20 March 2003 Edition

Call for inquiry into Garda misconduct in Sheehan case

20 March 2003

Sinn Féin Dáil spokesperson on Justice, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, has called for a public inquiry into Garda misconduct in the case of republican activist James Sheehan of County Kerry. Speaking following an exchange with the Minister for Justice in the Dáil, Ó Snodaigh said: Free article

Safer Streets initiative launched in Belfast

20 March 2003

Community groups throughout West Belfast, in partnership with Sinn Féin, have launched the 'Safer Streets for All' campaign. Free article

So what are we celebrating, anyway?

20 March 2003

Everything was Irish except the weather. On a glorious spring day without a raincloud in sight, we took to the streets in our hundreds of thousands. The pubs overflowed, the craic was mighty, children licked ice cream and stared wide-eyed at the floats Free article

Legislation alone will not end structural inequality

20 March 2003

Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brún welcomed a seminar held at Queen's University Belfast on Wednesday 19 March, as "an important contribution to the vital work of ensuring a future based on equality for all". The seminar, titled Researching Inequality: Themes and Issues, was organised by the Centre for Social Research. Free article

The Tom Smith Commemoration

20 March 2003

"His sacrifice will never be forgotten." This was the message from Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Sinn Féin TD, at the annual Tom Smith Commemoration last Monday. Smith was shot dead by 26-County troops as he tried to escape from Portlaoise Prison on St Patrick's Day 1975. Free article

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Donegal women in the Civil War

20 March 2003

The women of Donegal who played a part in the Civil war were, like their male counterparts, subjected to torture and degrading treatment at the hands of Free State forces for upholding their republican principles following the signing of the Treaty. The international laws governing the Red Cross and respected throughout the world, stood in very little standing with the officers and men of the Donegal Command of the Free State army. Free article

Ferris seeks to strengthen Tralee-Springfield ties

20 March 2003

Meeting with Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Michael Albano and City Council members, Sinn Féin TD for North Kerry Martin Ferris last week initiated discussions aimed at strengthening the twin town relationship between Tralee and Springfield, Massachusetts. Free article

Inflating the Partnership

20 March 2003

With the TEEU's 25,000 members voting against the new Partnership agreement this week, maybe the other unions still balloting will think about the actual value of the 7% wage increase promised over the next 18 months. Free article

Dwyer returned unopposed

20 March 2003

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Leinster Sinn Féin Cúige, New Ross Councillor John Dwyer was elected unopposed as chair. Free article

Livingstone hosts Maskey in London

20 March 2003

Over 100,000 people attended London's St Patrick's Day celebrations, held on 16 March, with the parade from Hyde Park and festival on the South Bank organised by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, with the support of the Irish Post and the Council of Irish County Associations. Free article

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