16 October 2003 Edition

Attempted UDA takeover coup

16 October 2003

There are fears that a new loyalist feud could break out after an attempt to oust the UDA leadership in North Belfast on Monday 13 October. Free article

Cormac

16 October 2003

Cormac

A lot of Blarney in Killarney

16 October 2003

Tourists strolling through the streets of Killarney last weekend must have thought the Irish equivalent of the Oscars was being held there. Perhaps another of the Taoiseach's daughters is getting married, they may have mused. No, not in this country, anyway. This was the annual gathering of Fianna Fáil. Free article

Attack follows meeting with Dublin officials

16 October 2003

Within hours of a meeting between Dublin Government officials and Sinn Féin about sectarian attacks by unionist paramilitaries, the home of a Protestant pensioner married to a Catholic was once again attacked Free article

Bring Them Home campaigners meet MEPs

16 October 2003

With the Irish presidency of the EU fast approaching, representatives of the Bring Them Home Campaign have conducted a number of meetings with various MEPs to highlight the case of the Colombia Three. Free article

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Death threats but no gun for Meehan

16 October 2003

Antrim Sinn Féin Councillor Martin Meehan was scathing after members of the PSNI handed him a booklet on personal protective measures after they informed him on Saturday 11 October that he was under a death threat from unionist paramilitaries. Free article

Bloody Sunday Para joined UDA

16 October 2003

A former member of the Parachute Regiment who took part in Bloody Sunday subsequently joined the UDA, the Bloody Sunday inquiry discovered. Soldier 203, an arms and ammunition storeman in the British Army, was recalled to the inquiry after involvement with loyalist murder gang leading up to his conviction and imprisonment in 1977 was revealed. Free article

Army criminal on 16-month tour in North

16 October 2003

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has demanded that a British soldier - convicted last week in Coventry, England, for attempting to steal a motorbike after putting a replica gun to the owner's head - be immediately removed from the Six Counties. Free article

Electoral Office "forgets" Poleglass and fails to deliver ID cards

16 October 2003

The Six-County electoral office has admitted that thousands of voters in the nationalist Poleglass Estate of Belfast were "overlooked" during its recent voter registration drive, and thousands more will not have the photographic identification required to claim their vote. Free article

Government "failing dismally"

16 October 2003

McCreevy 7, Return of the Stealth Tax is coming, launch date 3 December. In this latest installment, Finance Minister Vader lays siege to our disposable income with his competitiveness death star secretly sucking funds from PAYE tax payers, consumers and ordinary households, while interstellar tax evader Jabba O'Brien and other mercenaries still evade capture. Free article


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