3 April 2003 Edition

Govt is gutting Freedom of Information Act

3 April 2003

Speaking on the Freedom of Information Bill at the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service in Leinster House on Tuesday, Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called on the Minister for Finance to withdraw the legislation, which he said was a "major step backwards for this democracy" Free article

The PSNI man, the child, and his hurley

3 April 2003

An eleven-year-old boy was stopped by members of the PSNI this past week for carrying an "offensive weapon" - a hurling stick. Free article

On the Road for the Colombia Three

3 April 2003

Dubbeljoint Theatre Company will performing its hit play, 'Paddy on the Road' (The Times and Music of Christy Moore), in the Felons Club on Friday 11 April on behalf of the campaign to bring home the three Irishmen being held in prison in Colombia whose trial resumes next week. Free article

Anti-war demonstrators protest at Raytheon

3 April 2003

The PSNI was called to evict up to 15 anti-war protesters who staged a protest in the Raytheon weapons plant on the Buncrana Road in Derry on Thursday 27 March. Free article

Supporting all victims

3 April 2003

Sinn Féin Assembly members Bairbre de Brún and Sue Ramsey publicly launched the Relatives for Justice information pack, Supporting Your Journeyí on Tuesday morning at the RFJ offices in Belfast. Free article

Sinn Féin backs school facilities campaign

3 April 2003

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Education, Seán Crowe has described the protest taken on Tuesday by Tuismitheoirí/Teagascoirí le Chéile as an important step in their campaign for adequate funding for primary schools buildings and facilities. Free article

Sunday World editor threatened by UDA

3 April 2003

The UDA has threatened Jim McDowell, the northern editor of the Sunday tabloid the Sunday World, and his family. Free article

'Provisional' date for Stevens' publication

3 April 2003

The long awaited publication of the Stevens' report into crown force collusion in the murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane is to be published on 17 April but already the London Metropolitan Police Chief is describing the date as 'provisional'. According to media leaks, the report is set to recommend a series of criminal charges, including conspiracy to murder, against 23 serving or former British soldiers and RUC/PSNI officers. Free article


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