13 March 2003 Edition

Tom Smith Commemoration

13 March 2003

This Monday, St Patrick's Day, marks the 28th anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Tom Smith, who was shot dead by 26 County soldiers in 1975 during an escape attempt from Portlaoise Prison. Free article

The Drumboe Martyrs 1923-2003

13 March 2003

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War, a period, that can be described as probably one of the saddest and most tragic chapters of Irish history, witnessing many unnecessary deaths, in particular a series of callous executions of those opposed to the Treaty. Free article

Measuring Equality under the Good Friday Agreement

13 March 2003

The Long Gallery at the parliamentary buildings in Stormont was packed with representatives of a wide range of groups from the voluntary, community and public sectors. Free article

Guilty verdict for McComb death driver

13 March 2003

Harry Marley, the 20-year-old West Belfast man accused of being behind the wheel of a stolen car that struck and killed 15-year-old Debbie McComb, has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing her death. Free article

Taoiseach waffles before Baghdad burns

13 March 2003

Sinn Féin Dáil spokesperson on International Affairs, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, has accused the Taoiseach of "hiding behind a veil of secrecy" in relation to the war on Iraq. Free article

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Support for Colombia Three in Canada

13 March 2003

Braving a late winter storm on Saturday night, 8 March, some 150 poeple in Montreal gathered for a social-political evening celebrating International Women's Day. Free article

Dublin selects MacDonald for Europe

13 March 2003

"This time last May I predicted that the story of the General Election was going to be Sinn Féin, and I'm predicting now that the story of the EU election is going to be Sinn Féin again." Free article

Developing the new Six Counties!

13 March 2003

Sinn Féin councillors from both sides of the border, two MPs, Assembly members and other key party activists met last week to discuss practical measures to tackle economic neglect in the North West and formulate an integrated regional development strategy for the new 'Six Counties'. Free article

21 March - Day Against Racism

13 March 2003

Friday 21 March marks International Day Against Racism, which falls this year during European Week Against Racism (16-23 March). Free article

Ferris meets student leaders

13 March 2003

Martin Ferris, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry North, met with Union of Students of Ireland leaders in Dublin on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing campaign against the reintroduction of Third Level fees Free article

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