3 October 2002 Edition

Lisnaskea schoolboy injured

3 October 2002

Sixteen-year-old Michael Shine, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was in his parents' car returning from the All-Ireland football final on September 22 when he was struck by a bottle hurled by loyalists through the window of the vehicle. The Fermanagh teenager suffered serious facial injuries. Free article

"I think he would have killed me"

3 October 2002

Ann, a mother of three from North Belfast, was already bleeding profusely from a gash where she had been smashed over the head with an iron bar. Free article

Suppressed Para's book cites 'Londonderry's Sharpeville'

3 October 2002

Former British Army intelligence officer Colin Wallace continued to give evidence to the Bloody Sunday tribunal last week. He spent a total of four days in the witness box; longer than any other witness thus far. Free article

Conamara Against Nice launch campaign

3 October 2002

A new umbrella organisation opposed to the Nice Treaty was launched on Tuesday morning in Ros a Mhíl, Conamara Free article

IRA not responsible for Derry shooting

3 October 2002

Republicans have told An Phoblacht that they had no involvement in the shooting of a bus driver in Derry City on Sunday 29 September. Free article

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Irish language Media Manifesto launched

3 October 2002

The Irish language media could create up to 5 jobs in Belfast within a year if the British government fulfilled its commitments to the language under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, a press conference was told last week. Free article

Ferris slams meat factory price cuts

3 October 2002

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has questioned the manner in which the meat factories determine the price being paid to beef farmers. Deputy Ferris was commenting as farmers continued their protest at selected AIBP and Dawn Meat plants on Monday morning. Free article

Monaghan hospital protest brought to Taoiseach's door

3 October 2002

Monaghan people demanding the restoration of services to their General Hospital began a month-long protest fast and vigil outside the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin last Monday. They are demanding the direct intervention of Bertie Ahern to save Monaghan General Hospital from downgrading and eventual closure. Free article

Democracy the key issue

3 October 2002

"Building a better Europe for all" and "defending democracy" were two of the key themes outlined by Sinn Féin last week when the party launched its No to Nice campaign. Free article

Ó Snodaigh opposes ICC immunity agreements

3 October 2002

The 26-County government has been urged to state clearly and unequivocally that it will not enter into any bilateral agreement with the US that will exempt its nationals from the jurisdiction of the new International Criminal Court. Free article

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