2 October 2003 Edition

11,000 Irish children facing exile

2 October 2003

They came in their hundreds. There were the anti bin charge protestors. There were the little children from Drogheda, who, amongst so many in the state, want a decent school. There were the people who wanted Ireland to have no part in the warmongering that is happening around the world. Free article

Cormac

2 October 2003

Cormac

Government reneges on first time buyers in Finglas

2 October 2003

Some of the 60 lucky recipients of homes in a new affordable housing development in Finglas, Dublin, may yet be denied their mortgages if the government has its way. The houses are being built by independent, non-profit group, Tógáil Developments, in cooperation with Dublin City Council, which provided the land for the project. Free article

Edward Said dies

2 October 2003

The Palestinian cause lost one of its most tireless and articulate voices over the last 30 years when Edward Said died last week, after a ten-year battle with leukemia. Said, 67, was a professor of literature at Columbia University. Free article

Brickies laid off for cheap imported labour

2 October 2003

Twenty-six workers at a site in Ballymun, Dublin, are making a stand against what they say is discrimination by their employers. The men, all bricklayers, are employed by GAMA Construction Ireland Ltd. Free article

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Former IRA member to give evidence - The Bloody Sunday Inquiry

2 October 2003

A former member of the IRA has told the Saville Inquiry that he is prepared to make a statement regarding what the organisation was doing on Blody Sunday. The former volunteer told the Derry Journal earlier this week that he will tell the inquiry that he, along with other volunteers, were under orders "not to engage the British Army but to observe the situation in case they tried to move in while the march was going on". Free article

Family may leave the North after second sectarian attack

2 October 2003

A couple and their four-month-old baby say they are considering leaving the Six Counties after a second sectarian attack directed against them. Charlene Smyth, her partner Patrick McDonald and their child were at their Ashvale Heights home in Stoneyford, near Lisburn, when loyalists smashed windows in the sitting room and glass in the front door at around 1am on Saturday 20 September. Free article

Teens beaten

2 October 2003

Two teenage boys, aged 13 and 14, were attacked by loyalists in Durham Street in the Lower Falls area of Belfast at around 10 pm on Saturday 27 September. A blue Corsa car carrying three loyalists sped into Durham Street, where the occupants jumped out and attacked a young boy outside a local shop before local residents chased them away. Free article

Meehan aiming for Europe in gun row

2 October 2003

Antrim Sinn Féin Councillor Martin Meehan said he will take his case for a firearm licence to the European Courts of Human Rights after he was refused a permit after an appeal hearing in Belfast High Court on Friday 26 September. Free article

Vol Diarmuid O'Neill remembered

2 October 2003

Diarmuid O'Neill was remembered by republicans from West Cork and beyond on the 7th anniversary of his killing in London by British police, on Sunday 21 September last. Free article


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