15 August 2002 Edition

Women's stories of war

15 August 2002

A new book in which women in the Six Counties tell their experiences of conflict was launched on at the Sinn Féin art shop as part of the Festival on Wednesday 7 August. Free article

TOM visit South Armagh

15 August 2002

On Friday 9 August a group of ten members of the Troops Out Movement (TOM) in Britain visited South Armagh. Free article

Sympathy extended to the family of Henry O'Prey

15 August 2002

Sinn President Gerry Adams has extended his deepest sympathy to the family of Henry O'Prey following his sudden death on Wednesday, 7 August. Free article

McLaughlin challenges Policing Board on Devenney assault

15 August 2002

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has called on the Policing Board to disclose what action, if any, it has taken against the PSNI members who attacked the chairperson of Sinn Féin in Belfast, Paud Devenney, in May. Free article

Human rights and power

15 August 2002

The annual P J McGrory lecture was delivered by United States Congressman Bruce Morrison, the former special advisor on Ireland to Bill Clinton who was an integral part of the negotiations leading up to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

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Hunger striker honoured in Ballyconnell

15 August 2002

A commemorative mass marking the 21st anniversary of hunger striker Kieran Doherty, TD Cavan/Monaghan, was celebrated in Ballyconnell at 11am on Sunday 4 August, followed by a wreathlaying ceremony at the newly elected memorial in his honour. Free article

IRA statement

15 August 2002

The following statement from the leadership of the IRA was received by An Phoblacht on Wednesday, 14 August Free article

Colombian Attorney General violates right to fair trial

15 August 2002

The Colombian Attorney General, Luis Camilo Osario, in an interview with the BBC, has made very prejudicial comments about the case of the three men currently detained in La Picota Jail in Bogota, Colombia. Free article

Ban on Travellers unjustified and abhorrent

15 August 2002

Recent moves by the Vintners Federation of Ireland to impose a blanket ban on Travellers have been described by Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Aengus ó Snodaigh TD, as "completely unjustified and abhorrent". Free article

Concerns about new Dublin air terminal

15 August 2002

Concern amongst residents on the northside of Dublin has led Councillor Larry O'Toole to send a list of questions to the City Manager requesting information on the new terminal planned for Dublin Airport. The Sinn Féin represenative discovered when canvassing his constituents that people on the northside are genuinely worried about the negative impacts a new terminal could have on the area. Free article

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