4 December 2003 Edition

Special Branch gave loyalists murder weapon

4 December 2003

Special Branch officers gave a gun to the UDA that was later used in six murders, a report delivered to the British Government by Judge Cory will reveal. A Browning 9mm pistol used in six loyalist killings was in the possession of Special Branch for two weeks before it was handed back to the UDA. Free article

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4 December 2003

Adams book ad banned again

4 December 2003

A radio advertising campaign for Gerry Adams' new book, Hope and History; Making Peace in Ireland, has been banned by the broadcasting authorities in Ireland. The book was published at the end of September and went immediately to number one in the bestsellers. This is the third occasion on which Adams' publisher, Brandon Books, has sought to advertise books by Gerry Adams on radio, and the third occasion on which the advertisements have been banned. Free article

City Council backs Presidential voting rights

4 December 2003

Sinn Féin Councillor Larry O'Toole has welcomed the unanimous support of Dublin City Council for his motion calling for Presidential voting rights for Six-County residents. This follows the passing of a motion by Newry and Mourne District Council earlier this year, asking councils throughout the island to support the extension of the franchise. Free article

Sinn Féin supports Nenagh hospital rally

4 December 2003

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris and Munster EU candidate David Cullinane attended a rally in Nenagh on Saturday in defence of local hospitals threatened with loss of services by the Hanly Report. Free article

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Domestic violence highlighted

4 December 2003

• As part of the 16 Days of Action Against Violence against Women, The Dodder Youth Service and the Ringsend Action Project joined with the North Wall Women's Centre on Tuesday to cast flowers into the River Liffey. The event was organised in memory of those women who have fatally suffered as a result of domestic violence in the past Free article

Ferris draws lessons of history at Kilmichael

4 December 2003

Up to 1,000 people attended the 83rd anniversary of the famous Kilmichael Ambush last weekend. Kerry TD Martin Ferris was the main speaker and he delivered a passionate address, lauding the Volunteers of the IRA's Third Cork Brigade, under the command of Tom Barry, who struck one of the most devastating blows against the Crown Forces in the Tan War. Free article

Anger at Bin Charge increase

4 December 2003

Sinn Féin organised a picket at the Thomas Street/Meath Street junction in Dublin on Saturday to protest plans by City Hall to increase the bin charges by a massive 23%. Sinn Féin's Andrew O'Connell said he was angry but not surprised at this massive increase. Free article

High profile loyalist released on bail

4 December 2003

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast, Kathy Stanton has accused the judiciary in the Six Counties of operating a system of "blatant discrimination". Her comments came as Ihab Shoukri became the latest high-profile loyalist to be granted bail on serious charges. Free article

White powder sparks Stormont alert

4 December 2003

The first day of business at Stormont after last week's `Assembly elections were disrupted after a suspicious package containing white powder was opened by Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey. Free article


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