28 October 2004 Edition

The final countdown

28 October 2004

Next Tuesday, people from every part of the world will turn on their televisions to watch the first reports from the US Presidential election come in. The battle between George W Bush and John Kerry has so far been intensive and bitter, but the last few days in the run-up to 2 November could prove themselves to be the most exciting yet. Free article

Shoukri still on the streets

28 October 2004

North Belfast UDA kingpin Ihab Shoukri was detained by the PSNI for ten minutes at Belfast High Court last Thursday 21 October, as he appeared to seek changes to his bail conditions. Free article

Cormac

28 October 2004

28 October 2004 • From this week, Cormac is taking a break, but we are certain that, Phoenix-like, he will return refreshed, renewed and as offbeat as ever. Free article

SF won't settle for less than Agreement

28 October 2004

Speaking as efforts continue to see a deal done which would see the political impasse broken, Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane on Wednesday reemphasised the party's position that "any deal must be done within the framework provided by the Good Friday Agreement". Free article

Death drivers target Travellers

28 October 2004

Two attacks by death drivers on the Travelling community at the Windy Gap site on the Monagh Bypass in West Belfast have been descibed as racist. Free article

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PSNI member suspended over CS Spray

28 October 2004

Sinn Féin is calling for the immediate ban on the controversial CS Spray after the PSNI in Derry suspended one of its members over misuse of the spray during disturbances in the city on Saturday 16 October. Free article

Outrage over SDLP attack on new GAA club

28 October 2004

Sinn Féin Lagan Valley Councillor Paul Butler says people in Twinbrook are outraged by an attack on the new GAA Club in the area by the SDLP's Patricia Lewsley. Lewsley was reported in the Irish News on Wednesday as saying that the club logo is "inappropriate". Free article

British must rein in UDA

28 October 2004

Commenting on reports that the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy is to meet with the UDA early next week, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin said that he must make it clear to the loyalists that attacks have to end. Free article

Louth Council wants Brit mast felled

28 October 2004

A Sinn Féin motion slamming the building last Christmas of a British Army mast at Forkhill, on the border of Armagh and Louth, has been passed at the October meeting of Louth County Council. Free article

Heating proposals waste

28 October 2004

A proposal by Longford Town Council officials to install electric storage or oil-fired heaters in local authority housing stock, without giving residents the option of upgrading their existing heating systems, has been slated by Sinn Féin Councillor Jimmy McDonnell. Free article


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