8 August 2002 Edition

Oireachtas Committee failure on Cyprus

8 August 2002

Sinn Féin spokesperson on International Affairs, Aengus ó Snodaigh has expressed his disappointment at the failure of members of the select Committee on European Affairs to support a motion reiterating Irish opposition to the illegal occupation and partition of Cyprus. The Sinn Feein motion also expressed the view that Turkey "should not be admitted to membership of the European Union while the question of the unity and self-determination of Cyprus remains unresolved". Free article

European Court decision welcomed

8 August 2002

Sinn Féin Chairperson and Justice Spokesperson, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, has welcomed the European Court of Human Rights decision on a prisoner's right to legal representation. Free article

Dubs urged to ignore bin charge threats

8 August 2002

More and more Dublin residents are worried after receiving warning letters from Dublin City Council over non-payment of the bin charges. Sinn Féin Councillor Larry O'Toole, however, is advising people not to be panicked into paying the charges. Free article

TD calls for resignation of Garda Commissioner

8 August 2002

Aengus ó Snodaigh TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, has called for the resignation of Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne following the suspension of three Gardaí in connection with the Frank Shortt case. Free article

Féile kicks off in colour as sun comes out

8 August 2002

After weeks of persistent rain, sunshine greeted the thousands of people who turned out to participate in or enjoy the spectacle of the opening parade of Féile an Phobail on Sunday. Free article

United colours of Belfast

8 August 2002

Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast Alex Maskey donned traditional African garb when he visited Cairde Bhunscoil Phobhal Feirste's Sceim Samradh in Belfast on Tuesday 29 July to promote Cairde's anti-racist ethos. Free article

Basque visitors tour South Armagh

8 August 2002

On Friday 2 August Sinn Féin councillor Pat McGinn welcomed 40 visitors from the Basque country to Camlough in South Armagh Free article

Kerry honours Jack Lawlor's memory

8 August 2002

In brilliant sunshine, a large crowd assembled in the seaside village of Ballyheigue, County Kerry on August Bank Holiday Monday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the execution of local volunteer, Jack Lawlor, by Free State forces in 1922. Free article


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