20 June 2002 Edition

Judicial review over Electoral Commission decision

20 June 2002

Sinn Féin Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew was at Belfast High Court on Monday as the party sought a Judicial Review challenging the decision of the Electoral Commission not to award a policy development grant to Sinn Féin in line with the party's mandate. Free article

Banks accused of exploiting customers

20 June 2002

Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has accused the Central Bank of "failing to protect the customer" and the banking institutions of "exploiting their customers in Ireland to extract excessive profits". The leader of the Sinn Féin group in the Dáil was speaking on Tuesday on the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Bill. Free article

Ó Caoláin highlights deadly nuclear cargo

20 June 2002

There is an urgent need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to protest to the British government and to strongly oppose the shipping by way of the Irish Sea of a cargo of highly dangerous reprocessed fuel in two ships from Japan in the coming months said Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, who secured a special debate on the issue in the Dáil on Tuesday. Free article

South Tipp waste decision outrageous

20 June 2002

Speaking on Tuesday 18 June, after members of South Tipperary County Council passed the controversial Regional Waste Management Strategy, which includes plans for an incinerator for the region, Sinn Féin's Muiris Ó Súilleabháin described the decision as outrageous. Free article

Cathaoirleach i Chluain Eóis

20 June 2002

The Annual General Meeting of Clones Town Council took place on Monday night, 17 June. Sinn Féin Councillor Pat Treanor was elected Cathaoirleach and Fianna Fáil took the Leas Cathaoirleach position. Free article

Some are more equal than others

20 June 2002

The Troops Out Movement (TOM) held a conference in Birmingham last weekend on Equalities and Discrimination in the north of Ireland. The Conference was sponsored by four Trade Union Councils - Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham and Oxford, and a number of trade union branches. In spite of the World Cup, the conference was successful and attracted people from various parts of England. It was opened by TOM chairperson Ian Juniper, who said that the Equalities Agenda is the 'acid test' of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Ógra 'Brits' invade O'Connell Street

20 June 2002

As part of Ógra Shinn Féin's ten-week demilitarisation campaign, Ógra members took to Dublin's O'Connell St dressed in mock British Army uniform to give Dubliners a taste of life under military occupation Free article

Irish popstars to play Féile

20 June 2002

Blasting into town for this year's young people's concert at Féile an Phobail will be Irish Popstars group 'SIX'. Free article

Ballinderry success toasted at Stormont

20 June 2002

Francie Molloy, John Kelly and Martin McGuinness MP all toasted the success of Ballinderry GAC in winning the All Ireland Clubs Championship. Free article

Fógraí bháis

20 June 2002

Oliver de Brún and Liam Fennell Free article


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