the Corragunt border crossing on Sunday evening. Free article

Offences Against the State Act review "deeply flawed"

6 June 2002

Commenting on the reports of the outcome of the Review of the Offences Against the State Act, the Sinn Féin Dáil group leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said: Free article

Time for education alternative

6 June 2002

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe has called for radical change to the state education system. He was speaking this week in advance of the begining of the Leaving and Junior certificate examinations on Wednesday. Free article

TD calls for Medical Card extension

6 June 2002

The new Programme for Government shuld extend the Medical Card scheme to people on the minimum wage or under 18 and in full-time education, says Dublin South-West Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe. Free article

US Air Force allowed to train in Irish airspace

6 June 2002

The leader of the Sinn Féin group in the Dáil, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has described as "a big lie" the Irish government's supposed commitment to military neutrality. Free article

Southeast TDs urged to unite behind Radiotherapy unit demand

6 June 2002

Sinn Féin is calling on all newly elected TDs in the Southeast to meet as a matter of urgency regarding the need for a Radiotherapy unit for the region. Waterford spokesperson David Cullinane said it is imperative that all TDs in the region unite and work together on this vital issue. Free article


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