12 September 2002 Edition

No Catholics need apply at Antrim KFC

12 September 2002

Antrim Sinn Féin councillor Martin Meehan has told An Phoblacht that Catholics working in a Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food outlet at Fountain Hill in Antrim Town who have been subjected to loyalist threats are being offered relocation or a pay-off deal. Free article

Rigorous investigation demanded

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin National chairperson, Folye Assembly member Mitchel McLaughlin has called for a rigorous investigation by the Police Ombudsman of the PSNI attack on Sinn Féin Belfast chairperson Paud Devenney. He made his comment afer the Ombudsman's office released a report on Monday saying that it had found no evidence to support allegations that RUC/PSNI officers injured Devenney in May. Free article

Human Rights Commissioners quit

12 September 2002

The Human Rights Commission is a 'toothless' organisation that has failed to achieve the remit envisaged by the Good Friday Agreement. Its independence and effectiveness has been compromised by the British government and its powers and resources are inadequate to the task. Free article

Loyalists plan London 'Day of Action'

12 September 2002

In the week when even the RUC has been forced to concede that the overwhelming majority of sectarian attacks are carried out by loyalists, a group calling itself The British Ulster Alliance, based in England, has announced that it will be holding a 'Loyalist Day of Action' at 3pm outside Downing Street, London, on 5 October. Free article

Sinn Féin demil protest at Lisanelly base

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin organised a white line picket at Lisanelly British Army Military Base in Tyrone on Tuesday evening to protest at the lack of demilitarisation and the intensification of British military activity in the Omagh District Council area. Free article

Liverpool remembers Larkin

12 September 2002

Nearly 2,000 people marched through Liverpool City Centre last Saturday in the fifth annual James Larkin Commemoration march and rally. Free article

National Stadium fiasco

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Sport, Martin Ferris TD, has described as a fiasco the government's handling of the National Stadium issue. In a humiliating reversal for Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, it was announced after a Cabinet meeting on Monday that no further public money would be spent on the stadium project and that private funds would be sought instead. Free article

Mast deflected

12 September 2002

Sinn Féin's Michael Ferguson has praised local West Belfast residents who stopped the installation of a mobile phone mast near their homes in the Glengoland area. Free article

Newry electorate urged to claim their vote

12 September 2002

At a meeting of Sinn Féin activists on Monday, Davy Hyland, Sinn Féin Assembly candidate for the Newry area, outlined the importance of everyone claiming their right to vote. Free article

Sinn Féin cumann renamed

12 September 2002

Mid-Louth Sinn Féin held a hugely successful function in the Traveller's Rest, Hunterstown, Ardee on Friday night, 6 September at which the cumann was renamed the O'Carroll/Tierney cumann, in honour of IRA Volunteers Sean O'Carroll and Patrick Tierney, killed by Crown forces in Ardee on 30 November 1920. Free article


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